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CityTV BT: Canucks 2012 Equipment Sale Preview

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by prostocknation

Dawn Chubai from CityTV’s Breakfast Television gave viewers a taste of what will be available at this weekend’s year end Vancouver Canucks Equipment Sale:

  • Skates – $275
  • Gloves – $125+
  • Goalie Pants – $200
  • Sticks – $40+

Edge Socks, Goalie Equipment (Pads, C/A, Catcher, Blocker, Sticks), Game Worn Jerseys, and Elbow Pads are all seen in the video as well but no prices have been given.

The Equipment Sale will take place at Rogers Arena on June 9 and 10 from 11am-5pm.  Season Ticket Holders will have early access at 9am, Blue Line /Sponsors at 10am.  Stock will be brought out each day.

You can watch the original video here: http://video.citytv.com/video/detail/1678675519001.000000/dawn-gets-to-check-out-the-canucks-dressing-room/

If you do attend the sale, be sure to share your purchases and findings with us!

– M

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

Update: Vancouver Canucks 2012 Mid-Season Equipment Sale

Posted in Equipment Sales with tags , , , on January 14, 2012 by prostocknation

 

The sale has been officially announced on the Canucks’ website.  It will run from 11am-5pm at Rogers Arena.  While it has not been confirmed, we anticipate a 9am entry for Season Ticket Holders and 10am for members of the Canucks’ email list.

It’s also interesting to see the 40th Anniversary gamers for sale as well.  Judging by the Canucks’ game worn prices, they will go for a pretty penny.

Are you planning to go to the sale?  What are you hoping to pick up?  We’d like to here from you!

– M

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

Posted in ProStockNation.com 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 (www.twitter.com/ProStockNation)
  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

First Look: Canucks Team Store on Robson

Posted in Gear Sightings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by prostocknation

Although the grand opening of the Canucks Team Store on Robson (1151 Robson Street) is slated for Thursday August 25th, the new location is open and ready for business as of this weekend. In comparison to their main store at Rogers Arena, the Robson store has a boutique feel, carrying a selection of similar items as well as store-exclusive product, and more importantly, extended store hours.

One of the main things that makes the Robson location worth visiting is what is hidden in the back of the store – a replica locker room display, featuring game-worn equipment set-up by none other than Jamie Hendricks. From what we were informed, a selection of the gear on display will be available for purchase. Right next to the locker room display is a set of three chairs, which have been reupholstered from their previous location in the arena.

– F

Vancouver Canucks 2011 Annual Equipment Sale

Posted in Equipment Sales, ProStockNation.com Announcements with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2011 by prostocknation

The Vancouver Canucks will be changing formats for their equipment sale this year.  Rather than being held during one day at Rogers Arena it will be a week long sale (July 11 – July 17) at the Canucks Team Store Outlet located on Hastings and Renfrew (#150 – 2893 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC for those of you who want to Google Map it.)

There will be new stock available for sale each day.  We have been told only more of certain sticks and goalie equipment have back stock.  Everything else such as skates, gloves, etc have been put out on the first day.  Since they have been selling equipment year round they will not have as much gear compared to previous years.

There is no confirmation from the Canucks yet as to whether or not Season Ticket Holders and/or E-mail list members will have priority entry to the sale or if the Outlet Store hours will change.

We are in the middle of organizing exclusive coverage of the sale before it happens.  Stay tuned…

– M

ProStockNation.com – 2nd Attempt At RapidShot

Posted in ProStockNation.com Announcements with tags , , , , on April 9, 2011 by prostocknation

We went for another session in the ever addicting RapidShot cage located at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC yesterday.  -E and -M finished first and second but most important of all, we defeated @ray_supastar on Twitter by an absolute landslide.  This was a very sweet victory after having to listen to his trash talks for several weeks leading up to this contest.

– M’s best score: 117
– E’s best score: 146
@ray_supastar’s best score: 11

Check out this video of – M shooting.  It’s far from perfect but it gives you an idea of what to expect from the RapidShot.  If you ever have the chance to shoot in there, go for it.  It’s an excellent training tool.

 

– M

RapidShot: Revisited

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

The next time your team scrimmages and you’re short one goaltender, strap on a shooter tutor at the other end instead of shooting at an empty net.  I’ll explain later.

We were down at Rogers Arena for the Canucks/Red Wings game and I just couldn’t resist another showdown with the RapidShot.  For those unfamiliar with the RapidShot, please check out our post on it a little while back: https://prostocknation.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/rapidshot-hockey-training-system-rogers-arena-vancouver-bc-canada/

Professional players getting paid millions of dollars to play the game are getting scores of around 300; I’m not making as much as they are so I’m not expecting the same results either.  I shot a disappointing 49.1 at our first session.  My goal for this second time around was to improve on my original score.

I remember often times back in minor hockey we’d shoot on an empty net at one end during scrimmages because we didn’t have a second goaltender.  Of course it wouldn’t be fair if one team could score on an unmanned net so you were told to hit the posts or crossbar.  Ever since that day, shooting at an empty net didn’t feel right unless you heard the ‘ping’ of the iron.

This doesn’t translate well to the world of the RapidShot because if you hit the posts you get a score of zero.  About 4-5 shots of mine rang off the iron and it reflected in my score.  You also get a zero if you hit the white areas on the net.  8/16 (50%) of my shots were zeroes so the next time around I’m going to try to get 80% or more of my shots on target to pull my average up.

It’s also interesting to see where I was the most accurate, the corners I never like shooting at.

November 6, 2010 - Rogers Arena RapidShot

(Click to enlarge image)

The upper-right corner, glove side on most goalies, is the go-to spot for most players to snipe but my mindset was still stuck in scrimmage mode and I was getting nothing but iron.  What even surprised me more was my hit percentage was the highest for the bottom right.  Going bottom glove side would probably be my least favorite corner to aim for but judging from these results I should shoot in that area more often.

If I were to hit the targets consistently I think I would be able to get in around the 140-150 point range.  We’ll see next time, shooting pucks in this contraption is way too addictive and if I’m not too careful I’ll be declaring bankruptcy pretty soon.  I’ve been shooting pucks in the backyard all summer long but there’s just something about the RapidShot that makes you want to keep shooting.

 

– M

RapidShot Hockey Training System – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by prostocknation

We had the privilege to use the RapidShot at Rogers Arena after hours.  The RapidShot system advertises themselves as “The Batting Cage of Hockey” and that is exactly what it is.

How does it work?  The shooter is fed a series of 16 pucks by the computer.  It’s important to keep your head up as you’re shooting because there are four amber colored lights that flash briefly at the corner you’re supposed to aim for.  If you’re not paying attention you can easily miss it.  The closer you are to the corner, the higher your score will be.  The computer measures the speed, accuracy and reaction time of your shot,  plugs all those numbers into an algorithm and dishes out a score based on those three factors.  Your final score is an average of all 16 shots.  You get no points for missing the net.  The speed of the passes and the interval between passes are adjustable to accommodate for different skill levels.

You begin by stepping into the cage and standing on a platform to emulate the height you would be at on skates.  As soon as you’re ready to start, white colored pucks start coming at you.  As the puck travels towards you, it passes by a laser and the clock starts ticking.  As you release the puck it runs by the laser again stopping the clock and that is how your reaction time is measured.    We didn’t notice any radar guns to measure the speed of the puck but we think the computer takes the distance between the shooter and the net and dividing it by the time it takes the puck to travel from the stick (when it travels across the laser the second time) to the moment of the puck hitting the net; your simple “Speed = Distance/Time” formula.

The Vancouver Canucks are using this as a valuable training tool but any fan attending home games at Rogers Arena will be able to use the RapidShot, $5 for 16 shots.


Here’s our PR Manager, Fanny, shooting in the RapidShot.

The top 10 scores are posted on the leaderboard.  Unfortunately we only had enough time to shoot 16 pucks each so our scores are relatively low compared to the more experienced shooters.  Harvey Jones, VP and GM of Building Operations for Rogers Arena, and Rod Brathwaite (yes, he is Fred’s brother) have been in there much more than us, hence the higher scores.  We’re told Ryan Kesler shoots at around 300.

Out of our own group I went first but got dethroned towards the end and finished at a respectable second place.  There were lots of bragging rights up for grabs.  At least I can say my reaction time was the fastest.

We can’t wait to go back and use the RapidShot again.  Currently, there are only three facilities in the Lower Mainland with this system installed and we’re hoping there will be more very soon.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re definitely missing out.  Until next time!

– M

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