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Goalie Buyer Position Open at IW Hockey

January 7th, 2014 Chris Comments off

IceWarehouse.com and InlineWarehouse.com are global e-commerce businesses and online retailers for all your ice and inline hockey needs.  We employ a diverse staff and are currently looking for a full or part time goalie equipment buyer.

Job Duties:

  • Manage the development of our goalie selection
  • Responsible for purchasing goalie gear
  • Develops product assortment based on sales and trends
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and new vendors
  • Negotiation beneficial terms and conditions with vendors
  • Improve sales while managing inventory levels
  • Work with internal departments to develop and implement marketing strategies
  • Write compelling and informative product descriptions
  • Edit content and formatting descriptions
  • Perform video reviews
  • Perform video interviews on/off site with vendor product mangers
  • Research to develop original content
  • Contribute to blog
  • Assist in further developing the IW Hockey Learning Center
  • Develop new ways to convey product information
  • Attend trade and consumer shows

Qualifications for this position:

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Categories: IW

Bauer OD1N

December 19th, 2013 Chris Comments off

On Thursday, December 19th, Bauer held a press conference in Chicago with a revolutionary announcement. Instead of traveling to Chicago (which would have been awesome) IW watched the webcast from the comfort of sunny San Luis Obispo, CA.  This blog will give you a quick rundown of the game changing technology.

Named after the Norse god of war and the Russian word for the number one, the Bauer OD1N lineup strives to elevate an athlete’s full potential while improving its level of protection. The lineup presents gear that is both incredibly lightweight, and tunable to each individual athlete’s fits and preferences. Bauer’s testing crew consists of the cream of the NHL crop: Nicklas Backstrom, Jonathon Toews, Patrick Kane, Henrik Lundqvist, Claude Giroux, and Alex Ovechkin. Let’s take a look at the new equipment.

Player Skates

The new Bauer OD1N hockey skates shed 0.5 lbs from previous skates. While this may not seem like a large decrease, it actually is and makes a huge difference in gameplay. When you remove 226 grams at a time where top-of-the-line skates only weigh 800-1000 grams, we’re talking about a monumental difference. This translates into 1000 less pounds lifted over the course of a normal hockey game. Imagine how fresh your legs will feel going into OT!

Bauer OD1n Skates

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IWin Membership – How to Save (at least) 10% on Every Order

December 17th, 2013 Chris Comments off

Everybody likes to save money. Coupon codes and sales are not always around to help out your wallet, but the IWin membership is. The IWin program is simple:

  1. You purchase an IW brand shirt, hat or accessory.
  2. You will save 10% on that order* and EVERY order after that.
  3. The discount will automatically apply to your future orders.

Support IW and IW supports you. You may think, it can’t really be that easy. It is. You can also use the IWin discount on our affiliate sites: Inline Warehouse (Fitness), Inline Warehouse (Aggressive), Derby Warehouse, and Inline Warehouse (Hockey). Here are a lot of frequently asked questions about the IW membership.

Does the IWin membership expire?

No. Never. It will be around as long as we are.

How will I get my discount? / What if the discount does not show up in my cart?

Once you purchase the initial IWin product, you are forever marked as an IWin member in the IW system. The discount will take place on our end; so while you won’t see the discount in your shopping cart, you will see it in your confirmation email. If you have any questions or problems with the discount, please give us a call immediately at (800)366-3070.

What if there is another sale that offers a bigger discount?

IWin members automatically receive the biggest discount we offer. If there is a 20% off sale, members will automatically receive 20% off without any coupons or even knowledge that there is a sale.

Will I be disqualified from free shipping if the new amount drops below the required total amount?

Nope: IW uses the original, pre-discount price when considering free shipping.

Is there anything that the discount cannot cover?

Unfortunately, yes. The discount cannot be used toward the purchase of gift cards, IWin gear, tape, clearance items (ending in $.97) or *Manufacturer (MAP)  Restricted products. For questions about the MAP policy or restrictions, please call us (800)366-3070.

What is IWin gear?

It is a collection of IW clothing, hats, and accessories ranging from $10-$30. We have IW shirts, polos, hats, beanies, tape, pucks, and even skate blade covers. For a complete list, click here.

IW is happy to help you out with all your hockey needs, so please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions, comments, or concerns. Call us at (800)366-3070, email info@icewarehouse.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Google +.

Categories: IW

Holiday Gift Guide – Players

November 27th, 2013 Chris Comments off

The holidays are fast approaching and we know you’re thinking: “what do I get for that hockey player in my life?” Skates & sticks make for expensive gifts (unless they’ve been really good), but you know they would love something hockey useful or simply hockey awesome. Don’t worry- IW is here for you. We’ve compiled a list of excellent stocking stuffers within a reasonable price range. The official IW gift guide can be found here: http://bit.ly/IWGiftGuide. From this list, I have narrowed down the perfect small(er) gifts for your hockey player.

First, the Bauer TotalOne NXG Ice Skates – Kidding… Let’s move the price range down a couple thousand dollars.

1. The Sherwood NHL Team USB drive:

Besides the creepy aspect of pulling the player’s head off and making him hold it while you plug his body into the computer, this USB drive is awesome! Really though, there isn’t a better way to carry information around than with your team player in your pocket.

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Categories: IW

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Special!

November 20th, 2013 Chris Comments off

Friday is almost upon us; but this is no ordinary Friday. This is THE Friday!

What do we have up our sleeve for Black Friday?

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IW NHL Predictions

October 16th, 2013 Chris Comments off

So we’re a little over 2 weeks into the NHL and our 4 blog writers decided to collaborate on some predictions for the season. After a couple minutes of discussion, we realized that there is no possible way to come to a consensus. The reason being that half of us are San Jose Sharks fans and the other 2 are Los Angeles Kings fans who can’t stand the sight of an undefeated Sharks team (6-0, what?)[still no Stanley Cup, what?]. Instead, we decided to each write up our own descriptions and let you tell us who think is closer (smarter). These are some high stake predictions too. The person with the worst prediction loses their job and the person with the closest prediction takes home the loser’s salary. Not really, but for legal reasons we cannot say.

Chase:

Even being an LA King’s fan and a religious SoCal sports fan, I think there’s a great chance we see Los Angeles bring home their second cup. The Kings look prime for another cup run this year, with an already proven squad that will have hopefully have a healthy Willie Mitchell and the speedster Matt Frattin. We’re off to a slow start but it’s a long season.

Eastern Conference Final: Detroit over Pittsburgh

Western Conference Final: Kings over St. Louis

Stanley Cup Champion: Los Angeles Kings

Chris:

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Categories: NHL

Top Scoring Sticks in the NHL – Week 2 Edition

October 14th, 2013 Chris Comments off

I waited too long to write this blog. Just 14 days into the NHL season and we already have 437 goals & 258 goal scorers. My original plan was to research each goal scorer and calculate from there; so instead, I’m taking the top goal scorers (everyone who has scored 4 or more goals this season), and giving you a snapshot of scoring in the NHL. Forgive me for taking the easy way out, but there is absolutely no way that I am going to tally up all 258 goal scorers and their sticks.

Last year, I wrote a similar blog 1.5 weeks into the season and we found that among the top 15 goal scorers, the Bauer TotalOne NXG & Easton Stealth RS II amassed the most goals at 13 a piece. Interestingly, the leaders then and now are both San Jose Sharks, and both blogs were written when they were 5-0 to start the season. Hmm… 6 months ago, I did the same thing for playoffs. That time I accounted for all goals scored and found that the NXG scored almost 20% of the goals in the playoffs, followed “closely” by the RS II at 15%. Let’s see if Bauer & Easton can hold it together for the 2013-2014 season.

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Categories: NHL

Bauer Tuuk Lightspeed Edge Holder

September 18th, 2013 Chris Comments off

Blade Quick Release Feature

Every single second is critical in a hockey game. If you’re sidelined trying to replace a skate runner, think of how many moments you miss. These are opportunities that could make you the hero, but instead you’re helpless on the bench. No longer. With the introduction of the Bauer Vapor APX 2 skates, Bauer unveiled the TUUK Lightspeed Edge Holder. The new holder upgrades the traditional Tuuk Lightspeed 2 Holders and brings the skate to a whole new level. The new blade quick release feature on the holder is one such upgrade.

Before we go any further, I need to address an alleged issue. When Bauer launched the new Vapor skate line earlier this year, rumors circled that the quick-release Edge Holders made the blades more prone to falling out. A couple of highly noticeable televised instances of the runner falling off Bauer skates at a crucial time in the Stanley playoffs sparked questions of durability. The public immediately began to claim that the quick release feature released the runner too easily. Bauer investigated and found that none of the players were using the Edge holders on their skates.

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How to Keep Your Head During the Offseason

August 12th, 2013 Chris Comments off

We are 50 days from the puck drop in Montreal to kick off the 2013-2014 NHL season, and either your tryouts are coming up within the next few months or the rec league starts up soon. No matter what you have to look forward to… you miss hockey (hopefully). It’s hard to go months without the greatest sport, so we’ve come up with a few things to satisfy your hockey cravings.

Ovechkin on the Links

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Categories: Hockey Lifestyle

The Tape Job

August 5th, 2013 Chris Comments off

A tape job is like a snowflake: white, boring and spends most of its time on the cold, hard ice; but no, not really. Next time you wander into a locker room, check out the tape jobs on the stick rack and you’ll notice that no two are the same. You’ll see the traditional white or black tape, maybe a twig with a colored tape job. Every once in a while you’ll see the camouflage, flag, or if you’re lucky, a superman job. Then there’s the question of cloth or friction tape. When we get down to the actual taping aspect, you’ll see heel-to-toe, toe-to-heel, strips all the way across, only half the blade taped, waxed or unwaxed, do we tape the toe? etc. You get the picture.

Different Tape Jobs

So how should you tape your stick? When it comes to the wrapping, heel-to-toe and toe-to-heel stand as the two schools of thought. The heel-to-toe job provides extra friction for puck control and grip, and on the other hand the toe-to-heel allows for the puck to slide more easily off the stick. The correct way to tape a stick is… Read more…

Categories: Hockey Lifestyle