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What Stick Does Nathan MacKinnon Use?

What Stick Does Nathan MacKinnon Use?

Nathan MacKinnon finished second in the NHL with 140 points in 82 games and was nominated a Hart Trophy finalist for the fourth time. He may notoriously love the CCM Trigger Pro, but Nathan MacKinnon likes to experiment. Find out what stick he's using.

What Stick Does Connor McDavid Use?

What Stick Does Connor McDavid Use?

McDavid's performance in the 2-23-24 season was nothing short of extraordinary. He finished third in the NHL with a staggering 132 points in just 76 games. Find out what stick he's using.

Top 5 Youth Hockey Sticks for 2024

Top 5 Youth Hockey Sticks for 2024

Kids who are still growing, developing, and learning the basics need a simple and sturdy hockey stick. Buying used can help parents not only save money but also allow kids to try different sticks that will best suit their playing style as they develop.

Top 5 Hockey Sticks of 2024

Top 5 Hockey Sticks of 2024

At SidelineSwap, you can find top-of-the-line sticks for a fraction of their retail price . With help from hockey expert Jon Leung , who spent 10 years working for large US hockey retailers before coming to SidelineSwap as a Trade-in Coordinator, we’ve put together a list of our five favorite sticks for 2024.

Top 5 "Hybrid-Kick" Hockey Sticks for 2024

Top 5 "Hybrid-Kick" Hockey Sticks for 2024

By positioning the kick point directly between the mid and low points of the shaft, a hybrid-kick or “mid-low” stick bridges the gap between a quick release and a powerful shot. Some argue that hybrids have the best puck feel since their balance and flex points are just below your bottom hand.

Top 5 "Mid-Kick" Hockey Sticks for 2024

Top 5 "Mid-Kick" Hockey Sticks for 2024

Mid-kick points are ideal for players who want snappy passes and extra power. Models from the biggest names in hockey, such as the CCM Super Tacks series, True Catalyst, STX Stallion, and the legendary Bauer Supreme line, each offer sticks made to give players more power on their shots.

Top 5 "Low-Kick" Hockey Sticks for 2024

Top 5 "Low-Kick" Hockey Sticks for 2024

Low-kick points are ideal for players who want a quick release and maximum “pop” with a quick motion—perfect for wrist or snapshots. Models from the biggest names in hockey, such as the CCM Trigger series and the Bauer Vapor line, each offer low-kick sticks made for players who want the most out of their quick shots.

Top 5 Goalie Hockey Sticks for 2024

Top 5 Goalie Hockey Sticks for 2024

The right goalie stick can be the difference between a shutout and a shaky performance. Like every other player on the ice, your stick should become an extension of your body, used for sprawling saves, redirects, and puck control.

Our Favorite Hockey Goalie Sets for 2024

Our Favorite Hockey Goalie Sets for 2024

Choosing the perfect goalie set can be daunting, especially with the vast array of options and styles on the market. Here are our favorite goalie sets for 2024, catering to different playing styles and budgets.

Top 3 Hockey Goalie Sets for a Narrow Butterfly

Top 3 Hockey Goalie Sets for a Narrow Butterfly

Goalies may prefer a narrow butterfly stance for various reasons like body type, flexibility, and playing style. Whatever the reason may be, there are pads that can keep goalies with a narrow butterfly comfortable on the ice.

Best Beginner Hockey Goalie Sets for 2024

Best Beginner Hockey Goalie Sets for 2024

Before we dive into the finer points of our favorite beginner goalie sets, it’s worth pointing out that it's often a good idea for beginners to shop secondhand for gear. Here's why.

Best Beginner Hockey Skates for 2024

Best Beginner Hockey Skates for 2024

Skating onto the ice for the first time is an exciting moment—and having the right equipment will make a huge difference in your enjoyment and development as a hockey player.