EVALUATING ICE HOCKEY SPECIFIC ABILITY TESTS

Mark Walsh, Erich Groezinger, Justin Roethlingshoefer, Ronald Cox

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to evaluate on and off ice testing for hockey players. Eighteen National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level ice hockey players performed a series of on ice and off ice exercises, We compared the performance during these exercises to the plus minus scores for those players for the first half of their competitive season to identify which of those best correlate to performance on ice. The one ice sprints were performed as part of normal ice hockey practice. The off ice exercises were performed in the biomechanics and physiology laboratories at our university. Correlation analyses were performed to identify the extent to which the on ice and off ice drills were associated with on ice performance.

Keywords


conditioning; specificity; sprinting

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ISSN 1999-4168