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Bauer Performance Sports Acquires Cascade Helmets

Posted in Equipment Company News with tags , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by prostocknation

Bauer has agreed to acquire Cascade Helmets for $64M.

With this purchase Bauer has dramatically increased their market share in Lacrosse as Cascade is the leader in helmets and facial protection.  Cascade will be complimentary to Bauer’s existing Lacrosse brand, Maverik, who currently manufactures gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads and sticks.

Cascade’s hockey helmet division with their patented helmet technologies will be included in the sale.  With their operations based in New York they are able to have a very short turnaround time for custom product.

Bauer Hockey, through StickerYou.com, has been providing consumers with the option to customize their helmets with vinyl stickers.  With their history of selling customized stick and goal product to the general public, perhaps a custom helmet will be soon added to the options on MyBauer.

Link: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/bauer-performance-sports-to-acquire-cascade-helmets-for-us64-mln-20120613-01287

– M

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Latest Player To Wear Cascade M11 Helmet

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2010 by prostocknation

Keith Ballard of the Vancouver Canucks recently returned to the lineup sporting a Cascade M11 helmet after he suffered a concussion.  Cascade has been the leader in helmets in the lacrosse world and have been trying to tap into the hockey market in recent years.  The brand is starting to pick up and Cascade could turn out to be the prescription for players returning from head injuries in the near future.

Ballard has gone back to his CCM Vector for games but perhaps he’s just sticking with what he’s used to that’s comfortable right now.

The one piece shell construction and the unique shaped foam inside the helmet will help disperse the impact compared to traditional two piece construction models.  Cascade claims it “performs better on successive impacts than EPP foam” (Ex.  Helmets like the Bauer 5000.)

Photo screenshot from Canucks.com

Willie Mitchell of the LA Kings also began wearing one this year after missing almost half of last season due to a concussion from an Evgeni Malkin hit.  Mark Messier has also traded in his signature Winnwell helmet and partnered up with Cascade for “The Messier Project.”

For more information on the Cascade M11, check them out at www.CascadeIceHockey.com

– M