Archive for the Announcements Category

Stolen Niagara Ice Dogs Equipment

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , on August 22, 2012 by prostocknation

The Niagara Regional Police Services recently released a break and enter for an incident that occurred back in April of this year.

Some of the items stolen include Mark Visetin’s 37+1 Vaughn Pads, a couple player’s helmets, gloves, sticks and other protective gear.

From NRPS Media Release:

Niagara Ice Dogs hockey equipment Break and Enter 

Since the beginning of April, 2012, the Niagara Regional Police have been investigating a Break & Enter at the Gatorade Garden City Complex, located at 8 Gale Crescent, in the city of St Catharines.  

During the Break & Enter, several hockey items belonging to the Niagara Ice Dogs were stolen, including Mark Visentin's unique Vaughan 37 + goalie pads, valued at $3000.  Visentin represented Canada during the 2011 and 2012 Word Junior Hockey Championships.

The goalie pads are white with red and black trim, and have "Visentin" stitched on either side.

Other equipment stolen includes:
CCM - 2 white helmets with #13 and #10 stickers on the back.  Size small.
CCM - black red and white hockey gloves.  #9 written on cuff.
Reebok - black and white, size medium elbow pads.  Model 11K.
Reebok - black and red, AI9 hockey stick with "Mercer" stamped on the upper shaft.

Anyone with information regarding the location of these pads is requested to contact Detective Constable Sherriff #9319 at 905 688-4111 ext 4382, or information on crimes can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara. To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers via: Telephone: 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) Online: Text: 274637 (CRIMES), keyword 'Niagara', then your tip. Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

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The pads will be unique enough to spot should they come onto the market.

– M

Will The Real ProStockNation Please Stand Up?

Posted in Announcements with tags , on May 24, 2012 by prostocknation

Hi everyone, we have been getting several emails from readers asking us if we sell equipment and the answer is no.

Other than eBay, there are various hockey equipment forums and websites where you can find the gear you’re looking for.  Searching for pro stock equipment is half the fun of this hobby.

It was also brought to our attention there is a seller on eBay using the name “prostocknation”.  This is NOT us.  We are the originator of this name.  Nobody else has ever used ProStockNation before us.  We were founded in 2010 in Vancouver, BC.  This individual signed up for eBay in May 2011 from Kenmore, NY, USA.  We do not sell on eBay and currently have no intentions to do so.

We are not affiliated with this user in any way, shape or form other than the fact they have copied our name.

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– M

We are back!

Posted in Pro Returns, Announcements with tags , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by prostocknation

Sorry for the brief hiatus.  Sometimes life does not want to co-operate.  Just wanted to let our readers know we are back and have acquired some new gear during our time away!

– M just picked up a new pair of Pro Return Rangers ONE95 mitts and decided to celebrate the Rangers win by wearing them around town today.  What do you guys think of them?


– M

Renfrew Hockey Tape launches dedicated website

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

November 14, 2011

Scapa Group (LON:SCPA), has announced the launch of a website dedicated to its Renfrew™ Hockey Tape and Renfrew Athletics brands. has been designed with hockey players and athletes in mind, offering an interactive product guide, pictures, and an illustrated history of the Renfrew brand.

“Renfrew Hockey Tape has had a strong bond with generation after generation of elite and recreational players alike” said Michael Muchin, Scapa’s Global Industrial Business Unit Manager. “This dedicated website is an additional tool to strengthen our relationship with our customers.”

About Renfrew™ / Scapa Group plc

For more than thirty years, Scapa’s Renfrew™ Tape has become synonymous with tape for hockey players worldwide. We are the chosen tape for the majority of the professional hockey teams in North America, and Renfrew™ tape has been in the dressing rooms of every Stanley Cup champion team for over 20 consecutive years.

Scapa is a worldwide leading manufacturer of bonding solutions and adhesive components for applications in the Medical, Electronics, Industrial and Transportation markets. We help medical, industrial, electronics and transportation customers create better products by providing adhesive solutions and components. We design our offering around the requirements of global OEMs, distributors and consumers.

To contact Scapa, please send an email to

For more information, please visit and


– M

Win a Pair of Row 2 Tickets to the Vancouver Canucks Open Practice!

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , , , , on October 3, 2011 by prostocknation

The Vancouver Canucks will be holding their annual Open Practice at 10:00AM this Saturday, October 8. 2011 at Rogers Arena.

How do you win?

  1. Follow us on Twitter (
  2. RT this message “RT to win 2 row 2 tix to #Canucks Open Practice via @ProStockNation!
  3. One lucky winner will be announced on Thursday Morning.  Rumor has it these tickets are close to the Canucks’ bench!

– M

Let Hockey Come To You

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

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

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, 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 to see how you could win a pair of Winnwell Pro Stock Rick Nash gloves!


Free Bauer 2100 Hockey Helmet From Chevrolet

Posted in Announcements with tags , , on July 23, 2011 by prostocknation

If you have a child born in 2006 registered with Hockey Canada for the 2011/2012 season you are eligible for a free Bauer 2100 helmet.  More information available here:


– M

Canucks 2011 Equipment Sale Video:

Posted in Equipment Sales, Pro Returns, Pro Stock, Announcements with tags on July 11, 2011 by prostocknation

Hey guys, we had a chance to get a exclusive preview of the gear available for the annual equipment sale. Here is our short walk through video. Pictures will be up shortly, so stay tuned!


– E