CCM Ribcor 40K Stick Features and Review

CCM Ribcor 40K Stick Features and Review

CCM Ribcor 40K Stick

Yep, you read that correctly. The Ribcor 40K is being released under the CCM brand for the 2014 season. Why did they make this change? Well, Reebok and CCM officials realized that even though they had a significant number of Pro, Major and Junior players using their sticks it was divided between the two brands so their usage stats appeared lower than their competitors. By consolidating their stick lines under the CCM brand their usage stats appear more in line with those of their competitors.

Confusing as it might be, I implore you to set that aside because this stick has some seriously exciting new features.

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Ranked: The Worst Smelling Hockey Gear

Worst Smell Hockey Gear

Smelly hockey gear is an issue that has plagued players since the game’s creators strapped metal blades onto their shoes. Interesting and completely made-up fact: In the days before industrial washing machines to clean gear, smelling salts were originally used to get the smell of their own gear out of players’ noses. It was only when a player actually passed out from smelling his skate that trainers discovered the salts’ ability to wake up knocked out players.

The Offensive Smell of Hockey Gear

If you’re anything like me, you won’t even reach one hand into your hockey bag when you are dressed for work or school out of fear of smelling all day long. It’s no secret that the smell of hockey gear isn’t for everyone, so today I am going to dive in to my bag and identify the pieces of gear most responsible for the offensive odors.

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Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Stick Review

Bauer TotalOne MX3 Stick Review

Update: Click here to order the Bauer Supreme TotalOne MX3 Stick

It’s that time of the year again. The day we all anxiously anticipate. Another Bauer stick launch that has hockey players everywhere waiting with bated breath. Bauer has this way, even if you don’t use Bauer sticks, of making you anticipate their releases. For people in the hockey industry it feels like this stick was released months ago. That’s how much talk there has been. So which family of sticks is growing this time? A few months back we were graced with the Nexus 8000 and we got the Vapor APX2 last fall. That means that it’s finally time for the Supreme MX3 stick.

Bauer Supreme MX3 Stick

Yet another gorgeous design from Bauer on the MX3 stick. (click to enlarge)

Bauer’s Supreme line was designed for players who need a stick that delivers powerful one-timers and heavy slap shots. Of course, there are players all over the planet using the Supreme stick and dangling through defenses and roofing wrist shots and snappers, but the heavy duty shots are where the Supreme MX3 stick offers serious advantages.

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Sportsmanship Off The Ice

Sportsmanship is important at every level of the game.

Sportsmanship is important at every level of the game.

Sportsmanship Off The Ice

Ed Note: The content below is advice and wisdom from a local hockey coach.

It is all too easy to get caught up in the game of hockey.

While that is not necessarily a bad thing, sometimes our passion allows us to get away from what truly matters. The real world isn’t condensed into two categories: winning and losing, and neither should the game of hockey.

For the young skater, it can be a valuable learning experience to take a step back from the game and really observe what matters. As a coach, I always try to instill the value of good sportsmanship into my younger players. When my skaters value their teammates not only for what they can do on the ice, but also for simply being there, it is a remarkable thing.

Here are a few ways that I push my players toward the tenants of respect, friendship, and a sportsmanlike attitude whether they are on the ice or on the bench.

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