Friday, August 6, 2010

Warrior Hockey - Rising Hockey Gear Company?

Ok, I'm going to talk a little big about a hockey equipment company called Warrior Hockey. I'll get to them in a bit, but first I'm going to tell you how I came to find out about them. Now keep in mind that I have never used any of their equipment. When I played roller hockey regularly, most of the hockey gear I was looking at was from either CCM, Bauer, or Mission hockey. All of those 3 companies have either merged or been bought out by another hockey company. Which is probably what lead me to find this Warrior Hockey equipment company. Believe it or not, I actually frequent these online hockey stores to see what new gear is out. Some of them I have bought from before. I've purchased stuff from Hockey Giant a few years back and had some pretty good service. I also check out places like Hockey Monkey to see what they have in their selection. Most of the time you get pretty similar hockey equipment choices, but every once in a while you'll see things listed on one site that is not on the other. I have found that most of these tend to be size/color related hockey gear that is either in or out of stock.

So, I've talked about the hockey sites I visit to look at what's available. How did I find out about Warrior Hockey? I think I saw them listed in the hockey gloves section of one of online stores. Now, I was browsing the gloves section to look at Reebok and Easton hockey gloves. I actually was looking more at the Easton gloves, because I have a fondness for them. So I am looking at the gloves section and I'm like what is this Warrior stuff? I've never heard of this company before. At this point, I had not been playing for a few years. So, I took a look at the gloves and they were pretty cool looking. Since I liked what I saw, I decided to head over to the official Warrior Hockey website.

First things first. I didn't know what kind of hockey equipment Warrior produced. I was hoping to see a pair of roller hockey skates, because that is my favorite type of hockey gear. To my surprise there were not any listed on the website. From what I saw though, they seemed to specialize in more protective gear. First up I will show what I saw in their hockey stick section.

Warrior Hockey Sticks

Kronik - 420 grams
Dolomite Spyne - 440 grams
Dolomite Double D - 440 grams
AK - 475 grams
Swizzle - 500 grams
Anthem - 525 grams
Bentley - 565 grams

For me, I always went for the lightest stick. Faster players like to stick handle much quicker and this was always a preference of mine as a hockey player. So, If I had to choose a stick just based on weight alone, I would probably go for Warrior Hockey's Kronik hocky stick. They also listed Goalie hockey sticks, but I'll save that one for another post. Besides, I was never a hockey goalie and when I tried, I didn't do too well.

They also sold versions of the sticks above as seperate shafts that you can attach and remove hockey blades. They only had listed Dolomite, AK, and Swizzle as seperate shafts.

Their hockey gloves looked really cool. From what I saw, they looked to all be made of leather, but I can't be 100% positive about that.

Warrior Hockey Gloves

Franchise
AK27 Pro
Bonafide
Bully
AK27
Syko
Eraser pro
Eraser

It seems as though two gloves had both lower end and higher end versions. These you can obviously see are the Eraser and AK27 hockey gloves. This is pretty common in hockey equipment companies. I see it all the time in hockey skates.

Well thats all the equipment that I'm going to talk about for now. They do have more listed and its mostly protective gear. I'll get into that later. I will say this. It looks as though one of the top rising hockey companies in 2010 is Warrior Hockey.

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