The United States Hockey League (USHL) and Bauer Hockey on Wednesday announced an exclusive partnership in which the top brand in hockey will supply equipment to the junior league.

“The USHL is thrilled to be partnering with Bauer Hockey as the League’s exclusive equipment supplier,” said Tom Garrity, USHL president and commissioner. “Bauer is an iconic brand name in hockey and this deal with the USHL will be instrumental for our league’s future moving forward.”

Beginning with the upcoming 2018-19 season, Bauer will be the official equipment supplier to the USHL. The company will supply all USHL member clubs with gloves, helmets, visors, sticks and pants for the next three years with a mutual option to extend to a fourth year.

Bauer Hockey will also supply all USHL member clubs with off-ice apparel, including warm-up jackets and pants, workout gear, hoodies, hats and polos. This partnership will provide USHL players with the highest-quality gear to help them perform their best.

“We’re excited to partner with the premier junior league in the United States,” said Darryl Hughes, senior director, sports marketing. “Knowing the game’s top developing players and future stars trust Bauer when it matters most is a testament to our commitment to advancing both performance and safety, and we look forward to a successful and lasting partnership.”

The USHL includes 17 teams and is the only Tier 1 junior league in the United States.