In Season Talk 2019-20 in Hurricanes Talk Posted March 29 · Report reply On 3/28/2020 at 8:02 AM, wxray1 said: Brings back memories of my childhood. We all wanted CCM gear. It was the "real stuff." I was so dang excited to get that wood and plastic street stick. I can still remember softening the plastic over the stove to get it some curve. I ended up wearing it down an inch with all the play on the streets of Chicago. Our street hockey sticks and goalie gear were made by a company called Mylec (which still exists, by the way). On the ice, CCM gear was okay, but I never understood everybody's love of Tacks skates. Way too much toe space for me; I've been a Bauer guy forever. Cooper (which does not exist anymore, bought by Bauer) was my preference for gloves--until I got a pair of JOFAs in high school. Pretty sure I had to launder my shorts after slipping my digits into those the first time, and apparently somebody else at the rink really liked 'em too: They got lifted.