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Module One Post 11 (Kinematics)

Cite used:https://science360.gov/obj/video/0a558e3f-ac36-4e34-80c6-4ec6552657b3/kinematics

This resource comes from a site already mentioned, however i am just further explaining each video. This video here defines what kinematics is and how it is applied in hockey. First kinematics is the way to define a moving object by position, velocity and acceleration. Position is where located on the ice, velocity is the speed/aggression in the strides. Lastly acceleration is the calculation of standstill speed to top speed which most NHL players can hit around 30 miles per hour. In all this is a very handy website, with very informative and true information. An extremely reliable site that will help me throughout the project.

Module One Post ten (Hockey math)

Cite used: http://spinnakers.org/mathonice.htm

In this cite it displays many key examples of how math is implied in the game of hockey. For instance, if you are shorthanded the fraction would be 5/4, meaning the opposing team has five and you have four. A great demonstration of fractions which is used practically every game. Another example is when angling someone to the outside of the boards. You want to cut them off from an angle so that they run out of space, this is a key aspect for defensemen like me. We are told and use this strategy on all times when the opposing team is rushing in. Lastly, the triangle, this shape is commonly used as a direction of offence, players (forwards) will shape up in this formation in the offensive zone creating good passing lanes. In all i found this extremely useful, as it is filled with a lot of information and examples. Definitely recommend to anyone!