Archive for September, 2011

ProStockNation.com New Video – The Puck Catcher

Posted in Equipment Reviews with tags , , , on September 28, 2011 by prostocknation

Check out our newest video featuring The Puck Catcher!  The Puck Catcher is a product that is made in Canada and designed to make clearing pucks off the ice much faster, easier, and of course, more fun.  We’ve been using it for over a month now and it can definitely take a beating.  Click here to read our previous post on the Puck Catcher.  We will being posting our review of the product shortly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3xxP1RF3IQ

– M

Vancouver Canucks/Rona Jersey Sponsorship

Posted in Gear Sightings, Jerseys with tags , , , , , , , on September 18, 2011 by prostocknation

The Vancouver Canucks opened up main camp today with a couple of sessions open to the general public.  This was an excellent opportunity to catch a first glimpse of what equipment the players will be using during this upcoming season.  The most significant change however, similar to the Toronto Maple Leafs, is the club now bears a patch on the right chest of their practice jerseys with the logo of their sponsor, Rona.

Eddie Lack (pictured below) is still sporting his familiar set of Brian’s Focus with the Lack (obviously) graphics.  From what we can see it’s identical to the set he wore at last year’s training camp and pre-season.  His attire essentially summed up everyone else skating at Rogers Arena today fairly well, not much has changed at all.  With players being such superstitious creatures it’s not surprising the majority of guys at camp are also sticking to what they used last year after such a productive campaign.

Photo Credit: Canucks.com

– M

Maple Leafs & Purolator Jersey Sponsorship Deal

Posted in Jerseys with tags , , , on September 17, 2011 by prostocknation

Photo Credit: Keith Beaty/Toronto Star

According to an article in the Toronto Star, starting today the Toronto Maple Leafs will be sporting a Purolator patch on their practice jerseys.  It’s not the first time this has happened in the NHL but this sponsorship deal will bring in a new revenue stream for the club and we expect more teams to follow suit in the future.

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How would you react if the NHL permitted corporate sponsors to place advertisements on game jerseys as well?  While it doesn’t sound like a very North American thing to do, AHL teams have had sponsor patches located on the right chest for years.

Original article: http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/mapleleafs/article/1054876–kelly-the-leafs-on-slippery-slope-of-jersey-sponsorship
– M

Let Hockey Come To You

Posted in ProStockNation.com Announcements with tags , on September 14, 2011 by prostocknation

Our friends at Hockey Community (www.Hockey-Community.com) have just released a pretty cool stop motion video on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/cBEaHN_JIjA

If you haven’t checked them out before, they are the link between organizers wanting to fill spots and players looking for more ice time.  Be sure to vote for us in their Hockey Blogs directory.

– M

REVIEW: Winnwell Pro Stock Gloves

Posted in Equipment Reviews, Pro Stock, ProStockNation.com Announcements with tags , , , on September 13, 2011 by prostocknation

We already gave you guys a quick look at Winnwell’s Pro Stock glove, now it’s time for our review after some on ice use.

I am a fan of anatomical fit gloves so switching to these traditional boxier fit gloves from my usual gloves was a bit unwelcome at first. I thought I would be off put by the fit, but I quickly changed my mind. The cuff felt much tighter than I expected and it suited me perfectly. That isn’t to say the cuff is uncomfortable or lacking in mobility, quite the opposite really. It allows for great range of motion, especially downward when stickhandling.

The palm area features a nice piece of nash overlay to add some extra durability. Even with this added piece, the palm still feels very soft and pliable. It doesn’t feel totally like micro-nash but it’s very close. In place of mesh gussets the gloves feature a series of hole shaped vents in the fingers. This is a feature not commonly seen on gloves with full nash palms and gussets.  Additionally the top of the thumb features an interesting bit of what I will describe as mesh. This is another feature not seen on most nash palmed gloves. These aren’t features that I noticed at first, but the affect they had was certainly noticeable when it came to keeping my hands dry.

What really has made me a fan of these gloves is the NXT lining. This lining is the signature piece for Winnwell’s gloves. The lining runs down the entire length of the fingers. This is a great feature both for comfort and as well as dryness. I am writing this review after about 4 hours of ice time. Never during that time did my hands feel sweaty.  After getting off the ice the NXT does a great deal in helping to speed up the drying process. The gloves went from out of my bag to my drying shelf, and were bone dry an hour later. It’s such an added benefit to having dry hands during a game, to having dry, odour free gloves after your game.

The only downside I found with these gloves was how easily my tape left a mark on the nash. This certainly isn’t a knock against Winnwell, or the the gloves themselves. That’s just the problem with nash palms in general. It’s something everybody has dealt with at some point in their hockey career.

If you’re looking for a solid glove, that inexplicably seems to have been overlooked by much of the hockey world, I would definitely recommend Winnwell’s Pro Stock product.

Stay tuned to ProStockNation.com to see how you could win a pair of Winnwell Pro Stock Rick Nash gloves!

-E

Upcoming Review: Winnwell Pro Stock Gloves

Posted in Equipment Reviews, Pro Stock with tags , , on September 8, 2011 by prostocknation


Stay tuned for our upcoming on ice performance review of Winnwell’s pro stock glove. Followed by a contest to win this pair!

– E