Pure Hockey Blog

  • We've Acquired Hockey Giant!

    We are very excited to announce the acquisition of HockeyGiant's retail stores and HockeyGiant.com. Here's our official press release! More news coming soon!

    Pure Hockey, LLC announced today that it has acquired all of the assets and ongoing business of SportsGiant, LLC. Sports Giant includes ice hockey retailer Hockey Giant and online property HockeyGiant.com (among other online properties). HockeyGiant.com was one of the original online sellers of hockey gear and related product and remains among the largest online retailers.

    Pure Hockey began discussions to acquire SportsGiant, LLC this past Summer and with the acquisition, Pure Hockey strengthens its position as the largest ice hockey retailer in the U.S.A, operating 31 retail locations and multiple websites.

    "This is a transformational acquisition for Pure Hockey; one which allows us to provide more value to our customers and increases our presence in some excellent hockey markets”, said David Nectow, President of Pure Hockey parent company TSG Enterprises, LLC. “It also allows us to better compete in an evolving competitive environment. We are beyond excited to introduce ourselves to all of the valued HockeyGiant customers in the U.S.A.”

    In conjunction with the acquisition of Hockey Giant, Pure Hockey has also announced the relocation of its Corporate Headquarters to a 345,000 square foot building in Holliston, MA. According to Nectow, the move to the state-of-the-art office and distribution facility will accommodate the Company’s plans for current and future growth.

    About Pure Hockey
    Headquartered in Holliston, MA, Pure Hockey is in its 21st year of business, with 22 store locations in seven U.S. states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania) and its online properties at www.purehockey.com and www.puregoalie.com. Pure Hockey also owns and operates ComLax, a 22 store retail chain which sells lacrosse equipment and the online property www.comlax.com.

    About Hockey Giant
    Based in Carlsbad, CA, Hockey Giant was founded in 1999 and is a specialty multi-channel retailer of equipment for Ice Hockey and Lacrosse. Hockey Giant is the main operating division of SportsGiant with nine hockey stores in seven U.S. states (California, Wisconsin, Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York and New Jersey). Its primary online business is www.hockeygiant.com

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  • CCM Ribcor Reckoner Hockey Stick Preview

    CCM hockey sticks have gone through a serious revamping over the past couple of catalog years, and they are hitting full-steam with the brand new CCM Ribcor Reckoner hockey stick. The Reckoner will be the next volume in the Ribcor saga, and it’s not just your traditional upgrades that are coming from CCM. Every year we hear from manufacturers, “this stick is lighter and more durable than ever before!”, so we are used to that rhetoric. When a stick comes out with a different look and design, that’s when heads start popping up. We have a little preview of what CCM pros like John Tavares, Matt Duchene, and David Perron will be using to beat the NHL’s best goalies this year.

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  • This Old Hockey Bag: Perfecta Holders

    For this week's installment of "This Old Hockey Bag", I want to look back at one of the most under-rated skate holders to ever hit the game of hockey.

    It was 1979, and Wayne Gretzky just finished his rookie year in Edmonton. For the past two seasons, Gretzky had worn Daoust 301 hockey skates with a standard ICM holder and steel. But during the 1979-80 season Daoust had upgraded their holders to a new SLM Perfecta holder: a solid plastic mold, that weighed less than its ICM predecessor.

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  • This Old Hockey Bag: Louisville TPS "Rubber" Hockey Stick

    This week's "This Old Hockey Bag" is a real icon. The Louisville TPS "Rubber Kevlar" stick and shaft were unreal. Sure many companies had a form of grip or tack to their sticks but no one but Louisville used actual rubber.

    Normally when you think of rubber, you think squeezable ducks, or rubber bands. Both are super elastic and movable. Well Louisville took this idea to a whole new level. The TPS stick wrapped 360 degrees in rubber. TPS then infused Kevlar into the rubber to add stiffness. Carbonized textured rubber was the official terms used. It did have some amazing grip and at the time, it was released it was a must have for many players. It felt different than any other grip on the market and that was awesome. Iconic actually.
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