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Global Ice Hockey Equipment Market 2016-2020

Global Ice Hockey Equipment Market 2016-2020

About Ice Hockey

Ice hockey is a physical contact team sport played on ice rinks. It is played using ice skates, sticks to shoot the rubber puck, and protective gear. This sport is most popular in Canada and in the northern parts of the US. The sport is governed by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It also organizes and manages international ice hockey tournaments across the globe. National Hockey League (NHL) is considered to be the biggest professional league in the world.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global ice hockey equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 3.99% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global ice hockey equipment market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of different types of ice hockey equipment to individual consumers, clubs, and sports organizers.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Ice Hockey Equipment Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Adidas
  • New Balance
  • Performance Sports
  • Sher-Wood
Other prominent vendors
  • American Athletic Shoe
  • GRAF SKATES
  • Franklin Sports
  • Tour Hockey
Market driver
  • Growing participation in ice hockey
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lack of ice rinks in many countries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Introduction of new tournaments
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Ice Hockey Equipment Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global ice hockey equipment market: Adidas, New Balance, Performance Sports, and Sher-Wood.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: American Athletic Shoe, GRAF SKATES, Franklin Sports, and Tour Hockey.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The helmet is the most important piece of ice hockey protective gear. Since there are no helmets in the market that are completely concussion-proof, many manufacturers are launching helmets with an aim to completely protect players from concussions. In 2014, CCM Hockey, a subsidiary of Adidas, launched the Resistance helmet, one of the most innovative ice hockey helmets in Canada. This helmet has a liner made up of the R.E.D. (Rotational Energy Dampening) system and impact pods. The R.E.D. framework is a line of fluid-filled bladders that help slow down the rotational spin of hockey hits. The market has no helmet that offers complete protection from concussions, the trend of helmet innovation will continue during the forecast period.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be shorter life cycle of sticks. The ice hockey stick is the fastest-growing product segment of ice hockey, next to protective gear. The product's short life cycle is the key reason driving the sticks segment. The wooden stick is most popular among youth and recreational players as it is the cheapest among all stick materials. Wooden sticks are available in the market for as low as $30, while composite sticks start at $100 in the US. However, this type of stick suffers from poor durability as it has low flexibility and stiffness, unlike other materials.

Further, the report states that in North America, especially in the US, more than 95% of professional hockey players are Caucasians playing in NHL. In the US, around 5% of the NHL players were African-American in 2014, compared to other sports like NFL, where 67% of the participants were African-American, and NBA, which had 77% African-American players. Such a lack of participation from the African-American population still remains a big challenge for this market.

Companies Mentioned

Adidas, New Balance, Performance Sports, Sher-Wood, American Athletic Shoe, GRAF SKATES, Franklin Sports, Tour Hockey.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Table Global ice hockey equipment market: Product segmentation
    • Table Key countries in each region
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Top-vendor offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ice hockey equipment market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Global ice hockey equipment market by product
    • Table Global ice hockey equipment market by products 2015 and 2020
    • Global ice hockey market: Protective gear
      • Table Global ice hockey market: protective gear 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Hockey STAR evaluation system metrics
    • Global ice hockey market: Skates
      • Table Global ice hockey market: skates 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global ice hockey market: Sticks
      • Table Global ice hockey market: sticks 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global ice hockey market: Others
      • Table Global ice hockey market: others 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by retail format
    • Table Global ice hockey equipment market by retail format
    • Table Global ice hockey equipment market by retail channel 2015 and 2020
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global ice hockey equipment market 2015 and 2020
    • Ice hockey equipment market in North America
      • Table Number of ice hockey players in Canada and the US 2011-2015 (thousands)
      • Table Estimated number of attendees in NHL in the 2015-2016 season across Canada and the US (in thousands)
      • Table Ice hockey equipment market in North America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Distribution of players in NHL by nationality 2011-2015
    • Ice hockey equipment market in Europe
      • Table Number of participants in Europe's fastest growing countries 2011-2015 (thousands)
      • Table Minimum salaries offered to players in NHL 2012-2015 ($ thousands)
      • Table Ice hockey equipment market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table European countries with most number of players in NHL 2011-2015
    • Ice hockey equipment market in ROW
      • Table Ice hockey equipment market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries and their market share
    • Canada
    • US
    • Russia
  • Market drivers
    • Growing participation in ice hockey
      • Table Total number of ice hockey players in top five countries 2011 and 2015
      • Table Countries with quickest growth in number of participations 2011 and 2015
    • Change in rules of goalie protective gear
    • Shorter life cycle of sticks
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Expensive sport
      • Table Average price of the basic ice hockey equipment in the US 2015
    • Lack of diversity in North America
      • Table Estimated median income summary 2013 and 2014
      • Table Average yearly scholarships given to college students in the US in first division sports 2014
    • Lack of ice rinks in many countries
      • Table List of European countries that had fewer IIHF standard ice hockey rinks and ice hockey players in 2015
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increase in the number of female participants
      • Table Number of high school and college athletes in ice hockey in the US 2014
    • Innovation in helmets
    • Introduction of new tournaments
  • Vendor landscape
    • Key vendors 2015
      • Table Key vendors 2015
      • Table Comparison of major vendors by brand image, innovation, and price competitiveness
    • Adidas
      • Table Adidas: Ice hockey products portfolio
    • New Balance
      • Table New Balance: Ice hockey products portfolio
    • Performance Sports Group
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Ice hockey products portfolio
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Rank in each product segment by shares
    • Sher-Wood
      • Table Sher-Wood: Ice hockey products portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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