Words of advice on goal...

A perfectly painted goal mask is the single coolest source of expression in hockey. A painted mask can showcase team pride or provide personal insights. There are a host of mask painters around the world who span from do-it-yourself painters right up to world-renowned artists who are on...

Reebok Premier XLT take...

Reebok took a very different direction with their newest set of pads. Part of the development of the new Premier XLT pads was to add features that promoted rebounds. But not in the traditional sense. Reebok’s new ultra-lightweight pad features Crosslink Foam that actually adds life and...

Recapping the 2014 Olym...

In the end, the deepest, most talented team prevailed. Canada repeated their 2010 ice hockey sweep by capturing gold on both the men’s and women’s side in Sochi. While the women’s result was always going to come down to the United States and Canada, the men’s tournament...

Olympic gear watch

As hockey equipment has evolved, the ability for players to swap out gear for special events has been a growing trend. Goaltenders are the easiest to pick out as they sport different helmets and pads for events like the Winter Classic each season. The Olympics are not immune to this...

Tips for picking out go...

Not that long ago Bauer introduced the Vapor XXX composite goal stick to the market and forever changed the landscape of that particular niche of goaltending equipment. While a few other entries served as a precursor to the Vapor, there wasn’t much out there in terms of a non-wood goal...

Ranking the Winter Clas...

I’m a freak for goalie equipment. I’d die to have unlimited access to different paint jobs, custom pads and the like. That’s what makes the NHL’s annual outdoor games so awesome. There have been some pretty cool masks and gear sets used since the first Winter Classic in Buffalo...