TORONTO – U SPORTS announced Thursday August 1st that Kobe Sportswear has been named the new official outfitter of its Men’s and Women’s Hockey All-Star Teams.
The partnership will see the 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Hockey All-Stars outfitted by new Kobe-produced uniforms at the upcoming Hockey Canada Summer Showcase taking place in Calgary.
“We are thrilled to align ourselves with a reputable Canadian organization, such as U SPORTS, while continuing to support the development of men’s and women’s hockey in Canada,” said Ryan Donnan, Vice President, Kobe Sportswear.”
The U SPORTS All-Stars are participating in the Summer Showcase for the fourth consecutive year, as part of the BFL National Women’s Development Team Selection Camp. Teams participating include the national development squads from France, Japan and Russia alongside a pair of Team Canada squads, who are vying for roster spots for an upcoming three-game series against the United States.
“Kobe Sportswear has been a Canadian leader in custom hockey apparel for nearly three decades,” said U SPORTS President and CEO Graham Brown. “We are excited to watch U SPORTS’ finest student-athletes compete against nationally and internationally-recognized talent in the Summer Showcase, as well as the Men’s All-Star Series sporting Kobe apparel.”
Kobe Sportswear will outfit the U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Stars in December, when they face Hockey Canada’s World Junior prospects as part of the National Junior Team’s Selection Camp.
The puck drops on the Summer Showcase Sunday when U SPORTS faces Team Russia in a simulation game at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Full coverage is available here.
Since 1992, Kobe Sportswear has been at the forefront of imprintable athletic apparel and team uniforms. Proudly Canadian owned and operated, Kobe is headquartered in Toronto with domestic manufacturing and sublimation facilities located throughout the city, offering the highest “Made in Canada” quality and service. The company’s Kobe, K3G and Fuzion brands are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at both the professional and amateur level. Our rich sports heritage spans over three decades with support of community organizations and outreach initiatives, remaining part of our core company values to this day. For more information on Kobe Sportswear, please visit www.kobesportswear.com.
About U SPORTS
U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, close to 20,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca or follow us on: