Tydan Performance Blades

By The Beer League Tribune / July 23, 2023

What is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment that a beer league player often overlooks? I believe that is steel and not only the steel but its profile. Until about 10 years ago, most manufacturers had a 9 or 10 ft radius on steel out of the box and it was good to…

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Verbero – Quality hockey gear for everyone

By The Beer League Tribune / April 11, 2023

Who likes spending $300+ on a stick? We all know hockey is expensive, from ice time cost to league fees to the equipment, it all adds up. However, there is one company out there that is trying to do its part to help lower the cost of hockey. That company is Verbero. In a time…

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The Sharp Shack

By The Beer League Tribune / March 28, 2023

Hockey skate maintenance isn’t something most of us, if we’re being honest, put much thought into. We usually just give our skates to the rink pro shop or hockey store and say “shapen them, please”. Then the employee puts them on a Sparx and hits a button. In an increasingly rare case, you’ll find a…

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What are sublimated jerseys?

By The Beer League Tribune / March 13, 2023

Did you know that stylish custom jerseys are becoming the norm for beer league teams around the rink? Teams at every level are picking up new threads and are looking sharp. But how? There is a fairly new printing technique called dye sublimation or sublimated printing. This technique is allowing sublimated jerseys to be printed…

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A man getting ready to play outdoor hockey with outdoor skate blades.

Outdoor vs Indoor ice and the effect on your skate blades

By The Beer League Tribune / January 15, 2023

January is usually the start of one of the best times of year for a hockey player… outdoor rinks or odrs open up! Depending on your area, that means free hockey or low-cost hockey. It also means several pond hockey tournaments and events all over the upper portion of the United States and Canada! Outdoor…

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Small Business Helps Hockey

By The Beer League Tribune / December 4, 2022

Hockey is in full swing and the holidays are a few weeks away. It is one of the most wonderful times of the year. While we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, I wanted to take some time to help expose some of the best small hockey businesses, social…

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Benefits of A Shorter Goalie Stick Paddle

By The Beer League Tribune / November 6, 2022

What is one of the most overlooked piece of equipment? Not only the goalie stick, but goalie stick paddles. I wrote an article a few years ago about goalie stick paddle length, and I would like write about it again.  I have worked with a lot of with goalies at several goalie camps across the…

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Why vinyl wrap a goalie helmet?

By The Beer League Tribune / October 13, 2022

What is one of the best things about being a goalie? It’s the goalie helmet and the design. A unique helmet design is a great way for the goalie to show off their taste in design or personal style. Through cost-effectiveness, and ease of application, vinyl wraps have become a popular choice for goalies to…

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Boot Stretching is shown in this photo to make the width of the skate wider

What is boot stretching?

By The Beer League Tribune / August 30, 2022

Ever take a puck off the skates? It can hurt like hell. It may even make your foot swell up. Ever take the summer off, or in extreme cases a few years? When you put the skates back on after a while or after taking a puck, do the skates hurt or give discomfort along…

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Hockey Glove Fit

By The Beer League Tribune / July 31, 2022

We have all heard look good play good, right? While that’s important there are articles on this blog about finding what works for you. That’s the same case with gloves. They may be overlooked but did you know that there are 3 different styles of gloves? Standard / Traditional Over the past 10 years or…

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