National Hockey League

NHL player Auston Matthews and CCM Hockey conclude multiyear partnership agreement

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:00am

"CCM has always been a company I've admired, and I am excited to partner with them," said Matthews.

Key Points: 
  • "CCM has always been a company I've admired, and I am excited to partner with them," said Matthews.
  • Since being selected first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 24, 2016, Auston Matthews has become one of the premiere players in the NHL.
  • CCM Hockey is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel.
  • CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and National teams.

Bob Akmens & BASports.com Best NHL Handicappers in Las Vegas Contest

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 1:32pm

BASports.com was #1 in NHL handicapping by beating out a large field of 73 handicappers in the Las Vegas Sports Watch Monitor NHL Contest in both most net profit won and most net winners.

Key Points: 
  • BASports.com was #1 in NHL handicapping by beating out a large field of 73 handicappers in the Las Vegas Sports Watch Monitor NHL Contest in both most net profit won and most net winners.
  • And were also #1 in 5 different categories of Ruth Glasgow's The Sports Monitor NHL Hockey Handicapping Contest.
  • Dr. Bob Akmens and his BASports.com now have 46 #1-finishes in different national contest categories in NHL Hockey, far more than any other handicapper.
  • For 4 years running, in every NHL regular-season and every NHL post-season contest, BASports.com ranked #1 in NHL Hockey.

Little Caesars® Named Official Pizza Delivery of the National Hockey League

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:39pm

DETROIT and NEW YORK, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Little Caesars and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a new North American partnership, naming Little Caesars the Official Pizza Delivery of the NHL.

Key Points: 
  • DETROIT and NEW YORK, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Little Caesars and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a new North American partnership, naming Little Caesars the Official Pizza Delivery of the NHL.
  • We will work to promote Little Caesars new delivery service and create new offerings that will entice fans to make Little Caesars a staple of their game night ritual for our first summer Stanley Cup Playoffs."
  • Little Caesars is also the naming rights sponsor of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club and the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League, and host to world-class sports and entertainment events.
  • Little Caesars recently introduced contactless options for both delivery and carry-out through the Little Caesars app.

NHL's 32nd Franchise named Seattle Kraken

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 8:05pm

SEATTLE, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The NHL's 32nd franchise today revealed it will be called Seattle Kraken.

Key Points: 
  • SEATTLE, July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The NHL's 32nd franchise today revealed it will be called Seattle Kraken.
  • "Adidas will share a great sense of pride when the Seattle Kraken skate onto the ice for the first time."
  • "The Seattle Kraken and our affiliated foundation envision a more equitable society where everyone can realize a brighter future," said Mari Horita, vice president of philanthropy for the Seattle Kraken.
  • The Seattle Kraken are the National Hockey League's newest franchise, set to play its inaugural season in 2021-2022 at Climate Pledge Arena , developed by Oak View Group .

Black Bear Sports Group Acquires 16th Ice Arena

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 1:45pm

An affiliate of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (Black Bear) has acquired the Patriot Ice Center in Newark, DE (the Arena).

Key Points: 
  • An affiliate of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (Black Bear) has acquired the Patriot Ice Center in Newark, DE (the Arena).
  • The Arena features one NHL-size ice rink and one Olympic-size ice rink, an athletic training gym, caf, pro shop and a martial arts studio.
  • The Patriot Ice Center is the first acquisition for Black Bear in Delaware and 12th investment on the East Coast.
  • About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.
    Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams and youth sports events.

Walter Gretzky encourages Canadians to participate in the #MyLungLife Hockey Challenge

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:00am

The #MyLungLife Hockey Challenge launches today to promote both physical activity and philanthropy while being 100% compliant with social distancing measures.

Key Points: 
  • The #MyLungLife Hockey Challenge launches today to promote both physical activity and philanthropy while being 100% compliant with social distancing measures.
  • "Hockey fans have the biggest hearts," says Walter Gretzky, father of "The Great One" Wayne Gretzky, and long-time lung health advocate.
  • The #MyLungLife hockey challenge is a great way to give back," says Dan Garner, head strength coach and nutrition specialist at HockeyTraining.com.
  • The #MyLungLife Hockey Challenge runs from Canada Day until August 22 and will end with a virtual Lung Health Cup celebration.

Koskie Minsky LLP Commences Class Action - Systemic Abuse and Hazing in the Canadian Hockey League

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 8:03pm

TORONTO, June 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo and class action firm Koskie Minsky LLP commenced a lawsuit today against the leagues and the teams that make up the Canadian Hockey League.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, June 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo and class action firm Koskie Minsky LLP commenced a lawsuit today against the leagues and the teams that make up the Canadian Hockey League.
  • The CHL is comprised of the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
  • He is joined in his claim by Garrett Taylor who alleges abuse while playing for the Lethbridge Hurricanes in 2008/2009.
  • This class action comes after many players have come forward and publicly shared stories of widespread abuse and hazing in the CHL.

Chicago Blackhawks Release John McDonough

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:57pm

CHICAGO, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz announced today the team has released John McDonough from his role as President and CEO of the organization.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz announced today the team has released John McDonough from his role as President and CEO of the organization.
  • "Thirteen years ago, I recruited John to the Blackhawks because of his leadership, direction and vision.
  • "I cannot adequately express my family's appreciation to John for his contributions to the turnaround of the Chicago Blackhawks organization.
  • He is an active leader in the Chicago community and serves on the board of several Chicago-based civic organizations including the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.

Two Minnesota Hockey Dads Set New World Records with Hopes Others will be Inspired to Break Them

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:30pm

MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Zach Lamppa and Tom Chorske, the Hockey Dads proudly announced today they have broken three hockey-related World Records.

Key Points: 
  • MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Zach Lamppa and Tom Chorske, the Hockey Dads proudly announced today they have broken three hockey-related World Records.
  • Proudly sponsored by Gray Duck Spirits , the Hockey Dads are on a mission to remind us all that hockey should be fun and positive.
  • "These are benchmarks we set to inspire hockey players of all ages to try and achieve great things while making it fun and positive," said Zach Lamppa, Founder and World Record Holder of the Hockey Dads.
  • The Hockey Dads are encouraging players of all ages from all over the world to try their hand at breaking these recently set records and submit their video to the Hockey Dads website .

Jim Little Dismissed as CEO of Ottawa Senators

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 2:55pm

OTTAWA, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club today announced that Jim Little has been released from his duties as Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club today announced that Jim Little has been released from his duties as Chief Executive Officer.
  • The decision was made as a result of conduct inconsistent with the core values of the Ottawa Senators and the National Hockey League.
  • Senior management has assumed the duties of the CEO and an executive search firm has already begun work on identifying appropriate candidates.
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