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FIRST TEAM SPORTS, ULTRA-WHEELS, RECEIVES 'VENDOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE' FROM CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION

FIRST TEAM SPORTS, ULTRA-WHEELS, RECEIVES 'VENDOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE'
 FROM CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION
 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- First Team Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTSP), manufacturer of Ultra-Wheels in-line skates, street hockey equipment and related accessories, has received the "Vendor Award of Excellence" for the sporting goods division of Canadian Tire Corporation, Canada's largest retailer. The award was announced at the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association's annual trade show in Atlanta on Feb. 1, 1992.
 Dave Soderquist, the company's president and CEO, said, "We are very honored to receive such a prestigious award. Canadian Tire Corporation is a very valued customer, and as a U.S. manufacturer, we are especially proud of this accomplishment. As our product line continues to grow, we are committed to providing quality merchandise and service to our customers."
 Lesley Page, buyer of leisure products for Canadian Tire, commented, "It is extremely unusual for a vendor to receive an Award of Excellence in the first year of doing business with Canadian Tire. The people at First Team Sports have worked very closely with us to form a unique partnership, establishing Canadian Tire as a major player in the in-line skate market in Canada."
 First Team Sports, Inc. manufactures and distributes high quality in-line roller skates, street hockey equipment and accessories under the trademarks Ultra-Wheels and Skate Attack. The company's products are manufactured and assembled to its specifications in the United States and foreign countries. Ultra-Wheels skates are endorsed by company spokespersons Wayne Gretzky, Janet Jones Gretzky, Kurt Browning and Team USA Hockey. First Team Sports is traded on NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol FTSP.
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 /CONTACT: Susan Niles of First Team Sports, 612-780-4454/
 (FTSP) CO: First Team Sports, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: LEI SU:


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