|Product type||Ice hockey equipment|
|Introduced||1950s by Karhu Company|
Koho is a Finnish brand of ice hockey equipment, especially known for its goaltending equipment throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. The brand name is currently owned by retail chain MonkeySports, which acquired it in 2008.
The brand was founded by the Karhu Company in the 1950s, launching a line of ice hockey sticks. By the mid 1970s they started making goaltending equipment. They were one of the first companies to produce team colored pro leather leg pads for goalies as early as 1976. In the 1980s Billy Smith, Grant Fuhr, Mario Gosselin, Kari Takko, and Mike Vernon were some of the NHL goalies to use the brand. That success made Koho the largest Finnish manufacturer in the 1980s.
- Koho on The Stick Guru
- "The Hockey Company profile" on Reference for Business
- HOCKEY STICK MAKER STRUGGLES IN NEWLY COMPETITIVE MARRKET, The New York Times, 15 March 1982