Ice Hockey clothes and equipment
Being fast and accurate like Hayley Wickenheiser or Sidney Crosby - that's what every adolescent ice hockey player wants. Of course, to get closer to that goal, you need the right equipment for your icy adventures. SportSpar's ice hockey shop offers a variety of items - from ice hockey jerseys of well-known teams to the indispensable mouthguard - at a reasonable price!
What cow dung chunks have to do with ice hockey ...
The fact that ice hockey is played with pucks these days is by no means self-evident. When the rousing sport from Canada saw the light of day in the mid-19th century (in the full sense of the word, as the premiere matches took place in the open air), players shot with frozen cow dung chungs. Well, improvisation is everything. On March 3rd, 1875, a small revolution in ice hockey occurred: The frozen cow dung chunks were now in the past. They were initially replaced by hard rubber balls from the lacrosse sport. Shortly thereafter, they were tailored for sports-specific practical reasons so that only the middle piece was left: The puck was born. The scene also changed - for the first time, two teams met in one hall, more specifically in the Victoria Skating Rink of Montreal, and dueled according to established rules. Over the decades, ice hockey has become one of the most internationally popular sports. That's one of the reasons why SportSpar also hosts a hockey shop with exactly the hockey equipment you need.
How to best equip yourself for intensive sports ...
The fastest puck in history reached an incredible speed of 113,7 mph. The Russian defender Alexander Ryazantsev managed this unbelievable success and remains unbeaten to this day. By comparison, not even an average midsize car on the highway can reach this speed. Of course, there are several preconditions that must be fulfilled in order to achieve such high performances: You need talent and the willingness to train hard on a regular basis as well as the right - quite extensive - equipment to be safe during your performances on icy ground. These include:
- Helmet with cage
- Neck guard
- Chest protector with back and shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Ice hockey gloves
- Ice Hockey Jock or Jill
- Knee- and shin pads
- Training jersey
- Padded shorts
In the ice hockey shop of SportSpar you will find ice hockey jerseys of successful nations like Sweden or Finland. In addition, shirts from well-known clubs are available: How about a jersey of the Pittsburgh Penguins? Be sure to buy a suitable mouthguard to protect your mouth - after all, ice hockey is a very physical sport. The models in the ice hockey shop come from Tapout and are available in various colours, such as black-grey, red-blue or black-white-purple. The integrated airflow channels provide maximum breathability so you can fully start going for goals. If you are a supporter of the top Finnish team Koovee, the casual fan scarf from the ice hockey shop must not be missing in your personal collection.
Finally: funny facts about the hockey sport!
Probably the strangest ice hockey goal in history fell in the match between Djurgårdens IF and Leksand on November 18th, 2012: Alexander Wennberg, who was working for Djurgårdens IF at the time, was hit by a puck on his leg. Then the puck got caught in the pants of the left winger, who recognized the opportunity quickly, moved towards goal and easily drove behind the goal line. Once there, he shook his leg until the puck fell to the ground. Well, blow me down with a feather! What a strange - but legal - hit! By the way, not only summery shakes have to be served ice cold. This also applies to the game equipment in ice hockey, because: Frozen pucks are easier to control. So it is hardly surprising that the respective players kick an average of twelve copies per game over the ice. Check out the SportSpar ice hockey online shop and order ice hockey jerseys and other ice hockey items that will make your hockey heart beat faster!