Media Invitation/Photo Opportunity - NHL athletes challenge hockey elite to complete their game

    Professional hockey athletes introduce Nike SPARQ training to Toronto's
    young and elite players

    TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - Join professional NHL athletes, Steve Stamkos of
the Tampa Bay Lightning, Luke Schenn of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Sam Gagner
and Andrew Cogliano of the Edmonton Oilers, as they share their off-ice
training strategies including Nike SPARQ Training.
    Nike SPARQ Training is a dynamic off-ice training system designed to
enhance on-ice performance by improving on five basic elements of athleticism:
Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness. At players can
access their SPARQ rating, compare themselves to other athletes and find a
series of unique drills and exercises to help them improve their on ice game.

    WHAT:     Launch of the Nike SPARQ Training system specific to hockey
              with guest NHL athletes and young, local Toronto hockey players

              Athlete photo opportunity and Q&A

    WHO:      Steve Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
              Luke Schenn, Toronto Maple Leafs
              Sam Gagner, Edmonton Oilers
              Andrew Cogliano, Edmonton Oilers
              Jayna Hefford, Women's National Team
              Jennifer Botterill, Women's National Team
              Rich Hesketh, Calgary Flames, Strength and Conditioning Coach
              Elite male and female youth hockey players

    WHEN:     Wednesday, May 13
              11 a.m.

    WHERE:    The Polson Pier Entertainment Complex (The Docks)
              11 Polson Pier

For further information:

For further information: To confirm attendance and/or more information,
please contact: Cathy Mitchell, Melanie Dulos, APEX Public Relations, T: (416)
924-4442 ext. 236, 254, C: (416) 873-3973, (647) 201-8994, E:,

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