Vector™ One Piece Sticks Reign Supreme At The 2005 World Hockey Championships
CCM© Vector™ OPS Used by 4 of the 5 players
selected on Tournament's All-Star Team
Montreal, Quebec, May 20th 2005 - The 2005 IIHF World Hockey Championships were an exciting display of hockey excellence, and the most skilled hockey players in the world spoke loud and clear: CCM© one piece sticks (OPS) are their overwhelming choice. The high-performance, ultra-lightweight Vector™ OPS officially claimed the number one ranking for usage at the championships, chosen by more than one-third (35%) of the greatest players on earth. The CCM Vector one-piece stick was also the weapon of choice of the tournament's leading scorer, Canada's Joe Thornton.
This #1 ranking at the 2005 World Hockey Championships caps a remarkable run for CCM© Vector™ OPS that has seen the high-performance stick line take the hockey world by storm. CCM Vector OPS were also the #1 choice (42%) of tomorrow's hockey stars at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championships, the #1 stick of choice in the Canadian Hockey League for 2004-2005 season, and the official and exclusive stick brand of both the American Hockey League (AHL) and the ECHL.
Leading the charge for CCM's line of one-piece sticks is the Vector™ 130. It redefines the term ultra-lightweight, weighing in at 15% less than traditional OPS due to the use of aerospace grade graphite in the shaft and blade, creating a powerhouse stick that is perfectly balanced and easy to maneuver. Performance is the only factor by which elite hockey players choose their sticks, and the space-age durability, smooth feel and light-speed puck velocity are the reasons why the greatest players in the world made their choice: CCM© Vector™ OPS.
"Many of the greatest players in the game had a choice of what OPS to use at the World Championships, and they overwhelmingly chose CCM©," said Yan Martin, director of marketing communications, CCM©. "We believe that this latest display of confidence by the best players in the world is a clear indication of the fact that CCM© has claimed the top spot among OPS brands."