Power Edge Pro is pleased to announce the finalization of its partnership with the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York this December and January. PEP will be featured throughout the tournament’s venues, including the KeyBank Center, the HarborCenter, and New Era Field.
PEP and the IIHF World Junior Championship have many common ties, most notably of which is the host of PEP-trained players who have played for their country at the WJC. From Jason Spezza, a 3 time World Junior competitor from 2000-2002, to 2009 tournament MVP John Tavares, there is a rich shared history between the two organizations. More recently, the 2015 tournament was chalk full of PEP talent, including goal-scoring leader Dylan Larkin, tournament MVP Max Domi, and, of course, PEP Ambassador and tournament all-star Connor McDavid.
“PEP has expanded its reach far beyond Canada in recent years,” explains PEP Founder and President Joe Quinn. “We have a strong presence in the United States, as well as growing operations in Switzerland, Latvia, and soon Sweden. We believe partnering with the IIHF will further build our brand internationally and serve as a platform to increase our international presence.”
Power Edge Pro’s patented on-ice equipment and training system is available through PEP’s Youth Association Partnerships, whereby PEP will train an association’s coaches across levels and age groups in order to implement the PEP systems in practices directly, allowing an association’s players to train like Connor McDavid, and many other pros, every day. For further information, please see PEP’s Youth Hockey Associations page. PEP is also available through a network of licensed and highly trained instructors.