By 1905 the market for bicycles in Canada began to decline with market saturation and seasonality playing key roles. Experimentation with importing and the manufacturing of automobiles also did not work out. It is at this point that the sport of ice hockey was growing rapidly and CCM decided to endeavor into the market place with the launch of the CCM Automobile Skate. Within 30 years CCM dominated the hockey skate market with over 90% of all players wearing CCM skates with the remaining percentage being divided amongst seven other manufacturers. In fact, the NHL scoring champions between 1939 and 1969 all wore the world famous Tackaberry hockey boot with the CCM Prolite blade.
CCM'S PRO TEAM
Since then, CCM has been represented by a list of hockey legends including Paul Henderson, Darryl Sittler, Mark Messier, and current NHL superstars such as Carey Price, Sidney Crosby, Pavel Datsyuk, John Tavares, and Connor McDavid. With the help of constant research and product testing by the best hockey players in the world, CCM has built products from the inside out – high-quality, intuitive equipment that becomes an extension of the athletes themselves.