- What stick does each player on your favorite NHL team use?
- What’s the most popular stick brand and model among NHL centers? Goalies?
- What sticks do the top scorers in the league use?
Our friends at ProStockHockey introduced us to a great new database that can answer questions like those for you. If you are interested, your next stop should be www.GearGeek.com, the world’s first online database of NHL equipment. Recently launched, the site has more than 3,500 equipment items used by all 700-plus active NHL players. You can slice and dice the information just about any way you want, and see the results within a couple of seconds.
It’s the NHL gear fan’s paradise — and one that has been much in demand, since previously it has been quite difficult to get accurate and comprehensive information about player equipment. GearGeek updates its site daily so fans can keep track of equipment changes players make during the season.
Did you know that Alexander Ovechkin uses a Bauer Supreme 1S stick while Sid Crosby uses aCCM Ribcor Reckoner. Both shoot left so you have to wonder if the stick makes the difference in performance?
Specific pieces of equipment GearGeek monitors include sticks, gloves, pants, skates, helmets, blockers, pads and masks. The site also details player stats for the past/current season. It’s free to use and requires no registration or login. It’s a highly “bookmark-able” site for any hockey player or fan who enjoys being in the know about pro equipment.
We recommend hockey players and hockey watchers give them a look. Bloggers, you might just find some extra info to add to your stories!!