January 2013
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Bauer CEO Kevin Davis scheduled to participate in NSGA's Management Conference
Kevin Davis, the President, CEO and Director of Bauer, is scheduled to take part in the NSGA's 49th Annual Management Conference and 15th Annual Team Dealer Summit on May 5-8 at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Davis will be part of a discussion, "The State of Sporting Goods Retailing Panel," from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 6. Brian Shactman of CNBC will moderate the panel discussion.

Davis has been in charge of Bauer, the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, since 2008 and has been with the company since 2002. Click here to see more about the "Own The Moment" advertising campaign, which was recently unveiled and is the first Bauer Hockey campaign in more than 15 years to focus solely on the brand itself.

Click here for more details about the NSGA Management Conference. Duke University and U.S. Olympic Team men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will be the event's featured speaker on May 7. 
And if you register before Feb. 15 you will receive a $150 gift card to use at the conference.


Check out the HDA New Products Digest!
Click here to check out some of the newest products and innovations on the hockey market in the HDA's New Products Digest.



Selling for retirement

could be risky business


Is it risky for a small business owner to figure that selling the business is the way to fund retirement? A new analysis from the Small Business Administration believes that is the case because owners are less likely to have diversified retirement assets than employees and have increased financial vulnerability as they get older.


Click here to read the full Bloomberg Businessweek story. 


Nine mistakes to avoid when using LinkedIn


The importance of an innovative social media strategy for business success

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Connecticut minor league team honors victims of Newtown tragedy



sandyhook jerseys      

The Bridgeport (Conn.) Sound Tigers, a member of the American Hockey League, wore alternate jerseys in their Dec. 22 home game to pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. On the back of the Sound Tigers' jerseys were the last names of the 26 who lost their lives.


Those jerseys will be presented to families and friends of the Sandy Hook tragedy after the Sound Tigers' Jan. 20 home game. They will also have a pair of auctions with the proceeds going to Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Click here to read more on how the Sound Tigers are trying to honor the Newtown victims.



New York Times story on hockey coaches creating obstacles for study by concussion specialists 

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Canadian retailer donates hockey equipment to impoverished community 

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New video featuring Olympians for USA Hockey's Heads Up, Don't Duck safety initiative 

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USA Hockey's sixth annual Hockey Weekend Across America is Feb. 15-17  

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We hope you enjoyed the holidays and we are looking forward to doing what we can to help make 2013 a happy and prosperous year for you.




Chuck Suritz

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Marty Maciaszek




In This Issue
LATEST NEWS ... Bauer CEO Kevin Davis to participate in NSGA Management Conference
New Products Digest is out
BUSINESS BEAT ... Selling for retirement could be a risky business
AROUND THE ICE ... Connecticut minor league team honors Newtown tragedy victims
Did you know?
Andy Brown was the last NHL goaltender to play without a mask for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1974. Brown also played goal without a mask from 1975-77 with the World Hockey Association's Indianapolis Racers.

49th Annual NSGA Management Conference & 15th Annual Team Dealer Summit

It's a great opportunity to meet leaders in the sporting goods industry May 5-8, 2013 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The keynote speaker will be legendary Duke University and U.S. Olympic men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.


There are a variety of informational seminars and speakers. For more details and updates on the conference go to www.nsga.org/conference.


NSGA joins PHIT America

NSGA has joined the PHIT America coalition on our members' behalf to help educate Americans about the importance of sports participation and the sedentary crisis in the United States.


PHIT America, which will officially launch in January, is an important step in helping to encourage increased sports participation, which will benefit Americans by making them healthier and create additional consumers to shop in our member stores. Messages will be shared regularly with NSGA, which the association will share with you and encourage you to push through your social media channels.


To help spread the word, please provide the contact information of your company's social media manager to NSGA's Director of Marketing & Communications, Bruce Hammond, by emailingbhammond@nsga.org or calling 847-296-6742.

We want your news!

We want to stay on top of the latest industry news and information, so if you have something to share please send an email to Marty Maciaszek. 


Join now! 

Become a member of the Hockey Dealers Association and help us build a voice for the independent hockey dealer. Visit our website
by clicking here or calling (800) 815-5422, ext. 126 to join today.

Please Contact Us 

c/o NSGA

1601 Feehanville Drive Suite 300

Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Phone:(800) 815-5422 ext. 126.


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