This week marks the beginning of December which means time is slowly but surely getting closer and closer to the 25th! We are pretty excited about the holiday season, but who isn’t? Make sure you get the perfect gift for the hockey player or hockey fan in your fam. Check out the next wave of great suggestions and gift ideas for this year’s holiday season.
Bauer Street Goalie Equipment This holiday season treat your kids to something extra special…give them unlimited outdoor fun with street hockey goalie equipment! Whether it’s a group of neighborhood kids killing time after school, to a little More >
Last week we gave you a short list of items found at HockeyMonkey.com that would make perfect gifts to give to your friends and family for this year’s holiday season. In this week’s installment, we include six more sure to complete all of your stocking stuffing needs!
Composite Mini Sticks Remember playing knee hockey and using those short flat plastic mini sticks with the straight blade? Talk about obsolete…the mini sticks coming out today are miniature models of the real hockey sticks we use on the ice and man are they awesome!
These sticks show the same graphics and flash as all your More >
Well it’s that time of year again. What’s on your wish list this year? What’s on your loved ones wish list? If you can’t answer these questions don’t stress out or panic! At Hockey Monkey we’ve compiled a list that would make great gifts for anyone in your circle. Let’s start off with these six items:
The Green Biscuit Training Puck made for off-ice practicing in stick handling and passing. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the player in your home these holidays.
This amazing training puck will help develop the passing skills that will blow your competition away! This puck slides More >
It’s hard to admit our faults sometimes. Be real with it! Some of us are guilty of being puckhogs, some are guilty of cherry picking; others are guilty of making sticks that explode when you take a slap shot after just a few weeks of use. It happens…
It’s no big deal. We all have our faults. That’s why we practice. We go back to the drawing board from time to time. The day we become content, that we stop working towards being better, that’s when we’re in trouble.
Easton’s not stupid. They know how brutally competitive the stick market is, and More >
We all know that fighting is an expected part of hockey, but most of us don’t know exactly to what extent. We’ve all heard the joke “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out” According to hockeyfights.com, there were 645 fights during the 1230 games of the 2010-2011 NHL season (and a whopping 117 games with more than one fight). It stands to reason that an adrenaline-filled sport like hockey would see its share of fights over the years.
Although fighting in the NHL has bumped up against its share of criticism, it is a considerable draw for More >
With unmatched comfort, optimum control and performance consistency, it’s no wonder that Zach Parise and Zdeno Chara have each worn the Easton Synergy EQ5!
Composite in all the right places, this hybrid skate combines the lightweight structure of Easton’s Stealth skate with a fully heat-moldable Fusion Foam in the boot quarter for an ideal custom fit. The Synergy EQ5’s composite frame is strategically placed to optimize response and long-term performance consistency, while maintaining a balance of structure and fit.
The Synergy EQ5 utilizes thermally activated anatomical ankle foams and a felt-based tongue to enhance the overall comfort of the skate and give More >
The 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs get under way tonight when 5 series drop the puck for the first round.
Here’s what we have to look forward to with each matchup:
7 pm ET: Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh Starting off the night is a Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh team hosting Tampa Bay. With or without Crosby, the Penguins will continue to rely on the goaltending brawn of Marc-Andre Fleury, who was named the Penguins’ team MVP while the Lightening will rely on Steve Stamkos to rekindle the goal streak he brought early in the season.
7 pm ET: Phoenix @ Detroit Last year’s first round rematch promises More >
DETROIT — Goaltender Shooter Tudor, Detroit’s second pick in the 2010 entry draft, was called up from the Corona Sasquatch of the Inland Empire Elite League (IEEL) after Red Wings suffered their worst loss in the goalie mask era.
“Whenever you get a chance to play with this club, it’s wicked awesome,” Tudor said. “The boys are real supportive and the pace, even in practice, is amazing”
Tudor practiced with the team on Thursday and took a shot off his lower right Velcro strap in the morning skate. He had to have his Velcro strap removed. “I have the new Velcro strap More >
Pittsburgh Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby, donned skates for the first time since being sidelined with a concussion 10 weeks ago. Limited to stickhandling around cones and shooting a few pucks, Crosby is far from being ready to return. His 15 minute practice gives no guarantee that he will play again this season. With playoffs in the near future, Crosby’s progress is a good sign but far from promising.
The concussion resulted from a hard slam into the end boards by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman on January 5. The hit re-triggered the already much debated issue of head hits, improper checking and More >
Wednesday night’s game between the Colorado Avalance and Edmonton Oilers was bloody… both literally and figuratively.
Bleeding badly from a cut sustained when Taylor Hall‘s skate sliced his face in the first period, Avalanche defenceman Ryan O’Byrne managed to skate off the ice on his own. Hall tried to jump past the defender behind the Colorado net. O’Byrne was escorted into the locker room for initial examination and treatment before being taken to a nearby hospital. He suffered facial lacerations and didn’t return. “They had to take him and get him sewn up,” Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said. “Any time a skate More >