Category Archives: Gear

Gift for Pickup Hockey Player

_NOB3903If your significant other, kid’s, or parent’s are trying to find that perfect gift for you, send them to this page!

We’ve whipped up the perfect gift for the pickup hockey player. It includes your black/white pair of practice jerseys so you’re no longer the guy wearing red that no one passes to at pickup hockey. As well, we’ve included a coach’s pack of tape and some pucks.

We only have a few of these left so contact us directly if you’d like one. We’re selling them for $80 + HST and shipping.

20Skaters Holiday Package includes:

  • 1 white practice jersey
  • 1 black practice jersey
  • 6 rolls of clear tape
  • 1 roll of white tape
  • 1 roll of black tape
  • 2 hockey pucks

Practice Hockey Jersey Sets For Sale

2014-12-10 16.18.54We have the perfect Christmas gift for that person in your life who shows up to every pickup game sporting a yellow, red or grey sweater! Buy them a pair of 20Skaters practice jerseys, one white and one black!

For a short time, we’re selling these in pairs for $60+HST, includes shipping in Canada. If you’re interested, just email us directly! If you’re in the US, there will be a small additional charge for shipping.

If you’re a 20Skaters organizer and interested in a team set, we can help there as well.

Make Your Own Pickup Hockey Shoulder Pads

brendan-shanahanI know we all want to have shoulders like Shanahan right? As compared to a lot of pro players today, Shanahan and others appeared to not even be wearing shoulder pads. They were but they wore low profile shoulder pads that were hardly noticeable.


[Pause for public service announcement…hockey is a dangerous sport. You should always be safe, wear proper equipment. You should never modify equipment. I’m not advocating you to wear less equipment as that would be dangerous.]

Most of us are long past our days of playing full body contact hockey. Personally I haven’t worn shoulder pads in well over a decade. Yes, I’ve had the odd puck shaped bruise but otherwise any major damage like breaks and dislocations, large shoulder pads aren’t going to prevent.

2014-10-28 17.15.01If you’re looking for lower profile, Shanahan like, shoulder pads, I have a few options. One is to hunt around on ebay for old school, used shoulder pads. Some companies are manufacturing new low profile pads but they can be hard to come by.

2014-10-28 17.14.56Another option is to make your own by modifying existing shoulder pads. First, find and purchase used shoulder pads that you like. You need to find shoulder pads that have the large hard shoulder cap as a separate attached piece. The only modification you need to make is to simply cut off the large plastic shoulder cap, as you can see in these photos.

What you’re left with are light, low profile shoulder pads that will protect you from an errant puck, slash or crosscheck without feeling like you’re robocop. If you need more shoulder pads than that for your pickup hockey….well maybe you’re playing with the wrong crew?

[edit. A few comments were generated over on a reddit post sharing this.]