I want to start playing hockey again, I played roller hockey for about 7 years when I was a kid (up til 16) we didn't have any ice rinks in town- now we have had some for a few years, and I want to start playing again. I haven't picked up a hockey stick in 10 years (I'm 26 now). We don't really have any hockey shops within driving distance so buying gear is tough (live in Louisiana). I have been searching hockey monkey and see some pretty good deals out there. I know that a lot of equipment is personal preference but do you think I'd be safe ordering stuff online? So that's part 1 of needing help- I need to gear up, and equipment has changed a good bit since my time away. Now onto part 2- what's the best way to get back into the sport, I don't want to go sign up for a league and embarrass myself for a few months while I get my feet under me. I was thinking of ordering skates, stick, gloves, and a helmet and going to stick & puck sessions for a couple months to relearn the game and learn how to shoot on ice. So any advice for a new-noob on getting back into the sport, ordering equipment, and making the transition from roller to ice hockey.