Top NHL Stars Partner With Bauer Hockey To Help Players Get Ready For Upcoming Season

Video Series #GetFitFriday Provides Skills Training and Tips to Improve Play

EXETER, N.H., Sept. 1, 2016 /CNW/ -- Bauer Hockey, the world's leading manufacturer of hockey equipment, today announced that it has partnered with some of the game's most exciting players to create an exclusive video series aimed to enhance skill development for hockey players of all ages and abilities.

The eight-week series, entitled #GetFitFriday, can be found on Bauer Hockey's social media channels and features several top National Hockey League players including Patrick Kane, Jack Eichel, Jonathan Toews, Aaron Ekblad, Dylan Larkin and Auston Matthews.  New videos are posted every Friday and are hosted by Adam Nicholas, a top hockey skills instructor, who has worked with several professional, collegiate and amateur players and programs.

"Players of all ages are getting ready for the upcoming season and there is no better way to improve your play than by listening to expert advice and tips from some of the game's best players," Nicholas said. "These videos provide a unique and insightful look into the various styles of play and strengths of these top NHL players, and then we provide practical and easy-to-follow steps for players of all abilities to incorporate these skills into their game."

In addition to tips and advice from top NHL players, the series kicks off with an in-depth video on skate fitting, entitled Find Your Winning Fit. In this opening video Kane, Toews and Eichel discuss the importance of finding the right skate for not only optimal fit, but also for each player's specific style of play. Additional videos in the series include:

  • Efficient Strides with Jack Eichel
  • Creating Space with Patrick Kane
  • Lateral Movement with Aaron Ekblad
  • Retrievals and Net Drives with Jonathan Toews
  • Net Front Scoring with Dylan Larkin
  • In-Stride Shooting with Auston Matthews

"We are extremely excited to showcase the incredible skills of these top athletes and combine them with Adam's expertise and insights as a leading skills instructor to help players of all ages improve their game and get ready for the upcoming season," said Mary-Kay Messier, Vice President of Marketing, Bauer Hockey. "Throughout the entire video series, there are numerous tips and helpful advice that can be valuable for players, coaches and parents."

The exclusive video series can be found on Bauer Hockey's YouTube channel at or via Twitter (@BauerHockey), and Instagram (BauerHockey).


Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, Bauer Hockey developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful SUPREME®, VAPOR® and NEXUS® lines of products. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Bauer Hockey, is a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. Performance Sports Group is a member of the Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes. For more information about Bauer Hockey, visit


Steve Jones
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
Performance Sports Group/Bauer Hockey
Phone: 603-430-2111

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