How to Build a Hockey Net Out of PVC Pipe

Two Methods:Back and Sides of NetFront of Net

Many people would enjoy having a hockey net to shoot on but don't want to spend so much money on a regulation net. This is a simple explanation of how to build a hockey net without spending a lot of money in the process. Here are instructions on how to build a hockey net using PVC piping.


  1. 1
    Purchase six 2" 90 degree connectors, two 2" T shaped connectors, two 2" 3 pronged connectors, five 10 foot poles of 2 inch (5.1 cm) diameter PVC pipe, and 48"x 72" mesh netting.
  2. 2
    Measure and cut the PVC piping into one 6 foot length, three 4 foot lengths, and eight 3 foot lengths.

Method 1
Back and Sides of Net

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    Attach four of the 3 ft. pipes on opposite ends of the T shapes connectors.
  2. 2
    Connect the two T shape connectors together with a 4 ft. pipe.
  3. 3
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    Connect 90 degree connectors to the open ends of the 3 ft.
    pipes pointing toward yourself.
  4. 4
    Connect the remaining four 3 ft. pipes to the connected 90 degree connectors.
  5. 5
    Connect two 90 degree connectors pointing in an upwards direction to two ends on the same connection ends of the pipes in step 6.
  6. 6
    Do the same thing as step 7 but point the connections down.
  7. 7
    Connect two 4 ft. pipes to the other ends of these connections.

Method 2
Front of Net

  1. 1
    Attach 90 degree connectors pointing towards each other at the ends of the 3 ft. pipes
  2. 2
    Connect these two connectors with a 6 ft. pipe.
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    Spread the netting to cover the outsides of the PVC pipes and connect it to the pipes with the zip ties.
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    Enjoy your net


  • Measure the PVC twice and cut once.
  • If a handsaw is ineffective, purchase a PVC pipe cutting ratchet.


  • The PVC piping and zip ties will break if shot on with rubber pucks.

Things You'll Need

  • Six 2" 90 degree PVC connectors
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  • Two 2" T shaped connectors
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  • 2Two 2" 3 pronged connectors
  • Five 10 foot poles of 2 inch (5.1 cm) diameter PVC pipe
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  • 48"x 72" mesh netting
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  • Saw
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  • Twelve zip ties(or as many as desired to keep netting attached)

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