CIHL Promotes Hong Kong Ice Hockey with Canadian International School Partnership

Top Quote Elite hockey league CIHL continues to make the development of Hong Kong ice hockey a priority, with the CIHL and league sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) creating Adopt a School program for Hong Kong students. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 21, 2012 - HONG KONG - The Canadian International School of Hong Kong is the latest school to join the program and will join the region's first contact ice hockey league for two back-to-back games early next month.

    The Adopt a School program sees the CIHL partner with different Hong Kong schools to provide complimentary tickets for students and teachers to participate in a fun evening of Hong Kong ice hockey. Schools are jumping at the chance to take part and provide students with a new and different way to enhance and extend their educational programs.

    "RBC and the Adopt a School program are excited to welcome the Canadian International School of Hong Kong to the CIHL," said Andrew Turczyniak, Head of Asia, RBC Wealth Management. "The educational opportunities provided by the program and the life lessons associated with sport are invaluable and we hope that the students not only enjoy themselves, but take away with them some of those key messages."

    With over 1,000 hockey players of all levels in the city, the demand for high-level Hong Kong ice hockey continues to grow. The CIHL is looking to fill that need and create new interest in the sport, in part by reaching out to different schools.

    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 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.

    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 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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