Advisory - Leafs, Marlies Open Practice Facility at MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence

    TORONTO, Sept. 7 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     The Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies will unveil their
              new 260,000 square foot practice and training facilities at the
              MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence.

              The MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence is the first
              community arena to be built in Toronto in 25 years. With its
              four ice pads - three NHL-size pads and one Olympic-size pad -
              the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence will also be used
              as a community facility that will benefit youth hockey
              development in Toronto.

    WHO:      Brian Burke, President & General Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs
              Bob Hunter, Executive Vice-President, Venues and Entertainment,
              Kevin Stanton, President & CEO, MasterCard Canada
              Bob Harris, President, Lakeshore Lions Arena
              City Councillor Mark Grimes, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
              Representatives from Hockey Canada and Hockey Hall of Fame
              Leafs Greats Darryl Sittler and Johnny Bower
              Leafs and Marlies Players
              Young community hockey players

    WHEN:     Tuesday, September 8, 2009
              10:30 a.m.

    WHERE:    400 Kipling Avenue (Corner of Kipling Ave. & New Toronto
              Etobicoke, ON

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Rajani Kamath, MLSE, (416)
815-5790; Pat Park, Toronto Maple Leafs, (416) 815-5761; Jamie Deans, MLSE,
(416) 815-5445

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