Ice hockey skates have special padding for protection and feature special construction for quick stops and starts. The beginning player needs a good, solid skate, but they don’t have the appreciation for specialty skate construction and elaborate bells and whistles. Regardless of the price or brand, the best ice hockey skate for the beginning player is the one that offers the most protection and has the best fit for your child’s feet.
The article takes a look at 11 of the shortest goaltenders to play in the NHL. These goalies all stood below 5'8 and played at a time when height wasn't emphasized. In the current NHL, small goalies are almost non-existent and this is because the current style of play rewards taller goaltenders.
The NHL started in 1917. It had never had a black player. Things changed in 1958 when Canadian Willie O'Ree played a game for the Boston Bruins. He was called professional hockey's Jackie Robinson. He played from 1955 to 1979.
Find out the basics about hockey. Learn about hockey penalties, the penalty box, and hockey fights. Discover useful hockey lingo for any occasion.
When trying to get rid of the smell in hockey equipment, use vinegar in the washing maching, followed by fabric softener. To remove the stench for a longer period, try the Sports-O-Zone sanitizing system.
The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a great place to visit. People of any age who are loyal hockey fans will enjoy it.
When buying ice hockey equipment for the youth player, make sure to get properly sized equipment for optimal performance and protection. There are many ice hockey items that can be purchased used to save money. Use our Hockey Equipment Checklist to determine when to buy new or used equipment.
This article discusses how the Avalanche and Flames went from lottery teams to playoff contenders in just 10 games. Can they can continue their torrid streaks?
Zach Hyman has been given many awards during his hockey playing career. He has also been able to write award-winning children's books. Hyman has helped the Toronto Maple Leafs get into the playoffs while writing top-selling books for children.
The journey through Mike Vernon's career continues with a look at his latter years for the Flames dynasty, his moves to Detroit, San Jose, Florida, and his final years back in Calgary.
The Edmonton Oilers have been bad this year. But the reasons they have been aren't what you think, and could lead to a possible renaissance this season.
We're talking the greatest goalie in Calgary Flames history, starting with his beginnings in the Alberta junior circuit up to his legendary performance in the 1989 Stanley Cup playoffs.
A new series about hockey kicks off with a look back at the most successful Oilers team since the Gretzky years.
This basic guide for rules in the NHL covers everything from the field of play to stoppages and penalties.
When sizing an ice hockey stick, the top of the stick should generally be between the players nose and chin. The hockey stick is an extension of a player's arm, thus a very important piece of equipment to hae sized correctly.