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Compete Sports Performance & Rehab’s Phillips named figure skating athletic trainer for Czech Republic Olympic Team

January 20th, 2022

Compete Sports Performance and Rehab, a leading sports performance, personal training, and sports injury rehab center in Orange County, has announced that owner Chris Phillips has been named to the Czech Republic Olympic Team as the athletic trainer for figure skaters headed to Beijing. In addition, six of the Compete athletes that have been training…

From the Trainer’s Room: Using virtual reality as a training platform

January 12th, 2022

As I have watched the game of hockey has evolve over the course of my career, I, too, have had to evolve as well. There are all kinds of new methodologies and platforms to train hockey athletes that were never available just a couple of years ago. NHL franchises have gone out and sought out…

From the Trainer’s Room: Dealing with groin injuries in hockey

January 7th, 2022

Groin strains are common injuries in the game of ice hockey. Previous reports in the NHL have shown than up to 10 percent of all injuries sustained have been due to strains of the groin or adductor muscle group. In today’s NHL, it is a little tougher to note since these injuries are now classified…

From the Trainer’s Room: Utilizing foot speed to your advantage on the ice

December 29th, 2021

Quickness and foot speed are two major criteria that truly separate the better players from the rest of the pack when it comes to skating. The players who possess quickness and foot speed outshine their opponents at all levels of play. So what do you think “foot speed” means? Many coaches talk about “foot speed”…

From the Trainer’s Room: Keeping fit during the holidays

December 23rd, 2021

During this time of year, we find that life becomes even more hectic with holiday shopping, parties, and gatherings with family. All of these activities can disrupt our exercise habits and lead to a health decline that can include increased body weight and decreased fitness. At this busy time of year, it is still super…

From the Trainer’s Room: Recovering faster for the next hockey game

December 17th, 2021

As the hockey season begins to wear on, every game becomes more and more important. The tail end of the season can include tournaments, showcases and playoffs where teams may have to play multiple games on the same day or weekend. These busy weekends can take a toll on a player’s body, causing fatigue and…

From the Trainer’s Room: How to avoid burnout during the hockey season

December 1st, 2021

The demands placed on athletes today in any given sport has increased immensely over the last 10 years. It is not uncommon for Arizona hockey players to play on a club and high school team at the same time. This means 3-4 practices a week and 2-3 games a weekend. Not to mention dryland and…

Always bet on OneHockey: Las Vegas tournament series registration now open

June 30th, 2021

OneHockey is super excited to be bringing their five-star events to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. These tournaments will take place at the practice facility of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, City National Arena, and at the new home of the AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights, Lifeguard Arena. 36 TEAMS PER WEEKEND –…

Taking Liberties With… Albuquerque native, Team New Mexico product Cory King

June 24th, 2021

CORY KING Position: Forward Hometown: Albuquerque Age: 25 2020-21 Team: Chatham University (NCAA D-III) 2021-22 Team: HC Giants (Finland) New Mexico Youth Teams: Team New Mexico ARIZONA RUBBER: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? CORY KING: Probably my favorite hockey memory growing up had to be the endless hockey trips with teammates and family….

OneHockey brings aboard former NHLer Seiling as girls tournament director

April 9th, 2021

Ric Seiling played 10 years in the NHL and later worked for NHL Central Scouting and coached in the junior and pro hockey ranks. He was also part of the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) during the league’s inaugural season five seasons ago, leading the Buffalo Beauts to the Isobel Cup championship. These days, Seiling…

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