August 1, 2022

Hockey Gear Pro Shop LLC and Bando Performance LLC, MA set to open within the Dedham athletic complex

Dedham, Massachusetts – The Boch Ice Center in Dedham, powered by SUBARU of New England, is proud to announce the expansion of existing EDGE Sports Group relationships with Hockey Gear Pro Shop, currently operating at the Boston Sports Institute Wellesley, and Bando Performance, currently operating at the Worcester Ice Center. Each tenant partner will operate out of The Boch Ice Center to primarily service the newly expanded Blazers Hockey Club.

The mutual desire of our existing tenant partners to expand operations from other EDGE managed facilities to The Boch Ice Center shows not only the strength of the EDGE Sports Group ecosystem, but the appeal in partnering with the Blazers Hockey Club and its association with the Boch and Subaru of New England brands” said Brian DeVellis, Founder and President of EDGE Sports Group.

“We are thrilled to bring the Bando name and brand to Dedham, and there is no better place to open our third location than in The Boch Ice Center” said George Tavares, managing partner of Bando Performance.  “Our current locations in Woburn and Worcester are a proven concept that joins best-in-class locations with top tier athletic programs and the Bando training system.   We look forward to working with not only the Blazers, but also the youth and high school student athletes to make them better.”

“Launching our third location at The Boch Ice Center in partnership with EDGE Sports Group and the Blazers Hockey Club is a tremendous opportunity for HockeyGear Pro Shop” said its co-owner, Austin Wambolt.  “Building on our positive relationship in Wellesley at the Boston Sports Institute, we are energized by the strength of programming and passion of the Blazers Hockey Club and look forward to servicing its teams and families for years to come.”

Continuing this partnership with EDGE Sports Group is exciting,” said Boch Jr. “We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art space for team building and fun in this community. The success of Boch Ice Center and the Blazers Hockey Club over the years has been incredible, and we look forward to continuing to be a part of their future.”

EDGE Sports Group (ESG Associates Inc.) was formed to react to the growing demand for public private partnerships that provide year-round athletic venues. EDGE assists clients navigate through public processes at the local, state and federal levels; work with private capital and conventional lenders to obtain financing; and establish the programming and operational framework required to sustain the model. EDGE is a full-service company that brings over 30 years of private and public recreational design experience and offers the full gamut of strategic and operational services in: Assessment, Feasibility & Market Studies; Design, Permit & Construction Management; and Programming & Operations.

In addition to the Boch Ice Center, the EDGE Sports Group managed portfolio also consists of:

  • Boston Sports Institutea Steward Family Facility in Wellesley,
  • Thayer Sports Center in Braintree,
  • Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, and
  • Hobomock Arenas in Pembroke, and
  • Essex Sports Center in Middleton, and
  • Worcester Ice Center in Worcester.


Media Contact

Delilah Knisley, Director Media Relations

EDGE Sports Group / ESG Associates Inc.