We were as excited about Hockey being born from the FA camp as we were when Girl skateboards announced Chocolate or Alien Workshop launched Habitat. These are all sister companies born to house burgeoning talent and talent the Hockey team has in droves. Their diverse squad means any output is always memorable and the graphic direction of the company is as in your face as the skateboarding. Read interviews with Hockey pros Andrew Allen, Caleb Barnett and Ben Kadow.
Hockey Skateboards was launched by Jason Dill and Anthony Van Engelen to house an overfill of talented skaters that couldn't fit within the sister-brand Fucking Awesome. It quickly developed its own style with a perfectly suited team of like minded characters in Donovon Piscopo, John Fitzgerald, Andrew Allen, Ben Kadow. More recently, Hockey added Paris's own Kevin Rodrigues ams in Caleb Barnett and Diego Todd.
Gothic horror integrated with creativity in Hockey Skateboards
Referring back the creativitity and iconography, the Jason Voorhees 'Friday the 13th' Hockey mask is now synonymous with their gothic horror style. This is where the Hockey tagline Eyes Without A Face originates. Hockey also has a straight-up no-nonsense skateboarding narrative, which shines through in their video output. Their last video, Killshot was part of a Nike SB shoe collaboration project headed up by Donovon Piscopo and John Fitzgerald.
Here's a quick look at their 2021 summer collection :