Hockey Hut How To: Tape Your Stick

Taping your hockey stick is an essential part of getting ready to play hockey. It may seem like a small detail, but it can make a big difference in your game. Properly taping your stick can not only protect the blade from damage (for those parents looking to save money!) but it can also improve your control and feel for the puck.

When it comes to taping your stick, there are a few different techniques and styles to consider. Some players like Steven Stamkos prefer to use a lot of tape on their blades, covering the entire blade, while others like David Pastrnak use very little, only taping the bottom portion of the blade. The amount you use and the way you apply it is a matter of personal preference and can vary from player to player. 

Check out this tutorial from Teagan on how to properly tape your hockey stick!

In this video Teagan demonstrates her preferred method of taping. She begins by tearing a small piece of tape and running it along the bottom of the blade before starting at the heel and working her way to the toe. One key technique she uses is overlapping the tape, which helps prevent tears and provides additional protection. 

Ultimately, the key to a successful tape job is practice. The more you do it, the more comfortable you will become with your preferred technique and style. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different methods to find what works best for you!