Halifax, NS –The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) and Eastlink announced today a new and exciting partnership for the 2012-2013 hockey season.
“We are passionate about local sports," says Jeff Brown, Regional Manager Eastlink Maritimes. "The opportunity to partner with the MHL as the league's Nova Scotia sponsor reinforces our commitment to this community."
Eastlink and the MHL say this new relationship will help elevate the League in Nova Scotia, now known as the Eastlink Division, and provide important support to its athletes and the teams.
Brown explains that Eastlink has a long history of investing in and showcasing local sports. "We are very involved with a number of local sports teams and leagues across the Maritimes including QMJHL, the Halifax Rainmen, the Eastlink Premiership Soccer League and Atlantic University Sport."
“On behalf of the Maritime Junior Hockey League, I wish to express how very proud and pleased we are to have Eastlink join us as a division sponsor”, said MHL Board of Governors Chairman John Lynn.
“Eastlink has firmly established itself as one of the most successful telecommunications companies in Canada. This partnership is a very positive one for our league; being associated with Eastlink’s very strong brand bolsters the MHL’s presence within its member communities and all of the Maritimes”.
The puck officially dropped on the 2012-2013 MHL Eastlink Division on September 13th. The next Nova Scotia game is scheduled for Friday, September 28 between the Metro Shipbuilders and the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks.
About the MHL:
The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is a Junior A hockey league and is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. It consists of four teams from New Brunswick and one team from Prince Edward Island, which make up the Roger Meek Division, and six teams from Nova Scotia, which make up the Maurice Bent Division. The winner of the MHL playoffs competes for the Fred Page Cup against the winners of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League and the Central Junior A Hockey League. The winner of the Fred Page Cup then moves on to compete for the Canadian National Junior A Championships, the Royal Bank Cup.
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