Watson Gloves and Hockey Canada team up to launch new Team Canada gloves
VANCOUVER, BC, MAY 14, 2021—Watson Gloves, Canada’s leading retail and industrial distributor of quality gloves currently in their 103rd year of business, is excited to announce its three-year licensing agreement with Hockey Canada that extends through 2024. As an official licensee, Watson Gloves will proudly be releasing limited edition Team Canada winter work and lifestyle gloves that hockey fans can wear to show their support for Canada’s National Teams and country. The glove collaboration will be available in select dealer locations starting in November leading up to the 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, which starts on Boxing Day in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.
Watson Gloves, a longstanding supporter of Canadian hockey, has been keeping Canadian hands warm from early morning hockey practices to cheering on your favorite team rinkside. With the Watson Gloves and Hockey Canada partnership, Canadian hockey fans will now be able to choose from a wide range of official Team Canada winter work and lifestyle gloves to wear, including select styles that are made with recycled plastic water bottles.
“The announcement of this partnership comes at a very exciting time. Our talented Canada’s National Men’s U18 Team has just won gold and the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship is set to begin later this summer,” says Kasey Whitman, President of Watson Gloves. “As a business ingrained in Canada for over 100 years, we understand how important hockey is to the culture of this country and we’re excited to bring a lineup of collaborative Watson Gloves and Hockey Canada gloves to the market.”
“Hockey Canada is proud to partner with such a long-standing Canadian Company; Watson Gloves shares the same values as Hockey Canada,” said Bruce Newton, Director of Licensing for Hockey Canada. “Hockey Canada strives to provide the best product on the ice and Watson Gloves provide Canadians with quality products to work safely and keep hands warm in the arenas.”
Fans across the country will be able to get their hands in the new official Team Canada gloves this winter 2021. The gloves will be available in select authorized dealers. Stay tuned for more information on the official glove release by visiting watsongloves.com.
ABOUT WATSON GLOVES
Watson Gloves first started as a two-person shop selling gloves to Vancouver’s dock workers when they opened their doors in 1918. Today, they’ve grown into a Canadian icon and Canada’s largest retail distributor of quality gloves for work, home and play. Their glove innovations play a large part to their success, such as their push for more sustainable products into the market. Watson Gloves sell their gloves all across Canada with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Mississauga, and also sell at select retailers in the US and internationally. Product categories range from home improvement, gardening, construction, welding, automotive, recreational, and more with over 2,000 different styles offered. Learn more at www.watsongloves.com and follow Watson Gloves on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT HOCKEY CANADA
Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 member associations of over 750,000 players, coaches and officials. Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada; provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast to coast; manages numerous regional, national and international hockey championships and events; and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada in international competition. Hockey Canada’s mission is to lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences. For more information on Hockey Canada, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow through social media on Facebook and Twitter.
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