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Pointstreak Completes Agreement with South African Ice Hockey Association

Mar 14, 2012

Pointstreak Completes Agreement with South African Ice Hockey Association

Toronto, ON – Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. and the South African Ice Hockey Association (SAIHA) are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement that will see Pointstreak provide real-time scoring, official statistics and tournament administrative services to all South African leagues in addition to their National team program.  

Scott Secord, President and CEO of Pointstreak commented, “The opportunity to bring our technology to hockey players in the country of South Africa is exciting.  This partnership with the South African Ice Hockey Association truly demonstrates the continued growth of our footprint in the sport of hockey. We look forward to working with the leadership at the SAIHA as they continue in their leadership role of providing hockey and real-time information to those interested stakeholders in South Africa. 

Jerry Stevens, President of the South African Ice Hockey Association commented, “We, the South African Ice Hockey Association are excited to partner with Pointstreak for the next 3 seasons, starting in 2012. As a small hockey association, we are proud to be the first in Africa to provide real time internet based scores and official statistics for players, parents, off-ice bearers and media partners.” 

Igor Kuperman, Pointstreak’s Vice President of European Operations commented, "We are very excited about our partnership with the South African Ice Hockey Association as it will be the first country in Africa to use the Pointstreak platform. We are confident the Pointstreak media platform will be a huge success, embraced by the fans, media, coaches and federation and league officials. It is a breakthrough development which will allow the SAIHA to use our system for their national hockey program.

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 at

www.pointstreaksolutions.com . 

About South African Ice Hockey Association: 

The South African Ice Hockey Association (SAIHA) is the National Governing Body for Ice Hockey and in-line hockey in South Africa. The SAIHA is a full member of the IIHF (since 1937), and is affiliated to the South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).  The SAIHA is a ‘Not for Profit Organisation’, administered by a seven member executive committee. The organisation has some 600 members with teams from U12 through to Senior Men’s and Ladies teams competing in provincial leagues throughout South Africa. The SAIHA successfully hosted the IIHF Senior Men’s (Div. III) Ice Hockey World Championship in Cape Town in 2011 where the SA team won promotion to Div. IIB for the 2012 tournament to be held in Bulgaria in April.  The SAIHA is on the move, with the successful introduction of its Learn to Play Programme (for kids U12), investing heavily in local coaching development through its partnership with USA Hockey and now investing in a real-time scoring system, Pointstreak, which will be made available to all its members via its website.

The SAIHA is administered entirely by volunteers, who give up their time for the love of the sport.  Its funding is derived mainly from its membership.  

For more information contact: 

Jerry Stevens - President SAIHA
stevensj@absamail.co.za
Elsabe Stockhoff - General Secretary  
saiha@iafrica.com
website: www.saicehockey.org.za
 





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