Posts in category "Equipment"

The $7 hockey stick rack

The $7 hockey stick rack

Hockey sticks are a pain to store. I guess I could put mine in a closet, but I have little closet space to begin with. Plus, I don't want them buried behind a bunch of other things. Hockey sticks also don't stand too well on their own. For a while, I was stashing them behind my bedroom door, but they would fall down if the door hit them, and also mark up the walls. One day, I decided to go to the hardware store to buy some wood to make a stick rack -- but I found something better and easier that cost only $6.98 plus tax.

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GoShelf Dryrack: A New Way to Air Out Stinky Hockey Gear

GoShelf Dryrack: A New Way to Air Out Stinky Hockey Gear
Steven Tran did not start hockey until he was an adult. Although he is from Toronto, he did not begin playing until he was 24. That’s younger than when I started, but pretty old by Canadian standards, considering that most kids in Canada are practically born with skates already on their feet. And like myself... Read more »

5 great, last-minute gifts for a new hockey player

5 great, last-minute gifts for a new hockey player
Christmas is just a little over one week away, and time is running out to get your holiday shopping done. Fortunately, if you have a relative or friend who is a new hockey player, shopping for them is easy. There is so much useful stuff that hockey players need — and most of it doesn’t... Read more »
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Review: Elite Hockey Pro Hockey Skate Guards ★★★★★

Review: Elite Hockey Pro Hockey Skate Guards ★★★★★

Not too long ago, I bought a nice pair of new hockey skates. I figured if I was going to get high-end hockey skates, I might as well get some boss skate guards, too. When spending $400 on hockey skates, another $20 on good skate guards doesn't seem like such a big deal. The Pro Hockey Skate Guards by Elite Hockey are top-of-the-line and are better than any skate guard that I've used.

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Review: Sneaker Balls Hockey Puck Deodorizers ★★★★★

Review: Sneaker Balls Hockey Puck Deodorizers ★★★★★

These puck-shaped Sneaker Balls Deodorizers were an impulse buy -- just a small item I threw in when I bought a practice-weight hockey jersey. So, I didn't have high expectations, and certainly wasn't planning on writing a review of such a peripheral item. However, I am so impressed with Sneaker Balls that I feel a review is in order. These will go a long way in helping your equipment not stink to high heaven.

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Review: Shock Doctor Nano 3D Mouthguard ★★★★☆

Review: Shock Doctor Nano 3D Mouthguard ★★★★☆

Shock Doctor advertises the Nano 3D Mouthguard as its “lowest-profile, Super Tight Molded Gel-Fit” model on the package. Like many brands, this mouthguard is heated in hot water for a custom fit. It can be worn with or without the tether. The packaging additionally notes that the product is latex free and is not to be used with braces.

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Review: Warrior Covert DT2 Hockey Gloves ★★★★½

Review: Warrior Covert DT2 Hockey Gloves ★★★★½

When I started playing hockey in June 2013, I had some oldschool hockey gloves from the 1990s that looked cool -- with lace-up ties at the wrist -- but were kind of clunky. Over time, I realized that they weren't very comfortable and that I couldn't feel my hockey stick very well. Eventually, that became more and more of a problem, so I decided to get some new gloves.

After trying on a dozen or so pairs, I decided to purchase a pair of Warrior Covert DT2 hockey gloves. I've had these for about 18 months now, and used them an average of three times a week. So I feel that is a thorough enough of a trial period to write an honest review.

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Two jerseys every hockey player should own

Two jerseys every hockey player should own
Hockey is a team sport. Half the players on the ice are trying to help you. The other half are trying to take the puck from you. Nothing is worse than trying to figure out which guys to pass to, and which guys to avoid. Thus, every hockey player should purchase a black jersey and... Read more »

Buy a mouthguard because you need it

Buy a mouthguard because you need it
Social proof is moving with the herd, mirroring what people around you are doing, going with the flow. Social proof is what makes you cross the street against the light because all of the people around you started moving. It’s probably why I did not bother to get a mouthguard: no one else had one.... Read more »
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Base Layer: It's what you wear underneath your hockey gear

Base Layer: It's what you wear underneath your hockey gear
A base layer is what you wear under your hockey equipment, and can increase your comfort while eliminating some of the other things you might need to buy. As I was purchasing equipment in preparation for my first hockey lesson, I didn’t really think about what I would wear beneath my protective gear. I just... Read more »