The 2018 Annual Business of Ice Hockey is a great resource of information on participation and sales data in the United States and it is now available
You can find out what happened with overall participation in hockey in the United States in 2017 along with data by age, household income and region. S
ales data is also included for hockey skates, sticks and helmets and ice skates along with a projection of sales for 2018.
Members of the Hockey Dealers Association, and National Sporting Goods Association members with an interest in hockey, should have received a free electronic copy of the report as a member benefit. Printed copies of the report are available to members upon request.
The cost of the report is $295 for non-members.
Purchasing a one-year retailer membership in HDA for $150 is a great way to not only receive the Annual Business of Ice Hockey report, but also to keep up with news and information on the industry and to utilize various cost-saving services.
For more information on HDA membership, or to learn more about the Annual Business of Ice Hockey report, contact HDA director Marty Maciaszek at
or at (847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1260.
NSGA Pleased House Passes Legislation
Including PHIT Act
NSGA applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for including legislation to encourage physical activity in the Heath Savings Account (HSA) reform package that passed a House vote by a 277-142 margin.
The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act (H.R. 6312) was part of that package.
It is a compromise version of the original bill, which NSGA has supported and urged passage of since its introduction a decade ago. It would
allow Americans to use dollars in their HSAs to pay for physical activity items such as health club memberships, fitness and activity lessons and classes, equipment needed for certain sports and activities, and league and team signup fees for youth and school sports teams.
NSGA hopes the U.S. Senate will restore some important features removed from the original PHIT Act.
Positive Coaching Alliance:
Defining Team Culture Goals with Athletes
The Positive Coaching Alliance has a 100-point exercise so coaches and their athletes can talk about their goals and have honest discussions about what matters.