SOURCE: Performance Sports Group Ltd.

Performance Sports Group Ltd.

October 20, 2015 12:45 ET

Bauer Hockey Unveils Revolutionary New Products for 2016

Latest Line Features the Industry's Lightest Goal Pad and the All-New SUPREME 1S Skate With the Most Advanced Range of Motion Ever Created

EXETER, NH--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2015) - Bauer Hockey, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of hockey equipment, and portfolio brand of Performance Sports Group Ltd. (NYSE: PSG) (TSX: PSG) ("Performance Sports Group" or the "Company"), recently concluded its annual BauerWorld event during which it unveiled its latest and most advanced equipment to its top global retail partners. BAUER will launch a new full line of product in spring 2016 that includes the industry's first goal pad with one-piece construction and the all-new SUPREME 1S skate with advanced personal customization.

"As the No. 1 global hockey brand in the world, we've continued to invest in research and development to ensure we're achieving our goal of elevating performance and protection across every category," said Rich Wuerthele, Executive Vice President, Bauer Hockey. "We're excited to launch a new elite goal pad that has been tested at the highest levels of play. Designed with input from Henrik Lundqvist and soon to be available to consumers, it's the most advanced goal pad we've ever created."

Developed in 2014 with Lundqvist as part of Project OD1N, a technology-driven initiative to design the most innovative equipment possible for BAUER athletes, the all-new SUPREME 1S OD1N will be available at authorized BAUER retail partners in April 2016.

The SUPREME 1S goal pad incorporates C.O.R. TECH SKIN TECHNOLOGY, the industry's first true, one-piece construction. The result is a more consistent feel, a higher coefficient of restitution that kicks rebounds farther away from the net and a weight savings of more than one pound for the lightest pad on the market.

Curv® composite technology is utilized in the thigh area to add rigidity and ensure a tight five-hole seal. 37.5® Technology, an advanced moisture management fabric that helps keep athletes dry and cool, maximizes comfort throughout the leg channel. Fabrics made with 37.5 Technology dry up to five times faster than similar materials and help regulate the core body temperature to allow athletes to perform at their best. 

In addition to a sneak preview of the first OD1N-inspired product to hit the market, top global retailers received an in-depth presentation on the entire 2016 BAUER product line up, including key advancements, new materials and other technologies across every product category. Highlights from the unveiled product lineup, which will be available in stores April 2016, include:

BAUER SUPREME 1S SKATE: As part of Bauer Hockey's Fit for Every Player, the SUPREME skate line offers a unique anatomical fit that helps maximize power and stride efficiency. The new SUPREME 1S skate takes performance, comfort and customization to new heights. On both the tendon guard and the tongue, the SUPREME 1S features C-Flex technology custom inserts that allow a player to have a soft, mid or stiff flex in these areas. The result is the company's most advanced range of motion design ever and a personalized feel. The 3-D lasted Titanium Curv® composite provides a lightweight, high-performance fit that is both durable and protective. The skate features a 37.5 Technology liner, an advanced fabric to keep an athlete's foot cool and dry. The SUPREME 1S skate comes with the BAUER SPEEDPLATE, a fully moldable custom foot bed that maximizes balance, and the TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE holder. 

BAUER NEXUS 1N SKATE: Offering a classic and wider fit as part of Bauer Hockey's Fit for Every Player, the NEXUS 1N skate utilizes 3-D lasted Titanium Curv composite to maximize performance and durability with a lightweight feel. It includes 37.5 Technology and a FORM-FIT LITE felt tongue to provide a comfortable and dry fit. The premium tongue features a Curv insert to provide a unique and classic flex profile. The NEXUS 1N comes with the BAUER SPEEDPLATE and the TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE holder.

BAUER SUPREME 1S STICK: Ideal for the power player that unloads explosive one-timers and heavy slapshots, the SUPREME 1S stick utilizes Monocomp Technology, Bauer Hockey's industry-leading single molding process that ensures performance, consistency and balance. The stick features Maximum Power Kick (MPK), an all-new geometry with a lower taper initiation for maximum energy output with minimal effort. Its Power Sense Core 2 blade is constructed with next-evolution technology that integrates TexTreme® carbon fiber on the outside of the blade, reducing weight and maintaining key dampening features. 

BAUER NEXUS PROTECTIVE: The new NEXUS protective lineup provides a volume fit and a classic look with advanced technologies to maximize protection. The elite NEXUS 1N includes 37.5 Technology to ensure premium comfort by helping to keep the player's body cool and dry. In targeted areas, such as the chest, bicep and shins, the NEXUS 1N features SEVEN+ TECHNOLOGY, a molded multiple impact management system designed to withstand repeated impacts. It includes multiple adjustment systems, including the TUNE FIT strap and FREE GLIDE ARCH, to help customize the fit for each athlete and ensure ultimate coverage.

BAUER VAPOR PROTECTIVE: The VAPOR protective lineup features a tapered fit and is highlighted by the VAPOR 1X. Including shoulder pads, shin guards and elbow pads, the new premium VAPOR 1X line features BAUER Curv composite technology in targeted areas, such as the chest, bicep and shins, to maximize protection while reducing weight. On the interior, the new VAPOR 1X features 37.5 Technology with Transfer Mesh, a new breathable fabric that allows for added airflow to enhance the 37.5 Technology and accelerate sweat evaporation. The result is an elite product with state-of-the-art advancements to elevate performance, protection and comfort for the game's best.

ABOUT BAUER HOCKEY
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, as well as the S&P/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index. For more information, visit Bauer Hockey's website at www.BAUER.com or Performance Sports Group at www.PerformanceSportsGroup.com.

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