Huge thanks to Jeremy at HowToHockey.com for allowing us to post this here. I too have an inability to get rid of old hockey sticks (particularly the pricey one-pieces), so I love finding creative ways to reuse them. Check out HowToHockey.com for tons of product reviews, drills, tips, and videos. A must-visit for any hockey player.
I think I might have a problem, I just canâ€™t bring myself to throw out my broken hockey sticks. Many people pay over $100 for a stick, so when it breaks half way through the season it might be hard to accept the $100 loss and throw the hockey stick out. In this article I will share a few things that you can do with broken hockey sticks. I also have a video showing you how you can build your own defenceman to use while practicing your stickhandling and dekes.
Stick a Blade in it
If you have a one piece hockey stick and you break the blade, or pretty close to the blade you can continue to use the shaft, this is very easy to do.
There are a few disadvantages to doing this, the stick might be shorter you are used to (depending where it broke) and also some high-end sticks have a specific technologies. For example many sticks have the kick-point manufactured into the stick, by flipping the stick the kick point will be at the top rather than at the bottom.
Give It To Your Kids (or make a street hockey stick)
If the stick broke near the blade, you can flip it and put a blade in it like mentioned above. If the stick is too short after doing this you can keep it for ball hockey or road hockey, or give it to your kids.
If the stick broke in the middle of the shaft just cut the jagged part off the shaft, tape a grip on it and give it to your kids to use for road hockey or mini sticks.
Make A Defencemen
This is my favourite option as it will help you improve your skills and you get a free hockey training aid. I did this as a kid and use it quite a bit, I just made another one and thought I would share it with my readers.
More Uses Suggested by HowToHockey.com Readers
What have you used broken hockey sticks for? let us know in the comments!
Thanks again to Jeremy from HowToHockey.com for the tips and video. Check out HowToHockey.com or their Facebook page for more great information!
Out in the midwest, the Total Hockey stores accept broken sticks and give 10 dollars off of the next purchase, in an attempt to recycle the broken one-pieces
I collected a bunch of them and built a bench for use at our backyard rink.
I am looking for broken hockey sticks if anyone wanted to sell them to me!!!
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org!
Integral Hockey has 40 locations across Canada and the USA. We repair composite sticks with no change in the flex,kick point or original feel.