Archive for August, 2011

Boston Bruins 2011 Equipment Sale

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2011 by prostocknation

Game used equipment from this past season’s Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins will be made available on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Pure Hockey located at 220 Wood Road, Braintree, MA, USA.  Sale begins at 10:00am.

Source: http://bruins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=72927

 

– M

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Winnipeg Jets/Blake Wheelers New Warrior Hustlers

Posted in Gear Sightings with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by prostocknation

 

As the Winnipeg Jets have still yet to release their jersey design, Blake Wheeler has uploaded a photo of his Navy Blue Warrior Hustler pants onto Twitter.  It features a slightly altered “Jets” secondary logo compared to the one released on July 22, 2011 embroidered onto the right leg.

(Photo credit: @BiggieFunke on Twitter)

 

– M

First Look: Canucks Team Store on Robson

Posted in Gear Sightings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by prostocknation

Although the grand opening of the Canucks Team Store on Robson (1151 Robson Street) is slated for Thursday August 25th, the new location is open and ready for business as of this weekend. In comparison to their main store at Rogers Arena, the Robson store has a boutique feel, carrying a selection of similar items as well as store-exclusive product, and more importantly, extended store hours.

One of the main things that makes the Robson location worth visiting is what is hidden in the back of the store – a replica locker room display, featuring game-worn equipment set-up by none other than Jamie Hendricks. From what we were informed, a selection of the gear on display will be available for purchase. Right next to the locker room display is a set of three chairs, which have been reupholstered from their previous location in the arena.

– F

A Look At: The Puck Catcher

Posted in Equipment Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by prostocknation

During pregame warmups the ice will be littered with pucks and dozens of shots will be taken.  While players love to stickhandle and shoot, nobody likes the cumbersome task of removing all of the pucks from the playing surface before starting the game.

Milk crates, puck bags, duffle bags, and pails have all been popular options when it comes to storing/transporting pucks but they all require you to bend down and pick them up individually by hand.  Not only do players loath doing this but it is also time consuming.  Those who don’t fancy this method can simply flip the pucks over the boards but how many pucks have you lost already as a result of that?

There is another option, The Puck Catcher (www.PuckCatcher.com).

This product is replacing my current set up of a 1 gallon Akzo Nobel (shameless plug) plastic paint colorant bucket.  It can hold roughly 20 pucks so I will use the same quantity in The Puck Catcher to give you an idea of how much it can actually store.

Assembly:

It’s quite simple actually.  If you have put together a hockey net before it will make things even easier as the construction is similar but on a smaller scale, especially when it comes to stringing the net.  An instructional video on how to put it together is available on their website: http://puckcatcher.com/assembly/

Construction:

The steel and netting on this product are similar to the ones you’d find on a real hockey net.  The fold out ramp and base are made with a high quality plastic.  An adjustable nylon strap is also provided for easy carrying.  The base measures approximately 37cm x 30cm and it is 33cm tall with the ramp closed.

Capacity:

The Puck Catcher advertises itself as being able to carry upwards of 40 pucks.  After throwing 20 pucks from the paint bucket into this, it is indeed roughly half full.  Rather than filling it up to the brim with pucks I intend on storing my water bottle in it as well.


First Impressions:

The Puck Catcher just arrived today so I haven’t had the chance to take it out to the rink yet.  I was a bit hesitant to shoot too hard at the ramp at first but after a couple of pucks went in it was obvious this was designed to take a beating so I had no problem shooting harder and harder.

I am very impressed with the overall build quality of this product fresh out of the box.  Though I am not surprised as this is Made in Canada and not outsourced to some unknown company off-shore.

There are already imitations of this idea out on the market but they are made with inferior materials and the companies do not pride themselves on where the product is manufactured.  When given the choice at the retail level we will have preference for domestically made products over off-shore goods whenever possible.

As with many of the products we have featured on ProStockNation.com, we will check in periodically with reviews and comments.  If you would like more information about The Puck Catcher please check them out at their website at www.PuckCatcher.com

– M

Winnipeg Jets Jerseys… Possibly?

Posted in Jerseys, Leaks with tags , , , on August 2, 2011 by prostocknation

While the Winnipeg Jets will not officially introduce their new uniforms until closer towards the season, stock photos of jerseys with the new Jets logo have already started to surface on eBay.

We will still have to wait until they officially announce the jerseys to see if this is indeed the design they are going with.  I am a bit skeptical about these auctions because the seller is relatively new, they are using stock images and the Reebok tag is blacked out.

However the jerseys are still in line with what Chairman, Mark Chipman, described with the secondary “Wings” logo on the shoulders and the only red on the jersey being on the crest.

 

We think they look good.  Hope to see an updated version of the 1996 Jets jersey brought back as an Alternate in the 2012-2013 season.

Source: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Winnipeg-Jets-Jerseys-BLANK-Blue-Jersey-/140587038548?pt=U_Hockey_Fan_Shop&hash=item20bba3f754

 

 

– M