The RBZ line of sticks was in many ways responsible for the revival of CCM as a premier hockey equipment maker that we’ve seen take place over the last few years. The latest version is the RBZ SpeedBurner, released in July 2015. I’ve been lucky enough to have tested the stick for a couple months now, so here are my thoughts….
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Pond Hockey Classic and Pure Hockey Team Up
Pure Hockey is proud to announce a national sponsorship of the Pond Hockey Classic, a series of outdoor hockey tournaments held throughout the U.S.A. Established in the fall of 2009 as a single tournament in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the Pond Hockey Classic has grown to additional locations in Vermont, New York and Montana, with participating players from 43 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. As part of the partnership, Pure Hockey will become the Official Hockey Retailer and Apparel Provider for all four of the Pond Hockey Classic Tournaments in 2016 and will sell Pond Hockey Classic products both online and on-site at the tournaments.
In September, the brand new Bauer Nexus 1N hockey stick hit the market. While the Nexus sticks generally haven’t elicited quite the same level of buzz that its Vapor or Supreme siblings tend to, the 1N launch bucked that trend. The much-anticipated stick builds on the popularity of the Nexus 1000 & Nexus 8000 lines from the past few seasons.
Nexus is Bauer’s ‘Mid-Kick Point’ stick, designed for an effortless, natural energy load & release with the best accuracy possible. Nexus is meant to load easily, but still generate a lot of power, great for players who like to shoot on the move.
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