New Nashville Predators jerseys now on sale!

Nashville Predators Gear at Shop.NHL.comAfter providing a sneak peek at their new jerseys for the 2011-12 NHL season, the Nashville Predators’ new home & road jerseys are on sale at Shop.NHL.com, where you can place a pre-order, with initial shipments scheduled for October 1, 2011. The Premier Road Jersey starts at $124.99, but can be customized with the name and number of your choice for an additional $55.
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Is modern hockey equipment dangerous?

Scott Radley at the Hamilton Spectator picks up an argument which gets far too little press these days, given all the concern over concussions and other serious injuries at all levels of hockey: [Read more...]

Hockey Gear HQ launches new email newsletter

I’m happy to announce that I’ve launched a new email newsletter as part of our offerings here at Hockey Gear HQ, so you can keep up to date with the latest deals, discounts and developments in the world of hockey equipment, apparel and accessories. Over on the right-hand sidebar you’ll find the signup form, which simply asks for your name, email address, and favorite NHL team.

So what does this newsletter offer?

  • When you sign up, I’ll share two discount codes right away with you, to help save money on hockey gear from leading online retailers.
  • News from around the hockey world related to new equipment, jersey updates, and other items.
  • The latest deals and coupon codes available online, so you can keep your hockey gear up to date without breaking the bank!
  • Let me know your favorite NHL team when you subscribe, and I’ll make sure to fire you immediate alerts when team-specific news breaks (such as when new jerseys, t-shirts & hats go on sale this summer for the Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, and others).
  • Occasionally I’ll have special offers and giveaways reserved for members of this email list, so keep an eye open for those.

Dirk HoagAs always, if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact me!

- Dirk Hoag

Founder, Hockey Gear HQ

Best places to buy Winnipeg Jets NHL gear online

At long last, the group in Winnipeg has announced that their relocated NHL team will indeed be called the Jets, building upon the history of the team which began life in 1972 as part of the WHA, before joining the NHL from 1979-96 and then moving to Phoenix. T-shirts and hats with the new logo and team colors are now available, but you can only pre-order the jerseys currently, although there is a special offer on them:

Save $10 when you spend $75 at Shop.NHL.com. – Ends 9.30.11

In the meantime, you also can bet that vintage gear will also be in demand. [Read more...]

Save money with coupon code for Warrior & UnderArmour gear this weekend

The latest version of Hockey Monkey‘s Weekend Blowout offers big savings on the Warrior and UnderArmour brands, as found in their Clearance Section. Warrior covers many different areas of hockey equipment and apparel, while of course UnderArmour is the leader in the performance undergarment field.

To take advantage of this deal (good through June 27, 2011), make sure to use the special coupon code WRUAWBO2511 during checkout, and you’ll receive an extra 15% off the already-discounted clearance price. Let’s take a look at a few examples of what you can save:

CLEARANCE - Get up to 50% off Hockey Equipment! Offer Ongoing

Warrior Dolomite Spyne Grip Sr. Composite Hockey Stick

Once $234.99, now over 50% off at Hockey Monkey. Click picture for details.

This Warrior Dolomite Spyne Grip Sr. Composite hockey stick started life at $234.99, but is now on clearance at $129.98. Take the extra 15% discount, and you’re looking at $110.48 for a high-power shot blaster. If you like this stick and want to load up with a 3-pack, you can save even more as Hockey Monkey offers additional discounts when you buy in bulk. Be sure to browse around within the selection, because when these items go on clearance they may not be available in a full variety of flex ratings and blade patterns.

Under Armour Sr. Team Zone Short Sleeve Tee

Over 50% off retail price at Hockey Monkey! Click picture for details.

UnderArmour has pretty much developed an entire industry around high-performance athletic undergarments, and even if you don’t play hockey, this sale gives you the chance to snag some fresh gear on the cheap. At right, check out the Under Armour Sr. Team Zone Short Sleeve Tee, which starts at $39.99, but is on clearance at $21.98. Using that extra 15% savings drops the price to just $18.68, a total discount of more than 50%! In this example, I was surprised to see the broad range of sizes and colors available, so this is definitely one item I highly recommend you check out.

Again, to take this extra discount, use the special offer code WRUAWBO2511 when checking out at Hockey Monkey. The sale only runs for a few days, so head over now!

Get the latest info on sales & coupon codes for hockey equipment & NHL-related items by subscribing to our email newsletter!

New Nashville Predators jerseys revealed?

Yesterday at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators revealed new logos to be used in the upcoming 2011-12 NHL season, and these jerseys do include that new logo on the chest.

Here’s a look at the new(?) gear: [Read more...]

EA NHL 12 cover boy: Steven Stamkos

GameStop, Inc.In what has become an annual honor in the hockey world, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has been named to grace the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 12, due for release in September, but available for pre-order. Here’s a look at Stamkos as he will appear in the game: [Read more...]

Bauer Vapor hockey stick feature comparisons, from X:15 to X:60

When it comes to picking a new one-piece composite hockey stick, the number of choices out there can be daunting. In order to cut through some of the confusion, I’m launching a series here at Hockey Gear HQ to help break down the various brands of sticks according to their features and price points, to help you make the best decision possible about which twig is most appropriate for you. We’re going to start with the Bauer Vapor series…

Take $10 off your $150 hockey equipment purchase at TotalHockey.com. Coupon code: SAVE10 [Read more...]

Sherbrook SBK to buy Global Sports Technologies, make a push in the hockey stick market?

News comes this morning from CBS Marketwatch that Sherbrook SBK Sport is preparing to acquire Global Sports Technologies, makers of the Trilage hockey stick, with the goal of leveraging some of that stick’s unique features and technology into making a push on the composite hockey stick market: [Read more...]

Bauer Vapor X:20 Stick’um composite hockey stick review

Making the transition to using one-piece composite hockey sticks can be tricky for longtime players who are used to the reliable “feel” of a traditional wooden twig, and suspicious about whether the new generation of sticks really lives up to all the hype. It was easy for me to fall in love with the Easton Synergy EQ50 when I reviewed it, since it’s a top-of-the-line stick used by the likes of NHL stars like Zdeno Chara and Mike Cammalleri. But I was curious to see how a more affordable “regular Joe” option would fare, so a few months ago I picked up a Bauer Vapor X:20 Stick’um at a local hockey store. [Read more...]