(MONTREAL, QC) Retail leader MonkeySports and MYGOAL are combining forces to offer hockey consumers what they call ‘The Ultimate Hockey Experience’ in Montreal.
Launching in Canada for the first time, the new MonkeySports Experience (HockeyMonkey) store will be located in the West Island of Montreal (widely-regarded as a ‘mecca’ of hockey activity) and players will be offered the widest selection of products, have the opportunity to “try-before-they-buy”, receive expert advice from in-store & on-ice professionals, and have all of their training needs serviced.
John Naaman, CEO of MonkeySports, notes, “Even though MonkeySports had not yet been in Canada, it was still one of the most popular hockey retailers with hockey players. The new state-of-the-art MonkeySports Experience store will be approximately 25,000sqf and will offer the largest variety of hockey products”.
He adds, ‘‘it was important to combine MonkeySports with MYGOAL as a first entry into the Canadian market. MonkeySports wanted to come into the market by doing something different. Simply opening a Megastore would have been exciting. Opening a store – combined with a whole new concept like MYGOAL – will set us completely apart from our competition. MonkeySports wants to offer hockey players more. MonkeySports and MYGOAL want to do hockey better.’’
Greg Goyer, CEO of MYGOAL, states, “MYGOAL Performance Hockey focusses on helping athletes achieve their goals for success; whether it be on the ice, in the gym, in school, or simply for their well-being. Teaming up with MonkeySports, the MYGOAL facility will be equipped with advanced technologies to record and measure each and every athlete’s development, and will take training to a whole new level with trained and experienced developers.”
Goyer notes, ”In addition to training, we will also offer 3X3 Youth Hockey, Adult Pond Hockey, Cross-ICE Youth Hockey, Learn-to-skate programs, Hockey related events and Ringette development.
MYGOAL is a state of the art facility offering:
- 13,000sqf designed specifically for GOALIES and players
- 2 “real” ice surfaces
- 1 Training rink – designed for private, group, or team training
- 1 Shooting range – designed for retail “try before you buy” or individual training for goalies or players
- A gym catering to hockey-specific core training, equipped with the right equipment for hockey athlete development
- Qualified hockey-specific instructors/trainers
- A player lounge: An area for players to gather, relax, and focus on schoolwork
- A conference/video lounge: For player or team on-ice video review
The new MonkeySports (HockeyMonkey) store and MYGOAL Performance Hockey facility are set to open in late Summer 2016, located at 61 Brunswick St. Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC H9B 2N4 with plans to open more locations in the near future.
For more information about HockeyMonkey and MonkeySports please visit www.monkeysports.com
For more information about MYGOAL Performance Hockey, please visit www.mygoalhockey.com