The Edge Blog

  • 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...
  • Improving Your Skating: Forward Skating

    Improving Your Skating: Forward SkatingAs Herb Brooks said during the 1980 Miracle on Ice, “the legs feed the wolf!!” This isso true, if you’re not a good skater and develop a solid foundation early, you’ll neverbe able to reach the highest levels. The two NHL young guns I love watching skateare ...
  • Improving Your 1 on 1 Defense in Hockey

    Improving Your 1 on 1 Defense in Hockey It’s been said that the best defense is a good offense.  That is true, but what if you don’t have the offensive power to regularly put up 5-6 goals a game?  You better be rock solid on defense, hoping to win 2-1 or 3-2 games.   There are all kinds of hockey...