Hockey is a heart-pumping sport that has migrated south from its origins north of the border. (We even have two NHL teams, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers, here in Florida.) Hockey has also evolved into a street version that can be played long after the ice melts. If you’re looking to improve your game -- or turn your young ones onto the sport — here are four home hockey nets we recommend.

EZGoal Hockey Folding Pro Goal

Step2 Kickback Soccer Goal And Pitch Back
Stay busy no matter the season with this hockey set that also can be used as a soccer goal and baseball pitch-back net.Amazon

Where was this when I was a kid? Baseball, hockey and soccer fans will be happy with this multipurpose set, which includes a soccer ball, two hockey sticks, one street hockey puck and a pitch-back ball.

Step2 Kickback Soccer Goal And Pitch Back

EZGoal Hockey Folding Pro Goal
This regulation size hockey goal features a rebound net to protect your garage door and keep you from chasing wayward pucks.Amazon

If you're serious about improving your aim, this 10x6 foot EZ Goal is the ticket. It includes corner net pockets for sharpening your shooting and a 2-inch steel frame to make it rock solid. When you're done playing, just fold it up for easy storage.

Franklin Sports Kids Folding Goal Set

Franklin Sports Kids Folding Goal Set
This two-goal set includes everything you need to get your future Stanley Cup hero started in the sport, including sticks, nets, and balls.Amazon

This high-impact plastic set is safe enough for even indoor play -- especially thanks to the foam hockey balls included. The hockey sticks can be lengthened from 18 to 29 inches as your little players grow up.

Mylec Deluxe Folding Hockey Goal Set

Mylec Deluxe Folding Hockey Goal Set
This set combines many of the great features of its competition, including a sturdy frame made from PVC, easy-folding goals and a pair of 43-inch street hockey sticks.Amazon

Sometimes it's best to judge an item by how the buyers feel about their purchase. This set is a virtual hat trick with consumers who describe it as the perfect set for their pre-teen hockey fans. One fan wrote: "If you want to play street hockey with kids that break plastic sticks too easily, but aren't advanced enough yet to know about how the blades should be curved, this is exactly the set you are looking for."

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