June 2014


FREE Benefit Of HDA Membership!


In July, HDA members will receive an electronic copy of "The Annual Business of Ice Hockey Report: 2014 Edition," which includes data on consumer purchases of equipment, trends in participation and a look at the cost of doing business. It's a great resource to help you with your business and is one of the great benefits of your HDA membership.

If you are interested in becoming an HDA member and receiving this report, please contact HDA co-director Marty Maciaszek at (800) 815-5422, ext. 1260 or by email at mmaciaszek@nsga.org


The report costs $595 for non-members.  


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Reebok-CCM Goalie

Throat Collars Recalled


Reebok-CCM is recalling nearly 11,400 Reebok TCPRE Senior and Junior Goalie Throat Collars in the U.S. and Canada because of a risk the skate blade could penetrate the collar and pose a laceration hazard to the throat. There are no reports of product-related injuries or complaints from consumers or retailers, but the throat collars have been decertified by the Bureau de Normalisation du Quebec (BNQ) in Canada.


Click here to learn more about the recall.

Bauer Keeps Hockey Brand Name In Overall Company Change To

Performance Sports Group


Bauer Performance Sport has been re-named the Performance Sports Group to reflect the company's acquisitions of several non-hockey brands in recent years. The hockey side will retain the Bauer name that is synonymous with the sport.


The Performance Sports Group opened on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. PSG, which was previously known as Bauer Performance Sport, has expanded to roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball.


Click here to read more.


USHL Appoints New

President and Commissioner


Bob Fallen, former Reebok-CCM Hockey marketer and businessman, has been appointed league president and commissioner of the United States Hockey League. Fallen is the third USHL commissioner in the past 20 years and he replaces Skip Prince, who decided to concentrate on other endeavors after six years with the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States. Prince will remain with the USHL in an advisory role.


Click here to read more.


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Hockey Calgary Looks To Eliminate Financial Participation Barriers


Hockey Calgary, in conjunction with KidSport, held a hockey equipment donation drive in June to make sure Calgary kids have no financial barriers preventing them from playing. Longtime hockey executive Al Coates, who now works as a senior adviser, special projects for Hockey Canada, is among the individuals spearheading the project.


Coates told the Calgary Herald the idea grew by watching what has happened in Edmonton, where, for the past 22 years a place called Sports Central has helped kids play. Coates said the Edmonton program last year helped 8,600 kids who didn't have the financial means to play sports.


Click here to read the full story.


Arizona Minor-League Hockey Execs

Go To Great Depths To Increase Sales  


Arizona Sundogs majority owner Brad Fain and general manager Chris Presson were buried alive in a storage container last week in an attempt to sell 300 new season tickets. The "Buried Alive" campaign is the second such effort by the Central Hockey League affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes.


Fain and Presson will be inside an eight-foot container with a grated cattle guard on top, which allows for air circulation and fan interaction. Last year, Fain and other Sundogs' staff members spent six days atop a scissor lift as part of their season ticket push.


Click here to read the full story.


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National Sporting Goods Association President and CEO Matt Carlson and Sports Distributors of Canada's Dale Donaldson, a member of the NSGA Board of Directors, made a friendly wager on who would win the men's hockey Gold Medal between Canada and the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics.


A semifinal victory over the U.S. helped propel Canada to the Gold Medal. That also meant Carlson wound up wearing a Canadian Olympic hockey jersey that was presented to him by Donaldson at the 50th Annual Management Conference and 16th Annual Team Dealer Summit in Indian Wells, California.


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trusox Looking to get an innovative new product into a store, pro shop and the public eye? The Fall 2014 edition of the New Product Digest is a perfect place to get some exposure.
sdgoalieshirtstikmate2Please send us a detailed description of the product with photos, the MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price), website and contact information to Marty Maciaszek at mmaciaszek@nsga.org. Information must be submitted by September 1st!
Click here to view the New Product Digest.



Now is the time to become a new member or renew your membership with the Hockey Dealers Association. You can do it easily by clicking here to fill out an application and learn more about the benefits of being a part of the voice for hockey dealers.


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Chuck Suritz

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Marty Maciaszek




In This Issue
HDA NEWS: 2014 Annual Business of Ice Hockey Report Available in July
INDUSTRY NEWS: Reebok-CCM Goalie Throat Collars Recalled
ON THE ICE: Hockey Calgary Looks to Eliminate Financial Participation Barriers
West Coast Port Negotiations
The labor contract governing operations at all West Coast ports expires June 30. A work slowdown or even a work stoppage could have a severe effect on products headed for the stores of sporting goods retailers throughout the United States. 
HDA and NSGA members can click here to learn more about what you can do to help!
Welcome to HDA!
Congratulations to our newest members 
Ebinger's Place
Downington, PA
Blade Tape
Toronto, ONT
Philly Sports Customs
Phoenixville, PA
Hockey Zone Minnesota
Waite Park, MN
Hockey Central
 Blaine, MN
Dynamik Sports
Reading, MA
Pro Stick Repair of NJ
Toms River, NJ 
SPG Consultants
Severna Park, MD 

NSGA Starts New Job Board

Are you looking for a simple way to find the right candidate for an open position? Are you trying to locate that great job in the Sporting Goods Industry?


Then check out NSGA's New Job Board targeted specifically toward the Sporting Goods Industry. Click here to learn more about this FREE benefit for NSGA and HDA members.

Did you know?
stanleycupThe Stanley Cup is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America after it was donated by Governor General Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892. It originally started as an award for one of Canada's top amateur teams and became the championship trophy of the NHL in 1927.
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