CIHL Partnership with Air Canada Takes Flight

Top Quote Elite Hong Kong ice hockey league CIHL and inaugural league partner Air Canada have extended their relationship for the in 2012-2013 CIHL season. This season, Air Canada will be the Official Game Puck Sponsor, lending its name to all the pucks used throughout the 35-game season. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 05, 2012 - HONG KONG - The CIHL is also delighted to announce Air Canada as partner for the RBC CIHL Intern Program, a new program which will see elite level Canadian hockey players join the CIHL for the 2012-2013 season in addition to gaining valuable work experience at a Hong Kong company. Air Canada will provide assistance as this year's interns make their way from Canada to Hong Kong.

    The Air Canada puck will drop on the 2012-2013 CIHL season on Saturday, October 6, 2012 with two back-to-back games. The first game between the Hong Kong Tycoons and the Macau Aces begins at 8 p.m., while the defending CIHL champions Kowloon Warriors take on the South China Sharks at 9:30 p.m.

    Commented CIHL co-founder and director Gregory Smyth: "The CIHL is delighted to have Air Canada on board for the 2012-2013 CIHL season and we look forward to developing our partnership even further this year. Our partners have helped make the CIHL possible from Day 1 and we're proud to have Air Canada as part of our team this season."

    Commented Joe Ng, Air Canada, General Manager, Hong Kong: "Air Canada is proud to support the CIHL for the 2012-2013 season. We are delighted to be part of the league and look forward to attending the games and welcoming the Canadian hockey interns to Hong Kong."

    The 2012-2013 season begins on Saturday, October 6 at Mega Ice in Kowloon Bay. CIHL season tickets are available through or by contacting richard ( @ ) cihl dot com dot A pair of season tickets is priced at HK$3,888 while the family pack of four is HK$5,888 dot Individual game night tickets are HK$150 dot

    The CIHL has created an online and mobile community through its comprehensive league and team websites, as well as its free iPhone app, available at the iTunes store, which allows fans to access on-demand video clips, game highlights, photographs, statistics, schedules and player information.

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

    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 2012-2013 CIHL season. This year, the league will feature four teams: the Hong Kong Tycoons, Kowloon Warriors, Macau Aces and South China Sharks

    Saturday nights from October, 6 2012 through March 16, 2013, 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.

    For more information, please contact: Gregory Smyth, CIHL, greg ( @ ) cihl dot com

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