2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup Receives Big Boost From Corporate Community
October 10, 2006

PRINCE GEORGE – The 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup Host Committee announced today that three new sponsors have joined the effort to ‘Welcome the Nation’ to Prince George, BC for the National Junior A Championship in May, 2007.

LTN Contracting and Gary Young Agencies have joined forces to become a Platinum sponsor for the event, while Canada Post has joined as a Bronze-level sponsor.

The support of the three new additions will go a long way towards the success of the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup.

“This is close to 40 per cent of our budget and we still have eight months to go so we are extremely pleased” says Host Committee co-chair Dan Rogers. “The support we have received from all of our volunteers, from the City of Prince George and now the corporate community has been overwhelming.”

"Hockey and Prince George are very important to our company and our families,” says Troy Young with LTN.  “We are very excited to come on board as a sponsor for the RBC Royal Bank Cup in Prince George."

"Canada Post is pleased to support hockey at the grass roots level and the RBC Royal Bank Cup is certainly a good fit given that there are 142 communities with Junior A teams all seeking the opportunity to come to Prince George for the national championship" says Ken Buker, Local Area Manager - Prince George, Canada Post Corporation.

Tickets for the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup are available through Ticketmaster. They can be purchased by phone at 250-614-9100, or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. So far, 577 ticket packages for the event have been sold, with another 241 package deposits in place.

"RBC Financial Group has been a premier sponsor of Hockey Canada since 1995,” says Dale Freschi, regional vice-president of RBC North. “Through this long-time partnership, we at RBC are thrilled to be able to bring Canada’s National Junior A Championship to Prince George. This community is home to some of Canada’s most passionate hockey fans, and we are looking forward to making this RBC Royal Bank Cup the best ever."

The 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup will feature four regional champions from across Canada as well as the host team, the Prince George Spruce Kings. All games will take place at the CN Centre, beginning .

“The Prince George Spruce Kings are proud of our long history of community support,” says Rick Turgeon, Spruce Kings’ president. “This year, we are celebrating our 35th year and look forward to giving our fans an exciting year as we prepare to be the host team for the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup."

For more information on the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup visit www.hockeycanada.ca or www.sprucekings.bc.ca.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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