The ECHL announced on Monday that Howies Hockey Tape will continue as the “Exclusive Tape and Lace Provider of the ECHL.”
As part of the agreement, Howies Hockey Tape will be the exclusive supplier of all hockey tape and skate laces to ECHL teams as well as continue as the presenting sponsor of the ECHL Rookie of the Month award throughout each season.
“Our Players request Howie’s Hockey Tape by name, and the superb service Howie’s provides our teams and equipment managers since the launch of our partnership is unmatched,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “Continuing our partnership was an easy decision for our organization.”
“Howies is more than excited to once again be partnering with the ECHL,” said Howies Hockey Tape Sales Director David Visser. “We could not be more proud of this relationship.”
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 26 teams in 19 states and two Canadian provinces for its 33rd season in 2020-21. There have been 698 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 20 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2020-21 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2020-21, marking the 24th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
About Howies Hockey Tape
Howies Hockey Tape was founded in 2002, formed on the values of quality and customer service, both in equal proportion. Howies has grown to serve the NHL, AHL, NCAA, ECHL, and the CHL, as well as other leagues and pro shops around the world. With a retail presence on every continent except Antarctica, Howies has grown into a global brand without abandoning those original principles. Howies is committed to producing the world’s highest quality hockey products while building the world’s highest quality relationships. It’s as much about people as it is about tape.