One Season Wonder Goalies One Season Wonder Goalies

One Season Wonder Goalies

NHL fans love their history. The stories, the legends, the players who will be remembered for all time. Among goalies, we remember Jacques Plante, Gump Worsley, Ken Dryden. Who’s the best of all time? We can debate it endlessly. (It’s Dominik Hasek, though.) And then there are these guys, the guys remembered not with reverence, […]

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Band Of Brothers – Lest We Forget Band Of Brothers – Lest We Forget

Band Of Brothers – Lest We Forget

Today, we wake up in Canada as free men and women. Today, we have the right to go play shinny hockey with our friends or go watch a hockey game at a local restaurant with friends and family. But on June 6th, 1944 a young Canadian soldier named Ed Butler had a restless night’s sleep […]

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Hockey’s Best Barns Hockey’s Best Barns

Hockey’s Best Barns

A hockey arena is such a special thing. We can all remember a special game that we saw, or have been involved in and I’m sure that we can all remember which arena this moment took place in. However, some barns are just a little more special than others. Let’s take a look at some […]

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Five Types Of Hockey Parents Five Types Of Hockey Parents

Five Types Of Hockey Parents

An ode to the hockey parents. Here is a fun look at some of the characters we see around the rinks. Here’s to you Mom and Dad and everything you do!   Every team is different and no two parents are alike, but there are a few types of parents that seem to always make […]

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One Season Wonder Goalies

One Season Wonder Goalies

NHL fans love their history. The stories, the legends, the players who will be remembered for all time. Among goalies, we remember Jacques Plante, Gump Worsley, Ken Dryden. Who’s the best of all time? We can debate it endlessly. (It’s Dominik Hasek, though.) And then there are these guys, the guys remembered not with reverence, […]

Band Of Brothers – Lest We Forget

Band Of Brothers – Lest We Forget

Today, we wake up in Canada as free men and women. Today, we have the right to go play shinny hockey with our friends or go watch a hockey game at a local restaurant with friends and family. But on June 6th, 1944 a young Canadian soldier named Ed Butler had a restless night’s sleep […]

Hockey’s Best Barns

Hockey’s Best Barns

A hockey arena is such a special thing. We can all remember a special game that we saw, or have been involved in and I’m sure that we can all remember which arena this moment took place in. However, some barns are just a little more special than others. Let’s take a look at some […]

Five Types Of Hockey Parents

Five Types Of Hockey Parents

An ode to the hockey parents. Here is a fun look at some of the characters we see around the rinks. Here’s to you Mom and Dad and everything you do!   Every team is different and no two parents are alike, but there are a few types of parents that seem to always make […]

The Blueprint Of A Hockey Player With Islanders Defenceman Calvin De Haan

The Blueprint Of A Hockey Player With Islanders Defenceman Calvin De Haan

Calvin De Haan knows a thing or two about hockey and what it’s like to grow up in small town Canada while trying to chase your dreams. Carp, Ontario sits about 40 kilometers outside of Ottawa,the Nation’s capital, and is home to many barns of both the hockey and farm variety. A town of just […]

GONGSHOW and NAHL Celebrate Six Years Of Partnership

GONGSHOW and NAHL Celebrate Six Years Of Partnership

GONGSHOW will continue as the Exclusive Lifestyle Hockey Apparel of the NAHL for a sixth season.   FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership with GONGSHOW Gear Inc. (GONGSHOW) to continue on as the Exclusive Lifestyle Hockey Apparel of the NAHL for the […]

From The Rinks To The Links With LPGA Star Brooke Henderson

From The Rinks To The Links With LPGA Star Brooke Henderson

Currently ranked #2 in the World, Canadian phenom Brooke Henderson is tearing up golf courses all across the country, and all at the tender age of 18. She recently won her first (of many) Major tournaments, taking home the Women’s PGA championship, and was named the Canadian Press female athlete of the year in 2015. […]

In Remembering Gordie Howe, We Remember What It Means To Be Canadian

In Remembering Gordie Howe, We Remember What It Means To Be Canadian

Written By Guest Blogger Jeremiah Ellis- Article First Appeared In “The Gateway” #9. Howe. Whether it’s proudly donned by a youngster in a game of outdoor shinny or famously worn by Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this name and number — in Detroit Red Wings red and white — never fails to evoke […]

Stick Tap To The Hockey Dad

Stick Tap To The Hockey Dad

Written By Guest Blogger Jamie McKinven There he is, “The Hockey Dad.”  He’s loyal, strong, and sure he’s a little bit grumpy (you would be too if you had to stand in a freezing cold rink at 6 a.m.), but he’s got a heart of gold.  He doesn’t get the credit he deserves, but he […]

Types Of Fans You See At A Hockey Game

Types Of Fans You See At A Hockey Game

As hockey fans, many of us have been to a game to cheer on our favorite team and players. Nothing quite beats the excitement of watching a hockey game live. The speed, the physicality, the excitement – it’s something that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Many of us attend a game […]

The Road Episode 3

The Road Episode 3

    Less than one month till the 2016 NHL Draft, Episode 3 of The Road captures the action away from the ice as the series’ NHL Draft prospects prepare for the next level. This episode introduces the agentsand support team at Octagon Hockey who are dedicated to readying the next generation of professional hockey […]

Summer Hockey Familiar Faces

Summer Hockey Familiar Faces

Alright Gongers, it’s that time of year again. Everyone’s rolling back into town from their junior, school and pro teams and we’re all getting ready to compete for the most important thing this summer, THE KEG. Summer hockey with all of your friends is both the best and worst thing about summer. On the one […]

The Road – Episode 2

The Road – Episode 2

In Episode 2 of The Road, Octagon Hockey and GONGSHOW take viewers to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. One of the key events leading up to the 2016 NHL Draft, this is a critical opportunity for prospects to make an impression on NHL scouts and general managers. With personal insights from […]