Vaughn named as official goaltending partner of the NAHL
July 16, 2014
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that Vaughn Custom Sports (Vaughn) has been named the official Goaltending Equipment Partner to the NAHL. Vaughn will also serve as the Preferred Goaltending Equipment Supplier of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) and the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL).
As part of the three-year agreement, Vaughn will be exclusive provider of goalie sticks to the NAHL and will have the ability to promote, sell and outfit its full line of products that include leg pads, catching/blocker gloves, pants and arm/body protection along with its full selection of accessory items to all NAHL, NA3HL and NAPHL member teams and goaltenders.
“This partnership with Vaughn is another great example of our league and its owners commitment to ensure that we are doing everything we can do to enhance our players experience during their time in the NAHL. Vaughn is the top and one of the most recognizable names in goaltending and we are excited to be moving into a new era with them as our partner,” said NAHL commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the goalies in our three leagues to be outfitted with some of the best protection in the world, while also being able to perform at their best. With their proven track record of NHL clients along with their 32-year history, we believe Vaughn is the perfect fit for the next generations of goalies coming through our family of leagues.”
Founded in 1982, Vaughn became one of the first major hockey production companies to use multiple foam layers in equipment. As strictly a goalie equipment company, the main focus for Vaughn is the innovation and quality of their product. Vaughn has a great understanding of their goalies and also provides a customer service and experience that is unmatched. With two manufacturing facilities (Oxford, Michigan and London, Ontario), Vaughn is unmatched in its ability to service both the North American and European markets.
“We are extremely excited and proud to partner with the NAHL, NA3HL, and NAPHL,” said Pro Service Representative Scott Hughes. “We view this as an opportunity to work with one of the most powerful organizations in the hockey world. Their track record speaks for itself with the number of goalies that have gone on to a higher level of play. The respect we have for the NAHL, NA3HL, and NAPHL and all the people involved is what makes this an exciting opportunity for us. We look forward to working with the leagues and goalies for a long time.
The list of goalies in the NHL who use Vaughn reads like a who’s who in the hockey industry and includes such names as: Stanley Cup Champion and Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, Vezina Trophy winner and Boston Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask, legendary New Jersey Devils goaltender and NHL all-time wins leader Martin Brodeur, San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi and NAHL goaltending graduates Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings) and Ryan Miller (Vancouver Canucks).
As part of the agreement, Vaughn will sponsor the NAHL and NA3HL Goaltender of the Month and Goaltender of the Year awards, as well as, the NAPHL Goaltender of the Year awards.
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