The 12th Annual MSH SummerJam will be held at the RWJBarnabas Health Hockey House at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 1, 2020.
This will be the third time that we host SummerJam here and they have been excellent, well-attended events.
The registration page will be available shortly. If you have interest in attending, please post here to express interest.
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Just wanted to wish all of our members a happy Holiday season! Obviously 2020 has been crazy and I've been working through some issues myself over the past few months and haven't been as active, I just want to say that I appreciate those who are helping out and creating content in my absence. It's definitely noticed and appreciated!
Happy to announce that the 15th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held in metro Detroit on Saturday December 7th!
Registration is now open - request to join here:
Happy to announce that we will be hosting the 11th Annual MSH SummerJam in Chicago, IL on Saturday July 27th!
We will be skating on the Blackhawks' practice ice at MB Ice Arena.
Since it's a new city for us, we decided to start really early on it. If interested in the event, please post here to express your interest.
Does anyone know if Custom Pro Repair is open or still in business? I tried emailing this week and never heard back...usually they are pretty quick to respond..
So I'm worried and hope they haven't fallen victim to the pandemic like so many other small businesses..fingers crossed they are still going strong and Ken and Pat are healthy..
I know they are based in/near Montreal Canada..I have sent them gloves in the past and they did amazing custom stitching (name-number on t
My apologies for the length of this content in advance.
I recently started assisting a friend who is a head coach of team since one of the assistant coaches has become unavailable. He has a specific player who is very talented, reasonably more talented than the other players on the team, but struggles in games.
In practice, including team scrimmages, is a fantastic skater, great shooting skill; power and accuracy, excellent on-ice awareness, very agile, and has amazing hands.
I for one have owned quite a few pairs of skates over the many years I have been playing ice hockey. I thought it would be fun to see what some other member's favorites have been and share what mine have been. Post your top 5 favorite skates of all time (they can either be based on ones you have owned or even wanted to own). Mega/Bauer Air 90: I only owned the Bauer version but they were probably the most comfortable (slipper like) skates I have ever worn. The air pockets in the ankles were mo
My son was using (and liking) and Maximum Edge 981 profile. He can't get this done where he is now, and the place he did get them done can't do them on steel removed from the holder. They need the boot they say to find the balance point. So I have new steel for him but can't get a 981 profile because I don't have his skates and he can't do without them.
He can get a Prosharp profile where he is. Reading the groups it seems for a 280 length blade most seem to prefer the Quad 1.
So my qu
Unfortunately due to low returns on data from end users, the Prosharp Project is being shut down. The AS2001 is being packed up and sent back to Prosharp.
I really felt that it would go over well and provide end users an opportunity to try different profiles at virtually zero cost to them, but a lot of them abused the generosity and work behind it. Situations like this only hurt what we're trying to accomplish here - having a community with opinions and experiences and being able to coll
Tried out a Zup S. My regular steel is a Quad 0.
These are night and day different. I did not like Zup S whatsoever. Zero mobility. Looking at how the various radii, I suspect a Zup XS might be closer in similarity to a Quad 0, but I probably won't try it as I can already tell I'm not going to like it more than the Quad.
Steel - Step Blacksteel SB4.0
Hollow - 7/8"
Profile - 9'/10'
About Me - Played inline in South Georgia a little bit growing up and club inline in college. Took about a 10 year break and started playing Ice a year and a half ago after turning 30 and moving to a place that has legit hockey (yes it's "Alabama", but it's different than you'd think). I play 3 nights a week. Low D2 player, but skating is probably my biggest strength. I messed around with profiles a bit when I firs
I’ve been relatively happy with my Quad 0.5 profile on my True skates, but I’m always game to experiment with a different profile on my 2nd set of runners. I was near a well known shop in Surrey, BC that has a prosharp, and I knew they perform the profile while you wait. I decided I’d like to try the Zuperior M based on the positive feedback on this forum.
I spoke to the person at the profile station, and he had concerns that pitch adjustments from my existing profile would im
Bauer 2X Pro Shoulder Pad Review
Background: I am a D or E level player who is lucky enough to play in a C division so I can be embarrassed by better players. I play forward on the C team and I also play defense on an E team. I have been playing for 20 years having started on ice at 34. I have coached up to the JV and Varsity level and have my level 4 USA Hockey coaching card.
Previous Equipment: I don’t want to go back too far but for the last 4 years or so I have b
I received the Surgeon RX3 stick as a freebie from STX last April and decided on writing a review on this stick after a year of use. However, with the lock down along with the arena I normally play at being renovated I won’t be back on the ice until mid August or early September, so I’ve decided to write a review of the stick now because I feel as though it will start getting me back into things during the Summer.
Weight: 160 lbs
Weight: 150 lbs
I've been playing hockey since I was 7 with roller and started ice when I was 11. I've played as high as midget AAA but was a career AA player at best, along with high school varsity hockey in New Jersey. I've used many sticks throughout my time on the ice. To give you an idea of what I have to compare the Nexus ADV to, I've used:
Nike Bauer Vapor XXX Lite
TPS Response R8
RBK 7K SicKick
PERFORMANCE: Excellent. Provides excellent grip on the stick blade to the puck. Keeps ice shavings off. It makes a difference. If I forget to put it on and I've played about two games, I can feel less grip on the puck, and feels like I have no tape on my stick. I play in senior men's league hockey so the ice shavings build up on the ice in the second to third periods. That all gets on the bottom edge of your blade as you skate around if you don't have stick wax. EASE OF USE: It is a puck-shaped
This is my first try for a product review, so if you have questions, or parts of the review are not clear, do not hesitate. I hope this can be of value for our members or to internet visitors that end up here.
A little bit of context about the reviewer:
I play 2 to 4 times a week in low level competitive leagues (during the main season, I play once a week during the summer), mainly as a D-man but also play as a forward. As for shin guards here is a list of the models
Height - 5'11"
Weight - 165 lbs
Pant size - Senior Medium
Level of play: University Hockey (2 Per Week, probably equivalent to Junior B)
Used for: 6 Months
Fit -Previous user of Bauer Nexus (small) pants, but wanted something a little more form fitting. Would say that these fit smaller compared to a Nexus, about the same as a Vapor. These are much more contoured above the hips, sit properly on the hip, and follow the shape of the