The Beginner’s Guide To Taping A Hockey Stick Properly

Beginner Hockey Stick Tape

How To Tape A Hockey Stick Properly

Knowing how to tape a hockey stick properly is almost as important to the game of hockey itself as knowing how to skate. Taping is a ritual that seasoned players do before each game to ensure they get the best grip and most life out of the blade of their hockey stick, allowing them to get the best touches and shots with the puck. Below are the steps for how to tape a hockey stick properly, so you can fit right in before even stepping out onto the ice.

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The CCM RBZ Superfast Stick

CCM RBZ Superfast Stick

You may have noticed during the most recent NHL Playoffs that some players in the league were using a new CCM stick that really stuck out. Yes, the red one that players such as Gabriel Landeskog of the Avalanche were using. It is the CCM RBZ Superfast and it is the newest top-of-the-line stick in the RBZ family from CCM.

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Just What Rules Change Between NHL And NCAA Hockey?

NCAA vs NHL Rules

Playing ice hockey at a Division I college gives many players the training and experience they require in order to eventually carve out a career at the NHL level. Although NCAA players aren’t paid millions of dollars and they have to take a bus to each game instead of a private jet, their passion and commitment to the sport are what make college hockey so compelling. However, when college players make the leap to the professional ranks, what rule changes do they have to learn?

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The E28 Curve Has Ruined Me Forever

Easton E28 Curve

When I was a kid in the 1980’s, phones were not a designer object, nor were they something you actually brought with you places. You just didn’t have that option. I still laugh to myself when I remember a conversation I had here in the office with a younger employee who asked me “so how did you talk to girls back then?” I had to explain to him that – gasp! – we actually had to walk up to them and speak. Horrifying, especially if you were scared to death of girls like I was back then.

Choices in hockey gear, particularly sticks, are similar.

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