At least they're not in front of the TV
Dorm room roughhousing springs to mind at the thought of mini hockey nets. Surely these hockey goals in miniature were designed to bring the lightning pace and vicious hits of ice hockey into confined spaces, where good times and destruction of furniture are mutually assured.
On the contrary, mini hockey nets hide a constructive purpose behind their rambunctious facades. Measuring about 26 to 28 inches wide by 20 inches high, mini hockey nets are one third the size of regulation hockey nets, and thus far more demanding of accurate shooting. Not only do mini hockey nets aid in developing a precision slap shot, they are lightweight and portable as well, allowing you to transform any ordinary setting into an action-packed hockey rink.
- Junior and youth hockey games. Mini hockey nets can be set up to shorten the rink for younger players and give small goalies a break.
- Improvised practice sessions. Set up a mini hockey net in the driveway or garage to work on accuracy. No ice necessary.
- Play with fewer players. A busload of players is no longer required for competitive play. With mini hockey nets, you can go three on three or four on four, with tended goals or without.
Take it outside
It's easy to imagine what sort of Brady Bunch scenarios might transpire with mini hockey nets in unsupervised living rooms. China, vases, pottery, curios - all are in peril when in close proximity to mini hockey nets. Indeed, the smaller target area of a mini hockey net provides less protection for your treasures. But know that as your child's shooting accuracy improves, so do your collectibles chances of survival. Until that time, we recommend ice rinks and the great outdoors for maximum fun with mini hockey nets.