Quam Joins Hong Kong Tycoons for CIHL Championship Campaign

Top Quote Elite ice hockey league CIHL has once again joined forces with Quam Financial Services Group, as the latter lends its name to the Hong Kong Tycoons for the 2012-2013 season. Known officially as the Quam Hong Kong Tycoons, the Hong Kong side looks to improve upon their fourth-place finish in last year's inaugural season. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 01, 2012 - "We are looking forward to being a part of the Hong Kong Tycoons and cheering on our team season long," Quam chairman Bernard Pouliot said. "With such tough competition in the CIHL, the Quam Hong Kong Tycoons will have to be at their best to win the 2012-2013 CIHL title and everyone at Quam looks forward to supporting our team as we strive to reach this goal."

    Commented CIHL co-founder and director Gregory Smyth: "The CIHL is delighted to partner with Quam this season and we thank them for their continued support of not only the Hong Kong Tycoons, but the CIHL and the development of hockey in Hong Kong."

    The Quam Hong Kong Tycoons have gotten their championship campaign off to a strong start, earning their first win of the season in the third week of the CIHL, with a dominant, high-scoring 5-2 victory over the South China Sharks. Many of the players are having strong starts their season, and the Tycoons are confident they have the talent to reach the top of the CIHL leader board.

    Having finished in fourth place last season, the Quam Hong Kong Tycoons were awarded the first overall pick for the 2012-2013 CIHL draft. Tycoons General Manager Don Ho immediately selected Maglio, with the forward joining a squad that includes two U18 players, Zac Kilbourne and Donald Chow, as well as many of the team's returning talents.

    The Quam Hong Kong Tycoons are next in action Saturday, October 20 as they look for their first win of the season against the South China Sharks at 8 p.m. at Mega Ice in Kowloon Bay.

    Tickets for the CIHL are available through www.cihl.com/tickets 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 Quam 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 www.cihl.com 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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