The ECHL announced on Wednesday that Warrior Hockey has been named the “Official Protective Wear Provider of the ECHL” beginning with the 2018-19 Season.
As part of the agreement, Warrior Hockey will continue to provide protective wear to all ECHL teams and present the ECHL Goaltender of the Month award, in addition to sponsoring the Save of the Year, where fans will be encouraged to vote for the top save of the upcoming season.
“Warrior has been a great partner in providing our players with performance and protective gear through various programs over the years,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “We look forward to continuing the relationship and the great service they provide our clubs.”
“As an industry leader in the sport, it’s important for Warrior to partner with the best pro hockey organizations in the world,” said John Gregory, Director of Global Marketing at Warrior. “The ECHL consistently puts out an exceptional product, and we couldn’t be more excited to support the league and its players as the Official Protective Gear partner for the coming season.”
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 31st season in 2018-19. There have been 641 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 18 who made their NHL debuts in the 2017-18 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
About Warrior Hockey
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as one of the sporting goods industry’s premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior was acquired by privately-held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004.