BURLINGTON, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and CCM Hockey are excited to announce a five-year partnership agreement that will see CCM become the official hockey equipment supplier of the OUA.

CCM Hockey will be the exclusive supplier of sticks, helmets, visors, pants and gloves for nine OUA men’s and women’s hockey teams, including: Carleton Ravens, Lakehead Thunderwolves, Laurentian Voyageurs, Laurier Golden Hawks, Nipissing Lakers, Ottawa Gee-Gees, Ryerson Rams, Waterloo Warriors and Windsor Lancers. Other OUA institutions will be joining the partnership in the future.

“With a rich history and proven success at every level, CCM is the most widely recognized and respected brand in hockey,” said Gord Grace, OUA CEO. “We’re excited to provide our student-athletes with proven products that will allow them to perform at an elite level every time they step onto the ice.”

In addition, CCM will also be the presenting sponsor of the 106th Queen’s Cup OUA Men’s Hockey Championship, as well as the 2017 McCaw Cup OUA Women’s Hockey Championship.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the OUA” said Marco Saumure, North American Team Business Manager, CCM Hockey. “CCM is committed to helping players perform their best on the ice by bringing new technology to the sport of hockey, and we’re excited to be able to do so with OUA student-athletes”.

CCM equips the best hockey players in the world and is represented by current NHL superstars such as Carey Price, Sidney Crosby, John Tavares, and Connor McDavid.

"I think it's awesome to be able to have matching equipment, helmets, gloves, and sticks, said Kaley Tienhaara, Nipissing Lakers women's hockey captain. "It makes you look and feel like a team. It's nice to have the opportunity to use high end gear like the pros do."

Not only is CCM the No. 1 brand in the NHL but also the official supplier of the AHL, CHL, ECHL and USHL.

About CCM Hockey
CCM Hockey, a subsidiary of the adidas Group, is headquartered in Montreal. With operations in Canada, the United States and Europe, the company is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel. CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company, including superstars like Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and John Tavares. CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and national teams. For more info, visit: www.ccmhockey.com.

About Ontario University Athletics
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and its 20 member institutions are developing Champions For Life. Giving 9,000 student-athletes the opportunity to excel academically and on the playing field, while preparing for life after university. For more information, visit OUA.ca.