The Edge Blog

  • 5 Things Every Defensemen Needs to Know

    As a former NHL defensemen, I know a thing or two about playing the position.Though I’m not an expert, but know enough to be a little dangerous. I like toprovide 5 of the most important hockey defense tips if you are considering being along-term blue-liner. Let’s get after it!!Priority number one...
  • Pre-Game Prep for Hockey Players

    It’s been said in pretty much all of the hockey circles, that goalies are a little bit on the goofy or weirdo side. Yes, I’ve played with a couple that would fit that description, but for the most part, I think goalies have gotten a bad wrap. Some of my best friends and guys I hung out with the m...
  • NHL Stickhandling Drills by Coach Pitlick

    If you look how people process information, they typically will use one or acombination of the 5 senses, Sight (vision), hearing (audition), taste (gustation),smell (olfaction), and touch (somatosensation). As a long-time hockey coach,one of the first things an instructor learns is that players l...
  • Sniper’s Edge How-To: How to beat the Goalie

    It’s easy, just shoot and score!! Well, I wish it was that simple, but it’s not. There’s aproblem, there’s someone with big pillows on their legs and a goofy mask that hasone mission in life, to not let that black biscuit you’re shooting get past them. Below are some hockey shooting tips on how t...
  • Why You Should Play Other Sports Other than Hockey

    Why You Should Play Other Sports Other than Hockey As a long time hockey coach and off-ice stickhandling & shooting specialist, I’ve had the privilege to train some of the best hockey players to come out of Minnesota.  Most, if not all of those players were multi-sport athletes up until a c...
  • Training at Home – Essential Hockey Training Gear Every Player Needs

    Training at Home – Essential Hockey Training Gear Every Player NeedsCoach Pitlick here and I hope you all had a Happy New Year? The start of a new yeargenerally gets people thinking about changes they may want to make in their life.Some may want to workout more and improve their diet. If you’re a...