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Having a great performance over the entire season is good for every hockey athlete, as it all comes to the fact of them having the right amount of training and resting time after the season has already ended.

In order to assure hockey players a proper level of performance within the team, it’s crucial to follow some of these tips we’ll share.

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Hockey players tend to end the season with several postural imbalances and muscular problems, as the sport is extremely demanding for the body in all its competitive levels. Tight hip flexors and weak muscles on glutes and legs are the main reason for these problems.

In order to fix them, it’s important to reinforce mobility throughout the entire body by performing unilateral training to gain strength and balance at the same time.

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Gaining strength while focusing on technique, instead of just maxing out in every set, is vital for hockey players. Train strength by doing circuits and include exercises such as squats (both one-legged and regular), deadlifts, chin-ups, push-ups, and lunges with high resistance and lower reps per set to gain strength and build more muscle during summer.

Learning to lift heavy weights the correct way is mandatory to boost both training and results to new heights.

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Playing hockey demands to be able to be fast and explosive on the ice pitch. Practicing and developing acceleration and deceleration moves like jumping, weightlifting, and sprinting, will only make athletes’ performance improve if done with high-intensity low-rep training circuits.

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When the season is over, athletes need to stay off the ice to regain mental and physical health after spending countless hours in an uncomfortable hunched and half-squat-like position on the pitch.

In order to relax, most professional hockey players spend their time doing other activities such as golfing, fishing, swimming or playing tennis.

Getting enough time to be able to relax, regain some strength, and build some muscle while fixing minor injuries will help hockey players start the new season clear-headed, faster, and motivated to make their performance on the ice pitch their number one priority.

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Throughout the history of hockey, many teams ceased to exist for different reasons, whether it may be political or budget -related. After the CHL was absorbed by the ECHL, lots of hockey teams we will share in this list were affected by this measure. Continue reading to learn more about them.

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The team was active from 2012 to 2016. After the 2015-2016 season ended, the team ceased to exist due to being relocated to another city. The Evansville Icemen moved to Jacksonville, Florida and was replaced by the Evansville Thunderbolts.

 

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The team was active from 2003 to 2017. The Alaska Aces ended its activities due to financial problems like the Alaskan economy dropping, the high travel expenses, and the low tickets sales revenue. The team was relocated to Portland after being sold.

 

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The team was active from 2008 to 2015. The Ontario Reign ended its existence and moved to Manchester, NH. The team was replaced by a franchise of the same name in the AHL.

 

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The team was active from 2007 to 2017. The Elmira Jackals ceased to exist as the team had no ownership whatsoever. The team and the arena were run by the county of Alaska, and after they decided to sell the arena, the new owner said no to the team.

Another buyer got the deal and subscribed the Elmira Enforcers in the FHL as a franchise.

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The team was active from 2003 to 2015. The Bakersfield Condors stopped its activities after moving to Northfolk, VA, and were replaced by the Bakersfield Condors in the AHL, who are still active.

 

Quad City Mallards

The team was active from 2014 to 2018. The Quad City Mallards were the first team to be added to the list of teams after the ECHL absorbed the CHL and ended activities due to financial losses. The team is now being replaced by the Quad City Storm.

Manchester Monarchs

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The team was active from 2015 to 2019. The Manchester Monarchs ended activities after wanting to get a new owner and failing the attempt.

Although the sport is still going strong and amassing a huge fan base, it’s a shame to know lots of teams got affected by the absorption of the CHL by the ECHL and dropped the flag.

Let’s hope no more teams will cease to exist, thus offering more chance to experience the true passion and love for the sport hockey players have for what they do.