Czech company Shop-Hockey.com has been appointed as official supplier of protective equipment by World Para Ice Hockey.
The deal is billed as a new platform for National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and Para-ice hockey organisations to buy equipment at a discounted rate.
Athletes, teams and NPCs can receive a five per cent discount when ordering online.
The deal is due to run until the end of next year, so will include three editions of the World Para Ice Hockey Championships - A, B and C Pools - and several development events.
“World Para Ice Hockey has used ShopHockey.com’s services for many years and we are happy to formalise this relationship," said Barbora Kohoutova, interim World Para Ice Hockey Manager.
“The whole Para ice hockey community will benefit from this partnership and we hope it will make it easier for the organisations to find the equipment they need.”
Shop-Hockey owner Jan Stehlik added that they have been "on the market for 12 years and are proud to be a partner of World Para Ice Hockey".
"We will look forward to mutual co-operation and supplying our future customers, who benefit from this co-operation through discounts on every purchase and, of course, professional advice," he said.