The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that Gongshow Gear inc. (Gongshow) has been named the Official Lifestyle Hockey Apparel of the NAHL. As part of the agreement, Gongshow is also the sponsor of the NAHL TV platform on the new NAHL website. In addition, Gongshow will be the title partner of the NAHL Lifestyle Player of the Year for Community Service Award given away at the end of the season to the NAHL player who best represents himself within his community combined with a positive lifestyle.
“Gongshow is one of the most recognizable names in hockey apparel and really appeals to the younger generation that make up the players of the NAHL,” said NAHL commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “We are very pleased to have them as a league partner and believe the relationship will be one that can grow over time with the evolution of the NAHL.”
Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Gongshow is recognized as the hockey good industry's premier manufacturer of innovative, high quality, fashionable and trend setting clothing apparel for hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Since introducing the first Lifestyle Hockey Apparel hat to hockey players in 2002, and pioneering a new retail category within hockey stores, Gongshow has constantly pushed the envelope in the evolution of hockey lifestyle and continues to influence the game in a positive manner around the world. The brand is worn by hundreds of NHL Players off the ice, which has helped further fuel its growth as the apparel of choice for hockey players of all ages and skill levels.
Gongshow will also be the sponsor of the Flow of the Month promotion exclusively on the NAHL and Gongshow Twitter sites @NAHLHockey and @GONGSHOWGEAR. Fans and players alike are encouraged to submit photos of their best ‘hockey hair’ or ‘flow’ via Twitter and at the each of every month during the regular season, one fan and one player winner will be recognized on NAHL.com
"Gongshow Gear Inc. is excited to partner with the North American Hockey League as the Official Lifestyle Apparel Sponsor,” said Ger McNamee, President of Gongshow Gear Inc. “The NAHL is one of the top junior hockey leagues in the United States that develops many great players every year, feeding the hockey world with that much more talent . We are looking forward to a great first year with the NAHL."
Gongshow was founded in 2002 by three teammates in the Central Junior "A" Hockey League after identifying the need for a hockey apparel brand that would accurately represent the exciting and exclusive lifestyle that hockey players live. Gongshow was the first Lifestyle Hockey Apparel brand in the world to hit the market in 2002, and this game changing company has since grown into the largest hockey lifestyle clothing brand in the world - selling in over 500 retail locations, in 15 countries internationally, and has hailed comparisons to such pioneering lifestyle brands as Billabong (Surfing Lifestyle), and Burton (Snowboarding Lifestyle). Gongshow is dedicated to a core set of philosophies and strengths: design superiority, highest level of material quality and workmanship, edgy and trend setting hockey expression, a focus on consumer to brand connection, and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers.