CIHL and Royal Bank of Canada Team Up for School Hockey Program

Top Quote With its inaugural season well underway, Hong Kong's first elite ice hockey league, the CIHL, has teamed up with league sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to create a unique opportunity for students to take part in Asia's coolest game with its Adopt-a-School program. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 30, 2011 - HONG KONG - Every week during the 2011-2012 season, the CIHL and RBC will partner with a Hong Kong school to provide 30 tickets for students and teachers to be part of the back-to-back games at Mega Ice. The Adopt-a-School program is an excellent way to enhance and extend educational programs.

    "One of the goals for the CIHL is to promote education and support our community with meaningful programs that give students and youth the opportunity to grow, develop and take part in sport," CIHL co-founder and director Gregory Smyth said. "Through the CIHL's Adopt-a-School program, we are looking to reward the pursuit of academic, athletic and community excellence as well as enhance learning in an exciting, creative way."

    With over 1,000 players of all levels in Hong Kong, the interest in ice hockey has grown substantially over the past few years, with more and more youth joining each season. As the only contact league in the region, the CIHL is looking to fill a demand for high-level hockey and create further interest in the sport.

    "RBC is proud to sponsor the Adopt-a-School program," said Andrew Turczyniak, Head of Asia, RBC Wealth Management. "The program will help promote youth participation in sport, expand educational opportunities as well as teach valuable life lessons. Hopefully, we'll see one of our Adopt-a-School students playing in the CIHL in the near future."

    On Saturday nights through April 14, 2012, 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 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 Season tickets are also available at HK$5,888 for a pair of reserved tickets, with a family pack of four tickets is priced at HK$8,888 dot

    All games are played at Mega Ice, with a game format of three, 12-minute periods of five-on-five hockey.

    For more information or to be part of the Adopt-a-School program, please contact:
    CIHL Commissioner Grant Phillips at grant ( @ ) 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 kids 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 and from the early morning practices to the Saturday night game - RBC is proud to support the hard work and dedication that helps hockey happen.

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