Lets Play Hockey Expo

Let’s Play Hockey Expo Recap

By The Beer League Tribune / March 12, 2018

Over the weekend, The Beer League Tribune made the quick drive over to the State of Hockey, to experience The Tourney, and the Let’s Play Hockey Expo! Both events were better than expected! The Tourney showcased Minnesota’s finest high school hockey, and the expo showed off the latest products in the game! The Tourney The…

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Hockey player with Bauer hockey glove hanging over the bench. Site Review

By The Beer League Tribune / February 26, 2018

We have all been there, watching a game with friends, and then you see your favorite player have a piece of equipment that you haven’t seen in your hockey store. Up until a few months ago, you would have to post that question to friends, or various internet / FaceBook groups to figure out. However,…

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James Reimer playing goal for Toronto Marlies

Why Goalie Stick Paddle Length Is Important

By The Beer League Tribune / February 20, 2018

Do you need a new goalie stick? Are you not particular about your sticks? Do you grab something that fits the budget and you’ll make it work, as long as it’s the right hand at your local hockey store? Have you given much thought to what paddle length you use? It is often overlooked, but…

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Hockey Stick Blade with a tin of Jack's Hockey Wax

What Is Hockey Wax?

By The Beer League Tribune / February 17, 2018

Have you ever wondered what that light colored texture is at the end of a stick blade? For some people its a light blue, others it could be pink or green. Or if you’re Patrick Kane its a few strips of black along his white tape. That “texture” is hockey wax. Hockey wax helps protect…

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Ice hockey players fading into Roller hockey players

The Differences Between Roller & Ice Hockey

By The Beer League Tribune / January 25, 2018

There isn’t much better than hockey! I love every aspect of it from playing to watching. Across the world, there are two major types of hockey, ice, and roller! Besides the obvious differences between the two types of skates and playing services, there are several other differences between roller hockey and ice hockey that make…

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full right goalie

What Is A Full Right Goalie?

By The Beer League Tribune / January 15, 2018

What is a full right goalie? I have been asked that several times! A full right goalie is a goalie, who wears the blocker on their left hand, and their glove on their right. For whatever reason, there aren’t many full right goalies out there! There are only a handful of NHL goalies including Louis Domingue…

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Skate being sharpened at Total Hockey

Skate Sharpening Basics

By The Beer League Tribune / January 10, 2018

Dull skates… nothing could be worse, maybe being out of tape or forgetting your jock or jill, but dull skates are up there! Ever wonder what is truly a skate sharpening? What does it mean when you get a 1/2″ cut? This short article will help explain some of the basics of skate sharpening and…

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People playing pond hockey on a snowy winter day

Pond Hockey

By The Beer League Tribune / January 7, 2018

There isn’t much that beats pond hockey, and over the past few days, it seems like most of North America has gotten to experience one of the best ways to play hockey!  With pond hockey so accessible over this week, it has certainly created some new fans and players for this great game. What makes…

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Alkali Narch Pro team

Cody Kettler

By The Beer League Tribune / September 22, 2017

The Beer League Tribune had the pleasure to catch up with Cody after a very successful summer inline tournament season. This past summer, he had the opportunity to play for his usual team of Alkali RPD where he won NARCh Pro against the Mission Labeda Snipers and he got to represent his country again for…

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