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Latest news

Total Hockey Acquires Players Bench


St. Louis-based Total Hockey announced the acquisition of Denver-based hockey and lacrosse retailer Players Bench on June 23. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close over the next six months, weren't immediately disclosed.Bauer announced it will open its second Own the Moment retail experience in Bloomington, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul, late this fall. The first Own The Moment is scheduled to open this summer in the Boston suburb of Burlington, Mass.

It's the first acquisition for Total Hockey, which has 24 stores across the country, since it was founded by Michael Benoit, the company's president and CEO, in 1999.Bauer announced it will open its second Own the Moment retail experience in Bloomington, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul, late this fall. The first Own The Moment is scheduled to open this summer in the Boston suburb of Burlington, Mass.

The deal adds a handful of key markets - eight stores in Colorado Springs and Denver; Columbus, Ohio, Dallas; Madison, Wis.; and Salt Lake City - to Total Hockey's portfolio. Total Hockey already has stores in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.

The Players Bench stores will be rebranded as Total Hockey or Total Lacrosse. Click here to read more.

 

Bauer Announces Opening of Minnesota Retail Store, Fulfillment Center in Suburban Chicago


Bauer announced it will open its second Own the Moment retail experience in Bloomington, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul, late this fall. The first Own The Moment is scheduled to open this summer in the Boston suburb of Burlington, Mass.

The Bauer Own the Moment in Minnesota will reside in the current location of Hockey Giant, which paved the way for Bauer's second retail experience. Bauer will transform the 33,000-square foot space into its own store and it will include an indoor ice rink.

Click here to read more about Bauer's Own The Moment opening in Minnesota.

Bauer also announced it will occupy a  new 250,000-square foot fulfillment center in Romeoville, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, to provide fulfillment opportunities and support Bauer Hockey's needs and product expansion opportunities. The facility is owned by OHL, a top global third-party logistics provider. 

CCM Hockey Lands Sponsorship Deal with Top Draft Pick Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid, who was chosen by the Edmonton Oilers with the No. 1 pick in this year's NHL Draft, landed his first major sponsorship deal with CCM Hockey. McDavid joins a high-profile group of stars such as Sidney Crosby, John Tavares, Pavel Datsyuk and Canadiens' goalie Carey Price.

CCM Hockey will outfit McDavid in equipment from helmet to skate blade. McDavid will play a role in CCM's marketing campaigns, including its launch of a commercial series titled, "Made of Hockey." The 18-year-old McDavid has 97 goals and 188 assists in 166 career junior games and played for the Canadian national team that won the world junior title in January.