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The Pink Puck recently visited Extreme Hockey Academy in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Many hockey players are used to traditional skate mills sessions in combination with strength exercises as part of your off-ice training regimen. As part of their various training sessions – private, team, elite, beginner, etc., EHA offers hockey players resources like none other found in the hockey heavy Lower Mainland in British Columbia.

EHA has a real ice surface ideal for individuals looking to hone their puck handling and space control in tight areas. Team groups can also take advantage of the space to work on small area games and quickness in the corners. The instructors and trainers are very knowledgeable and proving to be experts in their field pulling on their own experiences playing Junior and college hockey.
What sets EHA apart from other training facilities is their acceleration ramp. Unlike skate mills, the synthetic ramp is designed to improve a player’s quickness in the first steps of players’ strides. View a video demo on the Pink Puck Instagram.
The combination of on-ice and dry land training is another cost effective option especially since ice times are such a hard thing to come by during the hockey season.

 

She was hooked after the first shot off her aluminum Gretzky hockey stick at 13 years old. Growing up playing competitive hockey in Vancouver, British Columbia has inspired her to coach in addition to playing. She is currently the Vice President and Assistant Coach of her alma mater Simon Fraser University for the women's ice hockey club. Upon graduating with a BBA, she has found a way combine her love of sports, mainly hockey, with her career. She has worked with the BC Lions and still works for the Canucks for Kids Fund on game days coordinating one the best 50/50 programs in the NHL. In a nutshell - Ovechkin over Crosby, Vancouver Canucks are my #1, New York Rangers are my #2...and she bakes cakes (the Cake Boss type).

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