The ECHL announced on Monday that Warrior Hockey has been named the “Exclusive On-Ice Equipment Provider of the ECHL” beginning with the 2019-20 Season.
As part of the agreement, Warrior Hockey will provide all on-ice equipment for ECHL players, including sticks, helmets, visors, gloves and pants to outfit all ECHL teams throughout the next three seasons.
“Warrior has been a great partner of the ECHL and has cemented their equipment line as an elite provider to protect hockey players,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “This relationship will bring our teams tremendous value and service, and ensure our players are receiving the gear they need to perform at their best level.”
For the past seven seasons, Warrior has provided ECHL players with performance gear and footwear under the terms of a previous agreement.
“Warrior Hockey is proud to enter into this multi-year agreement with the ECHL,” said Dan Mecrones, a senior representative of Warrior Hockey. “Warrior believes the ECHL is one of the premier professional hockey leagues in the world and offers Warrior unprecedented branding and exposure globally on helmets, gloves, pants and sticks. Warrior is proud of this momentous time for our brand and we look forward to growing together with the ECHL.”
As part of the agreement, Warrior will be featured throughout ECHL arenas, print materials and digital platforms, including presenting the Warrior Goaltender of the Week, Goaltender of the Month and Player of the Month throughout each 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 660 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 19 who made their NHL debuts in the 2018-19 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available 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.