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Can I Fly with Hockey Equipment? (My Top Travel Tips)

Hockey is definitely a travel sport. Whether for a tournament, game, or tryout you may find yourself have to travel great distances for this great sport. Now you must make a decision, drive the 10+ hours halfway across the country or get on a plane. Flying with hockey equipment can definitely be scary the first […]

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How Sharp Are Hockey Skates? Blade vs Knife

There is a common misconception for the general population about hockey skates and hockey blades in particular. When someone hears the word blade, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a knife or sword. A knife is clearly a very sharp object that one should be very careful when handling to avoid serious […]

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Can Players Catch & Throw the Puck? No Hand Pass

Hockey players are amazing athletes and we see so many aspects of different sports while we watch any hockey game. In a single shift a player may be seen skating, catching a pass off his foot and kicking it back to his stick, and batting a puck out of the air with either his stick […]

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Can Hockey End In a Tie? The Brutal Truth

What’s the most exciting play in hockey? Most fans will tell you it’s the one on one with a lone skater facing the goaltender on a breakaway or penalty shot with three-on-three overtime being a close runner up. Thanks to ice hockey’s current rules regarding tie games, fans are now able to witness more penalty […]

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What Age Can Your Child Start Playing Hockey?

Are you a lifelong hockey fan who is eager to get your child started with the sport you love? Or maybe your child has caught the hockey bug, and is begging you to let them join a team? Maybe you’re afraid that they’ll be mixed with players who are older or more skilled than your […]

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When To Replace Your Hockey Helmet? Expired

If you think that the helmet is the most important piece of your hockey equipment… you’re correct! Protecting your head should be your top priority on the ice. For this reason, you should make sure that your helmet meets required safety standards. For example, you might be wondering when and how often you should replace […]

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What Is Hockey Glass Made Of? Not What You Think

Have you ever stopped to wonder why hockey glass doesn’t break? Surely, regular glass would break if it were hit by a 100mph slapshot! What is hockey glass made of that makes it different from regular glass? How does this glass withstand slapshots and absorb collisions from players without breaking? Was glass always used in […]

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How Much Does it REALLY Cost to Play Hockey? Average Player Costs

It is no secret that hockey is one of the most expensive sports that one can choose to play. There is the upfront costs in equipment and ice time/tuition and then many hidden costs including travel expenses, food, and knock on wood… injuries. Hockey is a relatively expensive sport and it costs around $1,000 to […]

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Why NHL Players Can’t Pick Up Dropped Sticks? REAL Reason.

Hockey players are taught to have a firm grip on their stick and there is not too many reasons that a stick should ever leave a players hand, but it does happen. If you ever have seen a stick laying on the ice during a game and wondered why can’t NHL players pick up a […]

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How Tight Should I Tie My Hockey Skates?

While sizing and fit of most of the hockey equipment one wears is pretty black and white, there are still a few things that come down to personal preference. One of those things is how tight I should tie my hockey skates. The tightness of my hockey skates will be determined by a few things: […]