June 01, 2006 09:59 ET

Sprint, NHL Announce Stanley Cup Final Player of the Game Text-to-Vote Program

NEW YORK, NY--(CCNMatthews - June 01, 2006) -

Fans Can Vote for the Outstanding Player of Each Stanley Cup Final Game

Sprint (NYSE: S) and the NHL today announced the launch of the Sprint/NHL Stanley Cup Final Player of the Game text-to-vote program, which is designed to give fans the opportunity to determine the outstanding player of each Stanley Cup Final game.

How to Vote

Following the second period of each Stanley Cup Final game, fans can vote by sending a text message with the first and last name of the game's best player to 57447 or cast their vote on-line at NHL.com. Standard text messaging rates apply. Each game's voting results will be announced on-air during the next OLN or NBC game broadcast and posted on-line at NHL.com.

The 2006 Stanley Cup Final will begin Monday, June 5.

About the NHL

The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second oldest of the four major team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League's international makeup, with players from 19 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, affluent and more educated than fans of any other professional sport. The study also showed that NHL fans consume a wider range of multimedia platforms and products. Through NHL Foundation, the League's charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer, Hockey's All-Star Kids and NHL Diversity, and supports the charitable efforts of all NHL players. For more information on the NHL, fans may log on to www.NHL.com.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

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