GTS Hockey Acquires Assets of Topshelf Hockey Company
GTS Hockey is pleased to announce that effective February, 2016 it acquired the assets of the Topshelf Hockey Company, a manufacturer of premium hockey sticks located in Winnipeg, Canada.
The acquisition focuses on Topshelf’s hockey stick brands, it’s advanced manufacturing process and proprietary technologies. Founded in 2012, Topshelf manufactures a full line of elite quality carbon fiber hockey sticks.
Although a still a young manufacturer, Topshelf has gained a loyal following for their focus on exceptional quality. Topshelf’s flagship stick, the Ziel, has gained increasing popularity among European professional players over the last two seasons.
Utilizing an advanced single compression molding process Topshelf’s sticks are lighter, better performing and more durable than those produced using traditional manufacturing methods. In traditional manufacturing, the shaft and blade of the stick are independent components which are then fused together.
The Topshelf stick line for the 2016-17 season will debut this spring with a number of engineering enhancements to further solidify the Topshelf’s commitment to maximum performance. GTS will also be launching an exclusive pro stock hockey stick, the Edge, and an exciting junior line of hockey sticks, the FX Series, which couple pro level performance with low flex shafts designed specifically for younger hockey players.
GTS is also pleased to announce the founder of Topshelf, Rod Westendorf, will be joining GTS as a director and president. He will join the me management team in North America, European partner Bjarne Madsen and European Director Jan Jensen as GTS Hockey’s executive team.
As the year progresses, GTS has a number of exciting initiatives which will be launching prior to the 2016-17 hockey season including new products, distribution channels and partnership opportunities.
About GTS Hockey
GTS Hockey is a premium manufacturer of elite composite hockey sticks for professional and elite level hockey players. GTS’s hockey sticks include the Topshelf and Edge series of carbon fiber hockey sticks which are used by dozens professional hockey players internationally.
GTS Hockey is located in Winnipeg Canada and Vojens, Denmark. Visit the company’s website at www.gtshockey.com to learn more about GTS Hockey’s pursuit of the ultimate hockey stick.