Team USA standouts Jack Johnson and Nick Leddy have signed endorsement contracts with USA Hockey partner Shock Doctor, the sports protection company announced today.
Both defenseman will have access to the full line of Shock Doctor performance driven-sports protection, including the ShockSkin Hockey base protective apparel and the full line of Shock Doctor mouthguards. The blueliners will also work with the Shock Doctor research and development team to provide feedback from their experiences as elite professional athletes.
A member of the U.S. Men’s National Team that won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Johnson was drafted third overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes and is entering his sixth season in the National Hockey League, all of which have been spent with the Los Angeles Kings. In all, Johnson has represented Team USA on nine separate occasions and won a gold medal in the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Under-18 Championships.
Leddy, who earned a bronze medal for the U.S. at the 2011 IIHF Junior World Championships, was drafted in the first round (16th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.
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Starting with the upcoming season, USA Hockey is launching a new online curriculum in our Officiating Education Program. In addition to the standard registration requirements, including application, open and closed book testing and attendance at a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar, every official must complete the online material prior to receiving their card and crest for 2014-15.
The online curriculum is designed to enhance educational experience with accurate and consistent officiating information. The online modules will be broken down into three categories. The first two requirements will include general and level-specific presentations. The third category will have elective courses from a variety of topics such as positioning, procedures, penalty criteria and the mental game. These electives will be level-specific and allow you to hone your officiating skills in areas you select.
The length of each presentation will vary depending on content and focus. The majority of the presentations will fall in the 5- to 10-minute range, followed by a short quiz reviewing the content. The entire online curriculum will take 3-5 hours to complete, depending on the level of the official. The in-person seminar each official will be required to attend will be abbreviated and designed to supplement the material presented in the online curriculum.
Instructions on accessing the online seminar will be sent to you upon receiving your USA Hockey application. The curriculum will be accessed through your USAHockey.com profile and can be completed at your leisure, meaning you can log out and log back in to pick up where you left off. Some presentations are designed to be viewed before attending the seminar as a means to improve the overall seminar experience. These will be highlighted for your consideration.
Officials will find this new system to be beneficial and it will make your overall USA Hockey experience a more valuable one. Let’s get the season off to a great start!
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