Recent Hockey News
As many around the world brace for the coming of winter, a handful of the most elite athletes in the world prepare to shine on the world’s biggest stage. The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and the remote region of Sochi, Russia is set to host the twenty-second edition the biggest winter sporting event in the world. Team Oakley will look to climb to the top of the podium throughout the two-week event. As they fine tune any last minute skills before the beginning of the Games, we invite you to meet some of the quickest, most high flying, prominent Oakley athletes participating in Sochi in February.
Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Rob Blake, Marty McSorley; just a few names in a long list of hockey greats that have played for the Los Angeles Kings since their foundation in 1967. With that all-star line up in the archives of basically every Kings record in the books, you’d think the franchise would have a sea of Stanley Cup banners hanging from the rafters of the Staples Center. If you were to ask any Kings fan, they’d tell you the same; it was about time to bring the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles. Kings fans were finally rewarded for their patience this season as their team secured the most coveted prize in all of hockey. Beating the New Jersey Devils in six games, the Los Angeles Kings became the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup Champions.
It’s a phrase that every hockey player should know: Use protection. And Drew Doughty is already the second NHL star, this year alone, to get the point reinforced…big time. The Los Angeles Kings star was smacked by a shot by James Neal of the Pittsburgh Penguins to the face recently (early November). But of course, the supreme performance and protection technologies employed by Oakley’s unrivaled Hockey Visor saved the day…and his eye.