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CCM Hockey Re-Launches Ice Hockey’s Legendary Tacks Skates

CCM Hockey Continues to Underline Tradition with Innovation by Reintroducing the Most Popular Hockey Skate of All Time

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CCM Hockey, one of the top manufacturers of ice hockey apparel and equipment, announces its plans to re-launch Tacks Skates, the iconic brand worn by numerous NHL legends and superstars throughout their careers. Bridging heritage with advanced engineering, the new and improved Tacks, launching later this year, features the new cutting-edge ATTACKFRAME technology that will help provide explosive acceleration.

“Tacks have been an integral part of hockey’s culture. Staying true to the traditions of hockey while incorporating modern technology is extremely important to us at CCM”

Regarded highly by many hockey greats, Tacks have been an integral part of hockey history since 1905 with many historic goals and assists notched while wearing the skates. They were originally designed by shoemaker George Tackaberry after Hall of Famer Joe Hall asked him to develop a better boot for his skate. After Tackaberry’s passing in 1937, CCM adapted his design and developed the Tacks line of skates, which has been debuted this season by rookie phenomenon Nathan MacKinnon and offensive star John Tavares.

“Tacks have been an integral part of hockey’s culture. Staying true to the traditions of hockey while incorporating modern technology is extremely important to us at CCM,” said Reebok-CCM Global Vice President of Marketing Sean Williams. “To be able to bring them back into the marketplace with the support of the current top young NHL players validates that our products are some of the best and most innovative in the market.”

Set to launch in summer 2014, Reebok-CCM Hockey will reintroduce these iconic skates to continue to sustain future legends. Tacks are part of CCM’s full suite of premier products. Other renowned products include the RBZ skate, RBZ Stage 2 stick, Crazy Light protective, Extreme Flex goalie pads with more to come.

About Reebok-CCM Hockey

Reebok-CCM Hockey, a subsidiary of the adidas Group, is headquartered in Montreal. With operations in Canada, the United States and Europe, the Company is the world's largest designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel under two of the most recognized hockey brand names: Reebok Hockey and CCM Hockey. Reebok-CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company, including superstars like Sidney Crosby and Gabriel Landeskog. Reebok-CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and national teams. For more info, visit: www.reebokhockey.com and www.ccmhockey.com.

Contacts

For Reebok-CCM Hockey
Marissa Adamo, 646-619-2839
marissa.adamo@mcsaatchi.com