- Five year agreement for adult recreational hockey -
BURNABY, BC, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Canlan Ice Sports Corp.,
industry-leading providers of recreational and leisure multi sport
facilities across North America, today announced that Hockey Canada and
Canlan have entered into a five-year agreement that will see the two
become partners in adult recreational hockey.
As part of the agreement, all adult recreational players currently
registered with Hockey Canada will become members of Canlan's Adult
Safe Hockey Network (ASHN), and all adult recreational hockey players
currently registered with Canlan will become members of Hockey Canada.
In total, more than 60,000 adult recreational players will be members
of Hockey Canada-ASHN.
"We are very excited to be working with Hockey Canada to bring the
combined benefits of Hockey Canada and Canlan's ASHN to all adult
recreational hockey players, leagues and tournament operators across
the country," stated Joey St-Aubin, President and CEO of Canlan Ice
Sports. "In our view, we have always been a strategic partner to
Hockey Canada, given that another core area of our business has been
the development of new and young skaters; essentially 'feeding' minor
hockey associations with skilled and developed players across Canada.
We are extremely proud that Hockey Canada has identified our ASHL as
the premier provider of safe, recreational hockey leagues and
tournaments to adults across the country. We look forward to providing
our ASHN benefits (www.adultrechockey.com/benefits) to their Adult Membership while bringing Hockey Canada benefits to our
ASHL and ASHN Members."
"Canadians' passion for playing hockey comes at all levels, including in
adult recreational hockey, where thousands continue to play the game
they discovered as children," said Bob Nicholson, president and CEO of
Hockey Canada. "From the time a player starts in minor hockey until
they step off the ice for the final time, we want that player to remain
part of the Hockey Canada family. By entering into an adult recreation
partnership with Canlan, Hockey Canada will be able to reach a number
of our corporate goals while aligning ourselves with a great partner in
adult recreational hockey."
The agreement means that all adult recreational players in Canada will
now be eligible for Hockey Canada's insurance programs, which are
outlined HERE. Hockey Canada-ASHN will offer players comprehensive service,
opportunities to play and access to the best that Hockey Canada and
Canlan have to offer.
As of spring 2012, members of Hockey Canada-ASHN will begin to
experience the exceptional benefits of this partnership with new
opportunities for teams and players to play in the top adult
recreational hockey tournaments and leagues across the country.
Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is the North American leader in the development,
operations and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment
facilities. We are the largest private sector owner and operator of
recreational ice sports facilities in North America and currently own
and/or manage 21 facilities in Canada and the United States with 64 ice
surfaces, as well as indoor soccer fields, ball diamonds, curling rinks
and volleyball courts.
Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "ICE."
SOURCE Canlan Ice Sports Corp.
For further information:
| Canlan Ice Sports Corp. |
President & CEO
416 661 4423
| Canlan Ice Sports Corp. |
Michael F. Gellard
Senior Vice President & CFO
604 736 9152
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