xHockey Performance Academy: Get Ready for Skills Training

In our xHockey Performance Academy series, we’ve worked with trainer Ben Shear to bring you the best in plyometric, trampoline and other top-end off-ice workouts. It’s our goal to make you not only a better hockey player, but a better all-around athlete. Be prepared to see some skills training that will more focus on the game we love.

Working with Pete Talafous, the director of the xHockeyProducts year-round training facility, Total Hockey Minnesota. Also the son of former NHLer Dean Talafous, Pete learned at an early age the importance of off-ice skills training for the betterment of the player’s abilities on the ice.

Watch the video below to meet Pete and learn what this series will do for you or the young one you are trying to teach.

It’s tough to go anywhere professionally in the sport. In order for this to ever happen for a young player, it starts at the proper training techniques on and off the ice. Once these skills training techniques are implemented into a young player’s regime, it will become much more clearer what the player has to work at in order to succeed.

Learn more about Pete from our Total Hockey Minnesota page:

Prior to coming to Total Hockey Minnesota, Pete served as the Director of Hockey Operations and Site Director for the past 8 years at the Hudson, Wisconsin Total Hockey/Exceed training facility.Pete’s playing career includes playing for the Hudson Raiders where he holds the all-time record for points in Hudson HS history.  He played Junior A Hockey in the USHL for the Twin Cities Vulcans and was a member of the 2000 National Championship team. Pete played NCAA Division 1 hockey in the WCHA for the University of Alaska-Anchorage and University of Wisconsin.  At UAA, he was awarded the Team Rookie of the Year honors.

Pete brings a significant background in coaching and training hockey players to Total Hockey Minnesota.

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Bryce Salvador

The author Bryce Salvador

Bryce is a driving force behind xHockeyProducts™ and is the company Chairman. As a former NHL captain with two decades of professional hockey experience, Bryce uses his knowledge of the game and passion to develop the best hockey training aids and interactive equipment possible.

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