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Shop Talk: Smashfest 3 coming in March to BTM Scottsdale location



It is getting close to that wonderful time of the year again.

A time where families come together from all different backgrounds and walks of life to meet at Behind The Mask Scottsdale and break stuff.

Yes, it’s the third annual Behind The Mask Smashfest!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 14!


What better way to get rid of that old TV or tablet that you replaced over the holidays than to rip pucks at it, leaving its shattered glass scattered across the parking lot.

Smashfest 3 will be happening in the back parking lot of Behind The Mask Scottsdale.

Last year’s event was a huge success to help celebrate our 25th anniversary and this year, we hope to make it even bigger.

Kids and adults took part shooting five pucks to test out the newest sticks available on the market. You can purchase additional shots with a donation to the Arizona Humane Society, an organization chosen each year by Sasha, BTM’s top customer service representative and store mascot.

The shooting gallery set up was massive, with car windshields set up across the ground to ensure that even the weakest shot got some good results. Refrigerators were filled with glass cups and bottles, offering a loud and satisfying sound, with a goal in the center with hanging bottles and plates for added difficulty.

As more shooters lined up throughout the day to take their shot, more and more smashables were placed out in the gallery.

We even had a celebrity appearance with former Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris stopping by to show off his accuracy.

The Great American Poutine truck was on site selling a wide variety of this beloved Canadian snack.

And raffle prizes including a set of CCM Beats headphones, and in addition, a stick and more items were awarded to lucky participants.

Company booths include Bauer, CCM, Warrior and True. Come out and meet the best company representatives in the business and get firsthand info on the technology changing the game.

Also, be on the lookout for free swag just for stopping by and trying out these great products.

This year, we hope to see a wider variety of smashable items, hopefully including a car.

We are now taking donations of items that you no longer find use for – TVs, computers, refrigerators, washing machines, glassware, plates, mirrors, or anything breakable that you may no longer have use for and are looking to dispose of.

This year, unfortunately, for the safety of our guests and employees, we will not be accepting any tube TV’s as they do not break easily and are very heavy.

All donations can be dropped off at Behind The Mask Scottsdale during normal business hours.

Again, make sure to mark your calendars – Saturday, March 14 at Behind The Mask Scottsdale for Smashfest 3.

Randy Exelby is the owner of Behind The Mask Hockey Shops.

(Jan. 31, 2020)