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USA Hockey is the national governing body of recreational hockey in the U.S. Their site has links to local junior leagues across the country. More than 75% of their over 29,000 registered teams play in the age classifications of 17 or under. USA Hockey runs coaching clinics around the country, and certifies coaches from beginning the Associate level to Master level.

Ice Hockey Expert: Angela Ruggiero

Angela RuggieroFour-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero brings a stellar resume to the position of MomsTeam's ice hockey expert. A native of Los Angeles, California and Harper Woods, Michigan, she graduated cum laude with a degree in government from Harvard College, where she was an NCAA First Team Academic All-American, Patty Kasmier Award winner (women's college hockey equivalent of the Hiesman Trphy), as well as one of the top eight student athletes in the entire NCAA in 2004.

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Hockey helmets are rounder and less elongated than other helmets to help reduce impact injuries sustained while playing hockey. Wire mesh faceguards/visors are utilized to help protect the face from injuries as well. A hockey helmet should cover the child's head, and fit snugly so that it is tight in every direction.

Ice Hockey: Fast-Paced and Physical

Hockey: Pronunciation: \ˈhä-kē\
a game played on an ice rink by two teams of six players on skates whose object is to drive a puck into the opponents' goal with a hockey stick.

Hockey is a fast-paced, exciting games that is popular in North America, Canada, and Europe. Generally, kids start playing hockey at an early age because it requires skating skills that take years of hard work to perfect.

Hockey is not a sport for every child: it not only requires dedication at a young age from the players, but also dedication from parents (as any parent who has driven her child to 5 a.m. practices will attest!).

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