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Hoapa Hockey Stick Review

By The Beer League Tribune / March 25, 2020

Ever wanted to feel like a pro hockey player and get a fully customized stick like them? Well now, thanks to a new hockey company called Hoapa you can! I got the chance to try out a Hoapa hockey stick and I was absolutely thrilled with the results! * I think it’s important to show…

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Hoapa Hockey

By The Beer League Tribune / March 10, 2020

What is the most important piece of a hockey player’s equipment? It has to be a player’s stick. You can’t play without one! A hockey player can be very particular about sticks, from pattern, to height, flex, materials and all the other options that go into it. This is where a new stick company comes…

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A NCAA hockey player taking a shot on goal.

Hockey in the USA & Canada – Progression from Minor Hockey to the Beer Leagues

By The Beer League Tribune / February 11, 2020

Hockey is a hugely popular sport in both the United States and Canada, with great players coming from either country so you might wonder what is the difference between the two in progressing from a youth to a professional in the NHL. We’re going to outline some of the general differences between hockey in the…

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Boot Punch Hockey Skates

By The Beer League Tribune / January 22, 2020

We have hit the mid-season point for most beer league folks! Hopefully, your new skates are broken in by now. The break-in is the worst part of skates. Most people are fine with them after a few skates. However, there are some folks that still have a small area that might cause discomfort. Did you…

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Hockey Community pick up hockey game on a pond in the mountains

Hockey Community – Giving everyone a chance to play

By The Beer League Tribune / November 21, 2019

Have you ever wanted to play more hockey? Did you ever have a free night and say to yourself “I wish I had a game to play tonight!” Well bring back the 2009 saying, there’s an app for that. The app is the Hockey Community and it has a website too. Hockey Community isn’t just…

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ice hockey goalie wearing a butterfly goalie pad

Goalie Pad Construction

By The Beer League Tribune / October 24, 2019

Goalie pad construction has come a long way even in just the past 20 years. Pads have changed from getting stuffed with horse and deer hair too high tech foams and carbon fiber. With each passing year, pads seem to keep getting small tweaks to help make goalies more mobile (and better protected). With all…

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What does plus sizing mean on goalie pads?

By The Beer League Tribune / October 7, 2019

Goalie pad sizing is sometimes confusing. The most confusing part for some folks is the plus sizing or what does the +2 mean? Most pads have a +1 or +2 sizing, ex 34+2. The plus sizing means how many extra inches are added to the top of the pad. This helps with 5-hole coverage when…

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Hockey stick curves lined up on the blue line.

Hockey Stick Curves 101

By The Beer League Tribune / September 30, 2019

So we usually know the basics of a hockey stick curve and what we like, but if you’re looking to switch it up or get a free stick with a different curve. We’re going to go over some of the basics of the hockey stick curve and how to use each one. Not every playing…

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Hockey Players Club X1X Review

By The Beer League Tribune / September 3, 2019

The price of sticks keeps going up and up. The new Bauer Flylite will cost you $300 (USD) this year. The price of a top-end stick has gone up almost every year. The Hockey Players Club X1X is helping hockey families combat high prices and still give a top-performing stick with all the features and…

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A men's league team in matching hockey jerseys taking a team photo

What hockey jerseys work for my team?

By The Beer League Tribune / August 13, 2019

Every beer league team needs great-looking hockey jerseys! It’s what separates all the great beer league teams…look good play good? With the start of hockey season right around the corner, we decided to create a guide that can help you decide what threads to outfit your team in.   Practice Hockey Jerseys Cheapest option Usually…

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