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Pointstreak Provides Statistics for IPC Ice Sledge Hockey

Feb 14, 2012

Toronto, ON – Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. and the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation (NIHF) are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement to provide the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship with Pointstreak’s real-time scoring, official statistics and tournament administrative services. The NIHF will play host to the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship   in March. Statistics for the World Championships will be presented in multiple languages via Pointstreak’s real-time scoring and statistics technology.

Ken Cook, Pointstreak’s Chief Operating Officer commented, “We are very pleased to be able to provide our services through our long-time partner, the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation.  The NIHF by extension will provide the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship with our industry leading real-time technology for this very high profile event.  This platform parallels that which all of our elite leagues and tournaments utilize in North America, Europe and Australia. We look forward to following the results of this event in hopes that there will be many more to come.”

Igor Kuperman, Pointstreak’s Vice President of European Operations commented, "We are very excited about our coverage of the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship. This will be the first opportunity for us to work with our partners, the NIHF, to be able to deliver real-time coverage to Sledge Hockey. We are confident the Pointstreak media platform will be a huge success, embraced by the fans, media and officials of all participating nations. This opportunity is a breakthrough and will allow us to showcase the systems capabilities to the participating sledge hockey federations and their national programs. 

About Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.:

Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.’s mission is to provide innovative technologies to enhance the experience of the global sports community. Pointstreak provides innovative solutions for sports organizations such as associations, leagues, clubs and teams that are geared towards streamlining operations and improving the experience of the sports participant, fan and media. Pointstreak’s major brands include: Pointstreak Stats, a real-time scoring & official league statistics system; Pointstreak Registration; an online registration & payment processing system; Pointstreak Sites; a website content management system; Team Locker Room, a free team-based social network; and STEVA Sports; sports video indexing and analysis software. More information about Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. can be found at www.pointstreak.com or through the product information website www.pointstreaksolutions.com .

About IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship:

Ice Sledge Hockey made its Paralympic Games debut at the Lillehammer 1994 Games, but has quickly become one of the biggest spectator attractions at the Winter Paralympics. The development of the sledges in the last decade has transformed the sport into an elite competition, thus attracting more athletes and countries. The sport originated in Sweden during the 1960’s and then spread to Norway and Great Britain before reaching Canada and Estonia. Those were the first five nations to field teams at the Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games, and since then it has spread across Europe and to Asia and North America.

The national teams from 8 countries (Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway and USA) are set to compete in the 2012 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Norway, the biggest event since 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games. Looking further ahead, the best teams will qualify for Sochi 2014, where they will play at the Maly Ice Palace in front of 7,000 cheering fans. And with the rate the sport is growing right now, Ice Sledge Hockey is bound to create some of the most unforgettable memories at Sochi Olympics 2014.





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