The Usefulness and Reliability of Fitness Testing Protocols for Ice Hockey Players: A Literature ReviewNightingale, Steven C.; Miller, Stuart; Turner, AnthonyJournal of Strength & Conditioning Research: June 2013 - Volume 27 - Issue 6 - p 1742–1748 doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182736948 Brief Review Abstract Author Information Abstract: Nightingale, SC, Miller, S, and Turner, A. The usefulness and reliability of fitness testing protocols for ice hockey players: A literature review. J Strength Cond Res 27(6): 1742–1748, 2013—Ice hockey, like most sports, uses fitness testing to assess athletes. This study reviews the current commonly used fitness testing protocols for ice hockey players, discussing their predictive values and reliability. It also discusses a range of less commonly used measures and limitations in current testing protocols. The article concludes with a proposed testing program suitable for ice hockey players. Faculty of Science and Technology, University Center Peterborough, Peterborough, United Kingdom London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom Address correspondence to Steven C. Nightingale, firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright © 2013 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association.