National Women’s Hockey League Extends Partnership With Sparx Hockey
Innovative and Fast-Growing Hockey Company Continues As League’s Official Skate Sharpening Partner
ACTON, Mass. – January 17, 2018 – Sparx Hockey, inventors of the Sparx Skate Sharpener, today announced that it has extended its partnership with The National Women’s Hockey League and will continue to serve as the league’s Official Skate Sharpening Partner through the 2018-19 season.
“Sparx Hockey has been an incredible partner to the National Women’s Hockey League and we are excited that the innovative company will continue as the Official Skate Sharpening Partner of the league,” said Dani Rylan, Commissioner, NWHL. “The convenience, portability and ease-of-use of the Sparx sharpener is a great solution for our teams and the feedback on the quality of sharpening over the past year has been incredible. A main focus of our league is to ensure professional quality experiences for all of our athletes at all times, and Sparx delivers the quality and consistency that our elite athletes demand.”
The Sparx Sharpener is an affordable, automated product that allows anyone, anywhere, with no prior skate sharpening experience, to easily sharpen hockey and figure skates with pro-level accuracy. Thousands of customers in the U.S. and Canada are currently sharpening their skates with Sparx, including individuals, families, teams, rink operators and pro shops. Currently, all four NWHL teams – the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and Metropolitan Riveters – utilize the Sparx Sharpener for all practice and games.
“The NWHL features some of the best players in the world and the league’s decision to extend our partnership is a testament to the quality of the Sparx Sharpener as well as our commitment to players at all levels, from youth players to the most demanding professional athlete,” said Steve Jones, Vice President Marketing, Sparx Hockey. “Players in the NWHL expect a high-level of performance and consistency from all of their equipment every time they take the ice and Sparx exceeds those expectations.”
For more information on Sparx Hockey or to purchase the Sparx Skate Sharpener, visit www.sparxhockey.com.
About Sparx Hockey
Sparx Hockey is a privately held corporation located in Acton, Massachusetts. Sparx is a developer and manufacturer of skate sharpening equipment and related accessories for ice hockey, figure skating and sled hockey. Sparx products are currently being used by thousands of players and skaters from youth to professional levels. The company is focused on building a leadership position in skate sharpening by providing customers with the most advanced, accurate and easy to use skate sharpening equipment on the planet. For more information, please visit www.sparxhockey.com
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015 with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and Metropolitan Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016