October 12, 2019

Have you ever stepped on the ice feeling full and bloated from a meal you ate minutes before getting dressed?

Or, have you ever started to feel tired half-way through a game because you didn’t eat enough and don’t have enough energy to last? 

If so, then you likely didn’t eat the right foods or eat at the right time and your performance on the ice ultimately suffered. 

Nutrition is a fundamental factor that gives you the energy n...

October 12, 2019

Nutrition is just as important as training when it comes to on-ice performance. 

As an elite hockey player, you need to fuel your body with nutrient dense whole foods to ensure you’re consistently fueling your body for peak performance. 

Meal preparation is the key strategy that allows hockey players to stay on track with their nutrition and make sure they’re getting high quality meals into the busy hockey schedule. With the sch...

August 20, 2019

Have you ever been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?

Well, this might not be necessarily true for everyone - for hockey players, it is.

Breakfast is the first meal of the day, where you literally “break fast” from the night before; and while timing doesn't necessarily have to be immediately upon waking - athletes should make it a priority in the morning.

Breakfast will kick starts your metabolism (body’s...

January 10, 2018

Picture: Nathan McKinnon measuring 7.6% body fat at the NHL 2013 Combine (Nathan Denette,The Canadian Press)

Hockey players undeniably come in all shapes and sizes.

From the boyish frame of Mitch Marner, who’s gained recent in recent years to his current playing weight of 170lb, to bigger players like Dustin Byfuglien, who is currently listed at 260, but is rumoured to have broken the 300 mark in past off-seasons. Players with a...

July 1, 2017

While there's a wide variety of options for supplements these days (both high quality and otherwise) - as a Strength Coach I'm often hesitant to make specific supplement recommendations to my hockey guys.  Any supplement I recommend has to pass three criteria:, 

  1. Must be strongly-research backed;

  2. I’ve seen elite athlete thrive on when adding to their nutrition practices;

  3. ,’ve personally tried in my own diet.

  4. ...
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