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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 single…

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4 The Love of Puck

By The Beer League Tribune / June 29, 2019

For most of us, there is nothing better than our weekly beer league game. The hour skate, then the post-game beers and meals with teammates is something special for all us. There are two guys who are hoping to capture what makes these few hours each week special. That is where Casimir Semlak and Adam…

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Goalie pad fit is important for all aspects of the game. This photo shows a goalie in the butterfly with properly fitting pads.

How Goalie Pads Fit

By The Beer League Tribune / June 17, 2019

One of the coolest positions in sports is a goalie. Partially because of all the cool pads and helmets. However, with all the pads, one of the biggest questions I get is, how do goalie pads fit? The best way to fit goalie pads is to start off with a basic formula. This formula takes…

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Lumbr Hockey

By The Beer League Tribune / June 12, 2019

Over the past few years, the gap between big brand hockey stick companies and small startup companies has been narrowed. There is one new hockey company looking to show customers these brands, Lumbr Hockey.     Lumbr Hockey is a hockey stick website that finds boutique stick brands that focus on building a quality hockey…

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A shooter loading his stick showing the importance of flex in the stick.

Hockey Stick Flex

By The Beer League Tribune / June 2, 2019

What is one of the biggest changes to the game of hockey in the past 20 years? Some might say the talent and skill level, others might say the goalies have gotten better, and the list could go on and on. However, potentially one of the biggest overlooked ones is in the area of the…

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Steve Ott Pro Stock Hockey sticks

What is Pro Stock Hockey Equipment?

By The Beer League Tribune / May 23, 2019

Over the past few years, people have found a way to get high-end equipment without breaking the bank. How? What is the secret? The secret is pro stock equipment. Pro stock hockey equipment is a great way to get high-end equipment at a great price. What is pro stock hockey equipment? Pro stock hockey equipment…

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