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The NHL Season Is Back - The Game's Best Give Feedback On Sparx

The NHL season is back and More than 25 NHL teams are now using Sparx to sharpen the skates of the best players in the world. Hear directly from some of these top NHL players, including Matt Grzlecyk, Matt Cullen, Tanner Pearson and Thomas Vanek, on how Sparx Hockey is changing the game with professional-level skate sharpening done right at home.

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Keeping Skates Sharp At The Sports Consulting Group Camp

We recently attended the Sports Consulting Group's preseason camp in Minnesota and had the chance to catch up with some top NHL players and prospects. Sports Consulting Group is one of top hockey agencies in the world representing several of the game's best players including Thomas Vanek and Ryan Callahan. Check out the video to see how we made sure all of these elite players had the best possible edges with a fresh Sparx skate sharpening!

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Thomas Vanek On His Love For The Sparx Sharpener

While visiting Boston for a game against the Bruins, Thomas Vanek of the Columbus Blue Jackets sat down with us to share his story about how he found out about Sparx. He and family love sharpening their skates with the Sparx sharpener. He was amazed at the ease of operating the machine, but more impressed with the quality results he was able to achieve. It was awesome to hear such positive feedback from an NHL player who believes in our product.

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Catching Up With Pro Stock Hockey

In the past, we've put our focus on local, Massachusetts companies, however for this week we branched out a bit and interviewed Pro Stock Hockey. Pro Stock Hockey is the spot to go to if you're looking to get some pro gear. We sat down via Skype with Shawn O'Connell, Operations Manager of Pro Stock Hockey. We talked day to day operations, the Olympics, Vegas Golden Knights and equipment from Zdeno Chara and Jaromir Jagr.

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Creating Banners For the Vegas Golden Knights with New England Flag and Banner

We recently took a trip to Watertown, MA and visited the New England Flag and Banner offices. If you've watched any sporting event in the past 125+ years, you'v seen their work. From Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky's retirement banner, to the LA Kings' championship banners, to 80% of NCAA's banners, New England Flag and Banner has had a stronghold in the athletic banner space. 

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20 Questions with Hal Gill

Stanley Cup champion, Hal Gill, was kind enough to stop by and play a little game of '20 Questions'. Take some time, learn a little about Hal.

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An Interview with Hal Gill

Our guy, Hal Gill, former NHLer (not a big deal), came through Sparx HQ and boy, were we lucky. Hal, amazing as always, sat down for a little bit to talk about wide range of topics from winning the Stanley Cup, playing NCAA hockey at Providence and now coaching high school hockey. 

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An Interview with Florida Panthers EQM Teddy Richards

This past annual meeting of equipment managers at the PHATS-SPHEM conference we were lucky enough to sit down with Florida Panthers equipment manager, Teddy Richards. We talked about his path from cleaning towels in the AHL to winning the Stanley Cup and what it's like managing superstars such as Sidney Crosby and Jaromir Jagr and their equipment needs. 

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How Sparx Entered Over Half the NHL Lockerooms

Founder/ CEO Russ Layton shares the story on how Sparx, starting with the Boston Bruins, was able to expand and plant itself into over half the NHL's lockerooms and how the reaction has been since adoption. 

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