Well, it’s 2016 and the industry has already seen some huge changes. In case you missed it, Performance Sports Group (Bauer) purchased Easton Hockey from Chartwell Investments. This was a completely separate transaction from Performance Sports Group’s purchase of Easton Baseball from BRG Sports (formerly Easton-Bell).
0. Bauer Supreme 1S Stick
So here we are in February and we’ve already seen the launch of the Bauer Supreme 1S stick.
And while we’re on the topic of sticks, the All-Star game brought to light two more sticks that are going to hit the market in 2016. Read more…
As 2016 winds down, next year’s gear is starting to make its way into the NHL. The big three we see using the new Bauer Supreme 1S stick right now includes Ovechkin, Eichel and Galchenyuk. While Eichel and Galchenyuk aren’t doing too hot right now; Ovi’s been plugging along with 25 points in 26 games, ranking 7th in goals, 1st in shots and 6th in +/-. So enough about stats, let’s get into the nitty gritty!
Well, John Scott may very well be headed to the all-star game this year. Around 4 PM on December 1st, John Scott was sitting pretty at 56th overall in all-star voting. Now… well… here’s a picture of how things are going for him now (December 2nd, 12 PM).
To cast your vote for or against, or just to watch this spectacle, Head to the NHL Voting.
It will be interesting to see if the NHL will intervene. Though, I know quite a few people who will tune into the all-star game knowing that the 6’8″ giant will be hustling from goal line to goal line, in an attempt to keep up with the NHL’s best players in the new 3-on-3 format. Let’s not forgot that John Scott is coming off of his breakout season in which he more than doubled his career goal totals and scoring with an impressive 15% shot percentage.
‘Tis the season of sales and Inline & Ice Warehouse is making it easy on you. Instead of waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday for the best sale on hockey gear, we are running it now. The CYBER25 coupon code saves you 25% on your hockey equipment order* from today through Cyber Monday (12/1). If you have any issues placing your order online, give us a call and we can help you out. Seriously, call us at 800-366-3070.
The Black Friday hockey sale will still use the CYBER25 coupon for 25% off.
For ideas on what to use the 25% coupon for, check out our gift guide below.
The season of sales is here. And well, it’s been here for the last two weeks too. Black Friday has turned into Black November and IW’s 20% off sale started October 30th (25% off through December 2nd). Although a lot of our equipment is restricted from online discounts, we recommend that you call in to see what is discountable. Anyways, the point of Black November is so that the holiday shoppers can get a jump start on their gift purchasing. We also have the IW official gift guide available.
For those early birds trying to find the inexpensive worm, we’ve made up a quick gift idea list of items that ARE discountable online and would make the perfect present for the hockey player on your holiday list (or even something that you want to pick up for yourself, we don’t judge). Just make sure that you use the BNOV20 (CYBER25 through December 2nd) coupon code at checkout.
We know a lot of other gift lists out there are probably going to be recommending their top of the line hockey equipment, but let’s be realistic. We’ve made a list of stocking stuffers (or mostly that size) that can be perfect for any hockey player, whether or not you know their stick specs or foot shape.
These regulation-size pucks slide on carpet like a dream. A lot of foam pucks can catch on the carpet and end up rolling instead of sliding. The Slick Shinny puck stays flat on the carpet for an awesome indoor or knee hockey puck.
2015 is quickly winding down and throughout the year we’ve had a plethora of great low kick sticks released. For those who may not know exactly what a low kick point is in a hockey stick, head over to Low vs Mid Kick Point Blog that explains which style of player should use a low or mid kick point. The goal for today though, is to briefly review the key features, technologies and benefits that each of these low kick sticks offer so that you can pick the stick that best suits your preferences and style of play. At the bottom of the blog, make sure you vote on your favorite low kick hockey stick of 2015!
As per usual, Bauer is back with their limited edition colorways in the Vapor Hockey Stick and Skate Lines.
Bauer Vapor 1X Limited Edition Stick
Starting us off with sticks, the 1X LE stick features a quite unique 3-zone graphics package that stays true to the Vapor Family. The upper portion of the shaft features a bright splash of red while the silver TeXtreme Carbon Fiber adds some serious pop. The dark lower portion makes up the third color zone and utilizes a traditional black TeXtreme Carbon Fiber through the blade. Specs wise, the Limited Edition 1X has everything the original has; including a low kick point, the new QRT Taper that releases quicker than any Bauer stick to date, the new Aero-Sense II Blade, true one-piece Monocomp Technology and eLASTech Resin. Read more…
Here it is – the third installment of the RibCor series. The original Reebok RibCor and the CCM RibCor 40K both utilized a unique construction that holds the fibers in tension, meaning that they are pre-loaded and able to get quick shots off faster than other sticks.
I’ve used the CCM RibCor 40K (seen below) for quite some time and it has been a personal favorite because of how easy it is to get a strong shot off with very little effort. So when we got our hands on the latest CCM RibCor, I was eager to try it out.
Coming in October to Ice Warehouse, is the CCM RibCor Reckoner. The CCM Reckoner stick sees a substantial change to the design of the RibCor series, though with the same end goal of providing the quickest shot.
You might not believe what your seeing, but yes, the Phoenix has risen from the ashes! Black Biscuit is back! Younger players may not be familiar with this brand, but roller players from the turn of the century will recall Black Biscuit as a favorite for roller pants.
Black Biscuit’s popularity rose in the 90’s as the roller hockey community embraced the high-quality hockey pants they produced. The pants were constructed with sleek graphics and high-performance features, but most noticeably outlasted many other pant brands at the time. (you can still see original Black Biscuit pants being used today). After the owners took a hiatus in the early 2000’s to pursue new interests, they’re back in 2015 to introduce the 3100 Playa Pant.
Last year, the Hockey Wrap Around let you take your indoor composite stick outdoors without the fear of de-lamination or breaking down your blade. No more ABS blades. No more using broken down composite sticks. No longer picking up a stick that feels completely different than your normal stick. For those of you who didn’t hear about the Wrap Around last year, it used a strong, yet malleable metal with “teeth” to wrap around the bottom and toe of your stick. This protection allowed players to take their composite sticks to the streets, cement courts, or (mostly) wherever you wanted to take it. This had limitations though, the metal was unable to withstand the impact and force of slapshots and game play. So this year, Hockey Wrap Around came back with 3 new Wrap Arounds catered to meet the needs of your outdoor play.
The Wrap Around PRO with the new CCM RBZ Speedburner stick.
So what’s new for Hockey Wrap Around in 2015? Three new products: the Wrap Around 2.0 (also available in junior sizes), the Wrap Around PRO, and the Wrap Around Trainer. Let’s check out the three models.