Equipment

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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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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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 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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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…

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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…

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Hockey Player's Club tape

Our Type of Club – The Hockey Player’s Club

By The Beer League Tribune / April 15, 2019

It’s every hockey player’s worst nightmare… getting to the rink and realizing that you forgot to pick up tape. Now you get to be that guy that asks for tape. This used to be a scene in every locker room until recently. This is where The Hockey Players Club stepped in. The Hockey Players Club…

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