FinnStar Hockey Inc. Reports A Very Successful Showing at the International Hockey Industry Association Trade Show in Las Vegas

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FinnStar Hockey reports an extremely successful 2005 showing at the International Hockey Industry Association Trade Show recently held at the Paris Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada reports Evan J. Andriopoulos, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for FinnStar Hockey. Besides announcing an extremely successful showing at the event FinnStar announced the addition of several new sales representatives to the all-star staff that currently represents FinnStar in the US, Canada and Europe.

“The team at FinnStar Hockey is extremely pleased with the response we received from retailers, sales representatives and competitors at the Las Vegas event, regarded as “the” hockey industry trade show. We were able to not only meet with our family of existing partners & customers but were able to introduce ourselves and the FinnStar product line to the attendees” said an enthusiast Andriopoulos. “Through the efforts of our all-star staff we are proud to announce that we have added several new key retailers in the US, Canada, & Europe to our family” said Andriopoulos. “We consider each new retailer, association, & distributor not just a new ‘partner’ or customer but a member of our family, the ‘FinnStar Family,’” noted Andriopoulos. “We pride ourselves on having not only innovative and more functional products, but on service and an open dialogue with our family members, which is one of the keys to our success.”

“The response to our showing was well beyond our wildest dreams as our booth was teaming with interested retailers and industry executives from the first minute, in addition to US based interest came an abundance from Canada, Finland, Slovakia and Japan” said Andriopoulos.

Praise for FinnStar’s innovative sports garter belt and coach’s bag has also appeared online and in print in product reviews from Brian McDonough, a hockey enthusiast., Hockedeals and Scott Battram of Battram Custom Goal Equipment as well as Hockey Equipment, and

In addition to major pro shops and retailers like Jerry’s Pro Shops (Illinois), Better Hockey (Maine), and Beaudin’s Hockey Zone stores (Florida), Blue Line,Wesco and PowerPlay Sports at Stamford Twin Rinks of Connecticut, FinnStar Hockey will announce several new key retailers shortly.

FinnStar Hockey also announced the addition of several industry sales representative all-stars that will afford additional excellent one to one service that is expected and delivered by FinnStar Hockey, Inc. “We’re thrilled to have these all-star sales representatives. It’s quite an endorsement to announce the addition of Steve Marcolini who will manage the New England Region, Milo the Southeastern US from the Carolinas to Florida and west over to Alabama, Ted Smith will service Colorado, Warble & Associates in Michigan, Indiana, northwest Ohio, Kansas, Illinois & Missouri, Jerry Maloney, a representative since late 2004, in the Pacific Northwest including Alaska, Washington, Northern California, Idaho, Oregon and Nevada, as well as Mika Ronkainen at Puckchasers in Finland. A network of Canadian sales representatives will be announced shortly… “all of these representatives are well respected and like FinnStar have a passion for the game of hockey”. These are in addition to Dag Rustad in Oslo, Norway and Denny Ott in the mid-atlantic region (USA) which affords FinnStar a true all-star team.

FinnStar Hockey Inc. and its hockey related products receive league-wide exposure through ECHL & UHL media via promotional materials as well as on the official web sites of the ECHL at & the UHL at

“FinnStar Hockey’s mission is to create products and services for athletes to enhance their ability to enjoy playing,” adds Vayda. Founded in 1995 and based in Oneco, Florida and Oslo, Norway, FinnStar Hockey has a management team comprised of hockey players and coaches who have first-hand knowledge of their products.

For more information about FinnStar Hockey, its product line, or how to join the FinnStar Family, call (941) 752-7322 or visit their website at .


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