How to Make an Easy Mini Hockey Goal

    Step 1

    Cut one of your 10-foot PVC pipes into two 40-inch pieces and two 20-inch pieces. The 40-inch pipes will serve as the goalposts, while the 20-inch pieces will lie flat on the ground perpendicular to the posts.

    Step 2

    Cut the other 10-foot pipe into two 51-inch pieces. These pieces will connect each post together, one along the ground in the back and one across the top as the crossbar. The remaining 18-inch piece is leftover and is not needed for the goal.

    Step 3

    Use elbow connectors to connect the correct pieces together. One elbow connects each 40-inch goal post to a 20-inch bottom side base. One elbow connects each 40-inch goal post to the 51-inch crossbar. One elbow connects each 20-inch bottom side base to the 51-inch pipe that serves as the back of the goal and lies on the ground. The PVC pipes should easily slot into place inside the connectors.

    Step 4

    Slip the hockey net over the frame of the goal. Tuck the net in under the PVC pipe on the ground. If necessary, use small ties to keep the net on the frame. Set up the goal in the proper location.


  • The diameter of your goal's PVC pipe needs to fit into the elbow connectors. Make sure you have compatible sizes. Use a tarp, bed sheet or plastic bag as the goal net if you do not have access to a real net. Wood and nails are another option to create and hold together a hockey goal frame.

Things Needed

  • 2 - 10-foot PVC pipes
  • 6 PVC elbow connectors
  • Handsaw
  • Hockey net

About the Author

Based in California, Scott Levin has served as a writer and copy editor since 2000. His articles have appeared in the "Chico News & Review," "Wildcat Illustrated," the "Chico Enterprise-Record" and on websites such as The Sports Informant. Levin earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from California State University, Chico.