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I am a huge hockey fan. I have been playing hockey for well over 15 years, and watching it on TV for even longer than that. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are nearing their end, and watching these entire hockey playoffs made me think about what might be some cool and useful applications on iOS for hockey lovers. So, I dug deep in the App Store and found some of the coolest apps.
No matter what kind of hockey related app you are looking for, chances are great that this list will have something for you. I found apps for keeping up with the latest hockey news, games to get you in the hockey spirit, places to get live scores and watch highlights and even apps that help you manage your personal hockey playbook. Whatever you need, an application on iOS will happily accommodate.
Hockey Trivia, Free or $0.99 [No Longer Available]
Hockey Trivia is a fun way to make sure your hockey knowledge is up to par. When you are out at the sports bar watching the rest of the playoffs, you do not want anyone to call your hockey knowledge into question. With this app, you can make sure that you know all the important stuff. The app comes in a free version and a pro version. They are essentially the same, but the pro version has many more questions than the free one.
Draft Pik 2012 – Pro Hockey Mock Draft and Player Database, $1.99 [No Longer Available]
Another important part of making sure your hockey knowledge is strong is knowing the future stars of the NHL will be. After all, at one point Alexander Ovechkin and Sydney Crosby were entered into the NHL draft. The draft is where stars are born. This app has everything you need to be prepared for the 2012 NHL draft, which takes place on June 22.
You can do mock drafts, find out information about prospects, view the picks of each team after the draft, and get live news on draft day if you are not near a TV. If you are an NHL draft junkie, this is a necessary app.
CBC Hockey, Free [No Longer Available]
This app is amazing for keeping up with the latest happenings in the NHL world. You can use it to get live box scores of the games as they are happening. If you have to miss a single moment of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, you need this app. You can also use it to watch free highlight clips of the games that have already happened.
It has stats, standings, photos, and even the ability to purchase a game and watch it live on your iPhone. For the NHL fan, this is a must-have app.
So, you are not going to be home during one of the important Stanley Cup Playoff games? Do not fret, because with the Hockey Radio app, you can listen to all of your favorite games right on your iPhone. It features radio stations for most NHL teams, so chances are great that your favorite team will be there. Not only can you listen to live games, but you can also use this app to listen to your team’s station anytime.
If you want to hear analysis and breakdowns of upcoming and past games, this app has that under control.
Hockey, $0.99 [No Longer Available]
This is a great app for hockey coaches. You can use this to set up your plays just like you would on a whiteboard. You can then show the app to your team and let them see the plays. It even animates the icons, so your players can see them in action. You can even email the plays, so you can send them to all of your players for them study and learn before the next game or practice. It really is a fantastic application.
Hockey Nations 2011 pro $0.99 & Hockey Nations Shootout, Free [No Longer Available]
Hockey Nations 2011 is without question the best full hockey game on iOS. It has seven game modes that you let satisfy all of your hockey needs. It does not feature NHL teams, but in the end, the important part is that the hockey gameplay is good, and with Hockey Nation 2011, it most certainly is. With Hockey Nations Shootout, you can play the shootout mode as much as you want without spending a penny.
With these apps, you will be ready for the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and all of next season. If you love hockey, these are the must-own applications for your iOS device. Download them, and let us know in the comments how much you loved them! Feel free to offer some suggestions for your favorite hockey applications as well!