Canadian Women's Hockey League


on Feb 08, 2013

For immediate release
Thursday, February 7, 2013



MARKHAM, Ont. – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is pleased to announce that the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre and Spa is the official hotel of the 2013 Clarkson Cup, coming to the City of Markham this March 20-23.

“The Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites is the perfect hotel for a major event such as the Clarkson Cup, creating a warm and welcoming environment for everyone involved, from tournament organizers to the teams themselves,” CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress said. “It will also be a fantastic location for our awards banquet Wednesday, March 20. We are thrilled to partner with them in what is sure to be our best and biggest league championship to date.”

“The Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites has a stellar reputation across the City of Markham and its surrounding communities, from excellent customer service to a top class conference facility,” 2013 Clarkson Cup chair Cathy Pin said. “We’re happy to welcome this high quality establishment on board as one of our event’s biggest supporters, and truly appreciate the Hilton’s enthusiasm and excitement as we get closer to the puck drop on the 2013 Clarkson Cup.”

"We at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre and Spa are very proud to be the official hotel sponsor of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s 2013 Clarkson Cup, and look forward to welcoming the league, its players, as well as sponsors to the City of Markham,” Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites general manager Patrick Regina said. “This partnership gives us the unique opportunity to encourage CWHL fans that may not have experienced the City of Markham before, or perhaps stayed at our property, to give us a try. We are confident that once they stay with us, we will transform their hotel experience and they will come back to our hotel and great city again.”

For CWHL media requests, please contact communications advisor Kristen Lipscombe at or (403) 826-4819. For City of Markham media requests, please contact director of corporate communications Dennis Flaherty at or (905) 415-7520. For Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites media requests, please contact Patrick Regina at (905) 470-8500.

The CWHL is the most premier, professionally run women's hockey league in the world. It enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment and motivation. The league is centrally funded, with all participating teams in the CWHL receiving equal access to financial support and given the same opportunities to succeed. The CWHL is a not-for-profit organization, with every dollar going towards building a league that is dedicated to raising the profile of women's hockey, providing a place for the best female players in the world to compete and inspiring the next generation of female hockey heroines. Since the CWHL’s inception in 2007, each hockey season has culminated in an exciting play-off round in which the top teams face off for the Clarkson Cup, named after former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson. For more information, please visit, follow the CWHL on Twitter at and “like” the CWHL fan page on Facebook. For interview requests, please email

About the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre and Spa
The only Four Diamond full service all-suite hotel in the York Region. Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites features spacious two-room suites with separate bedroom and living room, a restaurant, lobby and Hilton HHonors lounge connectivity station, along with a full service spa, salon and health club. With over 20 years of service excellence, Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites can cater to every need, your place or ours. We are host to many galas, conferences, tradeshows and special events, with 45,000 square feet of function space accommodating up to 1,200 guests. We’re also easily accessible from major highways and nearby to shopping, golf, restaurants, and major local attractions. Visit to more information. Social media users can engage with Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites at and Join today to earn airline miles and points to enjoy free nights, exclusive benefits and unforgettable adventures across the globe at

About the City of Markham
Markham, a municipality with more than 310,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, is home to 400 corporate head offices and 900 high tech and life science companies. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada ’s most diverse community, enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Canada ’s newest urban city as of July 1, 2012 , Markham has received the Excellence Canada PEP III Integrated and Accessibility Awards, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

About Scotiabank 
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL ®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Winnipeg Jets®, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome, and the Ottawa Senators®, whose home arena is  Scotiabank Place . The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations, to professional players and leagues. Across Canadian communities from coast to coast, Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to more than 3,700 minor hockey teams and leagues. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, ‘Scotiabank Bright Future’.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at

For more information, please contact:
CWHL Commissioner Brenda Andress
(647) 278-6515

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