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Sanford & Trocheck: Playing Through the Noise

Communication is key on the ice. Whether it’s identifying a pass, shifting your line or yelling “ON!” as a defender approaches, being able to read your teammates’ signals can make or break your team's success.

At our recent NHL athlete photoshoot, we decided to test just how well some of the top players communicate with a hockey-inspired version of the #WhisperChallenge.  

Watch as Vincent Trocheck and Zach Sanford try to figure out what the other person is saying while listening to music through their headphones. 

(No judgment - we understand how you could mistake “Mississippi River” for “something is forever,” Vince).

Improving your team chemistry and communication is just one way to get a leg up on the competition. Check out these eight other ways to grow your game off the ice.