The Best Hockey Sticks of 2017

What Hockey Stick Will Help Your Game This Year? Read Our Picks!

Are you unhappy with your current hockey stick? Are you looking to take your game to the next level? With a host of new launches, knowing exactly what’s on the market is crucial for your success on the ice. Trying to achieve this on your own can be an expensive and frustrating process of elimination. If you are looking for exclusive discounts and promotions, check out our Hockey Monkey Coupon Codes.

That’s why we here at What All The Pros Use have invested so much time in researching what the best sticks are and how they fit certain styles of play. Also check our about page to get to know our specialist authors with years of sporting experience behind them. So let’s dive right in and see which hard-hitting stick is going to earn a spot in your hockey stick bag.

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Hockey Sticks for Offensive Men

CCM RIBCOR 40K GRIPOriginal Price: $259.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Efficient at Generating more power for your shot

Kick point: Low Kick Point

Shaft coating: Grip

Material: Carbon Fiber and Fiberglass

Pros: Great Stick Handling, Powerful Shots, Light Weight

Cons: Some players may not prefer the stiff blade

Conclusion: Having tested the product, the CCM Ribcor 40K is a fantastic stick with its high level features and innovative design changes. This stick is great for those power forwards who have to make quick decisions as the shot accuracy and speed were incredible with the flick of a wrist. The heel is stiff while going towards the toe, it gets even stiffer which keeps it more accurate.  The overall feel of the stick, shaft grip and design also were incredible and feel that the stick allowed for awesome handling of the puck. Overall a fantastic stick and much deserving of a place on the list.

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TRUE XCORE 9 MATTE – Original Price: $299.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey

 Player Specifications:

Specialty: Wrist and Snap Shots

Kick point: Mid to Low Kick

Shaft coating: Light Matte Grip

Material: Axenic technology, SmartPly technology

Pros: Ability to get shots off at any angle, soft grip, pro level stick, strong shots deny fanned shots

Cons: Very Expensive

Conclusion: This is probably the most innovative stick out there on the market, True has done an excellent job on setting the new standard for hockey sticks. Taking shots with this thing allows you to get the full leverage of the stick and makes it harder to fan on a shot which we all hate. Every little detail of this stick has been crafted to dominate everything else out there. The mid shaft of the stick has been softened with a harder tip for a better slap shot. Overall this is one hell of a stick.

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Easton Stealth CX – Original Price: $269.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey

 

 

 

 

 

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Wrist shots

Kick point: Low Kick

Shaft coating: Griptac

Material: Composite

Pros: Great shot velocity, strong shaft, and very accurate

Cons: Heavy, blade can break after some time

Conclusion: Having previously completed a full in depth review for the Easton V5E, I was looking forward to trying out the Easton Stealth stick. I have to say it is very impressive accuracy wise. When I first got it, I was amazed with how precise my shots were and how quick I was able to offload them without much effort. The blade is incredible in the way it’s built for wrist and snap shots. Overall this is a great stick with the perfect amount of balance and awesome puck handling. Be sure to check this stick out for sure! I recommend it.

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WARRIOR COVERT QR1 – Original Price: $259.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey 

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Lightning Releases

Kick point: Low Point

Shaft coating: Pro CorTex Grip

Material: True 1 with construction with Minimus Carbon 1000

Pros: Very lightweight, quick shots off the tape, stronger

Cons: Very expensive

Conclusion: This is all around one impressive stick. It’s for the player who wants to take his or her game to the next level. The construction of the Carbon 1000 makes this super light weight and really strong. While being very light it is also stiffer for a quicker response in your snap shot. This is a very expensive stick but I would say it’s worth it for someone wanting improvement in their game.

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BAUER VAPOR 1X GRIPTAC – Original Price: $299.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Puck handling, Quick Release Shots

Kick point: Low Kick

Shaft coating: Griptac

Material: Silver TeXtreme – Ultra lightweight carbon fiber

Pros: Lightweight, Master Stick Handling, Maneuverability, Lightning Quick Shots Off

Cons: Soft stick (Some players don’t like that), Very expensive

Conclusion: Overall this is a very impressive stick designed for quick explosive forwards. The overall light weight with the stick makes it deadly to defense men who have to face it. While being soft lightweight stick, it can prove itself to be surprisingly durable. The overall value comes down to what type of  player you are and what you’re looking for in a stick. if this fits your needs and you’re looking to up your game I would definitely recommend the investment.

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Hockey Sticks for Defensemen

CCM SUPER TACKS GRIP –  Original Price: $269.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Consistent accuracy, and Slap Shots

Kick point: Mid Kick point

Shaft coating: Full grip w/ strategically placed texture

Material: Carbon Fiber and Fiber Glass

Pros: Very durable, quick release, precision in every shot, and lightweight.

Cons: Stiff, but some people like that (particularly defensive players), harder for beginners to master

Conclusion: This is a great stick for defense men who really want to up their accuracy. this is overall a tough rugged sniper while still being lightweight. All of these attributes while still having the ability to get those quick shots off with the mid kick in the shaft. Overall a beast of a stick when you look at the statistics. We also have a more in depth review into the Tacks series of sticks here; Tacks CCM Stick Review

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BAUER NEXUS 8000 – Original Price: $259.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Well balanced

Kick point: Mid Kick

Shaft coating: Matte

Material: Lightweight 12k carbon fiber and fiberglass

Pros: Balanced, quick shot off, great control of the puck, most used in the NHL

Cons: Little heavier than the 7000 Nexus due to slightly higher fiber glass content

Conclusion: This a great all around stick for any player to use. Great for beginners as well who don’t know exactly what hockey stick fits them best and a great platform to go off of. With being such a balanced stick, it is the most used in the NHL. The mid kick gives an awesome feeling when you let off those snap shots, and so is the puck control. This is a great all around stick and can’t be said enough. We will be giving an in-depth review in the future for sure on this one.

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BAUER SUPREME 190 – Original Price: $199.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey 

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Slap Shots

Kick point: Mid Kick Point

Shaft coating: Griptac or Matte

Material: 12k Carbon Fiber and Fiber Glass

Pros: Great Slap Shot Capabilities, Precision, Great Grip, many higher model features kept

Cons: Traditional fused construction

Conclusion: This stick is for the power shots. Ultimately made for slap shots and keeping them highly accurate, The Supreme 190 is great for defense men. this stick was made for those long range shots from the blue line and it does a magnificent job. I have personally used this stick as my go  to and it was also great with controlling the puck surprisingly. All in all I think this a great stick for those heavy hitters who want more accuracy in their shot, this is the one to go for.

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 EASTON SYNERGY GX – Original Price: $299.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey 

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Powerful Shot Boost

Kick point: Mid Kick

Shaft coating: Griptac

Material: EC60 Carbon Fiber Matrix

Pros: Shot leverage, lightweight, Blade stiffness – response time

Cons: Some people may not like a softer blade

Conclusion: The Synergy GX is the best bang for your buck. Geared more towards the toe shooters, The blade is a little softer while the shaft is stiffer. This creates a massively powerful shot. While being a little stiffer, it is very lightweight and gives you an overall satisfying feel. There’s not much to say about this stick other than It’s an over great value for anyone in my opinion.

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CCM RBZ 280 –  Original Price: $199.99 Sale Price: Check on Hockey Monkey

Player Specifications:

Specialty: Fast Swing Motion

Kick point: Custom

Shaft coating: Griptac

Material: Proprietary blend with Fuse construction

Pros: High speed swing, powerful slap shot, no foam

Cons: Has a lot of controversy in unique construction

Conclusion: This stick had  TaylorMade® come in and help with the design process, having many attributes from golf clubs. TaylorMade has helped construct a true slap shot monster. With no foam in the stick it gives that trampoline to the puck while the technology is made for a faster swing.  Adding on to this, the kick point adjusts to your hand which is really helpful. The stick overall wants to adjust to your specific needs which brings us back to the Nexus feel. Overall this is a great fit for defensive and offensive players.

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Also, be sure to check out our Cheap Hockey Sticks post on finding the right stick while on a budget. We hope you found this review helpful in finding your next or first hockey stick. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, we geared this review for any kind of player. There may have been a one to ten list but we don’t believe any is particularly better than the other. Every stick is built for its own purposes and to fit different types of players.

 

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