By: Pearle Nerenberg, Sports Dietitian
IF YOU START A GAME DEHYDRATED OR DEHYDRATE MORE THAN 2% OF YOUR BODY WEIGHT DURING A GAME YOU ARE NOT OPTIMIZING YOUR ON-ICE PERFORMANCE.
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.