Company Info

COMPANY HISTORY

The core operations and customer service centers of HockeyWorld.Com are located in Flint Michigan near the flagship Perani's Hockey World retail store and headquarters, however the massive amount of product that is offered on the website is far too much to store in one location. With well over 100,000 square feet of warehouse space you can be assured that we are the largest web based retailer of hockey equipment in the world.

WHERE IT ALL STARTED:

Perani's Hockey World ("The Toystore For The Hockey Player") was formed in Flint back in 1976 by Bob Perani, a local Pro hockey player and fan favorite who played for a number of years as a goalie with the Flint Generals. Over the past 30 years the company has grown to include 22 retail stores in North America, and our web and catalog company has grown to one of the largest in the country.

Perani's has serviced many future professional players including Mike Modano - who bought his first pair of skates from the company's Lakeland Arena store - and even at one time briefly employed former All-Star Pat Lafontaine when he was a teenager. The Perani's Hockey World retail stores (including the 40,000 square foot Livonia Superstore) still draw customers from across the country. You can find information about those stores and more of a background on Perani's Hockey World at www.peranis.com, or simply click on the "Store Locations" link at the top or bottom of this page to find a retail location near you.

WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN TO YOU (THE CUSTOMER)?

You are our #1 priority. We will continue to provide the best customer service, lowest price and largest product selection. Something that customers who have purchased with Perani's Hockey World have come to expect and enjoy with all of their previous purchases. The culmination of all of this experience and hard work has resulted in an ever growing website with better features, more information and content and a continuing push to provide you with all of your hockey needs. Oh yeah, and because we are the biggest website with the best features, you get a few other perks out of the deal. Perks like the LOWEST PRICES and BIGGEST SELECTION of all the new products, the LOWEST PRICES and BIGGEST SELECTION of closeout and prior year products and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $99*.

BOB PERANI'S ACHIEVEMENTS

News Articles
Year Month Date Article Title
Hockey days
1970 Mar 25 Generals Realize Importance of Goalie
1971 Feb 14 Perani Adept With Puck or Pizza
1971 Mar 23 Perani No. 2 IHL Goalie; Agar Shares Rookie Honor
1971 Apr 4 Goalie Will Head Drive for Goodwill
1971 Apr 14 Generals' Perani Repeats as MVP;Agar, Young Combine for 5 Awards
1971 Dec 3 Perani 'Batting' Hot .927 As Generals' Netminder
1973 Mar 29 Newcomer Bowman keys overtime Generals win
1973 Apr 8 Perani named backup goalie
1974 Mar 7 Perani infinal days as goalie?
1974 Mar 23 Coach's hunch aids Generals' 4-3 win
1974 Mar 29 Perani saves best for last
1974 Apr 2 Generals bid to pull even with Perani tending goal
1979 Oct 7 Perani to try comeback
1980 Mar 17 Three former IHL-stars reunited for benefits
1987 Mar 21 Perani joins IHL Oldtimers for Sunday tilt
Businesses
1972 Jul 9 Second Pizza Arena Planned by Perani
1974 Jun 8 Genesee Iceland changes hands
1980 Nov 12 Perani given rights to sell equipment at Arena
1986 Jan 25 Ex-goalie leads drive to retain Flint Spirits
1986 Jan 29 Ex-goalie has $80,000 in commitments for buying Spirits
1986 Feb 4 Flint's hockey story turns another page : What lies ahead?
1986 Feb 6 Spirits lure 1,968 fans in 'debut'
1986 Feb 25 Spirits' sale to be delayed
1986 Mar 2 Spirits finally sold
1986 Mar 6 Spirits transfer approved
1986 Apr 25 Spirits step nearer to transfer
1986 May 8 Spirits ax McKay; seek dynamic coach
1986 May 13 Spirits' ex-coach locked out return to sports Arena
1986 Dec 19 Spirits winning the box-office game
1987 Feb 25 Spirits assistant dies at 27; game postponed
1988 Jan 13 Monkey biz
1991 Dec 28 Where there's a will, there's a RINK
Community Involvement
1973 Mar 14 Two Campaigners
1974 Apr 21 They'll walk for dimes early one day in May
1974 Jul 12 Dad helps rescue son from attack
1975 Apr 13 They'll walk to help in birth-defect battle