STX Forges first ncaa division-I hockey partnership with miami (ohio)

(BALTIMORE - Oct. 3, 2017) - STX reached an agreement to be the official hockey equipment supplier to Miami (Ohio) University. The five-year agreement is the first Division I partnership in ice hockey for STX and it also includes a provision to outfit the women's Division I field hockey program.

The proximity of the Miami campus in Oxford, Ohio, to STX's headquarters in Baltimore will lead the STX product development team to conduct field testing and research. The partnership made its debut Oct. 6 when Miami hosted Providence College.

“We could not have chosen a better program for our initial foray into Division I ice hockey,” said STX VP of Sales & Marketing, Ed Saunders. “Given the rich history of success of the Miami ice hockey program and the stellar leadership reputation of head coach Rico Blasi, we are thrilled to align our brand with the Redhawk program.”

The relative proximity of the Miami campus to Baltimore will empower the product development team at STX to conduct field testing and research, in addition to providing the highest quality performance equipment for competition.

“The Miami hockey program is very excited to welcome STX as our official equipment provider. Over the last several months we have experienced the company’s commitment to success and performance. The parallels between the two organizations are sure to lead to great things in the coming years,” Blasi said.