OJHL Announces Stick Deal with Fischer

(OJHL News Release) – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) announced today that they have signed a three year partnership with Fischer Hockey. As part of the agreement, Fischer Hockey becomes an official OJHL supplier of hockey sticks and will offer preferred service rates for all OJHL member clubs.

“As part of our long-term growth, the OJHL is very proud to announce this exciting new partnership with Fischer Hockey,” stated OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy. “Widely used throughout Europe and Russia, adding another equipment partner gives our member clubs yet another choice when making their stick selections, while continuing to offer competitive and discounted pricing.”

“It is an honour to partner with the OJHL over the next three years as we embark on our journey in North America to introduce Fischer’s company and line of sticks,” said Lee Umansky of Fischer Hockey North America. “We look forward to working with the various teams in the OJHL, not only introducing a competitive stick into the market, but an affordable stick that everyone can enjoy.”

About Fischer Hockey

Headquartered in Austria, Fischer Sports has been in business for over 80 years. It is the leading manufacturer of ski equipment and other sporting goods in the world and has a strong brand recognition, as well being known for its innovation and technology. It is this brand name and technology which has been applied to the Fischer brand of composite hockey sticks. Fischer sticks are widely used throughout Europe and Russia and have many professional players in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and European pro leagues using their sticks. Fischer Hockey is also the official stick supplier of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). One of the key advantages to Fischer sticks versus the other leading brands is our “Cap Technology”. This technology is currently being used in its world famous ski equipment and utilizes a thin foil wrap around the shaft. This is the same foil which is used to wrap Fischer Skis. This is a patent process and used only by Fischer at its manufacturing plant in the Ukraine. Fischer Hockey’s recent studies have compared its composite sticks the other leading brands in the market and the results have shown that our “Cap Technology” to produce a stick which is less likely to break and is stronger than the other brand sticks by up to 30%.

For more information on Fischer Hockey, please visit www.fischer-hockey.com

About the OJHL – “League of Choice”

The Ontario Junior Hockey League is the largest Junior ‘A’ league operating under the auspices of the Canadian Junior Hockey League with 23 member clubs. A proud member of the Ontario Hockey Association, the OJHL was originally named the Ontario Provincial Junior ‘A’ Hockey League and it was formed out of the Central Junior ‘B’ Hockey League in 1993-94. With a long and storied history of developing players for the next level, including the CIS, NCAA, CHL, Minor Pro ranks and the NHL, the OJHL has had 125 commitments in 2011-12, including 59 NCAA Division I scholarships.