Archive for April, 2011

Anaheim Ducks Sale – April 30/11

Posted in Equipment Sales, Announcements with tags , , , on April 27, 2011 by prostocknation

After being eliminated by the Nashville Predators the Ducks announced their Fan Appreciation Sale (which includes Equipment) will take place this Saturday.

From the Ducks website:|ANA|home

The Ducks Team Store at Honda Center will be holding its annual Fan Appreciation Sale this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A discount of up 50% off will be offered on select merchandise, with game-used equipment at the lowest prices of the season.

For more information, call the Team Store at (888) 438-2505.

I will be in California this weekend… perhaps I will make the trip to the sale.

– M


Abbotsford Heat Equipment Sale – April 30, 2011

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2011 by prostocknation

The Abbotsford Heat announced their End of the Year Blowout/Equipment Sale set for April 30, 2011.

Abbotsford Heat End of Season Blow Out Sale!

Save up to 70% on Door Crashers and Red Light Specials. All merchandise will be on sale, including Jerseys! Now is the time to get the best prices of the year.

We will also have an assortment of Game Worn Jerseys and Team Equipment for sale. Make sure you are here early for the best selection and deals!

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 12pm -3pm

Where: AESC, Main Entrance, Plaza & Team Store

Hawkey and other guests will make appearences during the sale.

Stay tuned this week on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win the first spot in line!

The staff at won’t be able to make it this time around but if you do attend the sale please do share what was available and at what prices!  Happy Equipment Sale Season everyone!
– M


How Kris Draper Tapes His Stick

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2011 by prostocknation

Warrior Hockey posted a link to this video from the Detroit Free Press ( and it’s pretty interesting to see how Draper tapes his stick.  It’s pretty similar to how I tape mine.

Photo is property of the Detroit Free Press

Check it out here:

How do you like to do yours?

– M

Tis The Season… For Equipment Sales

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by prostocknation

While many professional teams are still in the hunt for the biggest prize in their respective leagues, the ones out of the running are looking to unload their old equipment from the past season.

Here are some upcoming AHL equipment sales:

  1. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – April 30, 10am-11:30am @ Webster Bank Arena
  2. Worcester Sharks – May 1, 12pm-2pm @ DCU Center
  3. Peoria Rivermen – May 7, 9am-12pm @ Peoria Civic Center

If you guys hear of any other ones and would like to share please don’t hesitate to add it in the comments section!  Happy hunting!  If you decide to go let us know how the pricing is and what you picked up.

– M

Reebok 11K Helmet

Posted in Gear Sightings, Pro Stock with tags , , , on April 17, 2011 by prostocknation

As always seems to happen, at the end of the regular season and as the playoffs begin, guys start debuting more and more gear that is on the cusp of retail release. The latest piece of gear showing up is the Reebok 11K helmet. Usually we see Reebok’s poster boy; Sidney Crosby leading the charge when it comes to wearing their latest gear. However in his absence some of their other contracted players have taken over. Matt Duchene recently debuted the newest helmet in his final regular season game.

Duchene can be seen above celebrating a goal with Mark Olver (pictured in Reebok’s standard 9K helmet.) The main aesthetic difference is in the apex of helmet. The 11k featuring a more rounded dome.

Another player who is donning the new helmet is Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith.

Smith scored 2 goals against Vancouver on Friday night. We don’t know if the goals are a result of his new helmet, but if they are, it’s certainly a rousing endorsement for Reebok.

All images are property of Getty Images and their respective owners. No copyright infringement is intended.


Looking For Extra Players Or Ice Times?

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , on April 16, 2011 by prostocknation

Check out our friends at  Their website connects players looking for more ice times at their favorite rinks with organizers looking for spares.

Pro Stock Nation was recently added to the “Hockey Blogs” section of their website.  Don’t forget to vote for us as your favorite!

– M – 2nd Attempt At RapidShot

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , on April 9, 2011 by prostocknation

We went for another session in the ever addicting RapidShot cage located at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC yesterday.  -E and -M finished first and second but most important of all, we defeated @ray_supastar on Twitter by an absolute landslide.  This was a very sweet victory after having to listen to his trash talks for several weeks leading up to this contest.

– M’s best score: 117
– E’s best score: 146
@ray_supastar’s best score: 11

Check out this video of – M shooting.  It’s far from perfect but it gives you an idea of what to expect from the RapidShot.  If you ever have the chance to shoot in there, go for it.  It’s an excellent training tool.


– M