Gear Guides

How to Put on Hockey Gear, Socks & More | HockeyMonkey

It’s no secret that hockey is a gear-intensive sport, and new players to the game of hockey inevitably face the task of putting on all their gear for the first time. While getting dressed in all that gear seems like a daunting task, it's really not as difficult as it sounds. New players may want to practice a few times at home until they feel comfortable. Remember that all your gear is adjustable. If it doesn't fit quite right the first time, try adjusting them until you find the right fit. Here is a step by step guide to putting on hockey equipment.
May 15, 2020

Best Hockey Sticks for 2019-20 – Top Ice Hockey Stick Reviews

Any hockey player would agree, your stick is an extremely personal piece of equipment. But with so many different options, finding the best hockey stick for your game may seem overwhelming. Yet, it’s key to your success on the ice. Whether you’re a sniper, playmaker or like to impress with ankle-breaking dekes, using the best hockey sticks makes a world of difference in your game.
March 20, 2020

Best Hockey Skates for 2019-20 – Top Ice Hockey Skate Reviews

Finding the best ice skates for hockey is important to every player. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or a beginner skater – the right hockey skate can make a world of difference every time you step on the ice. Whether you’re looking for the right skate to take your game to the next level, or you need a pair for pick-up games on weekends, our guide will give you an overview of the top 10 best ice skates for hockey available today.
March 20, 2020

How to Select Kickpoint

Finding the “right” stick kickpoint is all a matter of preference and can take some time to determine which one works best for you. The position you play, the shot type you take the most, and upper body strength will all factor in to which one you go with.
March 13, 2020

How to Size Hockey Gloves

Hockey gloves are a key element of your overall hockey equipment package. But they do more than just provide protection for your hands, they also offer a comfortable and solid grip on your stick. In order to get the best use and protection, it’s important to make sure you wear the proper size hockey gloves.
February 21, 2020

Hockey Elbow Pad Sizing Chart & Guide | HockeyMonkey

Ice Hockey Elbow Pads protect the sensitive elbow area from a variety of impacts during games, like slashes, blocked shots, falls onto the ice, and so on. So, to maximize their effectiveness, finding the proper size is imperative. This guide will go over what elbow pads are made out of, how they should fit, and some considerations to keep in mind when looking to buy a new pair.
January 24, 2020

Hockey Gifts: The 12 Best Gift Ideas for Any Hockey Player!

Sometimes finding the right Holiday Gifts can be tricky. With the Holiday season right around the corner, this guide looks to be a one-stop shop for cool gift ideas at various price ranges! The items chosen for this guide are ones that we believe players can get the most use out of to help improve their game.
January 24, 2020

Hockey Stick Blade Curve & Pattern Chart: Which Lie is Right for You?

When buying a new Ice Hockey Stick there are several different factors you might take into consideration. For example, length, weight, and flex, but perhaps the most important quality of an Ice Hockey Stick will be the Hockey Stick Curve or Hockey Stick Pattern. Most major Hockey Stick brands have a variety of different Hockey Stick Curves, with many of them having both strengths and weaknesses. When determining which Hockey Stick Curve would be best for you, it is important to keep in mind what position you play, what type of shots you primarily take, and which one plays the best to the strengths of your game. That said, this guide will dive into what some of the different types of curves, how they affect the puck, Hockey Stick Curves from the major stick brands, some NHL player curves, along with some popular commonly asked questions about Hockey Stick Blade Curves.
January 24, 2020

Hockey Shoulder Pad Sizing Chart & Guide

Ice Hockey Shoulder Pads provide protection for a variety of key areas within the upper body, including your shoulders, collar bones, spine, ribcage and more! In order to key these areas fully protected, this important piece of Ice Hockey equipment must be properly sized to ensure full coverage. This guide will include how to measure for the right shoulder pad size, how they should fit, along with some ideas to consider for your new Ice Hockey Shoulder Pads.
January 23, 2020

Hockey Helmet Sizing Guide & Charts: Find the Right Fit!

It is no question that Ice Hockey Helmets are one of the most important pieces of equipment that an Ice Hockey Player wears. An advanced Ice Hockey Helmet protects your head against a variety of different impacts like deflected pucks, accidental high sticks, contact with the boards, and so on. However, for an Ice Hockey Helmet to provide protection to its full potential, it must fit properly. This guide will go over Hockey Helmet Sizing, will provide Hockey Helmet Size Charts, along with a brief explanation of how a Hockey Helmet should fit.
January 23, 2020
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