Beat the dog days with ...

As the summer days roll along and the temperatures continue to rise, there’s one event on the horizon that will have you thinking of cold, wintry weather in no time. The 30th annual Great Skate Summer Sale is kicking off on August 1 and will continue through to August 10. The sale is...

CCM takes scoring to a ...

Balance and power is the name of the game for the RBZ Stage 2 stick. After the wild success of the hot faced RBZ stick that rolled out last year, the great minds at CCM have found a way to take another step forward. The RBZ Stage 2, due out in July, has taken CCM’s innovative stick and...

Warrior protective make...

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the market for new protective gear – both in net or playing forward. On a recent trip to Great Skate I was trying on some different elbow pads an noticed one common theme; elbow pads have become incredibly bulky. The whole host of offerings from...

CCM/Reebok Demo Day: Te...

The day is nearing in which the hockey world will be graced with the RBZ Stage 2 stick and the new RBZ skates. As the company prepares to launch the next step in a line that has boomed with popularity, Great Skate had a chance to take an inside look at both the RBZ Stage 2 stick and RBZ...

On the Ice: Bauer IMS 9...

One very interesting development this year was Bauer’s acquisition of the Messier helmet line. The agreement brought the Messier line’s groundbreaking SEVEN technology to an already well received family of Bauer helmets. In addition to the IMS 11 and IMS 7.0, there are fingerprints...

On the Ice: Easton Mako...

Our second installment of On the Ice comes in a different gear category than the initial review of the Warrior Dynasty stick. I’ve been able to try out a pair of Easton’s newest skate, the Mako. The Mako is a new release from Easton and actually is a standalone product compared to the...