Hockey Dealers Association

HDA/SDC Collaboration

National Sporting Goods Association/Hockey Dealers Association/Sports Distributors of Canada Collaboration

In July 2013, the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), its specialty hockey division, the Hockey Dealers Association (HDA), and the Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC) launched a unique collaboration which will allow NSGA and HDA member retailers and team dealers access to the group buying power of SDC’s members for the purchase of ice hockey equipment. The U.S. group has grown to more than 40 owners with 74 locations as of early 2023.

SDC is extending its vast hockey expertise and buying strength to approved NSGA and HDA members. NSGA and HDA will participate in all levels of SDC’s hockey business, including their annual hockey show in Canada, buying programs, special makeup offerings and the S-Hockey collection, SDC’s own in-house brand of gear, as well as have representation on the SDC Hockey Committee.   Some members of the collaboration have been taking advantage of its benefits since it started!

About SDC

Sports Distributors of Canada (SDC), headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, is a North American buying group with over 250 stores in Canada and the U.S., including Source for Sports and Source for Hockey (both sporting goods division) and Source for Adventure (outdoor division). Source for Hockey and Source for Hockey Authorized Dealers are part of a sporting goods retail brand with 74 locations across the United States. Source for Hockey combines the buying and marketing power of a national brand with the local flavor and service of stores that are independently owned and operated by members of the local community. To learn more about the group, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Knowing there would be many questions as a result of the collaboration, the groups have created a Frequently Asked Questions document that can be utilized for prospective applications to better understand it.

Interested in Joining the Collaboration?

Fill out one of the Collaboration Inquiry Forms below to express your interest in joining the collaboration.

Downloadable form

More Information

Contact Tom Van Jacobs, Managing Director of HDA

Phone: (847) 296-6742, ext. 1290