Hockey fans are well-known for their passion for the sport. They’re often loyal to a specific team, regardless of how well it performs during the season. Ask any hockey fan who their favorite team is, and they’ll not only answer but also recollect player and team stats and achievements. NHL fans live and breathe hockey, and they’re sure to love these backyard essentials.
There’s no better way to show off team loyalty than with a hanging flag. A Colorado Avalanche 2022 Stanley Cup Champions vertical banner or St. Louis Blues double-sided vertical banner is an easy way to spice up a dull yard. A yard sign with a favorite NHL logo is also a great way to strike up a conversation with nearby NHL fans in the neighborhood.
Fanatics looking for something more unique may enjoy a personalized banner that lists the team name on top of the fan’s name. Fans can also show off their lifetime loyalty to a specific hockey team with a “Fan for Life” flag.
Memorial Day and Fourth of July cookouts are best spent barbecuing and lounging in the backyard. A Chicago Blackhawks barbecue caddy or Seattle Kraken barbecue caddy is the perfect way to strike up a conversation with guests. It doesn’t matter if it’s the off-season, there’s still plenty to talk about, like upcoming roster changes or who’s most likely to win next year’s Stanley Cup championship.
A Detroit Red Wings three-piece barbecue set is a must for fans who spend most of their summers standing in front of the grill. NHL baking and barbecue grill gloves with a favorite team logo prevent pesky burns during grilling.
Every true grill master needs a team-branded apron. The black, orange, and white Philadelphia Flyers apron is great for Brayden Schenn or Andrew MacDonald fans. Tampa Bay Lighting fans deserve a year of bragging rights, making the double-sided apron an essential this summer. One side of the apron features the Tampa Bay Lightning logo and the other side features the ThunderBug mascot.
Turn a dull backyard party into an entertaining one with outdoor games. A Chicago Blackhawks dartboard cabinet is a great choice for Blackhawks fans who want to strike up a game of darts while they watch the game. A Detroit Red Wings washer toss game set is sure to provide hours of entertainment.
No summer party is complete without a game of cornhole. A branded cornhole set in either the Vegas Golden Knights or the New York Rangers’ colors is sure to be a hit at any backyard party. Don’t forget a regulation carrying case in a favorite team’s logo for on-the-go use.
Victory Four game sets are also a fun backyard game. Similar to Connect Four, this two-player game is a race to see who gets four in a row first. Even better, the large Victory Four game set comes with home and away colored chips and the team name on the set, meaning it doubles as decor. Don’t forget a hockey set, which is perfect for young hockey fans who want to continue practicing in the summer. Opt for a playoffs hockey puck that celebrates dueling teams that have paired up against each other in previous playoffs.
Watching the game at home is a breeze with tailgating game day essentials. Seattle Kraken fans will enjoy the backyard flag, decals, coozies, and T-shirt that comes in the box. A Carolina Hurricanes tailgating game day pack is perfect for fans who still consider the team’s win of 2006 to be one of their favorite sports memories in history. Don’t forget the NHL pint glass sets to serve guests ice-cold beverages. Glass sets are available with all the top NHL team logos, including the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers.
Garden stones that celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning, three time Stanley Cup Champs are a great way to support a favorite team while also creating a beautiful garden. A Columbus Blue Jackets team tiki totem is a fun way to show off team pride while also adding a sense of personality to a backyard space. The NHL team totem is hand-carved and hand-painted in the Columbus Blue Jackets colors, with a hockey player in the middle and a hockey puck on the bottom.
NHL utility gear can turn yard work duties into something more exciting. The bright red, two-tone utility gloves with the Detroit Red Wings logo are perfect for fans who spend their weekends in their backyard garden. Keep track of the temperature outdoors with a Montreal Canadiens thermometer. An NHL mascot statute of the Colorado Avalanche is great for households that love hockey and dogs.
Garden gnomes are a symbol of good luck. Superstitious fans looking to improve their team’s chances of earning a spot in the playoffs next season will love an NHL-branded garden gnome. Choose from gnomes that show support for teams like the New York Rangers, the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals, or the Vegas Golden Knights. Most garden gnomes are about a foot tall, and they can wear your favorite team’s logo while holding a hockey puck.
Fire Pit Gear
Every memorable summer includes a night spent around the fire. A St. Louis Blues smokeless patio fire pit is perfect for those long summer nights with good friends and neighbors. Because it’s smokeless, it’s also a great choice for fans with smaller backyard space. A New York Rangers round fire ring keeps firewood in one place for a quick and easy bonfire. A portable fire pit is also perfect for easy on-the-go use.
A camping trip can be a memory that the family will cherish for years. Make it even more memorable with NHL game day essentials. Keep warm with NHL officially licensed sports apparel, like a Boston Bruins polar reversible camp poncho or a Vancouver Canucks poncho in blue and white. The ponchos come with a built-in hood so fans never have to worry about a rainy day ruining any camping trip.
Turn any backyard into a relaxing retreat with NHL outdoor gear. Get the party started with an NHL door cover. What better way is there to show team pride than with a Pittsburgh Penguins front door cover? A yellow and black Boston Bruins door cover is sure to make any house or backyard stand out. A Toronto Maple Leafs embossed doormat lets fans know they’re entering a loyal fan’s home. The Calgary Flames doormat is rugged and durable, holding up for a long time while also keeping dirt and debris outdoors.
Outdoor furniture is a must when hosting summer barbecues or when watching the game from home. A Chicago Blackhawks bar stool will fit right in at any backyard bar. Sit back and relax after a day spent doing yard work with a Philadelphia Flyers Adirondack chair. Give the whole family a place to sit with an NHL park bench. The gray and black colors of the Los Angeles Kings park bench subtly fit in with any backyard design. For a brighter look, the yellow and blue colors of the Buffalo Sabres are a great choice.
Don’t forget a Boston Bruins pub table or Chicago Blackhawks side table to accommodate all the neighbors for your backyard party. The Vancouver Canucks oak barrel table is made with 100% oak materials and is sure to become a favorite piece of furniture. NHL personalized leather coasters keep backyard furniture in great condition all year long.
NHL gear makes for stylish and comfortable summer attire. Become a part of the team with a New York Rangers branded player jersey with a favorite player number. Lightweight NHL T-shirts are great for lounging around the backyard on a hot summer day. The Colorado Avalanche sports shorts or Tampa Bay Lightning travel and training shorts are perfect for a day spent doing yard work.
NHL shoes also make for exceptional backyard wear. The Chicago Blackhawks suede slide-on sandals or the Vegas Golden Knights gel slide sandals will keep any fan’s feet cool and comfortable all summer long. Don’t forget to stock up on officially licensed sports apparel in NHL team colors and logos to keep warm on those chilly summer nights. A bright red Washington Capitals pullover is ideal for layering to accommodate varying summer weather.
A Boston Bruins or New York Rangers cooler tote will keep the beverages nice and cold all summer long. Cooler totes with a strap hold up to 24 cans and enough ice to keep beverages ice cold. A 3-in-1 cooler comes in your favorite NHL team’s logo and colors. It also easily folds down for storage in between backyard game days.
Make this year’s summer one to remember by stocking up on NHL backyard essentials. They’re not only stylish and perfect for backyard parties but can also help fans show off their pride between seasons. You can find backyard essentials for all leagues that are also functional at Fanatics. Some even serve as sports collectibles or memorabilia that fans can hold on to for years.