Pens and Pointstreak Sports Technologies to continue providing Pittsburgh amateur hockey associations with industry-leading sports technologies
January 29th, 2014
Specifically, Pointstreak provides a comprehensive network of websites -- complete with integrated scores and statistics software and intelligent online registration software -- for teams in the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) and the Pittsburgh Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL). As part of the Penguins’ continuing commitment to grow hockey in the Pittsburgh area, the NHL team underwrites the costs of Poinstreak’s innovative league and team management solutions.
“Our goal when we signed the original agreement with Pointstreak was to provide easily accessible websites, scores and statistics to all youth teams and leagues in the Pittsburgh area,” said Rich Hixon, Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the Penguins, “The partnership has been so successful that we are excited to reach a new long-term agreement that will continue this excellent service while providing new features for our teams and leagues.”
The new agreement will see the Penguins continue their grassroots support initiative as well as see the addition of some exciting innovations from Pointstreak. Highlights of the deal include:
10,000 stats profiles: Renewing stats service for 10,000 players across Western Pennsylvania covering the following leagues: Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League(PIHL), the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League(PAHL) and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League(PIRHL)
Free, useful tools for busy volunteers: Renewed website service and online registration for 115 websites for all member clubs of the PIHL & PAHL Network of sites
Some of the upgrades that members of the PIHL, PAHL & PIRHL will be able to take advantage of include:
Improved websites: Improved site designs that will give each club a more individualized look and feel
Mobile apps: Custom mobile app for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry
Live video highlights: Automatic video highlights system, known as Live Publisher, effortlessly captures a video clip of every goal and indexes it to the player's stats profile (for Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U16 & U18 games)
Video analysis tools: Cloud-based video analytics software designed to improve athlete skills (for Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U15 team)
Auto game recaps: Instant, computer generated written game summaries for all PIHL Varsity AAA, AA, A games
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins®” said Ken Cook, Pointstreak’s COO, “The Penguin franchise continues to be leaders when it comes to embracing technology as they deliver on their brand promise of Energy, Innovation and Drive. The Pointstreak platforms will provide all interested stakeholders in the PAHL and PIHL with an enriched online experience. This approach is a unique way to reach a community of like minded people and create a grassroots brand experience for youth hockey participants and their families.”
ABOUT POINTSTREAK SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES:
Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.'s mission is to provide innovative technologies to enhance the experience of the global sports community.
Specialized for the needs of sports organizations such as leagues, teams, associations and governing bodies, Pointstreak's solutions streamline operations and improve the experience of sports participants, fans and media. Pointstreak has three broad divisions: League & Team Management Solutions (brands: Pointstreak Stats - real-time league statistics system; Pointstreak Registration - online registration system; Pointstreak Sites - website content management system; Pointstreak Stream - a live & on-demand sports video streaming service), Electronic Raffle System (brand: Pointstreak 5050) and Athlete Performance, Development & Promotion (brand: Pointstreak Performance).
More information about Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. can be found at www.pointstreak.com or through the dedicated product information website www.pointstreaksolutions.com.