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Pro Hockey Life – Vaughan Mills

Posted in Shops with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2013 by prostocknation

I visited Pro Hockey Life at the Vaughan Mills Outlet in Vaughn, Ontario a short while ago.  Being from the west coast this was one of the shops that I only read about and saw videos of online.  Even back home our so-called “Megastores” are only a fraction of the size of this giant.

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Upon walking into the store there are 4 mannequins fully decked out in the latest gear along with a very abstract hockey stick piece of art hanging from the ceiling.
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All of the equipment was carefully displayed and sized accordingly.  Finding what you needed was very easy even without the help of the sales associates, which there were lots of but nobody greeted us except for the girl at the cash register and the employee working at the Rapid Shot (more on this later.)

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The pants, which are one of the most difficult pieces of merchandise to sort through and organize, were stored on massive shelves in the middle of the store.

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After walking through “Stick Alley” it leads you directly to the Rapid Shot.  (Check out our previous posts and experiences with it: https://prostocknation.wordpress.com/tag/rapidshot/)  For those of you unfamiliar with Rapid Shot it is the batting cage of hockey.  You are given 16 pucks to shoot and are rated based on shot speed, accuracy and reaction time.

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The Rapid Shot here is set up exactly like the one we tested before at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.  I really wish more stores had this installed as it will make the stick buying decision much quicker and easier.  I have had many dilemmas contemplating which stick I should buy only going by the in-store feel.  Some of the times I’ve purchased sticks that felt excellent in store but once it came time to using it on the ice I absolutely hated it.

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Pro Hockey Life in Vaughan, Ontario is a definite must visit if you are in the area.  While I did not find any pro stock hockey equipment at this location I was still in awe at the size and selection available at this store.  Make sure to give the Rapid Shot a try before you leave!

– M

Pro Hockey Life Vaughan Mills
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive Unit C3
Vaughan, ON L4K 5W4
Canada

(905) 669-9088
www.ProHockeyLife.com

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RapidShot – Just 5 Days Away!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2010 by prostocknation

The RapidShot is advertised as “the batting cage of hockey.”   The Vancouver Canucks recently installed one of these units and players are incorporating this as a part of their training routine.  We are going to Rogers Arena and giving this a try Wednesday Night and comparing our scores with Canuck players.  Pictures and video are sure to come!

For those of you unfamiliar with the RapidShot, check out these videos:

– M