Remember the better you get ready to play hockey by stretching the less chance of being injuried. Ice hockey is a demanding sport that's why you need to properly warm up before you take the ice.
Make sure to stay hydrated drink plenty of water before and during the game.
A warm-up is essential before physical activity especially ice hockey. The purpose of a warm-up is to increase the body core temperature, heart rate, and blood flow, and decrease the viscosity of connective tissue, increasing muscular performance and enhancing psychological performances. Most individuals involved in sports and ice hockey do a warm-up just because it is what they think they are supposed to do, however, most people do not know the reasoning behind it. It prepares the athlete not only physiologically, but mentally as well. Flexibility is an important component for activities of daily living and for sports, particularly ones that call for increased mobility. Although it has been shown that a dynamic warm-up is more beneficial for performance, a lack of flexibility may increase the chance of injury.