STX Named Official Puck Supplier for NCAA® Ice Hockey Championships

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Three-Year Agreement Covers All Men’s & Women’s Division I and III Regional and Championship Games

STX will play an important role in the Men’s Frozen Four®, which will be held April 9-11 in Boston, MA, and will host the event’s media party on April 8.

Our company built its foundation supporting NCAA sports and we look forward to working with the NCAA to expose some of the sport’s most dedicated fans to STX hockey.

Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced that it was named the Official Puck Supplier of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Ice Hockey Championships.

“STX is committed to the growth of amateur hockey in the U.S.,” said Matt Hoppe, Senior Global Brand Manager at STX. “Our company built its foundation supporting NCAA sports and we look forward to working with the NCAA to expose some of the sport’s most dedicated fans to STX hockey.”

As a part of the multi-year agreement, STX will provide pucks for all men’s and women’s Division I and III regional and championship games. In addition, STX will provide a souvenir gift to each student-athlete who qualifies for their respective championship tournament. STX will also play an important role in the Men’s Frozen Four®, which will be held April 9-11 in Boston, MA, and will host the event’s media party on April 8. At the NCAA’s Frozen Four Fan Fest, STX will provide fans with the opportunity to win prizes, test equipment and get a sneak peek at its new ice hockey line launching later this year.

“As the season heats up, we are excited for STX to join us as an official supplier of the NCAA Ice Hockey Championships,” said Keith Martin, Managing Director of Marketing and Broadcast Alliances at the NCAA. “The championships are the pinnacle of the collegiate experience for our ice hockey student-athletes. We thank STX for supporting the NCAA and its student-athletes in this exciting championship journey.”

To see STX’s latest hockey gear, including its elite level gloves with PUREFORM™, visit http://www.stx.com/hockey.com.

Media Note:
The STX media party is an invite-only event. If you are a member of the media interested in attending, please contact Gina Zuk at:
gina(at)abelcommunications(dot)com.

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 the NCAA:
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 460,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit http://www.ncaa.org and http://www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.

NCAA and Frozen Four are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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