A cutting-edge NHL analytics team puts the test to youth hockey for the first time ever. Watch the video below and see what you think.
The study shows the following benefits of cross-ice hockey compared to full ice hockey at the 8U level:
Body contact/puck battles – 2X more
Shots – 6X more
Puck touches – 2X more
Shots on goal per minute – 3X more
Pass attempts – 2X more
Passes received – 5X more
Changes of direction – 2X more
EVERY PLAYER BENEFITS FROM CROSS-ICE HOCKEY.
BUT ADVANCED PLAYERS BENEFIT THE MOST.