By: Pearle Nerenberg, HNN hockey dietitian
The supplement industry will be quick to say yes and show proof that their product is beneficial by hiring elite hockey players to promote their product. The truth is that supplements are such a small part of an elite hockey players road to success that it is a wonder they get so much hockey players' money and attention.
By: Denis Collier, HNN hockey dietitian
The world leader on the topic of hydration in the sport of hockey is Dr. Lawrence Spriet and his group at the University of Guelph. Their most recent paper was published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and
Metabolism (Vol.36:1, pages 145-152, 2011). The study investigated pre-game hydration, and on ice sweat loss, fluid intake and sodium balance in 24 players on the Guelph Storm major junior team during a game situation.