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Pure Hockey announces acquisition of Total Hockey

 

TSG Enterprises, LLC, the largest specialty Hockey & Lacrosse retailer in the U.S., and owner of the Pure Hockey, Hockey Giant, Pure Goalie, and Commonwealth Lacrosse ("ComLax") brands, announced that it has acquired Total Hockey, Inc. With the acquisition, TSG will now operate 54 retail locations across the United States, as well as seven ecommerce websites focused on hockey, lacrosse, and goalie equipment.

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This week's cover: August 11, 2016

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Player ownership: Key to player motivation, team success

 

By Josh Levine

In our uber-structured and organized sporting culture, kids don’t have a lot of ownership in what they’re doing. They are told what to do, how to do it and when to do it. As a result, it shouldn’t surprise us if our players don’t just take the initiative to do stickhandling exercises in the garage or shoot pucks with a buddy at the local rink. Why would they? Everything they’ve done in sport has been dictated to them

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It's a Beaut!

The inaugural season of Da Beauty League was a hit with players and fans this summer at Braemar Arena

 

By Pete Waggoner

Da Beauty League was more than a low-key 4-on-4 summer training league for NHL and college players looking to stay in shape during the offseason. In fact, it became a well-oiled machine. Founder Ben Hankinson of Octagon Hockey created a league that featured 49 players who have played in the NHL, and six teams that competed on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Braemar Arena in Edina, Minn., this summer.

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22 Minnesotans named to NHL Central Scouting Futures List

 

 

Twenty-two Minnesota natives have been named to the NHL Central Scouting's Futures List for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

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