Hi all. I'm going to be playing hockey this year (mostly pick-up), and then going on a recreational team (to start) next year. I've been skating for a long time though I'm nowhere near where I want to be as I'm quite competitive and I want to be a very good skater (as I find that is one of the most important things for a guy my size.) With all that in mind, I've never played Hockey on a team before. I've played some road hockey, and maybe two or three games of ice hockey in my life so I'm pretty much a complete 'noob.' I was wondering if anyone has any tips? I've been to 'howtohockey.com' and looked at some of their articles and videos which have been helpful. I haven't bought equipment yet, but I did buy some Bauer Vapors and a Reebok stick with a P87A curve (it's a composite.) Both were relatively cheap as together they cost me about $220. Any help would be appreciated. I'm 5'9 and 3/4 (lol) and about 160lbs. I can already skate fairly fast, but I'd like to be faster. That's about all I have to offer.