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Hockey safety tips you should know about

Hockey safety tips you should know about

Hockey safety tips you should know about

Hockey is one of the most exciting sports you can play. However, it’s also one of the most demeaning body sports, especially if you’re a beginner. When you’re playing hockey or any sport in general, injuries are unavoidable. But fortunately, there are safety tips that you can incorporate to lessen your chances of getting injured. So, if you’re interested to know more, here are some of the tips we can share with you: 

Wear proper gear when playing 

Hockey is a sport where you need to wear protective gear before getting into the field. Before you participate in any hockey game, make sure you cover yourself with the right attire to make sure that you’re safe from any incidents that may take place. Some of the most important gears you should have are cleats, shin guards, goggles, mouthguards, gloves and masks. 

If you’re a goalie, make sure you always have head protection, leg and foot guards and upper body gear. 

Drink lots of water during and after playing 

Staying hydrated is one of the most major requirements in any sport. If you’re exerting too much effort, your body loses its water reserves, making you weak and causing dehydration. When you’re playing hockey, make sure you’re well-hydrated so your body is more alert and active while you’re having fun in the field. 

Attend to injuries right away 

If you get any injury while you’re playing, make sure you attend to it right away. No matter how small the injury is, ask a professional or aid to look at it right away so you won’t suffer any sustaining damages in the long run. Here are some of the most common hockey injuries you should watch out for: 

  • High-impact contact from other players
  • Rigid boards
  • Goalposts
  • Skate blades
  • Hockey sticks
  • Pucks moving at high speeds.

Do warm-ups first before playing 

One of the most important things you can do before playing is warm up. Before going out in the field, prepare your body by doing stretches. The areas you should focus on are your lower back, hips and arms as these are the most moved parts of your body during hockey. Going into a game without doing warm-ups can increase your chances of getting injuries. 

Avoid tension with other players as much as possible 

Playing sports can easily become a breeding ground for tension, especially when the game becomes intense. During these scenarios, getting annoyed or pissed at a teammate or rival is unavoidable. Sometimes, when the tension escalates, it can end up in a fight. When playing hockey, make sure you have enough patience to deal with the unwanted stress you can encounter during the game. This can help prevent fights, which can cause even bigger injuries. 


Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club wins GMHL All-Star Game

Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club wins GMHL All-Star Game

The Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club has been recognized as a top organization in the Greater Metro Hockey League in just their first season. The GMHL has awarded the Hurricanes with the 2016/17 All-Star Game. 

This is the first time in league history that a first-year team has been awarded the All-Star Game. Because of this, The Tillsonburg Hurricanes are set to host the 11th Annual GMHL All-Star game.

Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club has a professional program and state-of-the-art facility to host such a prestigious and high-profile event. Top Elite players from around the world will be in Tillsonburg to display their skills on January 10, 2017.

Save the date!

Mark your calendars as Tillsonburg Hurricane Hockey Club proudly holds the most awaited match between Team North America and Team World. The iconic event will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the Tillsonburg Community Centre.


The tickets for the game will be available for solo watchers or group purchases. What are you waiting for? Invite your friends and family to the game and witness one of the legendary events in the history of hockey in Tillsonburg.

  • Single Ticket $10.00
  • Group Tickets (10 Tickets) $90.00


For the schedule of the event, please refer to the lineup below.

  • 5:30 PM – All-Star Player’s Pre-Game Meal
  • 7:00 PM – All-Star Warm-Up
  • 7:30 PM – All-Star Game

Kicking off the night, the players will be treated to a pre-game meal at 5:30 PM hosted by the Tillsonburg Hurricanes.

The event will be following the style of having a Team North America (Canada and United States players) and a Team World, seeing players represent any country that is not in North America. This is a great format as sometimes it happens that teammates matched up against each other during big tournaments. 

The All-Star Game will begin at 7:30 PM with national anthems and a statement from the Greater Metro Hockey League. The puck will then be dropped within three 20 minute periods. The Tillsonburg Hurricanes will be hosting 50/50 draws amongst the all-star festivities.


Each intermission will feature a skills competition-style event for the fans to enjoy and the players to show their talents and skills. During this time, the audience can take a bathroom break or visit our snack booth outside the arena. 

The GMHL All-Star game has always been popular for recruiters and scouts from higher levels of the game. With this, the management may take the opportunity to search for the next best players to invite to their team.

Reminders before the game

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the arena
  • Avoid bringing large bags, as well as any sharp objects
  • Do not forget to bring your tickets. Otherwise, you will be denied entry to the arena
  • Wear comfortable games to fully enjoy the game

You can bring small posters, banners and other paraphernalia to show support to the teams. However, make sure that they are not big enough to block the view of the person sitting behind.

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