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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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Bladetech – Changing the skate blade

By The Beer League Tribune / May 14, 2021

What is a new product, in the last few years, that has gotten attention from players of all levels, and can be seen from the NHL to local high school players? If you thought of Bladetech steel, you would be right! Bladetech is a new product that is helping give players an advantage by acting…

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Why wait after getting skates baked?

By The Beer League Tribune / April 15, 2021

A question I get a lot after folks got skates baked was, when can I use my skates? The general rule of thumb is to wait 24 hours. You can get away with 18 or maybe a little less than the 24 hours depending on what type of hockey you’re playing. Obviously if it’s just…

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JRZ – Evolution of small hockey business

By The Beer League Tribune / April 2, 2021

Small businesses are always evolving, changing, and growing. That is even true in the hockey world! JRZ is a small independent hockey company that makes quality goalie equipment and custom bags. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the NHL or a beer league, you get the same quality and service no matter what product. However,…

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Hockey stick kick points chart

What are hockey stick kick points?

By The Beer League Tribune / March 20, 2021

Hockey stick kick points can be confusing. All sticks from the classic wooden ones to the most modern Bauer ADV have them. It is different than the flex of a stick but flex does play into it. (The flex of a stick is how many pounds of pressure is needed to bend the stick one…

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How often should I sharpen my skates?

By The Beer League Tribune / February 11, 2021

How often should I sharpen my skates? That’s a question I have gotten from a lot of folks over the years. There really isn’t a correct answer as everyone is different even the pros. For example, Jake Allen will get his skates sharpened twice a week with swapping out steel every two weeks. Then Deven…

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Third Assist Pond Hockey Gloves – Review

By The Beer League Tribune / January 16, 2021

Who doesn’t love pond hockey aka our szn? It takes the game back to its original roots. I love it and find there isn’t much else better. However, being out in the cold might not be for everyone. That is where this super cool and unique product comes in. Third Assist has created a glove…

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