We’ve all been there. We’ve all heard the sound, we’ve all felt the pop. We’ve all looked down to see a half broken stick in your hand and we’ve all got that gut wrenching feeling before screaming obscenities.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt more defeated then when I look down to see an almost $300 stick mangled knowing that my backup stick would not pass any sort of safety regulation.
For those new to beer league, one of the ways that the NHL and beer league are incredibly different is the fact that Patrik Laine can go through a new stick every single power play with no problem while I’m surfing the bargain bins on pure hockey looking for something that doesn’t weigh the same as a concrete block but also has the durability of
It’s gotten so bad that people on my beer league team absolutely refuse to take face-offs. Myself, being the hardo that I am thought they were being soft and volunteered for face-off duty. This lasted all of 5 face-offs before I said no thanks I’m full. In a time of being a young adult and living essentially pay check to pay check, I can not afford the luxury of buying a stick every other month. Someone out there needs to make a halfway decent stick just for beer leaguers. I don’t know how to do it but if someone reads this and decides to, you’re welcome and I’ll take 5% of your fortune.
While I’m talking broken sticks, if you guys are in the market for quality hockey gear at a premium cost, head over to Pure Hockey where you’ll get 30% clearance items using the promo code MSKATE30. If you play your cards right, you can find some really nice gear for a great price. We’re essentially helping you steal hockey equipment from them. Outlaws baby, we’re all in this together.