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Here's our guide to some of the key items you need in your pre-game checklist.

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There is probably little doubt that anyone who has ever been a parent has fallen victim to the cliché that "time goes by so fast". Particularly in the case of hockey, it seems at one point we can hardly figure out which goalie pad goes on which leg and the next thing we know our kid's sport has become an off-limits universe, as we drop him or her off at the arena and watch them disappear into the privacy of the dressing room and their own secret pre-game ritual.Once we rapidly exhaust all of our trade secrets about where to...

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  We get many question regarding the "difference" between Passau and other brands.  In the post  we will talk about the Mid Knee Break option and why it might be a good option for you. As you know Passau is 100% custom to your order so you will get more options for breaks than you can imagine.  One of the more unique option is the Mid Knee break.  Here is what some other goalie have said about this option "I absolutely love the mid knee break it feels like a natural break when bending the knee, resulting in better five...

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Here is part 2 of our interview with custom goalie equipment maker Alain Beaudry of Passau Hockey in Chambly, just outside Montreal. Q: Ingoalmag.com recently posted a story about Hockey Canada’s decision to apply goalie equipment sizing norms to all minor goalies for September 2009. However, these rule changes, as well as the new set of norms for pro goalies that the NHL will begin enforcing, create an obvious challenge for equipment makers. What are these newest rules really about? Has the NHL consulted equipment manufacturers, as they have with goalies such as Martin Brodeur and Roberto Luongo, to ask their input?...

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  When I was in second grade and still too young to get three words in a row spelled correctly, I wrangled my older sister into writing a letter for me to Le Club de Hockey Canadien. A month later a glossy 8 x 10 of my heroes decked out in the sacred bleu-blanc-rouge arrived, with my supreme idol Ken Dryden seated at one end of the front row. I can still recall the rapture with which I studied his pads; those imposing pillars of brown leather, the impregnable twin towers that could repel every shot with uncanny speed and style. Despite my...

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