These socks are amazing! I am not a hockey player, but I bought these to wear to the gym. I got the pink ones, though they are really more of a fushia color. I was surprised that after more than a half hour on a machine, my legs did not get to hot. I don't know if it was the socks or me, but I felt like I had more energy to work out longer and harder. I would recommend these socks to guys and girls alike for any sport or work out routine. It doesn't hurt that they look really cute on!