HockeyHandlez Hits St Paddy's Hockey Tournament @ STR
HockeyHandlez spent St Patricks Day weekend at the annual Stamford Twin Rinks men's league hockey tournament. STR facilities was kind enough to allow us to set up a booth with our 3 piece grill sets - complete with fork, spatula and tongs (all grilling components are made of non-stick stainless steel) in the main corridor of the arena which gave us great exposure to all of the players and fans who made their way to participate in the event.
Year after year, STR puts on a quality tournament for adult hockey players and this year was no different. HockeyHandlez even got into the action on the ice with a team of 14 strong who played in the Cork Division. The squad gave it a solid go with a 2-1 record in the round robin portion of the tournament to qualify for the semi-finals. Unfortunately, Team HockeyHandlez could not ride the momentum further, as we fell in the semi-final game despite a solid effort.
Despite not going home with a Championship Mug, plenty of fun was had over the course of the weekend. Aside from playing hockey, nothing puts a smile on our face like customer interaction and receiving compliments on our HockeyHandlez products. We were happy to see many new customers go home happy with 3 piece grill sets for themselves or as gifts for loved ones.
Another welcome benefit was spending time with Andre Dore of Integral Hockey CT. Integral Hockey is a company which offers a solution for players who have trouble justifying buying hockey sticks at $200-300 a clip. They offer stick repairs for your broken stick or fully repaired pro stock hockey sticks at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Andre is the premier stick reconstruction guru in our area and would welcome the opportunity to help any player, young or old, with his/her stick repair needs.
All in all, it was a very fun way to spend a weekend meeting and greeting local hockey players and fans. It was even more fitting given that the spring season, is right around the corner. HockeyHandlez was excited to provide high quality, hand crafted 3 piece grilling utensils to a number of customers who are now a propane tank fill away from being ready to fire up the grill!