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The Evolution of Hockey Equipment

Change is a constant whether you like it or not.

Just look back on the last two decades of hockey and the theme of change is evident.

The evolution of hockey equipment alone in the last few decades has drastically changed the way the game is played. One big change of course was the introduction of the composite hockey stick that overtook the once beloved wooden stick. Equipment has not only improved in efficiency and effectiveness but also in looks.

Do you remember just how big and ugly goalie pads used to look compared to their slickness now?

Check out this mini feature on how the evolution of hockey equipment has shaped hockey over the years:

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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