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Pure Hockey Among Inc.'s Fastest Growing Companies

Mid-West Hockey Equipment Company’s Rapid Expansion Recognized by Inc. 5000

08.26.08--ST. LOUIS

Pure Hockey announced today its recent recognition by Inc. magazine as one of the top 5000 fastest growing companies in America. This annual ranking identifies the best entrepreneurial success stories of private businesses undergoing notable expansions.

"This is impressive recognition for Pure Hockey,” said David Nectow, CEO of Pure Hockey. “Making Inc.'s list under any circumstances is an achievement, but accomplishing this in the retail industry, which only had 11% of the total ranked companies, is truly notable—especially in a flat specialty market like hockey.”

The company established a three year growth rate of over 125 percent, placing it on the Top 25 list of fastest growing businesses in St. Louis, as well as making Pure Hockey the fastest growing privately owned retail organization in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Pure Hockey attributes its growth and success to its ability to provide the latest top-of-the-line equipment available paired with the highest quality merchandise, personal assistance and excellent customer service. The e-commerce site, www.purehockey.com also allows worldwide exposure to this unique hockey experience.

Recognition by Inc. magazine is a strong compliment for an accomplished staff with a vital growth plan," said Benoit.

"The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivaled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth," said Jim Melloan, Inc. 5000's project manager.

The 5000 companies that made Inc.’s list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.

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