Sports Etc. was established in 1980 as a general sporting goods store. Over the years, Sports Etc. has established itself as one of the premier hockey businesses in the Boston area.
Sports Etc. strives to bring the latest technology and innovations to the hockey market.
As Boston’s Best Hockey Shop, Sports Etc. employees are committed to offering the best customer service to all its customers.
MEET THE STAFF
Paul started at Sports Etc. in 1985 and purchased the business from Vin and Margee Phaneuf in 2012.
As one of the early employees of Sports Etc., Paul has seen everything in the hockey industry. He watched Sports Etc. grow from a small general sporting goods store into a premier hockey dealer in New England. Paul has fit thousands of skates over his tenure and is one of the leading goalie pad experts in the hockey industry.
Fun Fact: Paul grew up in Arlington, MA and attended Belmont Hill School.
Rich is one of Sports Etc.’s longest tenured employees and has been with the store since 1988. He wears many hats at Sports Etc.- working as a team sales specialist, stick buyer and goal fit expert. There is not a question that he cannot answer.
Fun Fact: Rich is a resident of North Cambridge and many days you can see him walking to work. He also used to rock a mullet in the 90’s!
Paul Stanton Jr.
Paul started working at Sports Etc. in high school while captaining the Arlington High School hockey team. He has been full time since 2012.
As General Manager, Paul is a senior buyer, and is responsible for internet and team sales
Fun Fact: Paul also serves the Arlington community as a Lieutenant with the Arlington Fire Department.
Will has worked at Sports Etc. since 2015. As store manager, Will is responsible for a wide variety of duties as a buyer, goal fit expert, skate fit expert and repair specialist. There is no problem that he cannot fix.
Fun Fact: Will hails from Duxbury, MA and in his spare time loves to play disc golf.
Cam started at Sports Etc. in 2020. Cam is one of our goal fit experts. As a goalie, he brings a unique perspective when discussing equipment.
Fun Fact: In his spare time, when not in between the pipes, Cam is an avid E-Sports gamer and musician.
Justin started at Sports Etc. in 2020. As a former Arlington Catholic hockey and football player, Justin brings years of hockey experience to the store. Justin is an excellent skate sharpener, and serves as one of our skate fit experts. He is always available to offer his input on selecting the perfect stick.
Fun Fact: Justin’s uncle, a former state trooper, and his mother were former employees of Sports Etc.
Chris Jones started at Sports etc in 2018. Chris hails from Burlington Massachusetts, although one of our younger employees Chris is an experienced skate sharpener and a knowledgeable sales associate. His youth brings a unique perspective to fitting players who are looking to play hockey in high school.
Fun fact Chris was a two time football captain at Burlington High School. He also played hockey for the Red Devils.