North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association Case Study

LAGA Sports is the official team wear supplier for one of Canada's largest minor hockey associations – North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association (NVMHA) – with over 1,000 NVMHA players.

In March of 2005 North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association began to consider upgrading their entire stock of jerseys. LAGA Sports was invited to give the NVMHA Board an overview of products on the market; subsequently, recommended they consider full sublimation jerseys. From design to manufacture to delivery, no details were missed. All facets of our production process – the ink, the printer, the transfer material, the fabric, the heat transfer technology, the sublimation machine, the sewing – were described to NVMHA.

Louis Rivest, Sponsorship Director for NVMHA, discussed the initial stages of this undertaking, “Not only did LAGA Sports supply initial samples in both Home and Away colours, they also assisted in the re-design of [our] jersey. Right from the beginning, [LAGA Sports] was extremely patient and very cooperative with the Board, produced samples to satisfy the Boards demands in the process, which eventually culminated in granting LAGA Sports an initial order of 2,000 Jerseys.”

Production of the new jerseys began in Spring 2006 and the first delivery was in April. Mr. Rivest added, “We are very pleased with the final product and have recommended LAGA Sports to other sports associations.”

When asked about the experience North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association have had with LAGA Sports, Don Woodman, Equipment Manager for NVMHA, replied, “I would highly recommend LAGA Sports! Their management team and support staff have bent over backwards in providing North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association with a quality product in the form of new jerseys for the Association.” He continued, “We chose LAGA Sports from a long list of suppliers and we have not been disappointed! Their quick and attentive service has enabled us to meet deadlines we may not otherwise have achieved. The professional manner in which they do business is unprecedented and we hope to continue our working relationship with them for a long time to come!”

LAGA Sports is excited to be the official team wear supplier for North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association. We look forward to many successful seasons with NVMHA teams and a long-lasting partnership.