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Cdn Multicultural Hockey League to launch women’s division

January 26, 2015

A news release fromCMHL Inc.

Toronto, November 28, 2006: The Canadian Multicultural Hockey (CMHL) Inc. proudly announces the addition of a division of Womens Hockey to its fast evolving grassroots project of multicultural hockey–The Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships (CMHC).

(Editor’s note: CEMA is a media partner of the league)

Comprising six teams, European, Japanese, Israeli, Chinese, Ojibwe and Iroqois, the new division will make its mark at the fast approaching 2nd annual Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships named this year, The Coffee Time and 2 4 1 Pizza Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships.

Staying true to its mission and driven by passion, in less than two years in existence, the Canadian Multicultural Hockey (CMHL) Inc., is surging at a stellar pace having already made a significant contribution to multicultural hockey in Canada. So far, the organization has laid a strong foundation in Ontario.

This year, the number of mens teams is up to 20 from 16 at last years inaugural tournament. And now, the addition of a womens division will no doubt add greater excitement to the Championships. According to Tim Fujita, Head of Community Relations for the CMHL, we have been looking forward to launching the womens division and there has never been a better time than right now, as were about to hold the 2nd annual Championships.

Leading up to the Championships, several mens and womens teams are sharpening up their skates in exhibition games in and out-of-town. Such is the case with a history-making mens game happening on Dec. 9 near Brantford– the defending Canadian Cup Champions, the Irish Shamrocks, will be traveling to the Indian Reserve, Ohsweken, where they will play the Iroquois Silverhawks at the Gaylord Powless Arena, before a large crowd from the Indian Reserve.

Its predicted that a multicultural audience of over 20,000 will cheer their respective communities when this years Championships come to life at Scarborough Arena Gardens and Ted Reeve Arena, Dec. 27-30.

For more information on the Coffee Time 2 4 1 Pizza Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships, including history, playing for a team, exhibition games and game schedules, please visit http://www.cmhl.ca/

Media Contact: Clara Northcott, Northcott Communications Inc. Tel. 905- 274-1620, claranorth@aol.com