With the holidays just around the corner, our team has compiled the official holiday cheat sheet for the hockey fanatic on your list. To celebrate all things giving (and keeping), we've rounded up our favourite gifts for all ages— including toys, equipment, clothing, training tools and books.
The stench of hockey equipment becomes a standard household smell for many players and parents but it doesn’t have to be that way. The portable, multipurpose drying hanger and storage organizer from Sixteen & 8 Sports is a great tool to use at home or on the road. The rack comes equipped with hooks to hang anywhere and is completely collapsible so it won’t take up much room when packing for the next big tournament.
Do you ever have to deal with the frustration of losing an edge in the middle of a game or practice? A traditional stone can work in a pinch but the best bet is an Edge Again skate sharpener tool. Their handheld skate sharpening devices are quick and efficient at filing edges of both player and goalie skates and will prolong the length between trips to the pro shop.
If you are looking for something a bit more professional when it comes to sharpening your skates, the Prosharp Home and Prosharp Skatepal Pro3 are great options for any do-it-yourselfer. Both options have portable sharpeners that can handle the demands of high volume, team and pro-shop use. One button operation and a self-centering skate clamp make it so simple, anyone can sharpen like a pro.
Shaft Repair System
No need to throw away those broken composite sticks anymore. The SRS®System repairs broken shafts, damaged toes, crushed heels, impact fractures, and blades that have been completely broken. You can even keep your sticks in the game longer by getting them outfitted with composite battle armor. Using ExoFlex™ Technology, skilled pro shop professionals will strategically place carbon fiber in the areas that take the most abuse to make sure you get the most out of your stick for the entire season.
Turn your team jersey into a decal or magnet with PeelStars. These wall hangs are safe for use on cars, walls, iPads, doors, or any smooth surface and are completely customizable.
Lessons from Behind the Glass
Whether you are about to lace up your child’s skates for the first time or you have a young teen who is coming close to the end of their Minor Hockey career, Allyson Tufts' "Lessons From Behind The Glass" is the perfect companion to help you through your most crazy moments in the stands. From politics to perspective to passion, this book will help guide you to a balanced and less stressful life in the arena… and keep you laughing along the way!
Cartoon hockey fanatic Brady Brady is always a hit with early readers who can relate to the main character. The Brady Brady stories entertain and engage young readers while teaching important lessons about life and sport. Signature illustrations bring Brady Brady’s world alive, with a unique brand of vibrant and dynamic imagery.
Looking the Part
Sublimated Hockey Hoodies from Kobe
The Kobe Dangler Sweatshirt (style 8950HL) is now available with 6" sublimated sleeve panels. Made in Canada, mix-and-match seven body colours and twelve lace colours while adding a unique sublimated sleeve design. Minimum quantity of twelve pieces and completed within three weeks.
Sublimated Hockey Bags from Kobe
The new Kobe Transformer Hockey Bag is now available in 112 colour combinations with fully customizable, sublimated side panels. Customized in Canada and completed within four weeks.
Men’s UA Cold Gear Infrared Storm Stealth Gloves
The Men’s Under Armour Cold Gear Infrared Storm Stealth Gloves use a DWR finish to repel water without sacrificing breathability. The Infrared technology absorbs and retains body heat using a soft, thermos-conductive inner coating. Its windproof constructions shields from elements while the silicone printed palm adds grip. Fingertips are touchscreen compatible. Made of nylon/polyester. Imported.
UA Storm ColdGear Infrared Porter 3 in 1
Under Armour’s exclusive MagZip™ closure holds together for easy, struggle-free zipping in the Storm ColdGear Infrared Porter 3-in-1. The jacket features a zip-out liner, adjustable cuffs, a bungee hem adjuster and a secure chest audio pocket with an interior headphone escape. Made with polyester, its windproof construction shields from elements while the ColdGear® Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb and retain body heat without excessive weight. The Moisture Transport System wicks away sweat while the DWR finish repels water with sacrificing breathability.
CCM Ribcor Reckoner
CCM engineers have improved the Ribcor Reckoner performance by optimizing the shaft and blade constructions. Concave PopMatrix technology helps to maximize the performance of the carbon fibers in tension while protecting them. This provides an even quicker and more efficient energy transfer. The new, lighter Ascent blade features an updated stiffness profile to provide great feel and quick release.
CCM JetSpeed Skates
Built to help players reach maximum speeds, CCM JetSpeed Skates feature RocketFrame technology with a boot construction that fits closer to the foot and offers a more precise heel lock. Get fit to fly with the CCM JetSpeed skates.
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