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Friends Of Israel Hockey Announces National Team Visits to New York and South Florida

March 26, 2013

The Israeli Junior National Hockey Team hopes to inspire and gain valuable hockey experience

Montreal, Canada, March 26, 2013 – The Israel National Junior Hockey Team, comprised of mostly Israeli born players, will once again travel to North American with planned visits to New York City in October (date TBD) and to South Florida on December 26 in conjunction with the Florida Panthers, announced Alan Maislin. The players also hope to serve as inspirational figures to aspiring hockey players and fans everywhere.

Coached by former National Hockey League Stanley Cup champion Jean Perron, the junior team is fresh off a historic visit to Turkey where they won gold and have now advanced to International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Division 2. Israel is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and is seeking to once again reach the IIHF senior first division, a monumental feat it accomplished in 2005. The senior national team will also play in Turkey, participating in an April.

“It is an honour and a privilege to continue the behind-the-scenes work with the Israel hockey program. These young athletes want nothing more than to get better at the sport they love, and to inspire their countrymen and the hockey world,” explained Chairman Maislin.

Among those serving on the committee of the Friends of Israeli Hockey are hockey analyst Pierre McGuire, New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather, and former Stanley Cup winning coach Mike Kennan.

About Friends of Israel Hockey

Friends of Israel Hockey is a volunteer committee made up of executives and influential hockey figures throughout the world. The purpose of the committee is to raise funds for Israel hockey, provide premiere coaching and facilities, and create rich cultural experiences for the country’s promising hockey players. Led by Committee Chairman Alan Maislin, Friends of Israel Hockey is also looking to build the country’s second official size hockey rink and to once again help the program qualify for the IIHF senior first division.  Distinguished hockey members of the committee include Glen Sather, Mike Keenan, Pierre McGuire, Pierre Page and Jean Perron.


Alan Maislin


Friends of Israel Hockey

Matthew Ross is a member of the Friends of Israel Hockey volunteer committee, serving in a media relations capacity.