The Case for Inline Hockey
Many ice hockey players also play for the Bulldawgz inline teams. They play for their high schools, Pens Elite, and other AA and AAA ice teams. Let's face it. Ice hockey players tend to have a stigma with inline hockey.
Some don’t think it’s ‘real hockey’. There is no future beyond high school. They don’t think there is any benefit to playing both.
Well, that’s very shortsighted. In addition to being much more skill-oriented, inline hockey has these advantages:
- Because it is more wide-open hockey, stick-handling is emphasized. The puck is on your stick much more,
and because there is no checking, offsides, and icing, the game is more fast paced (less whistles).
- 4-on-4 hockey gives you many more opportunities to showcase your skills and enjoy the game.
- It is roughly 1/5 the cost.
- You will play 4x more (50% of game on average).
- More and more colleges are playing inline hockey (www.ncrha.org), some in St. Louis, MO offer full scholarships.
- Players that play both say, "Ice is a job, inline is FUN!"
- Most of the ice players we run into in the fall and winter say "I can't wait for Bulldawgz to start!"
Don't just take our word for it; here are some other opinions:
- 5 Reasons You Should Be Playing Roller Hockey - theodysseyonline.com
- Is Roller hockey good for Ice hockey players? - Peter Dale, Farm Tough Hockey
- Roller Hockey: the Secret is out….It’s GREAT for your Ice game! - British Columbia Inline Hockey Association
So, whether you just play ice, inline or both ice and inline, we have a spot for you on the Bulldawgz!
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