CIHL Expands Intern Program for 2014-2015

Top Quote Hong Kong's elite ice hockey league CIHL has announced an expanded intern program for the upcoming 2014-2015 with up to four positions available for talented student athletes looking to further their hockey careers in Hong Kong. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 21, 2014 - The programme, which welcomed its first class of interns for the 2012-2013 season, is now in its second year with two interns joining the programme this season. Successful applicants for the 2014-2015 season will receive an internship at a local company, play in the CIHL and help coach youth ice hockey in Hong Kong. Applications for the 2014-2015 class are now open with interested hockey players invited to apply online at

    The CIHL was founded in 2010 to provide Hong Kong's first full contact ice hockey league. Part of the league's mandate is to develop the sport at all levels. Its cornerstone programmes include the RBC Adopt a School Program, which welcomes students across the city to attend CIHL games, a collaboration with Hong Kong's national U18 programme to provide opportunities for the SAR's most talented junior players to develop their skills and the CIHL Intern Program, which in its two years has helped raised the level of play in the league.

    This season the CIHL welcomed Christian Long, who played NCCA Division I hockey at Colgate University, and Jordan So, who played at Trinity College in Connecticut, to the programme, with Long joining the Galaxy Macau Aces and So playing with the reigning CIHL champions, the RBC South China Sharks. Long is completing an internship with Excelsior Capital Asia, while So joined Inetasia.

    "The CIHL Intern Program is one of the league's most important initiatives as it helps us succeed in our mandate of improving ice hockey in Hong Kong," CIHL co-founder and director Greg Smyth said. "We've been fortunate to have fantastic interns over the past two years and as we expand the programme for next season, we look forward to welcoming talented players for a unique opportunity to play hockey in one of the most vibrant cities in the world."

    Applications for the 2014-2015 CIHL Intern Program are now being accepted. Applicants should be graduating student-athletes at Canadian or American universities or graduating players from the British Columbia Hockey League, with some experience coaching youth hockey. Other applicants may be considered. Please contact Devin at info ( @ ) cihl dot com for details dot

    About the CIHL
    The CIHL is Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China's first elite contact ice hockey league. Founded in 2010, the CIHL provides high-level, entertaining hockey, while working to develop future generations of Chinese hockey players.

    The Royal Bank of Canada is the official league sponsor for the 2013-2014 CIHL season. This year, the league will feature four teams: the Quam Hong Kong Tycoons, AsiaXPAT Kowloon Warriors, Galaxy Macau Aces and South China Sharks.

    Saturday nights from October 5, 2013 through March 22, 2014, 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". The official website of the CIHL is and a free iPhone app is available through the iTunes store.

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