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2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup Launches "Welcome to The Nation - Watch The World Contest"
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December 12, 2006
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PRINCE GEORGE - The Men’s World Hockey Championship is coming to Canada and now a couple of lucky fans in Prince George are going to watch the Gold Medal Game live. The 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup has kicked off the “Welcome the Nation – Watch the World Contest” that has as its Grand Prize, a trip for two to the 2008 World Men's Hockey Championship In Quebec City in May of 2008 courtesy of Hockey Canada.

The contest begins this weekend and there will be weekly prizes as well. The contest closes December 31st. It’s all part of an effort to promote advance tournament sales for the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup, which will be held next May at CN Centre. Besides being a great Christmas present, anyone purchasing an advance tournament package will be automatically entered in the contest. Full contest details are available at the Spruce Kings office and on their website. The grand prize draw will be made on .

“Ticket sales are going well, with sales picking up now that the excitement starts to pick up,” says Don Kehler, Host Committee Co-Chair. “The interest in this event from the entire region has been phenomenal. Having Hockey Canada provide this package to the World Men’s Hockey Championship is just another great reason to join the effort in Welcoming the Nation to BC’s Northern Capital.”

Advanced early bird ticket packages are only $160 and include a ticket for each of the 13 games including the Championship final that will be played on May 13th and broadcast across the country on TSN. The early bird discount price is only available until January 1st. (A $45 savings)

Tickets can be purchased at the Ticketmaster outlet at CN Centre, online at ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 614-9100. A limited number of VIP packages for the ultimate hockey fan are also available. These exclusive packages include tickets to every game as well as a ticket to the national awards banquet, reserved parking and more.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Dan Rogers, Co-Chair, 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup

Cell (250) 617-2528


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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