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Canucks January 2012 Equipment Sale Prices

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2012 by prostocknation

With the Canucks 2012 semi-annual equipment sale just over 12 hours away, we have unveiled a list of prices to share with our readers.

  • Sticks – $150 Used $210 New
  • Skates – $250 Used
  • Gloves – $125 Used $200 New
  • Elbow Pads – $65 Used
  • Reebok Edge Socks – $25 Used
  • Practice Knit Socks – $10 Used
  • Player Pants – $125 Used
  • Goalie Pants – $200 Used
  • Girdles – $75 Used
  • Blockers – $500 New
  • Catchers – $600 New
  • Chest Protector – $400 Used
  • Manitoba Moose Equipment Bags – $100 Used
  • Manitoba Moose Gloves – $75 Used
  • Manitoba Moose Pants – $75 Used

As expected, the bigger name players will be priced accordingly.  Also new for this year, equipment will be put out periodically so if you may want to wait around to see what gets released.

Some of the prices seem a bit high (ex. the Blockers/Catchers) but rumor has it that you may be able to pick up some yet to be released Premier Series 4 gear…

What are you looking to pick up at the sale?  Just a reminder the sale will start at 9am for Season Ticket Holders; 10am for Blue Line and 11am for the General Public. Judging from previous years, most people start lining up at around 6am!

Be sure to share your purchases and finds with us!

– M

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Play It Again Sports – Winnipeg

Posted in Equipment Sales, Pro Returns with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2011 by prostocknation

We get lots of emails from readers each day wanting to know where they can acquire pro stock hockey equipment.

In the previous post I showed off my latest pick ups of a Manitoba Moose pro bag ($99), socks ($15) and gloves ($99.)  With the Atlanta Thrashers relocating to Winnipeg and the Manitoba Moose leaving for St. John’s, the remaining equipment was sold by True North and made available to the public.

On top of selling brand new and used retail sporting goods; Play It Again Sports in Winnipeg also carries a range of pro grade equipment.  You’ll find pro stock equipment from the Atlanta Thrashers, Manitoba Moose, the Canadian World Junior Program and other clubs as well as closeouts from your favorite manufacturers.  They will also be carrying new and used Winnipeg Jets gear once the season is finished.


As with any shop that carries pro gear, the inventory changes often so contact them directly to see what they have in stock for you.

You can find them at:

730 St. Anne’s Road, Unit U
Winnipeg, MB R2N 0A2

www.playitagainsportswinnipeg.com // 204-256-1115

Tell them ProStockNation.com sent you and be sure to share your purchases with us!

– M

October Pick Ups – Manitoba Moose Pro Gear

Posted in Pro Returns, Pro Stock with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2011 by prostocknation

These are my latest Manitoba Moose purchases:

  • Pro Bag
  • 2 Pairs Reebok Edge Socks (XL)
  • 14′ Reebok (CCM 852 Style) Gloves

What do you all think?  Most of the pro bags I’ve seen are made of vinyl and they rip easily.  This Moose bag has one of the highest quality nylon I’ve ever seen.

Looking for Manitoba Moose gear as well?  We’ll tell you where this weekend!

– M

Initial Thoughts: CCM V10 Helmet

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

I got a hold of a set of Manitoba Moose helmet stickers and that was enough justification for me to go out and purchase a new helmet and make use of it.  While the majority of the AHL is outfitted in Reebok and CCM helmets, I decided to get the same model as my favorite Moose player, #52 Sergei Shirokov.

The CCM V10 is similar fit to my existing helmet, the NBH 5500, and I love EPP and memory foam so it was perfect.

Since this is Pro Stock Nation, I wanted to make this retail helmet look as pro stock as possible.  Excuse the messy desk.

Front shot: Just your average CCM V10… White, Medium.


Side Shot:

Time to cover up the ugly CCM branding on the sides and rip off that cheap looking “10” sticker.

Back shot:

I always remove the size, CE and warning stickers, they make the helmet look way too busy.

Shirokov uses a Bauer HS22 Pro Straight but you won’t imagine how hard it is nowadays to track this model down.  They are now banned for sale in Canada (you can only get the HS23 which looks totally different) and I went to three different shops in California which had none in stock.  I ended up mounting an Oakley Pro Modified visor to this helmet since I stocked up a few years ago and had spares lying around.

I brought my helmet and visor to my LHS to get mounted since I did not have the necessary screws and spacers available.  Tip: If you guys ever get work done at your local shop, make sure you are not in a rush.  Unfortunately I was in a hurry that day so when the employee showed me my visor mounted to the helmet, I didn’t double-check anything.  After I left the shop I took a closer look when I got home and turns out they over-torqued the visor and cracked it.  I won’t drop any names at this moment but it was my first time getting work done at this particular shop just because it was close to my work and I am not impressed.

The CCM logos on the side are covered up with the Advance Electronics stickers.  If you look closely you can see the crack from the top screw mount to the top of the visor.

The back looks much cleaner now with all the unnecessary stickers removed.  The only two stickers I was not able to use were the AHL 75th Anniversary and the Can/Am stickers because on a Pro helmet they would be located where the HECC and CSA stickers are on the retail counterparts.  Removing these two stickers are a no-no.

Aesthetics aside, how does it perform so far?

Like I mentioned earlier, the fit is similar to the NBH 5500 so for those of you with more oval shaped heads, this helmet may be suitable for you.  The helmet is one of the lightest I have used, obviously not to the same extreme as the Easton S19 but at half the price it holds it’s own very well.

The ventilation on this helmet is excellent, you can actually hear the wind being channeled through the helmet as you skate.

The only con I have about it so far is the amount of sweat that runs down your face when you’re sitting idle on the bench.  While EPP foam helmets are more notorious for this compared to lets say, VN foams, this helmet is much more prone to it.  While it isn’t a major problem it still is a small inconvenience.

Before I go too in depth into a review on the helmet I’ll give it a few more ice times.  I just wanted to show off the Moose stickers for now.

Until next time!

If you like what we’re doing, please like us on Facebook @ http://www.Facebook.com/ProStockNation  We will be giving away a free Reebok Hockey hat on May 14 @ Midnight!

– M

ProStockNation.com Visits The Vancouver Canucks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by prostocknation

Sorry for the quality of the pics, we didn’t have our DSLR with us this time.

Not much explaining needed.  I’m sure Canuck Fans have seen these doors plenty of times.

View from the Best Buy Club on the 500-Level at the Rogers Arena.  Not only did the ice get a new paint job but the floor in the bowl did as well; white with a blue and green scheme going on.

Back to the Canucks room.

Looks like Rypien’s skates are getting some attention.  We didn’t want to step foot in this room without the Equipment personnel present out of respect because we know how much pride goes into their work.

To clear up any rumors about the Sedins allegedly wearing an “11K” helmet, looks like they’re still using the 8K.  They’re  giving Bauer X:60 gloves a try and still skating in Supreme ONE95s after testing out Total ONEs at the end of last year.  We were surprised to see no Total ONEs in the room.

Sergei Shirokov is back in town and skating; we hope he earns a full time spot on the roster this year.  His gear remains pretty much unchanged since last season; Bauer 4500 Helmet, Bauer XXXX Pro Gloves, X:60 Skates.

Side note: On top of being a skilled player he is also willing to go out of his way for his fans.  He came out to find us after the Moose played the Heat in Abbotsford last year and signed my authentic Shirokov Moose Jersey.

 

Thanks again Sergei!

– M