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What is a skate profile?

By The Beer League Tribune / December 23, 2021

What is a skate radius? Why should I care? These are questions that I got asked a lot while working at Total / Pure Hockey. To put it simply, a radius is how rockered your steel is or the curve of your steel. The more rounded the steel the more you can maneuver but will…

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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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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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