Safety features lead the way on new Bauer helmets


Bouchard wearing the IMS 11.0 against Dallas on opening weekend

Ever the forerunner in helmet design and safety, Bauer has introduced two more models to their line for 2013.

With concussion prevention, treatment and education at an all-time high, Bauer has taken the lead in ensuring that their products will provide players with cutting edge protection against any and all head injuries.

Bauer’s new RE-AKT helmet made it’s NHL debut last season at the All-Star game and was a noticeable addition to Claude Giroux’s game when he returned from his concussion. Since last spring when the helmet was brought into the NHL, players across the league have begun to wear the helmet based on the number of modern additions that cannot be found from any other manufacturer at this time.

The main feature of the RE-AKT isn’t visible when the helmet is being worn. Rather, the Suspend-Tech Liner system with Poron XRD foam is what makes the RE-AKT so much different than anything else on the market. The Suspend-Tech Liner is a fully free-floating system that is designed to not only maintain comfort but provide maximum protection for the wearer. The design allows the shell of the helmet and the Liner to move independently upon impact to reduce any additional movement of the player’s head from both a direct impact and any sort of whiplash-type movement.

By placing the high-tech Poron XRD foam in impact specific areas the new Suspend-Tech system allows the RE-AKT to utilize leading design qualities of impact dispersal. Other features throughout the helmet provide additional comfort as memory foam is utilized in a number of locations in addition to a single, tool-free adjustment feature.

The RE-AKT helmet also passes the all-important, albeit superficial, eye-test. Bauer took design features from the perennially popular 4500 helmet to ensure that the RE-AKT kept a sleek, modern look without the additional bulk that has accompanied the design of past helmets like the 9900 and 7500.

Bauer’s other new helmet, the IMS 11.0 also benefits from a sleek, low-profile design while still utilizing cutting-edge impact management technology.

The IMS 11.0 helmet has a very sleek design that has some similarity to the newest designs from Easton while still drawing back to the heritage of Bauer’s previous helmets. Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Minnesota Wild – who has battled concussion issues for some time – has been sporting the new IMS 11.0 already this season. As a player who wore a Cascade helmet last year, this is not much of a surprise for a player who obviously sees the safety in the Seven Technology.

With Bauer and Cascade teaming up this year, Cascade’s Seven technology is now available for use on Bauer products and the two companies quickly teamed up to utilize the technology that made the M11 helmet one of the most protective on the market and the design features that bring players back to the Bauer line time and time again.

The IMS line does include the customizable vent system that became popular on previous Cascade models and it does set the IMS line apart from other helmets in the Bauer line, with exception to the 9900.

Seven technology is a liner system that is designed to disperse direct impact away from a single point on the wearers head. Upon impact, Seven Technology immediately compresses and laterally disperses energy. Much like a shock absorber on a car compresses and extends to limit direct impact on the vehicle, Seven Technology compresses and resets within seconds to prevent energy from collisions from having a direct impact.

With a generation of players invested in the way their equipment looks on the ice and a growing emphasis focused upon on-ice safety, finding the best of both worlds is incredibly important. While there will never be a helmet that is truly “concussion-proof” the newest Bauer helmets continue to push the envelope towards that development.

Help Your Kids Train with the Best Kids Hockey Equipment

Bauer Supreme ONE.6 Youth Ice Hockey Skates

Bauer Supreme ONE.6 Youth Ice Hockey Skates

Hockey requires quite a bit of equipment from sticks to skates to pads and gloves. It can be confusing and expensive, trying to decide just what equipment you need to get for the child that loves hockey. Luckily, at Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we’ve got a full range of kids hockey equipment at great prices, along with lots of expert advice.

The first piece of hockey equipment you should buy is the skate. Now your kids can use the same skates their favorite pro players do, because we have them in perfect junior fits. We’ve got all the hot brand name skates, including the Bauer Vapor APXs. These lightweight form-fitting skates will improve your child’s game, and they are especially designed to give healthy support to growing feet.

What your kids wear is just as important as the hockey equipment they use. Hockey is a game of speed and quick moves, so players have to wear pants that are particularly light and flexible. The perfect pair of hockey bottoms will be made from a tight-fitting yet stretchy material–ideally a rayon/spandex/polyester blend. The bottoms keep legs safe and warm without adding weight or bulk. We carry professional-grade junior fit hockey pants from brand names like Bauer that you know and trust.

An appropriate helmet is absolutely essential as well. That’s why we stock helmets specifically designed for junior-sized players, along with other protective gear such as shields, knee pads and gloves.

Whatever hockey equipment your kids need, you’ll find it at Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, call toll free at 1.800.828.7496, or visit us at

Hockey Helmets

Cascade M11 Hockey Helmet

Cascade M11Hockey Helmet

Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting games you can play–but in order to preserve the fun, you need to protect yourself. Hockey helmets in particular are essential when you’re on the ice. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we’ve got hockey helmets and other gear that will not only protect you, but also help your game!

The latest creation from hockey powerhouse Cascade is the Messier Project M11 Hockey Helmet. This helmet is built to exceed the safety standards set by the CSA and HECC by 50 percent! It is available in a variety of sizes, so you can get a custom-fit helmet that won’t slip and slide off mid-game. Many players have affirmed that Cascade M11 Hockey helmets leave their scalps feeling cooler than other hockey helmets do.

Another trusted name in hockey helmets is Reebok, maker of the HT11K Hockey helmet. The choice of professional players like Patrice Bergeron, this impressive helmet with a soft cushioned inside feels like a natural extension of your body. The interior Micro-Dial allows you to tighten the helmet to your exact comfort level quickly and easily.

For an added layer of protection, shields and cages are available, sold separately from our hockey helmets. Major manufacturers like Bauer, Mission, Easton, Cascade and Reebok all have shields and cages made to fit their helmets–a must for goalies. Most helmet cages are made from a wire frame with large gaps for improved visibility. Some players choose clear shields, the best of which have a mirrored surface to prevent glare.

For more information on our hockey helmets, call toll free at 1.800.828.7496, or visit us at

Bauer Goalie Hockey Helmets


Bauer NME 7 Pro Goalie Mask

Bauer NME 7 Pro Goalie Mask

Goalie hockey helmets have to protect goalies from incoming shots, many of which send the puck flying toward the goalie at extremely high velocities. The design of goalie helmets has been adopted by baseball catchers who find themselves in similar predicaments. While goalie helmets serve a very practical purpose, you’ll find a wide range of artwork adorning them.

Unlike the hockey helmets worn by other players, goalie hockey helmets always include a face mask and additional protection for the throat. The one-piece design ensures that goalies are always protected from sticks and pucks. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we sell high quality goalie hockey helmets from Itech.

The Bauer goalie hockey masks that we carry include chrome cages that protect players’ faces. The design also provides the largest field of vision possible. These fiberglass helmets include vinyl liners for maximum comfort throughout the game. The Bauer goalie hockey helmets that we stock are available in sizes for youths, juniors, and adults, and they’re also available in a variety of styles.

In addition to goalie hockey helmets, you can purchase additional defensive gear from us such as throat protectors. Furthermore, we have a large inventory of goalie pads and sticks, so you can pick up all the equipment you need at once–while benefiting from our incredible prices.

To discuss which goalie equipment is right for you, call toll free at 1.800.828.7496, or visit us at

Holiday Gift Idea: Bauer 7500 Hockey Helmet

Bauer 7500 Hockey Helmet

Bauer 7500 Hockey Helmet

Do you know any hockey players that could use some game day protection? The Bauer 7500 Hockey Helmet is the perfect gift for that special hockey player in your life.

The Bauer 7500 Hockey Helmet has Gameday Protection with triple density protection, EPP 1/2 liner system, PORON inserts, Ergo translucent ear covers and CSA, HECC, CE certified.

At $99.99 it’s the gift idea you’ve been looking for.

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