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Toggle %s MSH Under Armour hoodies now available for pre-order!

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 30 December 2015 - 11:33 AM

It's been a while since we have done some sort of MSH swag, so this year we are going to do hoodies.




They are the UA Storm Armour Fleece hoodie, with a screened MSH logo on them.


They are in the MSH Store.  S through 2x is $70 (as well as women's cut) , and 3x to 4x is $75.


Links are below -






We are hoping to get these orders finalized by mid-January with us shipping them out in early February.


Any questions, please ask!  Thank you for supporting MSH!

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Toggle %s 11th Annual MSH Winterfest

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 26 August 2015 - 10:07 AM



It's that time again!


The 11th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held on December 5, 2015!


Some details are still being ironed out, but if interested in attending, please reply to the thread.

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Toggle %s 2014 Product Of The Year Winners

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 02 August 2015 - 03:35 PM

Skate of the Year - Bauer Supreme TotalONE MX3

Stick of the Year - True A6.0


Protective Lineup of the Year - Bauer Vapor APX2



Congrats to the winners and thanks goes out to our members who work in the hockey retail industry for the voting.

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Toggle %s 2014 Product Of The Year voting

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 11 June 2015 - 09:14 PM

The polls have been cast for the 2014 MSH POTYs - every year, members of MSH who work in the retail business vote on the products deserving of the POTY in their respective categories.


If you currently work in the business and aren't on the list, PM us with your name and store name, location and title and we will add you to the list.

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Toggle %s Happy 11th Birthday, MSH!

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 20 March 2015 - 10:13 AM

Wow, seems like it was yesterday that we announced our 10th anniversary...


Once again, thanks goes to the members who supported us last year, and in years past.  Greatly appreciated!

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Toggle %s 7th Annual MSH SummerJam - Newark, NJ

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 02 March 2015 - 12:48 PM


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Toggle %s 2015 STX Hockey Catalogue Now Live

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 06 January 2015 - 04:47 PM



Our 2015 STX Hockey Catalogue review is now live:



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Toggle %s 2015 Bauer Hockey Catalogue Now Live

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 04 January 2015 - 03:26 PM



The 2015 Bauer Hockey Catalogue is now live - you can read it here:



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Toggle %s Live Chat with Ollie Camet from CCM-Reebok Hockey Transcript

Posted By:  Gummer12 @ 21 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

On Wednesday August 20, 2014, We hosted a moderated chat with Ollie Camet from Reebok/CCM



Good afternoon everyone. I'm here to answer any questions you have about CCM and Reebok hockey sticks. Our Stick Director couldn't make it today but I managed the stick category before so hopefully I can answer all your questions.




How do the shafts differ from senior to intermediate on the two CCM stick lines?




The SR geometry is a tradiotional "T" while the INT geometry is closer to a "C"...so more contoured.



JR Boucicaut

Ollie - would you like to give a quick recap of both lines and how they differ from each other?




Sure. The Tacks has a mid kick point and the AttackFrame blade designed for accuracy.  The RBZ line has a custom kick point and Speed Pocket blade technology for a harder shot.




will you be offering the two intermediate flexes on both lines again (60 and 65) that we see on your other lines?




Yes. Players are much better educated on which flex is right for them so it makes sense for us to offer multiple flexes.  In the past we only offered a 65 flex. It made it hard for a JR player to jump from a 50 to a 65 so we felt a 60 was needed.




The right flex is key to performance. Many players believe a higher flex will mean a harder shot when often the opposite is true. If you can't load a stick properly because it's too stiff, you won't transfer enough energy to the puck.



JR Boucicaut

Will there be clear options on the Tacks sticks as there is on the Superfast?




Tacks is only offered in Grip.




do the 60 and 65 flexes differ in length? i want to say they did by an inch or two but don't remember nor know if that carries on




Yes. The 65 flex is 1 inch longer.



JR Boucicaut

We've been noticing a lot of Reebok/CCM stick usage in the NHL as the season ended. It looks like there was some very good adoption of the Tacks line. Do you have any numbers you can share with us?




Reebok-CCM was the #1 supplier of sticks in the NHL at the end of the 2013-14 season. We had well over 200 players on our sticks.



JR Boucicaut

This question is asked a lot; What do you do at Reebok/CCM, how did you get started, and if you can offer advice to someone looking to get into the business, what would it be?




I started here 8 years ago. A teammate of mine was working here and he referred me for a product manager position in Lacrosse. Moved to the hockey side shortly after that.  

Best way to work for a hockey manufacturer is to work in the industry. Either for a league or in a store and make contacts. We're always looking.




Do you encompass the goal stick line as well? For those of us goalies who may also have any questions.




You can give it a shot.




Is the CCM C400 goal stick any different than the old CCM H10, or which stick is currently closest?




Those goalie sticks were before my time.  The C400 has a foam core paddle with fiberglass...if that helps. It also has a multi-laminate handle




For the paddle measurements, do you know which edge that measurement is taken on?  

Some are measured on the top side, and others measured on the bottom/heel side.




99% sure length is measured from the heel but I'm confirming.




Confirmed...measured from the heel.




The Lecavalier P17 isn't available per the latest catalog, any chance it will be revived for future offerings or is it gone?




We're trying to streamline our curve offering by offering the most popular ones. No plans to bring back Lecavalier for now. Some other patterns are pretty close.




What do you see as the biggest hurdle to getting prices down to a more affordable level in order to help grow the game?




Good question Gummer12.  When you think about it we offer products at many different price points for all levels of hockey. In the past the selection was more limited. Yes sticks can now be more than $250 but we also offer some starting $50 for OPS. It comes down to the consumer deciding where he wants to spend his money.




i think we are seeing better features on a lot of the mid price point sticks now, someone mentioned in the forums being impressed with the second tier tacks stick, what features trickle down to that stick, and what is the weight difference approx




Across the Tacks line you'll have the same blade technology (AttackFrame). It's essentially a technology that reduces torsion to keep the blade stiff during release.




The Tacks is 430 grams, the 5052 is 450 grams, the 3052 is 510 grams and the 1052 is 570 grams.




Would the CCM Tacks 5052 stick play similar to pro stock stick with a FC construction?




Yes Kerr.




Are all levels of the Tacks offered in intermediate?




Yes, Although the 1052 only comes in 65.




With certain MSH members complaining about the lack of heel curves, will a pro Crosby pattern be offered to appease them?




The Galchenyuk pattern on CCM is a heel.




How about the crazy light line, is there gonna be another model after the CL500, and 400, 300 etc?




There are no plans to move forward with a new CL line of player sticks.



IW Team - Chase

Ollie - How's the C.O.R. in the AttackFrame compare to the SpeedPocket. I understand RBZ = HIGH COR, but does the AttackFrame strategically have a low COR? 




The C.O.R is highest on the RBZ for more power. The C.O.R on the Tacks is also high but it's really build for maximum accuracy.




Any last questions?



JR Boucicaut

I think we're good here. I appreciate you coming out and filling in for Ryan!




Thanks for joining us for this live chat. We'll try to do more of these throughout the year.



JR Boucicaut

We will have plenty to talk about in the future. Absolutely!

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Toggle %s 10th Annual MSH Winterfest - December 6, 2014

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 20 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

The 10th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held on December 6, 2014, at Southfield Sports Arena.  




Invites will be distributed in the next couple of days.  If interested in attending, please post your interest in this thread.

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Toggle %s Chat with Ryan Crelinsten, CCM Stick Director on Wed 8/20

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 16 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

We will be hosting a chat with Ryan on Wed 8/20 from 2-4pm ET.


He oversees the stick department at Reebok/CCM and will be able to answer any and all questions you may have about the new lines.


http://modsquadhocke...index.php/chat/ is the link to our Chat Room.

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Toggle %s The Pattern DB is back!

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 04 August 2014 - 06:43 PM

The Pattern DBis back!  (After a very, very long time - an upgrade to the board software completely broke it.)


A special thanks to OptimusReim, who was able to create a brand new front-end for it.  


The direct link to it is on the yellow kickplate below the MSH header.


If there are any issues, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Toggle %s 2013 Product Of The Year Award Winners

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 28 July 2014 - 10:36 PM

We gave out the 2013 Product Of The Year awards last weekend at SummerJam. They are voted on by MSH members who work in the retail sector of the hockey business industry. The criteria for the award is that it is a product that was bookable as of January 2013 and June 2013 for sticks.

Here are the winners -

Stick -

Bauer Vapor APX2


Skate -

Easton Mako


Innovation -

Bauer TUUK Lightspeed EDGE


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Toggle %s 2013 Product Of The Year awards

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 04 June 2014 - 12:45 AM

The 2013 POTYs are now up for nomination - members must be working in the hockey retail business to be able to vote.


If you are and aren't on our list, please send a PM to me, Chadd or Gummer12 with your name, store and position and we will add you onto the list.  


If you are on the list, you should be able to see the forum.  Go ahead and vote on the poll with your choice.

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Toggle %s We're back up

Posted By:  Chadd @ 21 May 2014 - 12:34 AM

What happened?

Our hosting company was migrating us to a new server platform and the data got corrupted. The backup they ran before the migration was also corrupted. As was the backup software, which stopped creating daily backups on April 5. 


Where are we now?

The site works, but there are still some issues to work out. Avatars, uploads and downloads are still having issues, we know about that. The site is also rebuilding the cache and will be slow at first. It is picking up speed and that should be back to normal soon. 


What is the plan?

We're going to keep working to get all the issues resolved and keep you updated along the way. We also plan on finding a new hosting company, but that will probably be several months down the road. We want to have time to find a new host and do it the right way. 


If you registered after April 5, you will need to register again.



We owe a huge thanks to Optimus Reim for helping us over the last couple days. If not for Chris's help, we would not even be up in the limited form that you see now. 

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