Hockey is a high stress sport. That’s why it’s not only legal to beat the shit out of someone on the ice, it’s encouraged.
But one thing that will not be tolerated is a flagrant disregard for the gear. People take the time to manufacture and ship these sticks, pucks, nets, and shirts, you should have the respect to honor their craftsmanship.
Tell that to Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn, who spent his game last weekend snapping stick after stick. All in all, he went through a few hundred dollars worth of sticks. You know who didn’t appreciate that? The stick manufacturer.