Tom Evans- Voorhees Gear Zone
Tom Evans has more experience in the hockey equipment industry than anybody else out there.
Tom worked in the Coliseum starting in 1974 as the night manager on duty. In 1978, Tom started Skates Edge, a shop that specialized in skates and skate sharpening that eventually began to carry all hockey equipment. In 1994, Tom became the Store Manager at Hockey Locker Hockey Supply until he was hired by Gear Zone in 2000. Starting at the Pennsauken Gear Zone location, Tom was promoted to Store Manager at the Voorhees Gear Zone location in 2005. Tom is currently semi-retired, but he still works part time at our Voorhees locaiton.
Tom has been helping customers find the exact equipment for their hockey or skating needs for over 40 years, and has seen the technology behind all of the equipment evolve to help get an edge on the ice rink. Speaking of edges, Tom is one of the best skate sharpeners around to get your blade perfect for the ice.
Tom also has used his knowledge to be a standout men’s league player, which he’s played in leagues all over the Philadelphia region. His favorite part about hockey is watching the best skaters in hockey over the years use that edge to dominate the game. Some of his favorites include Wayne Gretzky, Pavel Bure, Mark Howe, Mario Lemieux, and Jaromir Jagr.
Scott Martinez- Director of Retail
Scott Martinez is always on top of the latest trends in the hockey equipment industry, and he brings that knowledge and more, making him an extremely valuable asset to Gear Zone customers.
Scott joined Gear Zone in 2007, and currently serves as Director of Retail. Scott makes sure that each of our Gear Zone locations are always stocked with the latest and best equipment, using his 22 years of hockey retail experience to secure the best products. He also is renowned for being a figure skate sharpening expert, which he showcases at the Voorhees location.
Scott started playing the great game of hockey at age 7, and loved the fact that he was playing a cooler sport than many of her peers. Scott also has coaching experience with the UMass Women's and George Mason Men's hockey team, along with being an assistant coach for the Twin City Sabercats of the UHL.
Scott Martinez- Voorhees Store Manager/Team Sales Manager
Nobody understands the value of making sure your team looks good and has the best equipment than Paul Batcho.
Paul has been working in the hockey equipment industry since 2004, where he started as a hockey departement manager at a large retailer before joining Gear Zone in 2011. At Gear Zone, Paul serves a dual role of overseeing the Voorhees Gear Zone location, while also serving as the Team Sales Manager for the entire Gear Zone division. From jerseys and uniforms to hockey equipment, Paul provdies extreme value to your team by making sure your team is ready to battle out on tie ice, no matter if you are an adult league team or an NCAA or junior hockey team.
Paul started playing hockey in 6th grade, and for all of you goalies out there, Paul was a goalie, so he can relate (and he's knows everything about goalie equipment.)
Paul's coaching career includes time with the Grundy Senators and the Lawrence Flames, along with Bryn Athyn College. Currently, Paul coaches at The College of New Jersey and the The Lawrenceville School.