June 2018

NSGA Pleased With Favorable Supreme Court Ruling on Internet Sales Taxes
The U.S Supreme Court on June 21 decided to permit states to require out-of-state Internet sellers to collect and remit sales taxes that are due. NSGA has argued for this decision for more than a decade and is pleased with the outcome that will benefit brick-and-mortar retailers.

Read more from the NSGA news release and to see which legislators co-sponsor sales tax fairness bills in the House and Senate.


Does Team-First Culture
Affect Ability to Market the Sport?
Hockey has long been a "we-first" instead of "me-first" culture that exemplifies the old saying "there is no I in team." But is it possible that line of thinking affects the marketing and sponsorship opportunities of the game's stars since no player made ESPN's World Fame 100 List for the second straight year.

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NCAA Looks at Revamped
Overtime Format
The NCAA Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Rules Committee approved a standardized overtime format for regular-season games and in-season tournaments for the 2018-19 season. If a game is tied after regulation time, teams will play 5-on-5 for five minutes to determine a winner. If no goals are scored the game ends in a tie.

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Sidney Crosby Helps Boy
Who Lost Gear in Fire
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby notched one of the biggest assists of his career with a 7-year-old boy in early May. The boy's family lost all of his hockey equipment in a home fire, so Crosby invited him to a Penguins practice and gave him a new set of hockey gear.

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Marty Maciaszek

In This Issue
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 SDC (Sports Distributors of Canada) continues to grow.


Click here to learn more about how the collaboration works and to fill out an inquiry form to start the process. Members of the collaboration take advantage of access to various products and discounts to help their 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 and inquire today! 


Did you know?

When Barry Trotz stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals - to eventually become coach of the New York Islanders - he was the first to resign after winning the Stanley Cup since Scotty Bowman with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002.
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