Pro Hockey Team adds 2ND SKULL® Protective Headgear

Panthers team up with 2ND SKULL® to give players extra protection

Panther Forwards: Brad Moran and Logan Macmillan

Panther Forwards: Brad Moran and Logan Macmillan

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Injuries in all walks of life are bad news. Injuries from head to toe in sports can be crucial. Panthers are linking up with a brand new company and will be offering their players the chance to “add a 2nd Skull” when they go on the ice.

2ND SKULL, LLC is a protective headgear company with patented technology featuring Impact Absorption Technology. The 2ND SKULL® Cap is a protective skull cap that can be worn under traditional hockey helmets and other sports helmets such as football, baseball or lacrosse. For non-helmet sports like soccer or basketball the company created the 2ND SKULL® Band, a protective headband.

“2ND SKULL® products are scientifically engineered to reduce impact. The special urethane molecules are soft at rest but harden upon impact, absorbing the energy. 2ND SKULL® helps protect an athlete by providing a thin layer of material designed to absorb impact,” said Federico Olivares, CEO of 2nd Skull.

Nottingham Panthers’ General Manager Gary Moran said: “When we found this product it made sense to get in touch with 2ND SKULL to see if they wanted to collaborate with us as a professional sports team so we could make it available to any of our players who want to add an extra layer of head protection and, in effect, an extra layer of confidence.

“Ice hockey is a very physical sport and players can be hurt purely accidentally in either full-on or glancing collisions. 2ND SKULL makes no claims about protection from concussion or any other specific injury but we have seen the impact absorption demonstrations and reviewed the favorable testing data showing hockey helmet improvement and want to give our players a chance to try them out. There’s a video which shows two materials being dropped wrapped in bicycle helmets. One has a 2ND SKULL as well as the helmet, the other doesn’t. After the test one of them is left smashed open, one is intact, you can guess which is which.”

Federico Olivares, founder and CEO of 2ND SKULL said: “We’re very pleased to collaborate with an organization with such a high profile in the United Kingdom as the Nottingham Panthers. They are a progressive and successful professional team and when they asked if we would like to join in that progression we were delighted to accept. We look forward to a long relationship with the Nottingham Panthers.”

2nd Skull, LLC is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based protective headgear company with patented products. 2nd Skull® products feature Impact Absorbing Technology and have a soft, flexible and breathable protective layer that delivers impact protection. 2nd Skull® has a protective headgear product for any activity. For more information, please visit

About Nottingham Panthers
The Nottingham Panthers are one of the powerhouse ice hockey clubs in the United Kingdom and play in front of crowds between five and seven thousand every home game.  They are part of the Elite Ice Hockey League, a professional ice hockey league formed in 2003. The Panthers are based at the National Ice Centre which is regularly sold out for their big games. In the past decade Panthers have brought top silverware to the city 13 times and have particularly dominated the top flight’s Challenge Cup which they have won a record seven times. Last season Panthers lifted the club and the end of season playoff title. It was the fifth time the Panthers had won the playoffs – another record. For more information, please visit