NFHS Hockey Participation Increases in 2018-19
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (August 26, 2019) -
High school hockey participation numbers - overall and in separate boys and girls categories - showed slight increases in 2018-19 according to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) annual High School Athletics Participation Survey. Eighteen states and Washington, D.C., have high schools operating under NFHS rules.Click here
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True Temper Sports Rebrands as TRUE Sports
Outpost Ice Arena Undergoes Renovations
for Addition of New Mexico Junior Hockey Team
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (August 25, 2019) -
The Albuquerque-based Outpost Ice Arena, a new HDA member and participant in the Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC) collaboration, recently underwent significant renovations to prepare for the arrival of the New Mexico Ice Wolves junior hockey team. The goal is to have the Outpost Ice Arena become the premier facility in the Southwest.
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (July 22, 2019) -
True Temper Sports, which manufactures hockey, lacrosse and golf equipment, announced it is rebranding to TRUE Sports. The launch of TRUE Sports will take place in September.Click here
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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.
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.Click here
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HDA New Manufacturer Member Spotlight
Learn more about ViaClean, a new HDA member looking for hockey retail partners.
ViaClean Technologies' SportFresh 2-Step
ViaClean's Clean Reimagined Odor Brands has developed a 2-Step odor product formulated to eliminate nasty odors in sports equipment and apparel. Instead of masking the odor, ViaClean's team developed the SportFresh formulation in a 2-Step treatment where the first step removes odor from the surface of the gear and sportswear and the second step adds a layer of protection to prevent those odors from recurring.
Here is a look at two other manufacturers, Krampade and Sauce Toss, that are HDA members
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.