I saw Marcus L is also a hockey player. Anyone else?
If so, I would love to discuss training protocols and what, if anything, you have found with the popular programs on the market for hockey players. Personally, I have tried most of the major programs you can find and each of them has had some pluses-and conversely- some real negatives.
I would consider my fitness level as excellent (but I am always looking for new thoughts and ways to improve). My job requires that I maintain a high level of strength as well as the ability to put out and sprint (and even sometimes run for some distance) under load so my fitness has always been solid. I also have a competitive combat sports background.