Miami University Ice Hockey Selects STX as Official Ice Hockey Equipment Supplier

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Partnership set to commence with the 2017-18 season and will include field hockey support

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Given the rich history of success of the Miami ice hockey program and the stellar leadership reputation of Head Coach Rico Blasi, we are thrilled to align our brand with the Redhawk program.

Global sporting goods leader STX, LLC, today announced it has reached an agreement to be the official equipment supplier to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey program at Miami University.

The five year agreement will mark the first Division I partnership in the sport of ice hockey for the growing equipment manufacturer, and will also include a provision to outfit the women’s Division I field hockey program with equipment moving forward.

“We could not have chosen a better program for our initial foray into Division I ice hockey,” said STX VP of Sales & Marketing, Ed Saunders. “Given the rich history of success of the Miami ice hockey program and the stellar leadership reputation of Head Coach Rico Blasi, we are thrilled to align our brand with the Redhawk program.”

The relative proximity of the Miami campus to Baltimore will empower the product development team at STX to conduct field testing and research, in addition to providing the highest quality performance equipment for competition.

“The Miami Hockey program is very excited to welcome STX as our official equipment provider. Over the last several months we have experienced the company’s commitment to success and performance. The parallels between the two organizations are sure to lead to great things in the coming years,” said Miami Redhawks’ Head Coach Enrico Blasi.

The partnership will make its competitive debut on October 6th, as Miami hosts Providence College for its 2017-18 season opener and annual “You Can Play” game at Steve 'Coach' Cady Arena in Oxford, OH.

About STX:
STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit http://www.stx.com.

About Miami University:
Entering its fifth season as members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, a league that has crowned the last two national champions, Miami's hockey program begins its 40th season as a varsity sport. In that time, the RedHawks have made 12 NCAA Tournaments, with 10 of those coming in the past 14 seasons dating back to 2003-04. MU has also made two Frozen Four Appearances (2009 and 2010), finishing as the national runner-up in 2009. The RedHawks have produced 20 All-Americans along with one Hobey Baker Award winner (Andy Miele in 2010-11) and 33 players have come out of Oxford, Ohio to play in the National Hockey League.

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