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Hey guys,

I've recently scheduled a ice hockey trial in my nearby town (about 45 mins away) in two months time. I can skate but there is no rink near me (the nearest being in the nearby town) so I cannot practice.

I bought some roller blades, I have a stick so what I've been doing every night is going up to my local school playground and chasing the puck, hitting it against the walls, and practicing my shots.

Is this good enough training? Is roller blade hockey similar enough to ice hockey? Do you have any drills or ideas I could try to get myself ready for my trial in 2 months time?

If so please let me know.
Cheers guys!
 

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I dont ICE HOCKEY but I do know that basically use the roller blades and just do some normal hockey instances and maybe have someone help you. For example if you hit it against the board have them (not necessarily in blades, but maybe shoes, but they have a stick) act like the defenseman and maybe get the puck, and you just try to stop them or regain control of the puck.

My best imput.
But for shots maybe go to a sporting goods store and get a net that has target holes on it so you can aim.

But if you can go to that rink every weekend or every other weekend and practice for a day there and see how well you can do, and what needs improvement


DONT FORGET TO STRETCH BEFORE YOU PRACTICE/TRAIN FOR ANYTHING :)
 

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Roller blades are nothing like actual Ice Hockey skates. You stop way different on skates than you would on roller blades, you can make sharper turns on ice hockey skates than you can on roller skates, crossovers are easier on ice hockey skates but its a way way way different feeling than roller skates.
 

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I would have said exactly what Canuck would have said, ALSO
if ur using a ball like most people it doesnt do anything at all, not even stick handling, even plastic pucks arent very good, i recommend buying a pro street hockey puck that has weight and is like a real puck....look on ebay or if u live near me i can help you out...
 

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To practice ICE hockey you must do ICE hockey .. other way pratice your "cardio" you'll need it, maybe your lung gona hurt !!! especially if you smoke cigarette ... :eek: Enjoy the goodness of hockey playing !!!
 
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