Ice hockey

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.

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.

State Enforcement Actions Against Financial Sector Misconduct Have Yielded $17 Billion in Company Penalties

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:17pm

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A new compilation of regulatory enforcement actions shows that states have collected $17 billion in penalties from financial services companies over the past two decades.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A new compilation of regulatory enforcement actions shows that states have collected $17 billion in penalties from financial services companies over the past two decades.
  • The most aggressive state is New York, whose penalty total is more than $11 billion, derived from 412 cases.
  • With the addition of the new state cases, Violation Tracker now contains 437,000 entries with total penalties of $627 billion.
  • It covers workplace, financial, environmental, safety, healthcare and other actions brought by more than 50 federal and 200 state and local agencies.

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.

HockeyTech and Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Expand Technology Partnership with the Launch of New League Website

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 1:30pm

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HockeyTech and the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announce the expansion of their multi-year technology partnership.

Key Points: 
  • WATERLOO, Ontario, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HockeyTech and the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announce the expansion of their multi-year technology partnership.
  • The new league website is live at thesphl.com and provides new features for fans to better engage with the league and teams.
  • These integrated HockeyTech technologies will provide SPHL fans with a more interactive experience to keep up with their favorite teams.
  • The Southern Professional Hockey League is comprised of 10 member teams located throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States.

Vislink and Movicom Team Up To Elevate Refcams for Champions Hockey League and Tipsport Liga, Plus Other Sporting Events

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

The upgraded kits were again used by the Champions Hockey League this year and their use expanded to the Tipsport Liga for ice hockey in Slovakia.

Key Points: 
  • The upgraded kits were again used by the Champions Hockey League this year and their use expanded to the Tipsport Liga for ice hockey in Slovakia.
  • On the receiving end in the OB Van a Vislink 2 input receiver with H.264 capability is used to process the video signals.
  • The Refcams can be fully painted and controlled in the OB Van from an RCP panel that comes with the kit.
  • With considerable record of largest sports and cultural events, Movicom is recognized for high standard of its operations all over the world.

Leading Valuation Professional Organizations Send Letter to IRS and Treasury Questioning Recent Changes in 6695A Prepenalty Review Process

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 1:31pm

This change reduces the number of individuals involved in the decision to impose a 6695A penalty, and could result in a penalty being imposed without the appraisal in question being reviewed by an individual with valuation training or expertise.

Key Points: 
  • This change reduces the number of individuals involved in the decision to impose a 6695A penalty, and could result in a penalty being imposed without the appraisal in question being reviewed by an individual with valuation training or expertise.
  • Third, that the new process increases the likelihood of factors outside of the appraisal such as previous interactions or a sense of personal ownership could drive the imposition of penalties even where there was not sufficient basis in the appraisal itself to support the penalty.
  • Finally, that the process by which IRS made this change using a temporary process that did not involve outside stakeholder engagement failed to take into consideration the potential impact of the change and overlooked the significant collaborative effort that went into crafting the original review process in the first place.
  • To read the full text of the letter and the January 22 memo announcing the change visit: https://bit.ly/2LQHOrb and https://bit.ly/2TfkOGa .

HockeyTech and Spring Media Announce Media Rights Agreement for 5 European Professional Hockey Leagues

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:00pm

WATERLOO, Ontario; and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HockeyTech and Spring Media announce an exclusive media rights agreement for the North American market.

Key Points: 
  • WATERLOO, Ontario; and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HockeyTech and Spring Media announce an exclusive media rights agreement for the North American market.
  • HockeyTech will broadcast on its HockeyTV streaming platform live and on-demand coverage of all games from following five European professional hockey leagues:
    "While we have broadcast many European games on HockeyTV on behalf of USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, this is the first time we will be streaming full seasons for European professional hockey leagues", says HockeyTech CEO Stu Siegel.
  • These additions will bring the schedule to over 50 leagues broadcasting on the HockeyTV platform, including such professional leagues as the AHL (American Hockey League) and SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League).
  • "We are delighted to partner with HockeyTech to further increase the visibility of the French, Czech, Slovak and Latvian ice hockey leagues that the Spring Media group represent and distribute worldwide", says Spring Media CEO Tobias Osmund.

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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