After working 13 years at their father’s store in Scarborough, Robin and Mark Tateyama began to put their own imprint on the retail sporting goods trade in 1982 with the opening of his own store, "Sports Junction" in the west end of Mississauga.
It soon became clear that there was a need for a reliable team uniform supplier and a specialty hockey shop in Mississauga. After seven years in sports apparel business, Robin and Mark decided to relocate the store where West Star Athletics was born as a “one stop shop” hockey equipment and team uniform supplier, complete with an in-house screen printing facility. Today, Robin is the sole proprietor of West Star.
West Star has built a remarkable reputation in the GTA, with knowledgeable staff educated in all aspects of hockey skates and equipment. West Star boasts the most experienced skate technicians in the business hands down. It is no wonder Robin and his team are commonly referred by some customers as the “Doctors" or “Sultans of Skate.”
Our core values focus on the specific need of the customer and have become the hallmark of our shop. Customers trust us and rely on our expert opinion, resulting in strong, positive relationships with every player, coach and parent that become part of the West Star community.