Some of you may know that you can survive a week without food but you can only survive 2-3 days without fluids. Fluids make our body run well and help us in many activities. Without fluids our body will shut down and die.
You may here me say fluids a lot but I don't mean erik Coca Cola when playing hockey! Gatorade and water are the best things to drink well doing a sport.
Most people should drink 1-2 litres of water/gatorade 2 hours before game time. When on the bench drink quick large sips of water.
Lastly I found a great article on hydration at this link : http://builtforhockey.com/one-reason-why-youre-not-playing-your-best/
I hope you enjoyed my post.