The 2015 NHL All-Star Game 2015 weekend, or NHL Fan Fair ,was one of the best hockey fan experiences we’ve ever seen, topped off by Sunday’s record-setting NHL All-Star game with 29 goals scored! It really didn’t even matter that Team Toews won, 17-12, over Team Foligno. Congratulations to the NHL for putting on such a fantastic 3-day event (the NHL re-purposed the Greater Columbus Convention Center into 200,000 square feet of hockey fan heaven) and congratulations to all the players that made it so spectacular. Stahls’ is an NHL licensee, and we couldn’t be more proud of the “all-nighter” efforts from our Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center heat printing team that was on hand for the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft presented by DraftKings on Friday Jan. 23rd. As team captains Nick Foligno of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks took turns choosing players, the Stahls’ DFC team was busy printing the jerseys that each player would wear, as well as a large number of replica jerseys that would be offered for sale on Saturday and Sunday. (SOLD OUT!) Carl Agosta, who has many years of on-demand heat printing in high stress situations, such as the NFL Draft and the NBA All-Star Games, said the team really stepped up to the plate to heat print about 500 jerseys, which took them until about 5AM on Saturday to complete. Keep in mind that they didn’t start printing until 9:30PM Friday night, since they were printing live as the names were announced. How did we do it? In addition to Hotronix heat presses, we brought a massive inventory of names, numbers and team patches. There was also a courier that came up from Stahls’ DFC in Masontown and picked up 300 additional jerseys, got them heat printed and brought them back before the arena shop opened. On Saturday, we also had our computer tablet systems (driven by Cadworx) going that were able to take custom orders from the NHL Skills event. It was a busy, busy weekend and a dream come true for many hockey fans. I was honored to be able to attend with a few family members, including several of my hockey-crazed grand kids. If an NHL event ever comes to your town, please take the opportunity to attend. And thanks again to all the Stahls’ team members that worked so hard behind the scenes to provide on-demand heat printing for the team players and fans.