The BASE Experience
We are a cut above any other program in that we provide Custom hockey sticks, shooting analysis and instruction. Build your game with the shooting and stick experts! BASE Hockey is operated locally by BasehockeyGTA at Just Shoot it Oakville and Ice Sports Etobicoke.
The goal at BASE Hockey is to bring the BASE experience to hockey players of all ages and skill levels.
President and Co-Founder: Ron Kunisaki
Vice President and Co-Founder: Cliff Ronning
Mr. Kunisaki has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA and a Jurist Doctorate degree in law from George Washington University. In 1993 Ron founded and launched Innovative Hockey Inc. (IHI), the first composite hockey stick company in North America. In 2005, he sold IHI to Warrior Hockey (a subsidiary of New Balance Inc.). Ron brings his cutting-edge composite design and industry leading innovations exclusively to BASE.
Mr. Ronning is a 19 year veteran of the NHL. He played on seven NHL teams, represented Canada in two World Championships and played one pro season in Europe. In addition to concluding his playing career in the 89th spot amongst the NHL’s all-time scoring leaders, Cliff is enshrined in the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame. Immediately after retiring, Cliff’s hockey expertise shifted towards fitting NHL players, where he was nicknamed “The Stick Doctor”. Cliff heads up BASE HOCKEY’s Shooting Analysis and Custom Fitting protocol.
“Pro spec is our only Spec”
At Base quality control means everything. We have assembled a team of the best composite hockey stick making specialists at our state-of-the-art factory located in North America. Here at our factory we pride ourselves in making hockey sticks to the highest standards keeping performance consistency at a pro spec level every time. Our goal in design and manufacturing is not only to reach these specs consistently but to exceed them and we have began building our factory in early 2010 and have already gone through several phases of expansion. This continuous expansion of our factory is a sign of the rising demand for our sticks. Lastly, by abstaining from outsourcing product distribution our sticks remain factory-direct and in doing so the savings are passed along to you, the customer!