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6 Helpful Ways to Conquer Your Hockey Fears

January 16th, 2019

Let’s talk about some ways you can address your fears. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Here are a few simple recommendations that we might use with a player that might help you deal with fear and put it in perspective: 1. Address your fears directly. What are you afraid of and what might be the reasons?…

AHU Coach’s Corner – Guest Column: Continuing the discussion on hockey parent etiquette

January 14th, 2019

This is Part 3 of 3 in a series by Jamie McKinven of GlassAndOut.com. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 7. It’s a Marathon, Not a Race Most kids who play hockey dream of playing in the NHL. As a parent, it’s great to support your kids and do whatever you can to help guide them along…

Taking Liberties With… Jordan Oesterle

January 12th, 2019

JORDAN OESTERLE Position: Defenseman, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich. NHL Draft: Undrafted, signed as free agent with Edmonton Oilers on March 31, 2014 Acquired: Traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Coyotes along with forward Marian Hossa, forward Vinny Hinostroza and a 2019 third-round pick in exchange for forward Marcus Kruger, forward Jordan Maletta,…

Shop Talk: Thank you, Arizona, for 25 great years supporting BTM

January 10th, 2019

It may be a ways away, but preparations are already underway for the BTM 25th Anniversary Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 16, at BTM Scottsdale. People thought we were crazy to open a hockey store back in March of 1994 in the middle of the desert. And looking back, we were crazy. READ…

Taking Liberties With… Mario Kempe

December 12th, 2018

MARIO KEMPE Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes/Tucson Roadrunners Hometown: Kramfors, Sweden NHL Draft: Selected by Philadelphia Flyers in fifth round (122nd overall) of 2007 NHL Draft Acquired: Signed as free agent with Coyotes on May 16, 2017 Age: 30 READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Arizona Rubber: What’s your favorite hockey memory growing up? Mario Kempe: Probably the…

Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Hockey Training Tips: Part 2 of 2

December 11th, 2018

5. Use slow-motion video capture: I can’t overstate how important slow-motion video capture is. I would have killed to have this technology on my phone as a kid. Slow motion picks up on things that we often overlook when we look at video in real time. It is a great tool to offer awareness in…

Shop Talk: Bauer World event in Florida all about customer service

December 6th, 2018

Behind The Mask was invited to the 2018 Bauer World Global Hockey dealer conference in Miami from Oct. 24-27. Dealers from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia and other countries attended. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE We arrived on Wednesday night, checked in to the hotel and had some free time to walk the gorgeous…

AHU Coach’s Corner – Guest Column: More tips for hockey parents on how to not get rattled

December 5th, 2018

This is Part 2 of 3 in a series by Jamie McKinven of GlassAndOut.com. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE 4. Don’t Compare. One of the worst things parents do in minor hockey is compare their kid to other kids on their team. This does nothing but create animosity. This is a terrible result of insecurity and…

Pavel Barber’s Top 10 Hockey Training Tips: Part 1 of 2

November 15th, 2018

10. Use a Notebook: Those with more awareness will build skill at a faster rate. We all know those moments where we’ve been working so hard on a skill, and we make one small tweak and it finally clicks. I would get so excited as a kid when these moments happened that I would need…

Taking Liberties With… Josh Archibald

November 14th, 2018

JOSH ARCHIBALD Position: Forward, Arizona Coyotes Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada NHL Draft: Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round (174th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft Acquired: Traded from Pittsburgh on Dec. 19, 2017 with goalie Sean Maguire and sixth-round pick in 2019 NHL Draft to Arizona for goalie Michael Leighton and fourth-round…