Goalie

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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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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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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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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Adding style to the game

By The Beer League Tribune / September 3, 2020

Hockey is full of awesome designs and graphics from goalie helmets, to jerseys, to products and so much more. These designs help make the game even better and without great, cool designed products, hockey would look pretty boring. To help make these designs, companies rely on people like Melanie, a freelance designer that has helped…

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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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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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