Pure Hockey announces acquisition of Total Hockey


TSG Enterprises, LLC, the largest specialty Hockey & Lacrosse retailer in the U.S., and owner of the Pure Hockey, Hockey Giant, Pure Goalie, and Commonwealth Lacrosse ("ComLax") brands, announced that it has acquired Total Hockey, Inc. With the acquisition, TSG will now operate 54 retail locations across the United States, as well as seven ecommerce websites focused on hockey, lacrosse, and goalie equipment.

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This week's cover: August 11, 2016

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If I were czar of men’s college hockey


By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

On March 23, 2016, the Big Ten announced that Notre Dame would be added as a sport affiliate member for men’s hockey, beginning with the 2017-18 season. On April 29, reports surfaced that Arizona State was finalizing a deal to join the National Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHC). Then, on July 13, Minnesota State announced that its men’s hockey program had applied to become a member of the NCHC.

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It's a Beaut!

The inaugural season of Da Beauty League was a hit with players and fans this summer at Braemar Arena


By Pete Waggoner

Da Beauty League was more than a low-key 4-on-4 summer training league for NHL and college players looking to stay in shape during the offseason. In fact, it became a well-oiled machine. Founder Ben Hankinson of Octagon Hockey created a league that featured 49 players who have played in the NHL, and six teams that competed on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Braemar Arena in Edina, Minn., this summer.

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How can you lengthen your stride?


By Jack Blatherwick
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

The short answer: “Lengthen your stride by making it wider with on-ice and off-ice practice.” Photos describe it better than I could with 1,000 words. 

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