Hockey Stick Repair

HockeyStickMan refers to "refurbished sticks" as top end carbon composites pro stock hockey sticks that are otherwise in excellent condition (only fix about half of the sticks brought in) and repaired using an internal shaft process to successfully fuse the two portions of the shaft back together, since 2010 we have completed over 10,000 repairs and have been experiencing huge growth all across North America, simply based on customer referrals.  

*We stand behind repairs with a 35 day GUARANTEE! 

Who uses our refurbs? 

  • Hundreds of Junior and College level players - we sell directly to players and supply teams (helps their stick budget) 
  • Elite level minor hockey players - we work with a lot of top end players at the minor level, kids that know the impact of a good stick and go through them
  • Former competitive players - these guys know the difference a good stick makes, many got sticks from the team, now they don't want to spend the coin (we have sold to over 10 players that played games in the NHL) 
  • Recreational Players - many people want a top quality stick but refuse to pay top dollar and have found that we have the solution 
  • E.g., In 2012 Darcy Murphy scored the most goals in the OJHL and set a single season Wellington Dukes scoring record, en route to a full ride with Colgate College, and did so using refurbished hockey sticks. 

    Common Concerns 

    Customer Concern # 1 - Is it too heavy?  


    Two Identical CCM Ribcor 40K: 

    • New = 425 Grams 
    • Refurb = 449 Grams
    • Ribcor 30K = 465 Grams
    • Ribcor 28K = 515 Grams
    • Ribcor 26K = 570 Grams

    After refurbished our sticks remain
    among the lightest in the industry.  You
    will find repair weight is hardly noticeable. 

    Customer Concern # 2 - Disruption of the flex and kickpoint?

    Brand New  Refurb


    • Conducted on-ice testing with professional players (including accuracy and shot speed tests) 
    • Lab tested the sticks (took two identical sticks in all the top brands and tested a refurb vs. a new one on a flex profile testing machine) 
    • Both tests concluded the the flex profile and kick point of the shaft were not affected by the internal repair (down lower you will learn why) 

    Customer Concern # 3 - Strength?

    • The reinforced section of the
      stick is a carbon composite 
      sleeve that makes the stick 
      stronger in the repaired area. 


    • It should never break in the repair


    • We back it up with a 35 day 

    How it works 

    HockeyStickMan uses a carbon fiber AirCore™ and Shaft-Lock™ Technology - a process used to prepare the interior wall of the shaft and "lock" the repair in place.  The AirCore™ is comprised of 2 layers of carbon fiber surrounding a foam center, which allows the AirCore™ to conform to junior, intermediate, and senior shafts. Being concealed internally, Our repaired composite shaft repairs minimize visual disturbance and preserve the external shaft profile. In other words, they look and feel great! 

    Here is the HockeyStickMan refurb process, by far the # 1 solution in the industry: 

    Step # 1 - Sourcing 

    • We work with 50+ teams to bring in the latest and greatest makes ad models
    • Pro stock sticks are better quality, more durable and responsive

    Step # 2 - Inspection 

    • We check all sticks for punky blades, chipped toes, and any micro fractures


    • We only fix the ones that are in otherwise excellent condition 


    • Approx. half of what we get is selected for repair and resale 

    Step # 3 - Cutting and Beveling 

    •  We cut out the damaged area of the stick (generally 1 - 1.5 inches)            
    • Our beveling machine is used to create grooves in the shaft.


    • *This is how the stick stays together while also being able to 
      maintain the original flex profile

    Step # 4 - Alignment and Epoxy 

    • Insert a double wrap carbon fibre sleeve and align the two stick pieces   


    • A special combination of resin and hardener is poured down the shaft, 
      engulfs the carbon sleeve and forces the fibres into the grooves

    Step # 5 - Curing and Cracking

    • The sticks cure in the clamp for 72 hours in a temperature controlled room


    • It is then "cracked" - we flex it out multiple times in both directions 


    • You will hear cracking sounds of the internal plug pulling away from 
      the side walls while grabbing onto the groves. This enables it to return 
      to its original flex and kick point




    At $50-$70 for a $300 hockey stick you can't afford not to try one.  But don't take our word for it, read customer reviews


    Blade Repair

    Please note that we no longer offer blade repair.  We just feel that shaft repair is a much better solution.