In 2005, while at Merrimack College, I somehow ended up with 2 pairs of Nike Flexlite 18’s (summer stock) so I have been basically carying these skates around with me since then, wondering if I would ever use them. The prospect looked bleak until the crew over at Marsblade hooked me up with a pair

It’s our 3rd year attending the PHATS/SPHEM Equipment Manager/Trainer conference. This year the event was in Phoenix Arizona. We were really excited to attend this year and show the top equipment managers in the game our grips. We were able to set up our tent at the show which was great for us giving us

It all started with Akil Thomas. He used the grips all season in the OHL and it caught the eye of his teammate, Ben Jones. Jonesy messaged me early in the summer on Instagram @buttendz, and that led to “Buttendz Demo Day”. After Demo Day, Jones sent a picture of his grips to Owen Tippett,

  Matt is a great dude. I first noticed his company Glory Hockey about a year ago on Instagram. It was apparent right away that Matt had a good eye for quality, both in the product he makes and also the branding that comes behind it. After a couple DM’s back and forth, Matt and

Hey Guys its Coach Rob here. In this video, I was on my way to coach the 2002 Buffalo Regals and I needed a fresh TJ. I thought that it would be a good chance to go LIVE on instagram and show you a little behind the scenes where Buttendz started. Things are a lot

As a hockey player I understand and can relate to how important your equipment is to your performance on the ice. At all levels of hockey, having the proper equipment can be the difference between winning and losing. Its a game of inches from the first day they start keeping score. The truth is you

Who is @jp.hky? I was so excited to learn that one of the brightest young hockey influencers lived right here in Buffalo, NY. Jack and I have been talking about collaborating on a video for a while now. I am really impressed with what he has done growing his channel into a place that provides

Friday April 14th, 2017 9:00am IL Gear Editor Kyle Devitte recently got a chance to check out the new ButtEndz Paradox Grip at the Inside Lacrosse office in Baltimore. What are ButtEndz? ButtEndz are designed for competitive Lacrosse players of all levels, The Paradox brings all the benefits of the Buttendz grip to the game

I first met the butcherboyzrule family at Leisure Rinks in Buffalo. We had a few exchanges back and forth on Instagram. I sent them some grips for Carter aka “CBanks” to use on his Battle Mode Twigs. It was really exciting to learn that they were a Buffalo based hockey family that had a nice

With USHL Development Camp fast approaching, I had the chance to jump on to the ice with Michael Suda from the Buffalo Regals 02 squad. Michael is an up and coming young talent here in Buffalo NY. Background I also played for is father Mike Suda when I was in high school in Buffalo. At

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