Ice Hockey Equipment for Youth

You Need a Bigger Car My 11-year-old son is 5′ 2″ tall; his hockey bag is 5’ 3” – and, completely packed!  It probably weighs about as much as he does and certainly is wider than him.  If you are taking more than one child to hockey practice (carpooling is a great thing) you’ll need…

How to Tape Your Hockey Stick

How to Tape Your Hockey Stick

Taping Your Hockey Stick Our second or third week at the rink I was feeling pretty good about how I had set up my son with his equipment and where we were headed – developing skills, getting comfortable with the schedule and the ice.  Then one day after practice, a veteran hockey dad casually comes…

Hockey Skates

How to Buy Hockey Skates: Three Points to Consider

Buying Hockey Skates Probably the most critical piece of equipment for playing hockey has to be the hockey skate. You can’t get on the ice without them. As you begin your search for that perfect skate, you’ll soon realize there are a ton of things to consider. I’m not going to detail all of the…

Hockey Puck

Hockey Fun Facts

What’s the Puck Made of? The puck is made of vulcanized rubber and is three inches in diameter and one inch thick, weighing about six ounces. It is frozen before entering play to make it bounce resistant. How Fast Does the Puck Travel? Some of the game’s hardest shooters send the puck toward the net…

Hockey, Ice Skating and Surprise from my 10 year old

I remember the day when my son stated that he wanted to play hockey.  I thought to myself “Hockey?  You can hardly stand on skates let alone play hockey.”  But, of course, wanting to support my 10-year-old son in his new found passion I said “Sure.  But, let’s start skating and see what we need…