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

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ Yesterday, 04:11 PM

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

 

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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


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Skate -


Easton Mako


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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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Toggle %s Happy 10th Anniversary, MSH!

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 20 March 2014 - 12:14 AM

For the last few days, I was thinking about what I was going to say today.  So, I decided to look at some of the very first posts on MSH for a bit of inspiration.

 

We started laying down the groundwork for MSH back on 3/2/2004, by hosting it on Dave’s server in Germany.  By 3/10 the modsquadhockey.com domain was bought, and we continued to work in the shadows to get it working.

 

On 3/19 we invited some of our Senior Members to join up to test some bugs, and then around 3:30am on 3/20 we went live (we definitely kept some long hours to get it to work.)  After that, the floodgates opened – which back then was quite a big deal, as it wasn’t as if we could just announce it on Facebook and Twitter because Facebook was launched a month prior and Twitter hadn’t been invented yet.

 

Let’s be honest; a lot of forums don’t survive this long – they run out of content, social media makes them irrelevant, arguments within the member base, or the admins stop caring – but we’ve been able to stay relevant and important in our field for TEN YEARS.

 

We’ve built something more than just a hockey equipment information resource – it’s truly a community, and in a lot of cases, a family.  Through our forum posts and our events (our Winterfest will also celebrate its 10th anniversary this year as well) we’ve built relationships with people all over the world that go beyond a keyboard.  And that’s what I’m proudest of when it comes to MSH.

 

Brian McDonald (mcdougalfaschnitzer) created a commemorative logo to honor MSH’s anniversary.  I pitched the idea to him over breakfast after last year’s Winterfest. The 10 rings signify each year.  We will have merchandise with the MSHX logo as well as be on both SummerJam and Winterfest jerseys as a patch.

 

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So, thank you for participating in this little thing we’ve created here.  It’s impacted my life in so many ways, and for that, I thank you all.


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Toggle %s Trade deadline forum now open

Posted By:  Chadd @ 26 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

The annual NHL deadline forum is located inside the NHL forum and is now open.

 

If you are posting a rumor please use the word "rumor" in your title as well as a tag

If it is a done deal, please use the word "deal" in the same way

 

Thanks

 

http://www.modsquadh...4-trade-season/


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Toggle %s 6th Annual MSH SummerJam - Philadelphia, PA

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 23 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

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Toggle %s 2014 Olympic Hockey Forum is now open

Posted By:  Chadd @ 30 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

The 2014 Olympic Hockey Forum is now open and can be found in the NHL forum. Other Olympic sport discussions should be placed in the "Other Sports" forum under "Miscellaneous Discussions". Please remember to use the "Sochi 2014" and/or "Olympics" tags when creating those topics.


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Toggle %s Data Center Migration

Posted By:  Chadd @ 05 October 2013 - 12:00 AM

Our hosting company is moving to a new data center starting at 3AM Eastern time (two hours after this post). You may or may not notice disruptions until early afternoon eastern time. 


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Toggle %s 9th Annual MSH Winterfest

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 19 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

The 9th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held in Novi, MI on December 7, 2013!

 

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Toggle %s 2012 Product Of The Year Award Winners

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 29 July 2013 - 10:36 PM

Here are the winners of the 2012 MSH Product Of The Year -

 

Skate -

 
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Stick -

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Glove -

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Protective -

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Helmet -

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Toggle %s NHL playoff forum is now up and running

Posted By:  Chadd @ 26 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

With the close of the NHL season nearly here and the playoffs starting next week, we have started our usual playoff forums again. We will continue to fill in the teams as the positions get finalized and post the schedules once the NHL releases them.


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Toggle %s I'm back in the game!

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 05 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

I'm happy to announce that I have accepted an offer to be the Store Manager at the newest Total Hockey location in Troy, MI.

 

I interviewed with them in the beginning of March and came away impressed with their approach to hockey retail.  

 

I'd like to thank those who have helped to make this possible.  I'm excited and can't wait to get back in the swing of things.


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