One of our Coaches is here to answer your questions!
Question submitted November 24th
Hey Coach! Why do they use wax for sticks?
Using wax on the blade of a hockey stick allows for better control and spin of the puck.
There's also a friction tape that is wax coated that provids the same function
In my opinion, wax was originally used to prolong the life of the tape on the stick.
Questions from the November 12th 2007 Hockey Moms Knight Out that were submitted before the event and answered afterward:
Please explain back-checking and fore-checking
back checking - is in the defensive zone (where OUR goalie is)
fore checking - is in the offensive zone (where THEIR goalie is)
*Both are manuvers to get control of the the puck.
Why is hockey so cold?
Because they haven't invented warm ice yet
Where can seat warmers be purchased?
Seatwarmers can be purchased at Dave's Sports or Gander Mountain
Does Irondale provide daycare for games and practices?
YES! Irondale DOES provide daycare for games and practices. It's called ask OTHER parents!
Besides the player's age - what is different between Squirt - PeeWees - Bantams?
You can NOT check until PEE WEE age
Do HEP points still exist?
Yes, HEP points still exist
Why is it that sometimes a team will have one of its players in the penalty box - but there are still the same number of skaters on the ice?
THAT only happens when there is a 10 minute misconduct. /i.e. checking from behind or other intent to injure penalty