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POINTSTREAK TO SERVE AS REAL-TIME STATS PROVIDER FOR AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

September 4, 2003

SPRINGFIELD, MA - The American Hockey League has announced that Pointstreak.com Inc. will serve as the league's official real-time stats provider beginning with the 2003-04 season.

Pointstreak, based in Vancouver, B.C., is the creator of the Electronic Gamesheet System, a cutting-edge service that essentially replaces paper gamesheets with computer terminals to collect statistical information during games, and then uses the Internet to display this information in true "real-time" on any computer in the world.

With the Pointstreak system in place in all 28 AHL arenas, fans will be able to follow games live via theahl.com, seeing up-to-the-minute boxscores, summaries and player statistics.

"In recognition of receiving over 30 million page views on the AHL Internet Network last season, this agreement reflects our commitment to provide leading-edge technology to our fans and media," said David Andrews, AHL President and CEO. "We look forward enthusiastically to providing real-time scoring and statistics throughout all 1,120 regular-season games and the Calder Cup Playoffs."

The Pointstreak system will debut on theahl.com on Oct. 8, when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins host the Norfolk Admirals in the opening game of the 2003-04 American Hockey League regular season.

"This is a historic event for Pointstreak," said company chairman Gerry Meehan. "A relationship with the top professional development league in the world is another step in the direction of establishing Pointstreak as the pre-eminent real-time statistics and administrative system in professional and amateur hockey."

The American Hockey League will be using Pointstreak's true real-time, professional-level product, called Pointstreak PRO. Pointstreak's product line also includes statistical and league administrative solutions for amateur and recreational hockey leagues with game recording solutions that include touch-screen terminals, laptop-based software and online entry software. More information can be found on Pointstreak's website at www.pointstreak.com or by calling toll-free 1-866-734-3585.

The American Hockey League serves as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League clubs. The 2002-03 season saw an all-time high of 28 teams competing for the coveted Calder Cup, and more than 6.7 million fans attending games across North America, a league record for the 15th consecutive year. Over 78 percent of all players to compete in the NHL in 2002-03 were AHL graduates, and more than 380 players took the ice in both leagues.


Contact:
Jason Chaimovitch, Director of Public Relations, AHL - (413) 781-2030
Gerry Meehan, Chairman, Pointstreak - (416) 204-9525




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