Bethesda, MD- Black Bear Sports Group has finalized a multi-year marketing and hockey equipment procurement agreement with Pure Hockey. The agreement provides for entry level hockey equipment options for both youth and adult first time hockey players throughout its ice arena portfolio.
“Growing hockey participation in all of our facilities is our lifeblood, “said Black Bear Sports Group Founder and CEO, Murry Gunty, “with Pure Hockey’s support, we will be able to provide all first time youth hockey players free hockey equipment as part of our learn to play hockey programs throughout the 2022-2023 season“.
As the leading hockey equipment retailer in the U.S. Pure Hockey is also the official equipment fulfillment partner of the National Hockey League/National Hockey League Players' Association Learn to Play Program for U.S.-based NHL Clubs.
"Through our industry-leading equipment and fulfillment expertise, we look forward to supporting our shared commitment to growing the sport of hockey for youth and adult hockey players," said David Nectow, CEO of Pure Hockey. "Together with Black Bear Sports Group, we can provide the best possible experience and positively impact players as they begin their hockey journey."
About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. – Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams and youth sports events. Black Bear arenas are clean and professionally managed and offer world class recreational programs. Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, a National Hockey League club presence and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’s footprint totaling 29 facilities across the United States with 54 sheets of indoor ice, 4 indoor turf fields, 24 youth hockey clubs, 6 hockey leagues/tournament businesses (Atlantic Hockey Federation, Atlantic Girls Hockey Federation, Tier 1 Hockey Federation, National Girls Hockey League, Defender Hockey Tournaments, Foundry Adult Hockey) and 4 Junior “A” hockey franchises in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League, United States Premier Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League. For more, go to www.blackbearsportsgroup.com.
About Pure Hockey - Pure Hockey is headquartered outside of Boston, MA. The company was
founded in 1994 and was acquired by David Nectow and Sal Tiano in 2008. Nectow and Tiano
started their hockey business in 2002 with the purchase of one hockey retail store in Massachusetts. Pure Hockey has since expanded organically and through strategic acquisitions, and now operates two ecommerce sites and approximately 60 stores in 20 states across the U.S. under the Pure Hockey and Pure Goalie brands. Pure Hockey is the Official Hockey Equipment Retailer of USA Hockey, and the Retail Partner of the NHL/NHLPA's Learn to Play Program. For more information, visit purehockey.com.
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