ACTON, Mass. – August 16, 2018 – Sparx Hockey, inventors of the innovative Sparx Skate Sharpener, today announced it has partnered with Toronto Marlies goaltender Garret Sparks to help promote the company’s products throughout the United States and Canada.
Sparks, who guided the Marlies to the 2018 Calder Cup Championship, was named the American Hockey League’s top goaltender this season and is considered to be one of the top goaltenders in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. This past year, Sparks finished the regular season with a 31-9-1 record and a 1.79 goals against average, and in the Calder Cup playoffs Sparks compiled a 14-5-0 record with a 2.22 goals against average.
“I’ve been a fan of the Sparx Sharpener since the first time I came across it two years ago and it’s exciting to help spread the word about this truly unique product,” Sparks said. “I look forward to working with the entire team at Sparx Hockey to produce some exciting content, including a unique look into my preparation for the upcoming 2018-19 season.”
The Sparx Sharpener is an affordable, automated product that allows anyone, anywhere to easily sharpen hockey and figure skates with pro-level accuracy. Thousands of customers in the U.S. and Canada are now sharpening their skates with Sparx, including individuals, families, teams, rink operators and retailers. Currently, more than 25 National Hockey League teams are using Sparx, as well as every team in the National Women’s Hockey League.
Sparks will be featured in various marketing efforts of Sparx Hockey, including an online video series that gives a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a professional goaltender and Sparks' journey throughout the 2018-19 season.
“It only makes sense that Sparx Hockey joins forces with a top professional hockey player named Sparks, but there is a lot more to this partnership than simply the connection with our names” said Steve Jones, Vice President, Marketing & Customer Acquisition, Sparx Hockey. “Garret is an engaging personality and we believe hockey players and fans will be very interested to learn more about him and his life as a professional goaltender, especially after his incredible run last year. We are excited to work alongside him and look forward to a great partnership for many years to come.”
Follow Sparx Hockey and its partnership with Garret Sparks on Instagram and Twitter (@sparxhockey), or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sparxhockey. For more information on Sparx Hockey and the Sparx Sharpener visit https://www.sparxhockey.com/.