Arpin International Group Sponsors Arctic Cup Ice Hockey TournamentNovember 30, 2011
Arpin International Group announced today that it is sponsoring the Arctic Cup, an international ice hockey tournament of Arctic countries, which will be held December 8-10, 2011, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The goal of the tournament is to draw attention to the preservation of natural resources in the Arctic. Arpin International Group Vice Presidents, Bob Sullivan and Mark Dearborn, will be playing in the tournament representing the United States.
“Arpin has a long history of supporting athletic events, including the LPGA,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group. “But we were attracted to the Arctic Cup Tournament particularly for its focus on ‘green’ initiatives and environmental awareness efforts – values which we embody in our daily business.”
The Arctic Council is an international intergovernmental organization founded in 1996 to encourage coordinated interaction among the member states in regional development and environmental protection of the Arctic. Eight countries lay claim to the Arctic: the U.S., Canada, Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
The tournament players are selected from the best non-professional hockey clubs among the member states of the Arctic Council. Attendees will include hockey legends, politicians, scientists and business leaders, who all participate in the discussion forum regarding the future of the Arctic.
Players must be age 40 or older (goalies age 35 or older). The tournament will take place in stages, starting with pick-up games, a semifinal game, a game for third place and a final. Amateur teams will represent the United States, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Canada
The Arctic Council conference, which will be held in conjunction with the hockey tournament, will provide a forum for leading world experts where they will discuss the latest research, share technologies of the present and future and propose solutions for the preservation of natural resources in the Arctic.