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Award Winning Rhinos Seen Charging the Screen in Victoria, BC

Winner of the 2001 NextFest Media Favourite Award

The Rhino Brothers screens at The Victoria International Film and Video Festival

Screening at The Victoria International Film and Video Festival
Capitol 6 Theatre
Friday February 8
3:00 PM

What could be more Canadian than this story of the three Kanachowski brothers who have grown up living, breathing, and dreaming hockey in a ubiquitous small, rough town with five hockey rinks and no bookstores? But don’t worry about clichés. Dwayne Beaver’s exciting debut feature straddles the line between sport film and art film.

Over the years the big league dream has been stocked by the brothers’ fiercely determined single mother – Gabrielle Rose in an unforgettable, thoroughly toxic, Genie qualifying performance. She is desperate to compensate for all of life’s disappointments with some great family triumph.

Her hope is Stephan, the youngest, who has made it to the minor leagues, while equally talented Sasha, the eldest, plays with the a local team, the Rhinos. He is eaten out by jealousy after washing out of the big leagues. Only Victor has been able to construct something of a normal life.

Strong characters and a wrenching glimpse into the dark side of our national sport add up to a gripping film. The images shot with the Sony 24P HD format, the very same used by George Lucas for the next Star Wars instalment – are smashing.
– 2002 Moving Pictures, Canadian Films on Tour

Credits
Directed by Dwayne Beaver
Produced by Tracey Boulton
Co-Produced by John Pineau
Written by Rudy Thauberger
Edited by Kenneth Sherman and Jody Polowick
Starring Gabrielle Rose, Curt Bechdholt, William MacDonald, Alistair Abell and Deanna Milligan

Made with the support of Telefilm Canada * The Movie Network * Movie Central * The New VI * CanWest * Western Independent Producers Fund * Film Incentive BC * Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit
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The Hockey Source offers Minor Hockey Solutions to Better the Game

Markham, Ontario August 24, 2004 — In response to the overwhelming demand for reliable information about minor hockey (also known as youth or amateur hockey), The Hockey Source recently launched its Web site

The Hockey Source interactive Web site provides education, expert advice, ‘how-to’ instruction, and a roster of valuable resources for not only those who play, but all people involved in minor hockey. The site focuses on providing reliable, unbiased, and realistic information in conjunction with the television show scheduled to begin airing in October of this year.

“The Hockey Source is a great resource for information, fun, entertainment and education for all of us who are interested in or involved in hockey, including fans, players, parents, executives, scouts and others,” states, renowned sports and entertainment lawyer, Gord Kirke.

With approximately 4.5 million hockey players, coaches, managers, officials, trainers, administrators and volunteers registered with Hockey Canada and approximately 700,000 registered with U.S.A. Hockey, the need for minor hockey information is evident. The Hockey Source seeks to fill this void by providing people of all ages and levels of interest valuable information that will help them make sound decisions and, most of all, have more fun!

“I want to better the game by bettering the people,” states Executive Producer and creator of The Hockey Source,  Hockey-ology – The Ultimate Guide to Fun & Success in Minor Hockey expected to be released in September of this year.

In addition to the book, The Hockey Source offers two lines of products: Rink Mates, which is designed to help solve problems around the game of hockey; and Signature Series, which provides hockey-inspired apparel.

Largest Minor Hockey Association in Canada Selects ITSportsNet

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Calgary, AB – July 31, 2002 – The Minor Hockey Association of Calgary (MHAC) is proud to announce that it making further advances in improving the administrative processes starting in the fall of 2002. To do this, MHAC is implementing a new registration and league management system provided by ITSportsNet.

“Technology is becoming more and more a part of MHAC’s operations. ITSportsNet has developed an Internet-based management system that handles all of our operations. We expect that it will greatly reduce the stress and workload that is involved in our registration and league management and improve the level of service that we deliver to players, coaches, parents and fans,” says Beth Long, administrator for MHAC.

ITSportsNet has been in the business of registration and league management for over 3 years. Their flagship product, the Advanced League Management System, harnesses the power of the Internet to reduce administrators’ time by 50%. “Reducing the administrative burden for the people that do all the work behind the scenes allows for manageable growth of sport organizations,” stated David Cooper, President of ITSportsNet.

Internet-Based Applications are the Perfect Answer Sport clubs and leagues have been growing rapidly over the past 10 years, and the expectations placed on volunteers are increasing. Many organizations are looking for solutions, and internet-based applications are the perfect answer for multi-administrator management systems.

For MHAC, ITSportsNet will be implementing the next generation of Sport Administration Solutions with its new multi-organization management system. Clubs, leagues, and governing bodies will be able to communicate and streamline their administration tasks like never before.

“An overwhelming workload for administrators and volunteers combined with new demands for online services by parents and players is helping to bring this change sooner rather than later.” says Chris Groot, VP Marketing of ITSportsNet.

“Being the largest minor hockey association in Canada, MHAC prides itself at being at the leading edge in many aspects of the game. We want to minimize the administrative workload for all levels of hockey in Calgary and continually improve the delivery of communication and services to our members. The tools that ITSportsNet has developed will enable us to reach those goals,” said Robin Mann, President of MHAC.

About MHAC
The Minor Hockey Association of Calgary – the largest minor hockey association in Canada – is the home to approximately 12,000 hockey players.

About ITSportsNet
ITSportsNet is a premier developer of club and league management solutions. ITSportsNet’s flagship product – the Advanced League Management System – is consistently reducing Club and League Administration time by 50%.