What is the Tripping penalty in Hockey? (Explained)

All professional sports go through rule changes and hockey is not an exception. This article in particular looks at the tripping penalty in hockey. While there are aspects of the game that haven’t changes, there are plenty that have! As we learn more about safety, some changes make perfectly good sense – like putting masks … Read more

What is Interference in Hockey? (Goalies and Players)

In hockey, there are several offenses that will land players in the penalty box. There are several egregious penalties, like checking from behind, tripping, and fighting. These are relatively easy for referees to see. But…there are others that are slightly more difficult for referees to see. One of those is interference. So if you’ve ever … Read more

Hockey Pants vs Girdles: Which are best? (Differences)

Confused about what is the difference between hockey pants and girdles?. And, subsequently, what in the world are breezers? Many people ponder the difference between the bottoms that hockey players wear, especially whether those bottoms are called girdles or pants. Rookie hockey players can become quickly confused, especially when other terms are thrown around the … Read more

What are Hockey Sticks made of? Hint: Not just Wood!

Whether you play hockey or you are a fan, you may at one point have wondered what material sticks are made with, especially since they don’t look anything like the old wooden sticks from the early days! So what material are hockey sticks made of nowadays? Like equipment in other sports, hockey sticks come in … Read more

Goalie vs Player Skates: 5 Key Differences Explained

There are several differences in structure and performance when it comes to goalie vs player skates. This article attempts to answer that question! Let’s begin. A young hockey player just learning to skate can get by with any type of hockey skate. But, once a hockey player decides on a position, it is time to … Read more

How tall should a hockey stick be? (With and Without skates)

When it comes to any type of athletic equipment, it is always better to have it fit. So, how tall should your hockey stick be? This is especially true when it comes to hockey equipment. When hockey equipment does not fit, hockey players have difficulty moving the puck up and down the ice. In addition … Read more