Ontario Hockey Association and Pointstreak.com Inc. Announce Partnership
August 21, 2007
(Toronto, ON) – The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) and Pointstreak.com Inc. are pleased to announce they have reached a long-term agreement which will see Pointstreak become the exclusive provider of real-time scoring, official statistics, league administration tools and marketing services for all OHA sanctioned leagues. Pointstreak presently provides its “Pointstreak PRO” system to OHA leagues including the Ontario Junior “A” Provincial Hockey League (OPJHL), the Western Junior “B” Hockey League (WJHL), the Eastern Ontario Seniors Hockey League (EOSHL) and Major League Hockey (MLH). The agreement reached between the OHA and Pointstreak will now see all Junior C and Junior Development leagues sanctioned by the OHA using the “Pointstreak Plus” System.
Pointstreak essentially replaces paper gamesheets with laptop/PC software designed to collect statistical information as it happens during hockey games. Game scores, and other statistical information, are then broadcast over the Internet, via www.ohahockey.org as well as league and team websites. Besides the streamlining effect that Pointstreak’s technology provides to leagues, the most significant benefits will be to the fans and members of the media, which will be able to access up-to-the-minute OHA scores from any online computer. Pointstreak will also be providing marketing services to assist the OHA and its sanctioned leagues in securing online advertising revenues through the Pointstreak Network.
“The Ponitstreak experience for the OHA Leagues already enrolled has been nothing short of incredible in terms of providing more detailed information about our leagues, teams, and individual players. The ability for media and fans to access the information online 24/7 has been an extremely positive and progressive undertaking on behalf of the OHA program. It will now be available for all OHA programs which provides a great promotional advantage for all OHA participants”, said Brent Ladds, President of the OHA.
The Ontario Hockey Association is an organization of volunteers that fosters, promotes, and administers the sport of amateur ice hockey. The OHA is committed to a leadership role in providing an environment that allows everyone to safely enjoy the game at their level of interest and ability. The Association encourages the values of fair play, fun, and respect for all participants. For more information regarding the Ontario Hockey Association, please visit www.ohahockey.org or toll free at 1-800-463-7962
Pointstreak.com Inc. is the leading provider of real-time scoring and advanced league administration and statistical systems for hockey organizations of any size. Pointstreak's product line includes solutions for amateur and recreational hockey leagues as well as for professional, semi-professional, college and elite junior leagues. Some of Pointstreak’s clients include the Central Hockey League, United States Hockey League, International Hockey League, National Lacrosse League and Canlan Ice Sports. For more information, visit Pointstreak's website at www.pointstreak.com or call toll-free 1-866-407-7253.
OHA: Brent Ladds, President, (519) 622-2402