There are many perks to working in the hockey equipment industry. We often get to see unreleased product months before the public, we benefit from awesome discounts on gear, and we roll hard with dual monitors here in the office, but most of us are in the industry simply because we love the game.
Passing the awesomeness of hockey onto the next generation (and the feeling of doing one’s part to grow the greatest game in the world) has always been the most rewarding part of this industry. Outfitting a youngster that may go on to love the game for the More >
We are happy to announce that HockeyMonkey is expanding to Colorado and New Hampshire! There are two new MonkeySports Superstore locations coming soon and they will be the first Superstore locations for both states, adding to our current locations in: California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. By adding these two great stores, we are making it even easier to get the best Hockey gear at the lowest prices!
The latest addition out West is set to open up in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Greenwood Village borders the city of Littleton and is only a 30 minute drive from the “Mile-High City” of Denver. More >
We got our hands on the new CCM Resistance Helmet today and wanted to give it the old sniff test… So here goes nothing.
First off, I’m a Bauer boy mostly and have been for a long time. I’ve been using essentially the same helmet for way too long now (Bauer 5000, 5500 and currently 7500). Upon opening this bad boy, I’m struck by the metallic packaging (I’m all about being flashy) and we’re off to a good start. Disclaimer: I didn’t at point in this process actually sniff the helmet—maybe tomorrow. Once I got it out, I’m struck by its simplicity. More >
We’ve all tried the golf ball, the weighted ball, the puck with balls in it, the real puck on a shooting board and even shooting off that patch of ice in the driveway when it gets cold enough. The one thing I can honestly say about all of those attempts at recreating that on-ice feel, is that they all fell a bit short. At the end of the day, in my mind at least, your off-ice training puck has to look like a puck, and it sure as heck needs to feel like one too… Oh, and don’t forget, it More >
We use the term “big game” for a reason. Many might not understand the emotional investment we have after 82 games. The same way our club has made sacrifices, we’ve made sacrifices! With the playoffs in full swing, it only feels natural to touch on the topic of “How to watch the big game”. Keep the following factors in mind in order to maximize your viewing enjoyment this playoff season.
Whether it’s in the privacy of your own home, at your favorite sports bar, or live in person, where you choose to view your big game may have a drastic effect More >
I feel like a kid on Christmas when looking at this year’s first round matchups. You have your usual suspects, as well as some fresh new faces this postseason, both of which are sure to be a blast to watch. So, without further ado, I’m about to drop some bold predictions…
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Dougie Hamilton will have more points than Pavel Datsyuk…. Yeah, I said it. Boston simply seems to have it all at the moment. Detroit will be lucky if they don’t get swept. Bruins in five.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens Ryan Malone will be cleared of More >
Growing up my dad always taught me to use the right tool for the job. This is one truth that STX Hockey seems to understand from the get go, releasing two uniquely elite hockey sticks. The Surgeon and Stallion 500 sticks. While using the “wrong” stick may not have quite as devastating effects as say, using a screwdriver as a hammer, or using the wrong motor oil for your engine, the point I’m trying to make is that magic happens when you select the stick that complements YOUR specific style of play. Although new to the sport of hockey, STX has been a long More >
Ribs? When someone says ribs, I usually think slow-cooked, meat falling-off-the-bones, smoky and rich BBQ flavor. Lately, though, when someone says ribs I think of blasting clappers past a goalie. Not getting the connection? RIBCOR – it’s the name of a Reebok stick the Reebok Ribcor, it has ribs and it will make net minders feel like the proverbial naked goalie!
Think of how a slingshot works. You put the ammo in the pocket, tighten the slack in the bands and start to draw back. The further you pull back, the more power you will provide to the projectile. More >
We were so excited to find out that HockeyMonkey.com was recently awarded an EXCELLENT rating by STELLAService. Who are they? Well, we STELLAService is an independent company that evaluates the customer service performance of online stores. They navigated our site, conducted usability tests, ordered and returned products and communicated with our Customer Service reps through phone, email and live chat.
We actually didn’t even know that we were being evaluated until the results came in. So, we thought we’d let you know so that you can celebrate with us! HockeyMonkey is committed to continuing the practices and policies that won 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 >