February 2019

Time Is Running Out for Early-Bird Management Conference Registration Rate

Register by March 15 to save on the cost to attend the 54th Annual NSGA Management Conference & 21st Annual Team Dealer Summit on May 19-21 in Braselton, Georgia. The ever-popular Speed Networking event at the conference allows you to meet and chat with multiple attendees in a series of short meetings.


Don't miss this premier event!


Ultimate Skate & Hockey Source For Sports
to Open Third California Location

Ultimate Skate & Hockey Source For Sports, a member of the Hockey Dealers Association and part of the collaboration with Source For Sports, announced it is opening a third location in the pro shop of Great Park Ice & Fivepoint Arena in Irvine, California. Ultimate also has locations in the practice facilities of the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.

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Goalie Changes Could Be Reason for Increased NHL Offense

The decreased size in goalie equipment is viewed as a reason goal-scoring in the NHL was up to an average of 3.06 per game per team. NHL teams have not averaged 3 or more goals per game since 2005.

Controversy Erupts in Ontario Over Players with Special Needs

A debate over whether players with intellectual disabilities should be competing alongside players with physical disabilities has become an issue involving Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation and has resulted in game cancellations.


Reasons to Celebrate Hockey in the U.S.

An overall increase in skill, the success of the NHL in Nashville and Las Vegas and a growing NCAA Division I power at Arizona State are among the reasons ESPN hockey writer Greg Wyshynski cites for celebrating hockey in the United States.

Why join? To be more profitable with intel from the Annual Business of Ice Hockey research report, and to find out what your peers are doing, with the Hockey Dealers Network. And those are just two of HDA's membership benefits. 

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Marty Maciaszek

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Apply Now for HDA/SDC
Hockey Collaboration

The collaboration for the purchase of hockey equipment by U.S. hockey dealers between HDA, the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) and Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC) continues to grow.


Click here to learn more about the collaboration and to fill out an inquiry form to start the process. Members of the collaboration have access to a variety  of products and discounts to boost the bottom line.


There is no obligation to complete the form. Criteria used by SDC to determine participation may include a minimum sales volume of $200,000 in annual wholesale hockey products, credit rating, proximity to existing members and meeting certain store standards.


Don't delay,
inquire today!

NSGA Verified Dealer Program

NSGA launched its Verified Independent Dealer Program to recognize the most qualified independent dealers and retailers in the sporting goods industry.

It won't cost you anything more. Learn about the benefits of becoming a verified dealer by  clicking here!
Did you know?

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov reached 100 points in this season's 62nd game. That made him the fastest player to the century mark since Mario Lemieux in 61 games in 1996-97. 
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