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Bay Area Hockey Repair and Sharpening

By The Beer League Tribune / April 7, 2022

Hockey businesses come in all shapes and sizes. This blog features all different kinds that have carved out quite a niche. One that I haven’t covered yet is a repair shop or hockey store or repair shop. This is where Bay Area Hockey Repair (BAHR) comes in. Essan, the owner, is living proof that through…

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Third Assist Refhlex Glove Review

By The Beer League Tribune / February 24, 2022

It’s that time of year again, pond season or odr szn as they say. Pond season allows players to get out into the elements and play endlessly. For the hockey purist, there is nothing better. However, for some players, dealing with the elements means cold hands (or if you’re like me, frostbite…thanks -18 without the…

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Victor Hockey – Giving hockey a new style

By The Beer League Tribune / January 3, 2022

Hockey apparel for adults is kind of getting stale. It doesn’t just have to be a shirt that has a Bauer or CCM logo on it. This is where Victor Hockey comes in. Victor Hockey is creating its own path in the hockey world by blending traditional feel branding with graphics and merchandise that reference…

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What is a skate profile?

By The Beer League Tribune / December 23, 2021

What is a skate radius? Why should I care? These are questions that I got asked a lot while working at Total / Pure Hockey. To put it simply, a radius is how rockered your steel is or the curve of your steel. The more rounded the steel the more you can maneuver but will…

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What’s the difference between butterfly and hybrid goalie pads?

By The Beer League Tribune / November 16, 2021

Do you know what goalie pad you need? Goalie leg pads are built for styles of goaltending. There are two primary types, a hybrid style pad, and a butterfly style pad. Each one is built for a specific purpose. This article will help explain the difference (hopefully) and help you identify what type of pad…

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Maria Mountain – Goalie Training Pro

By The Beer League Tribune / October 21, 2021

If you’re a goalie, and have ever Googled, or searched on YouTube, for off-ice workouts there is a good chance Maria Mountain has popped up in the search. She is an Exercise Physiologist that is helping goalies (as well as other athletes) reach their sports goals, and recover from injuries faster. She has been helping…

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Custom Hockey Equipment design to reality

Custom Hockey Equipment

By The Beer League Tribune / September 13, 2021

Does custom hockey equipment seem like something reserved just for the pros? It may be used to be, but over the past 20 years or so, there has been a move towards offering custom options for every type of player.  In this article, I would like to explain some of the benefits of custom equipment.…

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Switching Ends … A Rule Change

By The Beer League Tribune / August 25, 2021

About a year ago I did a piece on a rule change that I found amusing and this year, I thought of another one that could be interesting too. It’s a subtle but I think good rule change that I heard from Eddie Olczyk and that is, having the long change for the 1st and…

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Bladetech Review

By The Beer League Tribune / June 23, 2021

,One of the most overlooked pieces of equipment to the average player is steel, blades, or runners, however, you would like to say it. Bladetech Hockey is a newer steel company that is innovating steel and giving high-quality steel with great value.  Bladetech Hockey is one of the best aftermarket steel companies on the market…

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STÄRK Hockey – Made For Girls

By The Beer League Tribune / May 26, 2021

Did you know that hockey is one of the fastest-growing sports for girls? It has grown by over 30% in the last 10 years. (SB Nation) With all the growth, there has never really been a brand of equipment design specifically for girls. Big companies have tried to design specifically for girls with shoulder pads…

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