Bauer Hockey Partners with BCHL as Official Provider of Uniforms, Apparel & Equipment

Bauer Hockey Partners with BCHL as Official Provider of Uniforms, Apparel & 
Elite Junior League Cites Trusted Brand, Player Demands as Contributing Factors 
EXETER, NH, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Bauer Hockey, Inc., the world's leading 
manufacturer of ice hockey equipment, announced today that it has become the 
new official uniform, equipment and apparel provider for the British Columbia 
Hockey League (BCHL), one of the top junior organizations in North America. 
This exclusive three-year partnership starting with the 2013-14 season will 
include uniforms, equipment and apparel for the BCHL's approximately 360 
"As one of the premier Junior 'A' leagues in Canada, we're proud to be 
partnering with Bauer Hockey because they consistently deliver the best 
quality and performance in hockey equipment and have recently expanded into 
uniforms," said John Grisdale, who played eight seasons in the NHL and is now 
Commissioner of the BCHL. "Bauer is a known and trusted brand that is 
demanded by our elite players, and I'm looking forward to this partnership." 
With a storied tradition dating back to 1961, the BCHL currently has 16 teams 
in the province of British Columbia. This agreement includes 22 players per 
team, plus an estimated 10 front office staff and volunteers per team and 
about 40 on-ice officials across the league. 
Between 2000 and 2010, 69 players were drafted directly from the BCHL by teams 
in the NHL, and it is the No. 1 feeder league into college hockey in the 
United States. Each year the league sends between 100 and 130 graduates on 
to NCAA and CIS scholarships. 
"We're excited about this new opportunity that offers growth for our company 
as well as the chance to showcase our innovative products in this elite junior 
league," said Kevin Davis, President and CEO of Bauer Performance Sports. 
"This exclusive agreement is a significant step forward for our new but 
growing team apparel program. We are a one-stop shop for associations, teams 
and leagues with our ability to now provide uniforms as well as high 
performance equipment." 
This agreement includes team uniforms, helmets, visors, sticks, gloves, pants, 
apparel and bags. Bauer Hockey's new team program provides convenience and 
consistent branding to its partners and to both youth programs and the most 
elite level teams around the world. 
Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and 
manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, Bauer 
Hockey developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever 
changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop 
the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely 
successful SUPREME, VAPOR and NEXUS lines of products. Bauer Performance 
Sports, a publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is the 
parent company of Bauer Hockey, and its affiliated entities own Mission Roller 
Hockey, Maverik Lacrosse, Cascade Sports and Inaria. For more information, 
visit Bauer Hockey's website at 
The BCHL is in its 51(st) season of operation and has 16 franchises around the 
province of B.C. The league is noted for its strong coaching and player 
development and is heavily scouted every season by evaluators at the college 
and professional level. This season, there are 28 league graduates playing in 
the NHL, about 250 others playing collegiate hockey in Canada and the United 
States along with countless others playing professionally in North America and 
MEDIA INQUIRIES Brent Mutis, BCHL communications 604-422-8783 
Tory Mazzola Global Communications Manager Bauer Hockey Phone: 603-430-2111 x 
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