Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – October 30th

Let’s go around the league from last night and start things off with the Player of the Week…

Ryan O’Reilly winds and blasts home his fourth on the PP! Capture

Joffrey Lupul beast the king with a one-handed deflection for his third of the season! Capture

TJ Oshie finishes the three-on-one with the bomb for his fourth! Capture

Henrik Zetterberg scores from the angle on the PP for his third of the season! Capture

Zdeno Chara sneaks in the back door and buries his first of the year! Capture

Jason Zucker goes hard to the net and slides one past Darling for his second of the year! Capture

Ryan Carter is the late man and shows some nice hands as he scores his second! Capture

Artem Anisimov takes the long bomb pass and breaks in to score his fourth! Capture

Devante Smith-Pelly finds himself with a lot of time in front and makes no mistake. His first of the year! Capture

Nate Beaulieu bombs home his first of the year on the PP! Capture

Alex Burrows winds and fires home his third of the year from the wing! Capture

That’s all for today. Happy Halloween!

Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – October 29th

Some incredible action in the League last night with some big nights from Warrior PROs!

Matt Martin out muscles the D in front and deflects in his first of the year. Capture

Carolina’s Ron Hainsey joins the rush in OT and slides home the game winner! Capture

Blake Wheeler fires home a perfect shot through traffic for his fifth of the year! Capture

Andrew Ladd slams home the rebound for his third of the year! Capture

Alex Burrows goes five-hole on the penalty shot for his second of the year! Capture

Brendan Gallagher sets up in his office in front of the net and deflects home his fifth of the year! Capture

After review, Leon Draisaitl gets his first of the year! Capture

Draisaitl wasn’t done…he fires in the game winner for his second of the year! No review needed. Capture

Happy Friday everyone!

Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – October 27th

Another action packed night in the NHL and our Warrior PROs were right in the thick of the action again. Lets check out the best Warrior Goals from last night…

Brett Connolly of the Bruins is the late man on the rush and snipes home his third of the year! Capture

Carolina’s Ron Hainsey blasts one, top shelf for his first of the year! Capture

Head up, clear lane…Brian Campbell picks a corner and bombs away! His first. Capture

Taylor Hall sneaks in behind the play and buries the rebound for his fourth of the year! Capture

That’s it for today!

Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – October 25th

Only three games in the league yesterday but still plenty of Warrior PRO action. Let’s start things off in Edmonton…

Taylor Hall sets up in the slot and tips his third of the year past Quick for the PPG! Capture

Jason Zucker puts on his dancing shoes and dances the D to bury his first just 10 seconds into the game! Capture

Andrew Ladd goes to the front of the net and finds a juicy rebound for his second of the year! Capture

Mikko Koivu rips home his third of the year as he visits the top shelf! Capture

Back here again tomorrow!

Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – October 24th

Crazy action on Saturday night and our Warrior PROs were right in the middle of it, as usual! Let’s take a look.

Ryan Carter finishes the two-on-one with shelf job! His first of the year. Capture

Adam Henrique continues his blistering start and scored his second of the night and sixth of the season on the shorthanded break! Capture

Max Pacioretty showed off his quick release again, scoring five-hole from distance! His seventh! Capture

Mikkel Boedker walks around everybody and scores his first of three (2, 3, 4) on the night! #hatty Capture

Joe Pavelski goes digging for goals and finds one! His third of the year. Capture

Gustav Nyquist strikes in overtime off a nice stretch pass from Mrazek! #SnipeQuist gets his fourth.Capture

What a night!

Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – October 23rd

Another big night for our Pros last night and we’ve got the highlights to prove it! Let’s go!

Brendan Gallagher is in his office. Just listen for it…his second on the night and third of the year.Capture

Max Pacioretty also did what he does best. Shoot the puck into the net. A nice rip from Max for his sixth. Capture

Casey Cizikas gets his first with a nice tip out front and Matt Martin followed it up with a nice little scrap. Not a bad shift. Capture

Blake Wheeler is fast. And dangerous. And scores lots of shorthanded goals. He did it again for his fourth.           Capture

Gus Nyquist, top shelf specialist, gets his third with this rocket. Capture

Nick Backstrom splits the D and snipes his fourth of the year. He’s fast. Capture

That’s the best of the best from Friday night. Can’t wait to see what Saturday brings us.

Warrior PRO NHL Spotlight – October 22nd

We didn’t forget about you! Check out the highlights from last night’s play…!

Johnny Oduya casts spells with his magnificent beard…and floats one in for his first.Capture

Adam Henrique continues his hot start as he puts the rebound home for his fourth of the year! Capture

Thomas Vanek shows some soft hands with the netside deflection for his third! Capture

Artem Anisimov goes full video game mode and walks around the D for his third! Capture

Catch you again tomorrow for more Warrior PRO highlights!

A New Goalie Product Manager Joins Warrior Hockey…

by Kirk Allen

Being able to represent Warrior Goalie, while working in sales, for the past two years has been a thrilling journey.   I’ve had the privilege of traveling across North America for so many cool reasons. Whether it’s spending the day discussing stick constructions in our California-based R&D lab, hopping in the car to drive down to the GGSU Legends Camp in Chicago or picking up the phone to discuss future product designs with Warrior’s head of R&D, Pete Smith, my days at Warrior have always been enjoyable to say the least and things just keep getting more exciting.

My name is Kirk Allen and for the past seventeen years, the goaltending position has been my passion. I started playing in net simply for one reason and one reason only; the gear. I was the kid that, even when I had to play “out” in street hockey, I still wore a Franklin goalie mask so that I could set it on top of my head and grab water from the top of the net between plays. When my friends couldn’t come down to play mini-sticks, I’d grab the goalie stick and flip backhands to my glove side to practice my best Mike Richter extension saves. From the age of eight, the types of videos that occupied my VHS player were titles like “NHL: Masked Men” and “Jim Park: The Puck Stops Here (Volumes 1 & 2)” and if you have never seen these videos before, or if you’re young enough to not have recollections of VHS tapes, do a quick YouTube search on those, sit back and enjoy! Like most goalies, the feeling of stretching my arm out on a backdoor play where the puck coincidentally pulls my hand into a windmill is one of the many reasons why I decided to continue putting my pads on for so many years.

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I tell you these stories because to this day, those memories of my early years as a netminder are what molded me into the man I am today. I have spent the past nine years coaching goaltenders of all ages. Something I started doing while I was in High School for a local youth team has now grown into coaching on multiple teams across Michigan during the season and as a Certified Instructor at an elite goalie school in the summer. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a kid enjoy goaltending. Fellow goalie coaches out there know what I’m talking about when I say that sometimes when you shoot a puck into an eight year old’s glove during a Coach vs. Goalie game, you get more enjoyment out of it than the kid does once they drop the puck in front of you with the “That’s all you got?” look in their eye. Eight year olds have chirped me off the ice too…many times!

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Whether it is playing goalie or coaching goalies now, I know that from the moment my head gets off the pillow in the morning to when it hits it again at night, goaltending is constantly on my mind. Thankfully, I now have a job that requires me to do so.

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I’m extremely proud to announce that after being a road warrior to demo events, sales presentations and all types of product meetings, that I will now occupy the position of Product Manager of Goalie for the fastest growing hockey company; Warrior. During my days, I’ll be engaged in marketing, product direction, customer feedback and market research. And the best part, I’ll be sharing that information with you. Being a product manager means I’ll be able to teach goalies all about the Warrior Ritual line of goalie equipment; the most innovative line of gear in hockey today!image1[6] I look forward to the future of Warrior Goalie. At Warrior, there is a team of people who are fully committed to designing and building the best equipment possible in order to elevate your game to the next level. If you have never had the chance to talk with Pete Smith or Neal Watts (Goalie Research & Development), you will never meet two guys who are more committed to seeking out new ways to improve upon the gear that we, as goalies, rely on to do our jobs on the ice. They understand that we are always trying to get to the next level and we will do whatever it takes to achieve our goals.

I am beyond excited to be joining a team and company that are so focused on paving the way for the future of goaltending equipment! Although my eight year old self’s first choice would have been to play in the NHL, I’m pretty sure that talking about and working with goalie equipment all day would’ve been an acceptable second choice!

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