with files from Brent Cooper
The new Canadian International Hockey League has unveiled a website that is dedicated to the promotion of its players.
Chad Clarke, director of social media communications for the CIHL, said the goal of the player-driven website is, simply put, promotion.
“Our goal is to create an online presence for our league dedicated to properly promoting all players, teams and coaches to maintain healthy and successful development leading to the immediate promotion of each student-athlete player, all the while keeping scouts, coaches and fans informed of real-time CIHL news and updates.
“With that said, the most important goal we would like to achieve is to create a user interface for colleges, universities, schools, coaches and scouts like no other, a one-stop shop for scouting our student-athlete players,” said Clarke.
“We have been mandated to focus on the promotion of our players, it will take a bit more time to complete, but before our season begins, our CIHL hockey website will be primarily focused on promoting each of our student-athlete players to the next level of their choosing, with each individual player having online updated resume exposure to scouts from around the world at all higher levels of play.”
The website can be accessed via http://www.cihlhockey.net
Clarke said player promotion to the North American Hockey League, United States Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association and American Collegiate Hockey Association ranks, are a top priority for the CIHL.
“Today we unveil our latest student-athlete promotional tool, a state of the art impressive website focused on promoting players like no other. In today’s day and age, the idea of sitting back and thinking that player performance alone will draw scouts is archaic,” Clarke continued.
“The CIHL is surpassing others in our mandated player-promotion department by taking the players to the college scouts as opposed to sitting back hoping they come to obscure places, which is no longer happening. Extensive traveling by the college scouts is simply no longer in their budgets, it’s just not happening,” Clarke opined.
For the full release on the new CIHL website, visit http://cihlhockey.net