Central Hockey League and Salvation Army Team Up
CHL Joins The Salvation Army for Relief Efforts of Super Storm Sandy
GLENDALE, AZ (November 13, 2012) – The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today a joint effort with The Salvation Army in an effort to raise donations for those affected by Super Storm Sandy.
“The Central Hockey League is proud to partner with the Salvation Army in their relief efforts for the many people and communities affected by Sandy,” said Duane Lewis, CHL Commissioner. “When you read what people have been, and are going through, and watch the stories of the lives affected by this storm, we wanted to be able to assist in this process however we could, across the CHL family.”
The Central Hockey League would like to rally its fans to help support The Salvation Army in their efforts in responding to all of the states affected by the recent storms in the Northeast part of the United States.
Donations to The Salvation Army will help the victims through shelter, food and other assistance and support efforts.
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About the CHL
The CHL is currently playing its 21st season as last season the league welcomed more than two million fans averaging 4,042 during the regular season and 4,427 during the post-season (both accounting for the highest attendance averages in the past five years in the CHL). Over the past two years, the CHL has celebrated 122 sellouts (the most during any two-year period in the 20-year history of the league) led by the 2011 and 2012 CHL Franchise of the Year winner, the Missouri Mavericks, who have 36 combined regular season sellouts in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
The CHL has had 69 call-ups to the American Hockey League over the past two seasons and just last year, former CHL players Brian Foster (Florida Panthers), Jordie Benn (Dallas Stars) and Ryan Garbutt (Dallas Stars) made their National Hockey League debuts joining the likes of David Schlemko (Phoenix Coyotes), Keith Aucoin (Washington Capitals), Andrew Desjardins (San Jose Sharks), Joel Martin (New York Islanders) and many others as former CHL players that made it to the NHL.
The CHL has also played a strong role in developing on-ice officials with three former CHL full-time officials signing National Hockey League contracts over the past two seasons (John Grandt, Mark Lemelin and Jon McIsaac). Other former CHL officials in the NHL include David Brisebois, Gord Dwyer, Frederick L’Ecuyer.
For more information about the CHL, visit the league’s website at www.centralhockeyleague.com.