May 2018

NFHS Makes Three Risk-Minimization
Rule Changes Related to Equipment
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NHL goalies started wearing slimmed-down pants midway through the 2016-17 season. Next season they will start wearing more fitted chest protectors. How much of an impact will the changes have with goal-scoring up to 2.97 per game in 2017-18, which is the highest since it was 3.08 a game in 2005-06.

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Bauer Gets Favorable Head Protection
Technology Judgment in Canada
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Manitoba Jr. League Partners with CCM

ccmlogo The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has entered into a four-year partnership agreement with equipment supplier CCM.
CCM Hockey will be the exclusive supplier of sticks, helmets, visors, pants and gloves for the league's 11 teams.

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USHL Picks Bauer as Equipment Supplier

The United States Hockey League announced a partnership to make Bauer its exclusive equipment supplier. The USHL, which has 17 teams and is the only Tier 1 junior league in the United States, will be supplied with Bauer gloves, sticks, visors, helmets and pants for the next three years with an option for a fourth.

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The Tonight Show Has Fun
with Stanley Cup Finalists

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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.


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Did you know?

The St. Louis Blues are the oldest active NHL franchise to never win the Stanley Cup. They made the Stanley Cup finals in their first three years of existence (1968, 1969 and 1970).
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