Elite ice hockey league CIHL and league sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are proud to announce that International Christian School (ICS) will participate in the Adopt-a-School program.
(1888PressRelease) February 14, 2012 - HONG KONG - ICS, who runs a popular ball hockey program as part of their extensive extracurricular activities, will bring students and ball hockey players to watch Hong Kong ice hockey. While some students have played ice hockey, others have not previously watched the sport live.
Every week this season, the CIHL and RBC are partnering with a Hong Kong school to provide complimentary tickets for students and teachers to take part in two back-to-back Hong Kong ice hockey games at Mega Ice, as part of the Adopt-a-School program. International Christian School (ICS) will take part in some of the CIHL's regular season ice hockey games ahead of the playoffs, which begin on Saturday, March 10.
"Giving students an opportunity to be exposed to ice hockey in Hong Kong is one of the reasons why the CIHL and RBC started the program," CIHL co-founder and director Gregory Smyth said. "We're excited that teachers and students are enjoying the program and we hope to welcome even more schools to the Adopt-a-School program both this season and in coming seasons."
While there are over 1,000 hockey players of all levels in Hong Kong, the CIHL is the only contact hockey league in Hong Kong and in the Southern China region. As demand for high-level hockey continues to grow, the CIHL is looking to fill that need and create new interest in the sport.
The CIHL plays on Saturday nights through April 14, 2012, where fans can catch two back-to-back games featuring the Hong Kong Tycoons, the Kowloon Warriors, the Macau Aces and the South China Sharks.
CIHL tickets are available at www.cihl.com/tickets or by contacting info ( @ ) cihl dot com dot Tickets are available for individual game nights, as well as in convenient five-game flex packs, priced at HK$1,888 for two tickets and HK$2,888 for four tickets dot All games are played at Mega Ice, with a game format of three, 12-minute periods of five-on-five hockey dot
For more information or to be part of the Adopt-a-School program, please contact:
Gregory Smyth at greg ( @ ) cihl dot com
About the CIHL
The CIHL was founded in 2010 to provide new opportunities for high-level, contact hockey in Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China as well as to champion sportsmanship and develop future generations of Chinese hockey.
The Royal Bank of Canada is the official league sponsor for the inaugural 2011-2012 CIHL season. This year, the league will feature four teams: the Hong Kong Tycoons, Kowloon Warriors, Macau Aces and South China Sharks
Every Saturday night from October 8 through April 14, the teams will face off at Mega Ice for two back-to-back games. Family entertainment, community events and on-ice kid's competitions are aimed at making Saturdays a true "Hockey Night in Hong Kong".
About Royal Bank of Canada
Proud supporters of amateur sport and the arts, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is the official league sponsor of the CIHL. As league sponsors, RBC will be supporting the CIHL and hockey in Hong Kong in several ways, including an opening night kids' ticket promotion and the season-long Adopt-a-School program. For every regular and playoff CIHL game, RBC will sponsor a school and provide 30 complimentary tickets for deserving students.
RBC is passionately committed to growing hockey from the grassroots level, through the RBC Play Hockey program in Canada and the United States and our partnerships with Hockey Canada, USA Hockey and the Hockey Hall of Fame. From the pond to the podium, from early morning practices to Saturday night games, RBC is proud to support the hard work and dedication that helps hockey happen.