Every heard the word ‘fight strap’ and wondered what it’s for and why most players wear one during a hockey match? The fight strap is the name given to the attachment on a hockey jersey which keeps it on during fight. It was introduced to prevent players from ending up with jerseys covering their heads […]
Interested to know what the official regulation ice hockey goals are that are used in all top leagues like the NHL or AHL? Under NHL rules, hockey nets are 6′ x 4′ (foot). The opening of the goal is 72 inches (180 cm) wide by 48 inches (120 cm) tall, and the footprint of the goal […]
Recently got a new pair of mitts? If you’re wondering if and how you need to break in your new hockey gloves – read on. Most players don’t need to do anything specific to break in their gloves other than wear them while playing. You’ll naturally break in your gloves over your first few games […]
Every wonder why the referee kicks the player out of the face-off and ask for another team member to come forward? The reason referees switch the player taking the face-off is usually for a violation – typically when the player moves too soon before the puck is dropped to gain an advantage. The official will […]
Every heard that they freeze hockey pucks before a game? Is it really true, and why do they need to when they’ll be sat on ice during the game? Yes it’s true they do freeze the pucks in all AHL and NHL games before the game. They do this to make the puck glide smoother […]
Every wondered what the icing rule means in ice hockey? It’s time to clear it up, set the record straight and explain the rule in plain and simple english. Simple explanation Icing is when a player fires the puck from their side of the rink right across to the red line on the other side. […]
Are you looking to buy a new hockey stick and wondering how much to spend to get the right hockey stick for your level of play?
Heading out to a hockey game for the first time? & wondering what to wear? In this guide I’ll answer the simple question – are ice hockey games cold?