Best Places To Get Hockey Equipment

December 14, 2010 6:00 AM

The recent success of the Penguins has been spurring a lot of interest in hockey around Western Pennsylvania. Between equipment, ice time and travel costs, the sport can be a bit expensive – particularly when it comes to kids outgrowing their equipment. These are a few of our favorite local places to get hockey gear.

House O’ Hockey

407 Freeport Rd,
Aspinwall, Pennsylvania 15215

The House O’ Hockey has been specializing in equipment fitting, maintenance and repair in roller, dek and ice hockey since 1992. One of their most notable specials is on skate sharpening. For $49, you can get your pair of skate sharpened for one year.

Perani’s Hockey World

1600 Cochran Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Perani’s is open seven days a week and frequently offers sales on a variety of items. They feature a full line of equipment for goaltenders and skaters for both youths and adults. You can also get your skates sharpened and they do heat-fittings for skates. One KDKA staffer said Perani’s is the best place for hockey equipment.

Premier Hockey Supply

4136 Library Road
Castle Shannon, PA 15234

Premier Hockey Supply is one of our editors’ picks because of their expertise in fitting your child with the right equipment. Their prices tend to be lower on the youth equipment, but they also have equipment from all the major manufacturers for adults. In addition to equipment, they also sharpen and repair skates and do skate fittings.

KoSports Hockey

426 Old Pike St.
Canonsburg PA 15317

KoSports Hockey has equipment for all ages and carries all the latest gear from major equipment companies like CCM, Reebok, Bauer, Easton and more. According to their website, they offer “custom skate sharpening and blade contouring, fitting for custom skates and goalie equipment, complete skate repair services, tackle-twill lettering, and embroidery.” This store made our list of favorites because, as one KDKA staffer explains, “they are experts in how to fit your child the right way.”

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