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A Day In The Life On The Road

A Day In The Life On The RoadBy: AJ LeeOften overlooked and underappreciated by fans across the NHL, the role of team equipment manager is much more demanding than most would imagine. In a recent interview with Detroit Red Wings equipment manager, Paul Boyer, I was able to pry a little bit deeper into a day in the life [...]

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Pro Stock Hockey's Guide To Getting Rid Of "Hockey Smell"

Pro Stock Hockey's Guide To Getting Rid Of "Hockey Smell"Every team loves a player who can step up and score the game-winning goal, but nobody likes a teammate or a friend who smells like he hasn't showered in a month. The smell of hockey — that combination of sweat, plastic, leather, etc. — is arguably the worst [...]

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Creating A Pro Stock Stick

It’s every hockey player’s dream to make it to the NHL. To play with, and against, the best players in the world, in front of thousands of fans packed into iconic arenas across North America…it’s an opportunity that very few players are given, and one that even fewer are able to capitalize on. In fact, [...]

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What You Need to Know About Verbero Hockey Gloves

Verbero Sports was founded in 2009, initially entering the inline market having designed the Aero Puck in 2010, and in the last two years, shifting its development to ice hockey with the aim of producing high-end products in the glove, stick and pants market.The company asked if I could review a pair of its preliminary ice hockey gloves, and with some [...]

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The Bauer World Hockey Invite

The world’s largest and most prestigious ice hockey tournament all in one city, the 2015 Bauer World Hockey Invitational, takes place this Nov. 5-8 at 27 rinks throughout Chicagoland. Presented by Bauer, the World Hockey Invite is a wonderful and unique opportunity to meet and interact with some of the most competitive hockey players from all over the world. [...]

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The Great Steel Debate

There are many aspects to the game of hockey from a mental, physical and equipment standpoint and none of it would matter without the actual hockey skate. Pro skates come in a multitude of options from the tongue to the liner or even the amount of eyelets a skate has but further more being perfectly dialed into all of those [...]

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Pro Stock Hockey Gloves: Palms

Back in 2007 when I purchased my first set of pro stock gloves the market was small and the community of pro stock enthusiast even smaller, so you can imagine getting information regarding gloves specs was near impossible. But, with the emergence of pro stock hockey forums and gear site like prostockhockey.com (PSH) the shear amount of gloves available to the [...]

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Detailed Compare & Contrast of Pro Stock Hockey Pants By Top Manufacturers

The equipment is an essential part of the game of hockey. Proper fitting and feeling equipment can make all the difference in your performance day in and day out, whether it be ultimately preventing an injury and allowing you to keep playing, or being just the right fit for you to gain an extra step or two in a game [...]

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VH Skate: The Custom Skate Company

The challenge of breaking in and adjusting to new skates is something every serious hockey player knows too well. As players grow older and reach higher levels of hockey, it is rare to find a player that does not purchase a new pair of skates every season. Stiffer boots thanks to carbon-fiber composite and dense foams make skates increasingly [...]

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Paddle Battle

Goalie and player alike have a few different options when it comes to sticks. Unlike player sticks, however, goalie sticks are all the same shape regardless if they are foam-core, wood, or composite. If the variations of goal sticks are not as obvious as distinct visual differences, how then can the three different types of goal sticks be identified? How [...]

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