Todd Ewen explains how hockey gear has changed over the years and how that impacts today's player. Through these changes Coach Ewen shows the proper way to fit the gear, buy new gear and shares insider tips and tricks for hockey. He begins by discussing how to properly outfit any player with each piece of gear needed. He also includes a special section on goalie equipment. Ewen covers hockey skate maintenance, which includes sharpening skates, breaking in new skates, skate fitting and skate balance. Additional products discussed include goaltender's neck guard, lexon protector, thigh guards, gloves (both long and short cuff), helmets, masks and sticks. Hockey stick considerations are due to the difference in positions on the ice and should be measured and cut to the appropriate height for each player. This is an excellent overview of the equipment that hockey players are using in hockey today and how knowing and applying this knowledge can make the total hockey experience better for every player and team.