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NFHS Makes Rule Changes Affecting Sticks, Helmets and Facemasks for 2019-20
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (May 22, 2019) - Changes for the lengths of sticks for players and goalkeepers and an emphasis on helmets and facemasks meeting the HECC/ASTM standard were among the rule changes made in high school hockey for the 2019-20 season by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
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Kraft Hockeyville 2019 Winners Announced
Ultimate Skate & Hockey Source For Sports to Open Third Location
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA AND CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (March 30, 2019) - Calumet, Michigan and Renous, New Brunswick were named as the Kraft Hockeyville 2019 winners in the United States and Canada respectively. Each community will receive money for facility upgrades, new hockey equipment and the opportunity to host an NHL Pre-Season Game.
NHL Unveils Color-Changing Puck in 2019 Winter Classic IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (Feb. 14, 2019) -
Ultimate Skate & Hockey Source For Sports, a member of the Hockey Dealers Association and part of the collaboration with Source For Sports, announced it will be opening a third location in the pro shop of Great Park Ice & Fivepoint Arena in Irvine, California. Ultimate also has locations in the practice facilities of the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (Dec. 10, 2018) -
PPG and the NHL announced that official game pucks featuring thermochromic coatings supplied by PPG would be used at the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium on New Year's Day.
The advanced coatings change from purple to clear when a puck's temperature is above freezing, providing a visual indication to officials that the puck should be replaced. Click here
to read more about the coated pucks that will be tested at NHL tentpole events during the 2018-19 season and see how they will be further evaluated for broader use in the future.
CCM Extends Streak to Six for SDC Supplier of the Year
TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 22, 2018) -
CCM Hockey was honored for the sixth consecutive year as the Source For Sports/Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC) Hockey Supplier of the Year. The award was presented to CCM at a reception during the Source For Sports/SDC Buying Show and Marketing Convention on Nov. 18-21 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Supplier of the Year award is voted on by SDC members and factors in attributes such as product innovation, marketing support and customer service and terms. Bill Terski, CCM Director of North American Sales (center), accepts the award from SDC Board Chair Todd Gumbley (left) and SDC President Brad Hause (right).
HDA New Manufacturer Member Spotlight
Here is a look at two manufacturers, Krampade and Sauce Toss, that recently joined the Hockey Dealers Association and are looking for hockey retail partners.
Krampade is a family-owned company with a revolutionary approach for muscle cramps that also enhances muscle performance and recovery. Its powdered drink formulations provide a rapidly absorbable form of dietary potassium which quickly resolve acute cramps and help prevent the onset of cramps.
Top NCAA Division I hockey programs and professional hockey players use Krampade and Hockey Krampade to enhance muscle performance and recovery while helping to prevent and stop cramps. Its product lines were put to the ultimate test during the second half of the University of North Dakota's men's ice hockey's eighth national championship season in 2015-16.
Krampade and Academics Krampade sponsors the American Hockey Coaches' Association's All-American Scholar Program and became the official performance drink of the North American Hockey League in 2017. Krampade is also a corporate sponsor of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Women's League Final Faceoff.
The basic concept of Sauce Toss is a bean bag toss game for hockey players, using a board, a large net, a smaller net, 8 pucks and hockey sticks (not included). A saucer pass is common in hockey and is used to raise the puck over a defenders' stick or body to a teammate.
Sauce Toss comes from the name "Sauce Pass" and "Bean Bag Toss" and it is the newest in tailgating with the twist to a favorite and skillful hockey pass. It is designed for all ages and can be used by players to hone their hockey skills. It can also be played anywhere - backyard, beach or in a parking lot before games.