Hey Chicago, Enjoy Patrick Kane While You Can!

With 50 games, Patrick Kane is on a streak for 68 assists, 114 points, and 46 goals. All of these will set or tie career-highs.

Kane has assisted or scored on 46% of the Blackhawk’s 155 goals. Only Connor McDavid has been in a higher percentage of his team’s goals this season.

Kane is at 899 points in his NHL career. Only 112 players have ever gotten to the 900-point milestone. Kane will be the 113th.

When he retires, there’s a real solid chance he completes his career as the best American-born player in the history of hockey. He is already at number 13 in points when it comes to players born in the US.

Looking at Kane’s Career

When you look back on Kane’s career, several highlights stand out. His list of accomplishments keeps growing.

How can you not remember the late-game goal against the Nashville Predators, changing the direction of the series with just 13 seconds left in the game?

How can you not remember his game-winning goal in overtime of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, gliding the puck under Michael Leighton and snapping a 49 yea-old Stanley Cup drought in Chicago?

How can you not remember the no-look Savardian Spin-o-rama pass to Marian Hossa against the Ducks? Or the one he did against the Stars?

How can you not remember the move against Jonathan Quick in the ‘13 Western Conference Finals sending hats flying onto the United Center ice and the Blackhawks into the Stanley Cup Final?

How can you not remember the double-overtime dangle that won in St. Louis? Or the overtime win goal to clinch the series against the Wild?

Enjoy watching Patrick Kane while you can. One day, the #88 will hang from the rafters of the United Center in Chicago preserved in the distinguished history of the franchise.

Important Hockey Rules

A youth hockey coach doesn’t desire putting players on the ice until they have some know-how of hockey rules. This will nurture a strong, safe playing setting.

USA Hockey state in its rules that coaches don’t overemphasis winning, but school hockey skills and educate players to play by the rules. Here are important hockey rules to get kids learning about the sport:

Hold the stick. It all begins with a player learning how to hold the hockey stick right. A player’s use of his hockey stick is reduced to playing the puck and not getting an unjust advantage against an opposing player’s body. The stick can’t be used to stop another player’s progress.

Broken stick. A player with a broken stick must drop it and stay on the ice without a stick until there is a stop in play. He may join in the action once he drops the stick. A minor penalty will be enforced for an infraction of this hockey rule. In a stoppage of play, a defenseman or forward can go the bench to retrieve a replacement stick, but the goaltender must get a replacement stick brought to him.

Different penalties. A bench or minor penalty lasts two minutes, while a major

No fighting!

penalty lasts five minutes. A misconduct penalty lasts 10 minutes. Unlike the other penalties, a replacement player is quickly let on the ice while it is being served. A match penalty means the player is taken out of the game and will get a suspension. During a penalty, the maximum number of players a team can be down is two. A delayed penalty, done at the end of other penalties, is used when additional penalties are given to a team.

Fighting. Don’t let your players make the mistakes like professional players. A major penalty shall be given to any player who fights during a youth hockey game.