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 enhance muscle performance and recovery. its powdered drink formulations provide a rapidly absorbable form of dietary potassium which quickly resolves acute cramps and helps 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 form 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.
FTC Cracks Down On Patriot Puck Over "Made In America" Claims
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 12, 2018) -
The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on Patriot Puck over deceptive American-made claims. Hockey pucks advertised on the Patriot Puck website and in other areas online had claims which included "100 percent made in the USA" but its products were wholly imported from China.
Under terms of consent orders with New-York based Patriot Puck and its owner, it is prohibited from making misleading or deceptive statements and needs to meet certain criteria to make "Made in the USA" claims.
NFHS Hockey Participation Shows Very Slight Decline in 2017-18
Indianapolis, Indiana (August 24, 2018) - The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the results of its annual athletics participation survey and ice hockey in 2017-18 showed a very slight decrease from a year earlier. In 2017-18 there were 44,669 boys and girls ice hockey participants and in 2016-17 there were 44,809.
The number of states with ice hockey played under NFHS rules is 18 for boys and 17 for girls.
The overall number of participants in high school sports increased for the 29th consecutive year to 7,979,986.
2018 Annual Business of Ice Hockey Report Now Available!
Mount Prospect, Illinois (July 12, 2018) - The 2018 Annual Business of Ice Hockey is a great resource of information on participation and sales data in the United States and it is now available! You can find out what happened with overall participation in hockey in the United States and learn more about sales data in 2017.
Members of the Hockey Dealers Association, and National Sporting Goods Association members with an interest in hockey, should have received a free electronic copy of the report as a member benefit. Printed copies of the report are available to members upon request. If you did not receive your copy please contact HDA Managing Director Marty Maciaszek at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (847) 296-6742, ext. 1260.
The cost of the report is $295 for non-members.