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Columbus BLPAbash Highlights

Columbus BLPAbash Adult Hockey Tournament The 2nd Annual BLPAbash in Columbus was another sold out event. 34 teams from all over the country came together to battle for the belt and an invite to Vegas for the Beer League World Championships. It is true that there can only be one winner in each division there […]

What If This Was Really His Last Name?

Look at this butt baby. I can already tell this guy comes from a long line of cocksmiths. He definitely has a way with the fairer sex and beds a different lass every night. How could you not with this last name? A real ladies man.   But really…. What would possess this goober to […]

The Worst Call In The History Of Hockey

  The worst call in the history of hockey didn’t happen in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It did not involve a legend’s foot in the crease in overtime of a Cup clinching game. It did not involve a goal not reviewed in Game Six. It wasn’t a high stick on a marginal great player by […]

Bad Ass Beer League Jerseys: Gucci Ghosts

Hey… did you know we have a pretty fuckin awesome podcast? If not, now you do.   Before we talk about these bad ass beer league jerseys we need to get in the mood. So grab your cup o’ lean and watch this before reading any further. Ok are you ready? Are you feeling fresh? […]

Beneath the Bleachers: Ice Hockey and the Cold War

The Winter Olympics in 1980 were held in Lake Placid, New York, in early February. This was the second time that Lake Placid had hosted the Olympics, with the first time being in 1932. In 1980, hosting the Olympics wasn’t quite the financial boondoggle that it is today. In fact, several of the 1932 venues […]

Bad Ass Beer League Jerseys – The Homers

DOH! Huge fans of pop culture meeting hockey, especially when it comes to the jerseys. This week we are proud to announce that we have found one of the best beer league team jerseys in the history of beer league. It’s so simple yet so unique. Everything about it screams awesome… or DOH!  We have […]

Heart Attacks Heart Health And Hockey

Hockey Heart Attacks: Awareness & Prevention   A few years ago I teamed up with the heart and stroke foundation to promote awareness & prevention of heart attack & strokes in adult hockey players. To do this I played hockey every day for 31 days and documented it. I am still passionate about trying to […]

25 Things You Should Know About Dating Hockey Chicks

25 Things You Should Know About Dating Hockey Chicks   So you’re pretty into this whole hockey thing and you’ve started thinking the only thing that could make it better would be dating a girl who likes hockey just as much as you. Well, hockey girls are a breed of their own so there are […]

Bad Ass Beer League Jerseys: The Fourth Meal

What’s up Butt Babies? Yeah you…. Beer leaguer that was born out of his mom’s butt. Yeah you’re a real piece of shit! That’s a good chirp, eh? You’re welcome to use it on the ice. After you destroy someone with it make sure to tell them where you heard it… Anyways, speaking of shit […]

By The Numbers – 975 Goals

In 1972, the upstart World Hockey Association (WHA) began operating as an alternative to the NHL. This league was founded by the same men who had previously founded the American Basketball Association (ABA). Both the World Hockey Association and ABA were disruptive in their respective professional sports, bringing about major changes that have lasted until the […]

Letterkenny Has Ruined Beer League Hockey

I am not an old beer leaguer, but I’m getting older. For perspective, I now skate with kids of guys I played along side in high school. Point being, I am well established in my beer league career and know what kind of player I am. I am well-established in my role, and I am […]

The Chirp Corner – Is This the World’s Greatest Beer League Hockey Chirp?

When you play in the same league for long enough, you start to develop rivalries and bad blood with certain players or teams. It’s a natural reaction to the competitive familiarity experienced over a long enough period of time. Thats when the art of  the beer league hockey chirp develops.  For me – #44 on the […]

How to Argue With a Ref In Beer League (and Win!)

You cant. Go to box and feel shame. Related posts: 5 Kick Ass Places I’ve Played Beer League Hockey BLPA Bible – How To Survive Beer League Tournaments The Worst Call In The History Of Hockey

The Most Awesome Non-Hockey Hockey Jerseys You’ll Ever See

Hockey is the best sport in the world. THE BEST. SERIOUSLY. One of my favorite things about hockey is hockey jerseys. Hockey jerseys are a symbolic way to show the world who you support, who you play for, or just how fucking cool you are. I love when hockey jerseys and pop culture come together […]

The Virtue in Violence – Finding Your Beer League Team

Finding a new beer league team is hard. This is a story from my friend Justin Rose. Often times you’ve been on the same beer league team, with the same guys for years. They’re sometimes guys you’ve skated with from childhood, or from high-school, or college. They’re friends you’ve had cookouts with, and attended their […]

By The Numbers — 152:01

STATE COLLEGE, PA — It was May 4, 2000. Peter and Kathryn had only been dating for about a month at this point. They were going to watch Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flyers were the #1 seed in the east, while the Penguins […]

Gear Review – Pacific Rink Ultimate Hockey Bag

Submitted by Justin Rose Ok girls (and boys) time for a review. Is the Pacific Rink Bag the ultimate BLPA beer league hockey bag? This edition we are reviewing the Pacific Hockey Ultimate Hockey bag  Let me start by saying this is not a paid post, Pacific Hockey did not send me this bag for […]

44 Beer League Hockey Memes You Need To Share With Your Teammates NOW!

We all know that beer league hockey is serious business. Did you know that some players even set lines for their beer league games?  Yeah crazy eh? We are here to bring you a lighter side with beer league hockey memes. Every single one of these is true. Guaranteed you know several people that need […]

By The Numbers – Flex That Hockey Stick

I’m sure that when buying hockey sticks you’ve noticed that each stick has a number on it, such as 75, 85 or 100 (77, 87 or 102 for Bauer because they have to be different). This is what is known as the flex of the stick, and hockey stick flex basically indicates how much the […]

By The Numbers – Gettin’ Your Skates Did

Unless you’re Chris Paul, you probably know and believe that the earth is actually round and dinosaurs are not roaming around. The thing is, how can you really tell the earth is round? It certainly seems like it is flat. The fact of the matter with such a large sphere is that the piece we […]

Beer League Hockey Fees Across North America

In this ‘By The Numbers‘ series post we look at adult beer league hockey league fees. Many factors contribute to what it costs for us to play beer league hockey. The first thing that comes to mind is supply and demand – what is the availability of rinks? This doesn’t only mean how many rinks there […]

Beer League Beginners

My decision last year to start playing hockey was one the best decisions I have ever made, in addition to that one burrito I drove 40 minutes out of my way to buy, moving to Canada, and getting car rental insurance. But actually taking that first stride on the ice brought along a new set […]

5 Kick Ass Places I’ve Played Beer League Hockey

Bet every single one of you have heard someone say “Find a job doing something you’re passionate about and you’ll never work a day in your life”. Well that’s a load of bull but I have been extremely lucky to be able to earn a living doing what I am passionate about. It’s a lot […]

Top 5 ugliest hockey helmets

Hockey helmets are an important piece of equipment in hockey. Important for safety but most importantly style points. No one wants to be “wears an ugly helmet” guy but unfortunately people wearing these are being made fun of behind their back. We are here to help. You  wanna show up to the best tournaments in […]

10 Commandments of Beer League Hockey

We all know beer league hockey operates with a few unwritten rules that keep everything running smoothly. At least, we thought everyone knew that. But lately we’ve been meeting more plugs who just don’t seem to get the way things work. So, rather than leave them lost wandering the desert of hockey exile, we are […]

Top Beer League Hockey Jerseys

It is safe to assume that we here at the BLPA have some authority when it comes to bad ass beer league hockey jerseys. We create thousands of jerseys a year for players at our Draft Experience tournaments. Basically what I  am trying to say is I am giving you our jersey credentials because I […]


One thing that has always perplexed me about beer league roster construction is the over reliance on trying to “hide” bad skaters back on D. You see it on almost every team. Whenever there is someone whose talent doesn’t rise to the level of the league, there’s a tendency to throw them on the point […]

Sometimes innovators are lost to history

If you ask history nerds like me, who was the first goaltender to wear a mask, they will quickly descend down the rabbit hole of Jake the Snake Plante and his “f*** you coach, I’m not breaking my nose again.” After a lengthy explanation of how all that happened, they will point out that George […]

The 6 Stages Of A Beer League Hockey Player

 A beer league defenseman named Bill shared his thoughts on aging as a beer leaguer with me over at the Beer League Players Association Facebook group page. We both agreed that these thoughts are the kind of thing that needed to be shared with beer leaguers from all over the world. You’ve probably heard that […]

BLPA Bible – How To Survive Beer League Tournaments

  Beer League Tourney weekend is upon the team and the boys are buzzin! But you’ve got concerns. You’re not 21 anymore. Partying all weekend used to be your lifestyle but now it’s more a distant (but beautiful) memory. These days party weekends mostly turn into 5-day hangovers and wondering, “how did I use to […]

Dealing with short & long benches in beer league hockey

Managing a beer league hockey team is one of the most thankless jobs. Getting beer league players to commit (and then to pay) is only the first problem. Although we are all adults and these players spend a good amount of money on their fees, getting them to do anything as a group is akin […]

From Porn to Puck: A Story of Hockey Glory and Glory Holes

If you saw him at the rink, you wouldn’t know that Farrell Timlake has one of the more interesting backstories that you’ll ever come across. He plays in the Greater Seattle Hockey League (GSHL), presently for the Pussycats, but has done time with the Monarchs and Greasy Weasels as well. His is a typical hockey […]

By The Numbers – What Do Hockey Jersey Numbers Say?

For the next blog in our ‘By The Numbers‘ blog series, we tackle… hockey jersey numbers. Hockey jersey numbers in professional hockey date back to the old National Hockey Association, one of the leagues that pre-date the NHL. The original intention oh hockey jersey numbers was to help fans identify players and to help officials […]

Top Beer League Hockey Excuses

You’ve heard the expression, “Excuses are like buttholes, everyone’s got ’em” right? Well, it is 100% true, especially in the beer league circuit. Every night a beer league game is played is another chance to test out new excuses. To be frank I’m all out of new excuses and would love to hear any original […]


Do you hate your beer league GM? Remember that time he only filled five of your team’s six water bottles? How about the time he got your team’s league fees in one day late? You just know it’s his fault your team has all those late games, right? Maybe he’s never done anything bad to […]

‘Twas the hour before Beer League

Twas the Hour Before Beer League by @4th_Line_Bling Here we have a festive holiday poem sent to us from a beauty of a beer leaguer on twitter! We think he hits the nail on the head. Check out his ode to Beer League below.   T’was an hour before beerleague, and all through the rink,  The […]

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