June 2019

Annual Business of Ice Hockey Report Now Available to HDA-NSGA Members

null Did overall sales of hockey equipment in the United States change significantly in 2018 vs. 2017? Did any category - hockey skates, sticks, helmets or ice/figure skates - see more growth? Did hockey participation change?

The 2019 Edition of the HDA Annual Business of Ice Hockey Report has all the information you need for your business. HDA members will be receiving the report as a membership benefit. The cost of the report for non-members is $295, so if you join HDA today for $150, you will receive this excellent information resource along with other benefits!

For more information, please contact HDA Managing Director Marty Maciaszek at mmaciaszek@nsga.org or (847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1260.


Cathy Pryor First Female NSGA Board Chair; Two New Board Members Chosen

Cathy Pryor (Hibbett Sports) made history when she was elected as the first female Chair of the NSGA Board of Directors. Pryor began her three-year term June 1. David Lynn (Dunham's Sports) and Mick Montgomery (Denver Athletic) were newly elected to the NSGA Board and Pat Donnelley (Donnelley Sports) was elected to the NSGA Executive Committee as Treasurer/Chairman Elect.


"The More You Sweat, The More It Works"

Manufacturer member Scenturion has also been part of the Innovations Arena at the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit the last three years. 

Scenturion, with the slogan "The More You Sweat, The More It Works," is a non-toxic eliminator of odor and germs designed so it reactivates the silver producing silver ions that wipe out all the microbes on sports gear.


Strength in Numbers:
Female Hockey in Minnesota

Not only is there strength in the quantity of female hockey players from Minnesota but also in the quality. An initial 50-player roster for a Girls U18 Select Development Camp had 18 players (36 percent) from the state.  

Why join HDA? Members join to be more profitable with intel from the Annual Business of Ice Hockey research report, to network, and stay current with peers in the Hockey Dealers Network. And those are just a few of HDA's membership benefits. 

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Marty Maciaszek

In This Issue
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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?
Toronto celebrated the Raptors winning their first NBA title but the drought since the Maple Leafs last won the Stanley Cup is at 52 years.

The Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks have never won the Stanley Cup since they entered the NHL in the 1970-71 season.
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