Why wait after getting skates baked?
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…Read More
JRZ – Evolution of small hockey business
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,…Read More
What are hockey stick kick points?
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…Read More
How often should I sharpen my skates?
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…Read More
Third Assist Pond Hockey Gloves – Review
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…Read More
New Hockey Products
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…Read More
Hockey Stick Repair
.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…Read More
Holiday Hockey Gifts Guide 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! …Read More
How are small hockey companies like craft beer companies?
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…Read More
Why hockey stick cost are so high?
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…Read More