SENSE ARENA announces the launch of VIRTUAL REALITY HOCKEY TRAINING IN NORTH AMERICA. The first VR Hockey Experience Showcase will debut at the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show CES, Las Vegas Jan. 8-11, 2019.

Sense Arena welcomes you to visit their booth at CES, where they will offer free trials of state of the art VR technology designed specifically for hockey training and diagnostics. They plan to bring hockey training to a whole new level.

“The technology and the reality of the environment are just amazing and so far, we’ve only seen half of what Sense Arena can be further developed into! I would definitely encourage you to try Sense Arena - you have to try it to believe it,” said Boston Bruins David Pastrnak.

Sense Arena is a unique, powerful and innovative tool for developing hockey players, designed to improve their cognitive skills and overall “hockey sense.” The system allows players to simulate game situations, while focusing on reaction speed and decision making skills to test a player’s hockey intelligence.

"The brain is the most important ‘muscle’ in an athlete’s body. Every command to our bodies starts in the brain. Improving cognitive functions of players is going to be the new game changer. VR gives you the benefit to work on speed of reaction, decision making, reading of the game etc.,” said Bob Tetiva, Sense Arena Founder and CEO.

The system has been developed with extensive input from respected hockey coaches and professional players, i.e. Bruin’s Right Winger - David Pastrnak and NHL ex pro-player Jan Ludvig, current Bruins Pro Scout.

Three Facts About Custom Mouthguards You Need To Know

What makes Gladiator custom mouthguards the most protective and comfortable mouthguard available? Check out the science of Gladiator in this video. For more information, visit us at Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: YouTube:


From pee-wee hockey to the pros, the number one concern of any coach, trainer, parent or player is player safety.  

Over 5 million teeth are knocked out each year during sports and recreational activities. Unlike broken bones and ligaments that will heal and can be repaired, a broken tooth is a lifelong injury that does not heal.

With lifelong maintenance, appointments and surgeries, a broken or damaged tooth has a lifetime cost of approximately $20,000. That’s just to replace one tooth! And because athletes have a 33-56% chance of receiving an orofacial injury -- an injury to the mouth or face -- during their playing career, it’s important to make sure that you don’t forgo protection.

While mouthguards may seem like just another piece of equipment, custom mouthguards provide serious protection from serious injuries -- which is why they’re recommended by the American Dental Association and National Athletic Trainers’ Association. But not all custom mouthguards are created equal. 

When it comes to protection, there are three important factors that you must consider when choosing your custom mouthguards:



Not all custom mouthguards are created equal … and neither are mouths.

Everyone’s mouth is different. It’s important to be sure you’re getting mouthguards that have been designed taking into account the individual structure of your mouth.


In the past, ice hockey players would have had to go to a specially-trained dentist or orthodontist to get a custom-fit, hand-cut mouthguard. But with a revolutionary Impression System, you get the precise protection needed that’s only available using the unique structure of your own mouth.

According to the Academy for Sports Dentistry, custom mouthguards that are individually engineered to fit an athlete’s teeth and mouth are 1000% more protective than any other type of mouthguard. The better the fit, the more likely the guard is right where it needs to be when you take a hit.


While protection is obviously the most important reason for a custom mouthguards, comfort is another major factor to take into account. When it comes to comfort, it’s all about the production of the guard.

Standard mouthguards come right off the shelf of a storeroom and are formed to the mouth by boiling in hot water and biting into them — one step, one process. Here’s the thing though, your mouth is only able to generate 7-9 pounds per square inch of pressure. And because most standard mouthguards are made from a stock-mold of one uniform thickness, they are not meant to fit your unique mouth structure.

Custom mouthguards that are hand-cut and produced with heat and laminated pressure (80-120 lbs. per sq. in.) are customized to fit intimately in the mouth of each individual athlete. The higher pressure allows lamination of different layers, so your guards are thick where protection is needed and thinner where comfort is more important.

With a patented cut design that removes all unnecessary material on the mouthguard, Gladiator’s X-Treme Cut design delivers the highest levels of comfort and protection possible. Perfect for ice hockey where communication is key.

Not only are they more comfortable, but also braces friendly! With a special “Ortho Channel,” your custom mouthguards will fit perfectly over braces without inhibiting tooth growth or alignment.



Custom mouthguards don’t just provide better protection and comfort than other mouthguards -- they also provide you with an athletic advantage.

Mouthguards that are formed to an athlete’s specific mouth structure, allow the athlete to speak unimpeded, while keeping the guard firmly on their teeth. That means better communication on the ice and less attention you need to pay to your mouth. 

The precise fit of a custom mouthguard also allows for better breathing techniques. By taking in more oxygen, you maximize endurance and performance -- meaning you’ll be faster, stronger and last longer than opponents.

This is why Team Gladiator athlete Jack Eichel System relies on Gladiator Custom Mouthugard for his protection and mouthguard needs!

And, of course, let’s not forget about style. With the ability to completely personalize your custom mouthguards with team colors, names and logos, you will look good while getting the protection needed.

Protect yourself from serious injuries with a comfortable, high-performance Gladiator custom mouthguard, the industry-leader in custom mouthguards.

The Revolution In Scouting And Recruiting Mobile Technology

The revolution in scouting and recruiting mobile technology -- The hockey community connects on Prospective Hockey Central.



Prospective Hockey Central is a mobile app service built with the purpose of simplifying the youth, junior and college hockey scouting and recruiting process. Prospective HC provides the North American hockey community with useful tools and resources for player promoting, organizing, scouting and communicating on the Prospective HC platform:

Player Promotion

Players and parents can use the app as a promotion tool in the recruiting process. Players can build a profile and upload web and media links to promote themselves, as well as tag their practice/game/tournament dates and times ("Events") at different rinks on the geo-location map, so that scouts can easily find games nearby. 


In the near future, a "Premium" account will be launched, where players can take advantage of premier partner promotions and additional in-app features.

Scouting System

Scouts and other team reps can use Prospective HC to manually fill out, store and share scouting reports with their team staff/management. The player ratings the scouts provide will be organized into an automatically generated "Top Prospects" list to help keep scouts organized throughout the season.


Another key feature for scouts will be the "Location" tool, showing scouts a map of rinks in the area, and which players have tagged their events at each rink. Each scout will also be able to see their schedule of events based on players they "Track" and events manually selected or created.


When a scout wants to submit a player's report to coaches or team management, Prospective HC generates and emails a “Scouting Report Card" to recipients, complete with the scouting report, player profile, and contact information.


Player accounts and scout accounts will have the ability to connect and network with each other within the Prospective HC app, much like LinkedIn messaging.

Prospective Hockey Central will be available to download on Android and iOS devices via the  Google Play Store and App Store this Fall 2018.

For more information, visit Prospective Hockey Central's web and social media links below or send an email to (@prospectivehc)

Players and Parents! Interested in becoming one of the first player profiles on the Prospective Hockey Central platform? See below!


Hockey Coach Vision - The Most Versatile Hockey Drill Software That You'll Ever Need



Hockey Coach Vision is a software for Mac, PC, iPad and Android tablets. It allows coaches to digitalize their drills and tactics in animated 3D and share them. Designed with passion to keep coaches organized and time efficient. With solutions from our coaches from around the world we are constantly developing HCV further and further with new updates.

Your players can understand and visualize the practices before they step in the rink. They can view files coaches sent them on their free Player version. We offer drills for all player levels that coaches can use to create practices for different team strategies.

We believe HCV will be your most powerful coaching tool!

For only 99$ a year you can:


Design anything that happens on the ice. Only your imagination is the limit.

Animate 3D

Watch all your plays using various 3D-perspectives.


Share your knowledge with your players and assistant coaches.


Create a PDF of your practice plan.


Place your notes, daily practice plans and line-ups in your calendar.


Manage your team and use it within every aspect of your practice plans.

Video / Picture

Use video or picture recordings to store a play, analysis, drill, technique etc.

Drill Store

Download animated drills and tactics created by professionals.

Cloud Synchronization

Don't worry about losing your data. Sync all of your files between your devices with a click of a button.

For more information visit us here or if you want a free trial contact us at

iTrackHockey App: The best way to track your hockey team’s stats

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iTrackHockey is an easy-to-use App that allows coaches, parents, fans and scouts to track players’ and teams’ performance (record hockey stats).

Hockey coaches typically use an arsenal of tools to improve their players and deliver results.  These important tools include the ability to track and learn from players’ performance as well as review and analyze historical information obtained throughout games against opponents.

iTrackHockey collects all the required game information simply by recording easy screen ‘taps’ on your mobile device during a hockey game.  By simplifying the data collection process and delivering visual and statistical results, iTrackHockey can enhances anyone’s ability to easily access historical game and player information:

·     Track players’, location, and quantity of shots on-net and missed shots

·     Track goals, assists and points

·     View a replay of shot history (taken by both your players and your opponents)

·     View team and individual player stats on shots, missed shots, goals, assists, and face-offs (complete hockey statistics for minor hockey)

·     Review previous games against opponents before your next game

During a game, the App operates completely offline and no connectivity is required.  Subsequently, the user can upload their game statistics to the cloud and automatically receive a detailed, 12-page report detailing every aspects of the game plus year-to-date totals such as:

-      Games played

-      Goals breakdown (regular-strength, power-play, short-handed)

-      Points breakdown (regular-strength, power-play, short-handed)

-      Shots / misses

-      Plus/minus

-      Penalty totals (and location on ice)

-      Face-off totals (and location on ice)

The iTrackHockey App also includes stats and shots/goals replay, allowing a coach to see the progression of shots/goals throughout the game.

iTrackHockey was developed by a team of hockey parents, coaches, and fans.  We were looking for a hockey stat collection App that would be easy to use. Since we couldn’t find one – we decided to develop iTrackHockey.

Is iTrackHockey free?

iTrackHockey started as a simple quest to find a better way to collect stats for our teams and kids, and expanded into an App that can be used by anyone.  We spent over a year developing and perfecting the software in order to make it easy to use, yet very useful and comprehensive.

iTrackHockey allows a new user to record information for 3 free games, including the comprehensive report which summarizes your game and season statistics.  Additional games can be purchased for $0.99 per game (as a comparison, a small cup of coffee at the arena costs $1.50).

We’re continuing to develop and enhance new features, so check back for periodic updates!  We’re happy to share iTrackHockey with you, the hockey players, parents, coaches, fans, and scouts.  We hope that you’ll have as much fun with it as we do.

Download iTrackHockey from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit us as


Vancouver / August 10th, 2018International Sales Agent Upstream Flix partners again with Award winning producer Adam Scorgie (Ice Guardians, The Culture High, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo) in conjunction with Oilers Entertainment Group VP Donn Metz and Co-Producer Shane Fennessey to announce the World Premiere of the trailer and poster for Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story. Don Metz directs this captivating cinematicchronicle on one of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic goalies in the history of the NHL. The feature has been announced as the closing Gala film at the Calgary International Film Festival.Upstream Flix is excited to add yet another feature length sports documentary to it’s release schedule for late 2018.

Featured contributors in the documentary include Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Martin Brodeur, Brett Hull, Chris Pronger and many more of the NHL’s royalty.

Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story:

Fuhr, along with a number of his teammates, will provide a never-before-seen exclusive look into the high-flying Oilers dynasty of the 80’s, what made them so successful, and the infamous challenges that they faced. All-time rivals will speak to what it was like playing against the greatest goalie on the greatest team in the NHL’s 100-year history. Those closest to Grant will take the audience on a journey behind the mask to understand who the mixed-race superstar truly is.

Barely 19, Grant ‘Coco’ Fuhr became starting goalie for the most exciting team in NHL history. In his mid-30’s, he played 76 consecutive and 79 total games in an 82-game season to set two league records, then followed that ironman performance by playing 73 the following season on a completely rebuilt knee. During the decade and a half between, he employed his acrobatic style and cat-like reflexes to backstop five Stanley Cup champions and two Canada Cup winners, cementing a reputation as the ultimate “money goalie”. He also got himself demoted to the minors for calling the hometown fans jerks, announced his retirement at the age of 26 in an attempt to force a famously hard-nosed general manager to renegotiate a long-term contract, and was suspended for an entire NHL season for conduct deemed “dishonourable and against the welfare of the league” for substance use, only to return and redeem himself as one of the game’s true greats.

“I think he’s the best goaltender in the history of the NHL.” - Wayne Gretzky

Jhod Cardinal, Upstream Flix Inc.



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The Truth About The Costs To Get To The Big Leagues


The book Selling the Dream discuses the costs of hockey today and the parents that are willing to spend their last dollar to give their player every opportunity to make it to the BIG LEAGUES

Matt Duchene’s dad said he spent $300K on hockey, while his house was falling apart, he said he didn’t own any other real estate or even a cottage, yet he worked in Real Estate which would have given him the opportunities to have such things. Now Matt is making $6M, so all of that was worth it. This is by far the norm however. It’s said that less than 1% of hockey players will ever play a single game in the NHL. If this is true why do parents continue to spend this kind of money? What’s more interesting is the number of development companies out there now. They’re just like Tim Hortons, one on every corner and all claiming to be the one that will give the player the skill to play in the big leagues. Just walk into any arena and the community bulletin board is full of hockey development coaches, skating specialists, stickhandling specialist, shooting specialists, body contact specialist and more. There’s are specialist for every facet of the game and parents are buying into all of them. 

There’s no doubt that the more ice time a player gets the better he’ll become, even if he’s just on his own he’ll get better. We all know that it takes a tremendous amount of skill to make it to the next level. But what about the Exposure an average to above average player will need to get to the next level? The image below shows the amount of money being spent on development, eqipment and prep school. There one big missing piece however, the Exposure needed to get noticed by scouts and coaches at the next level.



What about Exposure? Parents need to realize that unless their player is the top ranked player in his division, they could spend all their money on development, the best new equipment and prep schools but it won’t get him the exposure he needs. 

Roster Point Hockey RPH takes care of the missing Exposure piece. Their Ultimate Exposure Package UEP is designed to give any player the amount of exposure they need through a Smart Social Media Campaign SSMC.The Smart Campaign adjusts to give the individual the correct amount exposure on each of RPH’s Social Media Channels ensuring the player gets noticed. Once the player gets noticed it’s up to the players skill to seal the deal. 

Players should have an RPH Player Profile by Peewee. Smart Social Media Campaigns will expose players to AAA, Junior, NCAA, ACHA and Pro opportunities around North America. To see proof that our UEP’s work follow the links below. — For the Rec & Beer League Hockey Player

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