HDA-NSGA Office Update During COVID-19 Outbreak
NFHS Ice Hockey Rule Changes
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (May 20, 2020) -
An increase in the severity of a penalty for wearing "dangerous" ice skates is among the rule changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2020-21 season. Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., have boys and girls playing under NFHS ice hockey rules.Click here
to read more
HDA-NSGA COVID-19 Reopening Resources Page
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (April 28, 2020) -
The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) and HDA has a COVID-19 Reopening Resources page to help hockey retailers with their return to business. The page includes informative videos from Superfeet Worldwide, OrderMyGear, OC Sports and Cliff Keen Athletic, NSGA's Guide to Reopening Small Business, updated Return to Play guidelines for sports organizations such as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and links to information such as the Paycheck Protection Program and Business Interruption Insurance.Click here
for the COVID-19 Reopening Resources page
HDA-NSGA COVID-19 Resources and Information Page
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (March 20, 2020) - The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) and HDA has a COVID-19 Resources and Information page that includes a guide to state-by-state resources, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) survey details, CARES Act resources and more.
for the COVID-19 Resources and Information page
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (March 16, 2020) -
The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) and HDA office will be closed from March 16, 2020 through May 30 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All staff will be working remotely and will be available at (847) 296-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice to Members
NSGA Cancels 2020 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit
Because of Coronavirus Outbreak
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (March 18, 2020) -
After following developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and careful deliberation by NSGA staff and board members, NSGA canceled the 2020 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit scheduled for May 17-19 in Phoenix, Arizona because of the rapidly changing coronavirus situation.Click here
to read a message from NSGA President & CEO Matt Carlson.
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (March 6, 2020) -
CCM Acquires STEP Skating Blades
It has come to our attention that a website operating at ISGRA.ORG, as the Independent Sporting Goods Retail Association, has copied content from the NSGA website and is intentionally attempting to get individuals to register for an alleged membership based upon NSGA content and promoted services. We are providing a notice to all of our members and everyone in the sporting goods industry to ensure that they are not confused by this website, which in some instances refers to NSGA. If you have any questions, please contact NSGA Director of Communications and HDA Managing Director Marty Maciaszek at email@example.com
MONTREAL, QUEBEC (February 3, 2020) -
NAHL, Bauer Extend Partnership
CCM Hockey announced the acquisition of Step Skating Blades Inc., the maker of STEP Steel high-quality skate blades. STEP was founded in 2000 and has revolutionized hockey skate blades with its top quality steel, unique manufacturing process and innovative profile designs.
DALLAS, TEXAS (December 3, 2019) -
CCM, Bauer Win Source For Sports Awards
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) and Bauer announced an extension of their partnership for five years. Bauer has been the exclusive equipment provider of the 27-team junior league since 2016.Click here
to read more.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (November 20, 2019) -
SDC Retailers Win Bauer Awards
CCM extended its streak to seven years as the Source For Sports/Sports Distributors of Canada Hockey Vendor of the Year. Bauer's Bryan McDermott won the inaugural President's Choice Award for 2019.Click here
to read more.
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO (October 24, 2019) -
Two Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC) retailers won the Bauer Specialty Retailer of the Year award. Sports Etc. (Arlington, Massachusetts) won the honor for the United States and Prince Albert Source For Sports (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) was the Canadian winner.Click here
to read more.
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.