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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New Hockey Products

By The Beer League Tribune / December 18, 2020

How do new hockey products take shape? It usually takes a person or group that is out to solve a problem. In hockey, most of the new products do solve problems. The last major one that took shape at all levels was the Bauer LS Edge (Trigger Release) . There have been a few shaping…

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broken hockey stick needing hockey stick reapir

Hockey Stick Repair

By The Beer League Tribune / December 7, 2020

.My name is Randy Langille, founder of Integral Hockey Stick Repair and I have spent my working life manufacturing and repairing different products ranging from Kayaks and small boats, to aircraft components, to luxury yachts.   In 1994, I repaired my first composite hockey sticks as an experiment to see how well it would hold…

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Holiday Hockey Gifts Guide 2020

By The Beer League Tribune / November 22, 2020

The holidays are quickly approaching, do you have the hockey players on your list covered? If not, we have put together a hockey gift guide of independent hockey companies that have some great products. Each company offers some awesome products that will help you get the most of your dollar and give a great gift! …

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How are small hockey companies like craft beer companies?

By The Beer League Tribune / November 9, 2020

Is there anything better than hockey and beer? Yes, hockey and craft beer! Did you know that small hockey businesses are like craft beer breweries? They build unique products unique to the industry and take up similar market share, and by helping smaller companies grow, players can have a better more diverse product offering across…

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Hockey sticks at a retail store

Why hockey stick cost are so high?

By The Beer League Tribune / September 28, 2020

Let’s face it… hockey is very expensive. One of the main things that people complain about is the price of hockey sticks. As every year passes, the price of hockey sticks has gone up. The price of hockey stick cost keeps going up because of technology, sponsors, retailers, and big business.   Sidney Crosby is…

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