Trainer's Choice Inc.

February 04, 2010 10:00 ET

Trainer's Choice Renews Official Supplier Status With Hockey Canada

BARRIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 4, 2010) -

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Trainer's Choice, a leading supplier of orthopaedic braces and supports in Canada, is pleased to announce the renewal of its Official Supplier status with Hockey Canada, the sole governing body for amateur hockey in Canada following the merger in July 1994 of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and Hockey Canada. 

Hockey Canada has recognized Trainer's Choice and the Trainer's Choice brand as the premiere brace and support supplier in the industry. As such, they have signed an agreement that all Hockey Canada programs are to be supplied by Trainer's Choice and its products. Trainer's Choice ensures priority shipping, delivery and service for the teams, trainers and physicians.

"As an official supplier of trainer supplies to Hockey Canada, Trainer's Choice has proven time and time again the quality of service and product that is generated," says Todd Jackson, Senior Manager of Safety and Insurance for Hockey Canada.

Trainer's Choice has also launched a "one size fits all" line of Hockey Canada branded sports compression wraps, available at major retailers across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Pharmasave, Loblaw and Metro.

"Our Athletic Therapists have seen many cases where a nagging injury is not supported in any manner. The line includes a high quality Hockey Canada wrap for knees, ankles, elbows or wrists. It's a one size fits all, so whether the purchaser is a weekend warrior or just has an active lifestyle, every gym bag should have one," says Greg Staley, Vice President of Consumer Product Division at Trainer's Choice.

As part of this agreement, Trainer's Choice is active in the Hockey Canada Safety Program Master Course Conductor (MCC) Program. MCC's are trained to deliver the Hockey Canada Safety Program. They go out into Canadian communities and provide safety and risk management as well as response to injury situations to the many volunteers who serve with minor hockey teams. It is mandatory to have a certified safety person on the bench for all games regardless of level or age.

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About Trainer's Choice

Trainer's Choice is the official sports medicine supplier to thousands of Canada's athletes including the Toronto Argonauts football club, the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) and the NHL Alumni. Trainers and team doctors rely on the company's complete line of products to help athletes "stay in the game." Trainer's Choice products are now available across Canada at selected pharmacies including Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Pharmasave, Loblaw and Metro. For more information visit or follow them on Twitter @trainerschoice.

About Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada is the national governing body for grassroots hockey in Canada. The organization works in conjunction with the 13 provincial branches, the Canadian Hockey League and Canadian Inter-University Sport in growing the game at all levels. Hockey Canada oversees the management of programs in Canada from entry-level to high performance teams and competitions, including world championships and the Olympic Winter Games.

Hockey Canada is also Canada's voice within the International Ice Hockey Federation. Hockey Canada has offices in Calgary and Ottawa and operates regional centres in Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Contact Information

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    905-841-2017 (office) or 416-884-2018 (cell)