AGAWAM, Mass., Dec. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Agawam, MA-native Doug Janik has signed a contract to play with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League after spending the off-season rehabbing from injuries and brushing up on skills at Stick Time Sports in his hometown.
"I was really fortunate with the timing of some injuries I had coinciding with the opening of Stick Time Sports," Janik said. "I'm from Agawam and it is located right here in town."
Stick Time Sports (STS) provides Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut with in-season and off-season training and skill development for ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse.
The STS facility boasts 30,000 square feet of training and development space with two 45' x 85' ice hockey rinks. The STS micro-ice sheets allow for advanced development of passing, receiving, puck and body protection, shooting and stickhandling skills.
The complex also houses two 45' by 85' synthetic turf field for field hockey and lacrosse training, a strength and conditioning space, fully-equipped pro shop, and a birthday party / conference room for special events.
Janik, a defenseman, is entering his 13th year of professional hockey and has played 190 games in the National Hockey League with Buffalo, Detroit, Montreal, and Tampa Bay. San Antonio is the minor league affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers.
At STS, Janik worked under the direction of Dan Gregory, STS's Director of Strength and Conditioning. Gregory has a Masters in Applied Exercise Science and before coming to STS he served as the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and their minor-league affiliate in Springfield, MA.
"The weight training facility they have at Stick Time was a big part of my conditioning," said Janik. "And having the rinks there just to be able to hop on and work on your skills was a big part of my off-season. I don't think I ever would have been able to get myself to San Antonio and step in and play if it wasn't for that opportunity."
The complex is located at 153 Springfield Street in Agawam.
The facility is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends.
For more information on Stick Time Sports and its state-of-the-art training complex, visit them online at www.sticktimesports.com or call (413) 301-6040.
ABOUT STICK TIME SPORTS, INC
Stick Time Sports, Inc., (STS) is a state-of-the-art training complex located in Western Mass that offers both on and off-season training and skill development for ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse. The 30,000 square foot facility offers the area's only micro-ice sheets, boasting two 45' by 85' for maximum skill development. The complex also offers two 45' by 85' synthetic turf fields, professional training and development, a pro shop, strength and conditioning wing, and a special event / conference room.
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