Sep 6, 2013 5:31 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) is pleased to announce the launch of the e-commerce site at NCHCHockey.teamfanshop.com. Beginning today, Friday, September 6, NCHC fans can browse and purchase apparel and accessories representing each of the member institutions and eventually NCHC branded merchandise. The leading online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise and sports e-commerce solutions, Fanatics, assisted the NCHC in development and launch of the online store.
"As the NCHC continues to grow its brand, we believe it is important to have one place for our fans to buy their favorite merchandise of member institutions and the conference brand," said NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton. "We are proud of how the online store expands our website to ensure fans still experience the NCHC brand while shopping."
"Our team is excited to partner with the NCHC and Fanatics," said Travis Shives of Sport Ngin. "We are proud of this component and feel it enhances the overall fan experience on the website. Providing an avenue for fans to purchase their favorite NCHC gear is a significant step for the conference and we are thrilled to help deliver it at NCHCHockey.com."
"Fanatics is pleased to have been chosen by the NCHC to power their official online store and we look forward to reaching college hockey fans nationwide," stated Bob O'Keefe, Vice President of Business Development at Fanatics. "The NCHC fan base will now experience the largest assortment of licensed sports gear found anywhere, as well as low cost shipping, fast delivery and industry leading customer service."
Merchandise on the site will be added and changed regularly by Fanatics. Fans are encouraged to check the online store often for new products.
The NCHC Championship will be held on March 21 and 22, 2014 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. To learn more about the NCHC Championship Tournament, purchasing tickets and reserving a hotel room, please visit the NCHC website at NCHCHockey.com.
The NCHC, which includes member institutions Colorado College, Denver, Miami, Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan, begins its inaugural season on October 18, 2013, with a double-header featuring North Dakota at Miami (7:00 p.m. ET) and Colorado College hosting Minnesota Duluth (9:30 p.m. ET).
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