Hockey Tutorials: This is the best affordable stick

At Barrel Hockey, we are dedicated to revolutionizing the beer league hockey experience with our innovative hockey sticks. Our mission is to deliver top-tier performance at an affordable price, making high-quality equipment accessible to all players. Recently, we had the opportunity to collaborate with Hockey Tutorial, who conducted an in-depth review of our Barrel Hockey Sticks. Here’s a detailed breakdown of their insights and findings.

First Impressions

Upon receiving our sticks, the team at Hockey Tutorial was immediately impressed with the sleek design and lightweight construction of the Barrel Hockey Stick. Despite its competitive price point, the stick exudes a premium feel, defying expectations. Anticipating a heavier, more cumbersome product, they were pleasantly surprised by the stick’s lightness and well-balanced nature.

Design and Build Quality

  1. Durability: Crafted from high-quality materials, the Barrel Hockey Stick promises longevity and resilience, essential for regular beer league play.
  2. Lightweight: The stick’s lightweight nature enhances maneuverability and quick handling on the ice, crucial for fast-paced gameplay.
  3. Square Shaft: The shaft’s squarer design, compared to conventional models, provides a firmer grip and better control during intense moments.

On-Ice Performance

Shooting and Handling

Hockey Tutorial’s testing revealed that the Barrel Hockey Stick excels in various aspects of shooting and handling:

  • Wrist Shots: The stick’s low kick point makes it particularly effective for quick wrist shots, providing a smooth and powerful release.
  • Slap Shots and Backhands: It’s also highly versatile, performing well with slap shots and backhands, making it an excellent all-around stick.
  • Puck Feel: The stick offers great feedback, allowing players to feel the puck clearly, enhancing control and precision.

Comparing Models

Two models were tested: the top-spec Pro model and a slightly lower-spec model. Surprisingly, the lower-spec model performed exceptionally well, often rivaling or even surpassing the Pro model in some aspects. This model felt smoother and more intuitive, providing excellent performance across all types of shots.

Value for Money

One of the standout features of the Barrel Hockey Stick is its affordability. Priced at 149€ (around £120-130 in the UK), it offers a cost-effective alternative to more expensive brands without compromising on quality or performance. This makes it an ideal choice for beer league players who want top-tier equipment without the hefty price tag.


The Barrel Hockey Stick is a game-changer for beer league hockey players. It combines high-quality construction, excellent on-ice performance, and affordability, making it a top contender in the market. The reviewers at Hockey Tutorial were genuinely impressed with its capabilities and believe it offers incredible value for money.


Why Choose Barrel Hockey Sticks?

  1. Professional-Grade Performance: Engineered to compete with top brands, providing the same level of performance.
  2. Affordable Pricing: High-end quality at a fraction of the cost, making it accessible for all players.
  3. Versatile Usage: Excels in wrist shots, slap shots, and backhands, suitable for various playing styles.

Final Thoughts

At Barrel Hockey, we are proud of the positive feedback from Hockey Tutorial. Their review is based on unbiased testing, and we highly recommend giving the Barrel Hockey Stick a try. For those skeptical about switching from their current brand, we encourage you to test it out and share your feedback.

To watch the full review and see the Barrel Hockey Stick in action, check out the video on Hockey Tutorial here.

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