Minnesota Hockey Magazine

Integral Hockey Gives Life to Broken Sticks

High tech firm offers low-cost hockey stick repair and keeps them out of landfills.

(Article by Randy Langille of Integral Hockey Group, Inc.)

We are very excited and proud to offer the most technologically advanced and also the only hollow composite hockey stick repair on the market. After testing repair techniques and materials for many years, Randy Langille, founder of Integral Hockey, applied advanced laminating processes he learned from building aircraft components back in the early days of his manufacturing career.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Integral Hockey stick repairs carry an industry first lifetime warranty!

The result is a repair process that adds only 10-26 grams of weight to the stick. The feedback is extremely positive with respect to weight, flex, kickpoint and balance. Sticks repaired by Integral Hockey’s proprietary process and standards, translates to minimal compromise on the integrity of stick dynamics and function.

We believe that our commitment in this industry is something that any other company would have difficulty matching. We bring 27 years of high-tech composites to this business. With our carbon fibre/e-glass, vacuum infused process, we achieve something that few can or will, namely, ultimate strength to weight ratios. We have taken a very real problem, solved it with the most high-tech solution on the market, and we’re delivering it at a price that will work for everyone. Something we are very proud of. In early 2015, Integral Hockey announced that they are now backing up their repair system with an industry first “Lifetime Warranty” on the repair.

Now with 83 independently owned North American locations, Integral Hockey has set a new standard in this otherwise wasteful market. Broken hockey sticks have no other use or value, and Integral Hockey is literally taking waste from facilities everywhere, and turning that waste into something of value. This value is significant to parents, players and teams when they are reviewing their stick costs.

“If we can help just a little, in reducing the cost of hockey, then generically, we should see hockey registration numbers increase. And that is a universal mission throughout North America” stated Langille.

RED DEER TRUCKLOAD

Truck loads of sticks are being repaired and kept out of landfills.

Beyond all of this, most people are unaware that there is no scientific data that shows a carbon fibre hockey stick will EVER break down in a landfill environment. There are more than 2 million composite sticks produced annually for the North American market, and the majority of those are destined to break, with their final destination being…you guessed it, the landfill.

Consider that an NHL club can go through 800 sticks per season. We have recently started working with a few NHL clubs to retrieve these sticks, repair them and help raise money for the teams’ favourite charity. We are seeing a huge opportunity to not only recycle a massive amount of sticks, but also help raise a lot of money for some very deserving charities.

In the “State Of Hockey”, we now have 7 locations to serve you. And we are seeing more and more interest from people that want to get involved. For anyone interested in having a stick repaired, you can call or visit one of our MN. Locations:

Integral Hockey Hopkins MN
John Rosenquist
612-859-7048
jrosenquist@integralhockey.com
www.integralhockeyhopkinsmn.com

Integral Hockey Plymouth MN
Kelli Ask
763-458-4352
kask@integralhockey.com
www.integralhockeyPlymouthMN.com

Integral Hockey Southeast MN
Tim Gorski
17191 Hayes Avenue Lakeville, MN 55044
507-456-0344
tgorski@integralhockey.com
www.integralhockeysoutheastmn.com

Integral Hockey Stillwater
John Bernier
1080 Pelto Path Woodbury, MN 55129
980-349-7849 or 980-FIX-STIX
jbernier@integralhockey.com
www.integralhockeystillwater.com

Integral Hockey SW Metro
Steve Leddy
952-392-4848
leds@integralhockey.com
www.integralhockeyswmetro.com

Integral Hockey Twin Ports / Iron Range
Sand Jokela
1317 Grand Ave Superior WI 54880
218-940-9089
sjokela@integralhockey.com
www.integralhockeytwinports.com

Coming soon: Integral Hockey Bemidji
Tracy Pogue
6016 Shady Lane NE Bemidji, MN 56601
218-766-6625
tpogue@integralhockey.com

You can also go to www.integralhockey.com, and click nearest locations to find a location near you.

Headquarters:
Integral Hockey Group Inc.
Randy Langille
#4 2945 Alberni Highway, Port Alberni BC V9Y 8R3
Toll Free: 1-855-337-8425
Randy@integralhockey.com
www.integralhockey.com

  • Mistie Mosely1

    Helpful analysis , I learned a lot from the specifics , Does someone know where my assistant can grab a sample TX Alarm System Permit Application document to use ?