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Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

November 01, 2006 10:00 ET

CCNMatthews Proud to Become Official Newswire of the Ottawa Senators

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 1, 2006) - CCNMatthews, a leading distributor of news releases, photos and multimedia content to the media and financial communities worldwide, is proud to announce an exclusive agreement to become the official newswire of the Ottawa Senators, Canada's NHL team in the nation's capital.

CCNMatthews will provide the Senators will full-service distribution, in English and French, of news releases and media advisories on behalf of the team over the next year. These announcements will be found in the News & Notes section of the Senators' English and French websites.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with the Ottawa Senators in this capacity," said Lisa Davis, marketing manager, CCNMatthews. "This is a great opportunity to service the needs of a great Canadian sports team for timely, accurate distribution of its news and announcements."

"Disseminating our news releases and advisories to the media in the quickest, most efficient and effective manner is one of our best media relations tools," said Phil Legault, Senators vice-president of communications. "I believe our relationship with CCNMatthews will provide media with the means of keeping up-to-date with all the happenings with the Ottawa Senators, be it on-ice or our off-ice business and community activities."

About CCNMatthews

CCNMatthews delivers news and multimedia to the worldwide media and investment communities. With its acquisition of Market Wire, CCNMatthews is a fully integrated North American newswire with a full range of services for IR and PR professionals. CCNMatthews is the only news release distributor to offer direct access to the CP (Canadian Press) Wire Network and the CP picture distribution wire across Canada. CCNMatthews has offices across Canada and the United States, and one European bureau in London.

About the Ottawa Senators

One of six NHL franchises based in Canada, the Ottawa Senators returned to the league in 1992 following a 58-year absence. Ottawa won 11 Stanley Cups during its original reign from 1903 to 1934. The modern-day Senators have captured four titles in the Northeast Division and a Presidents' Trophy in 2002-03. The team plays in the state-of-the-art Scotiabank Place, which opened in January 1996 and hosts 41 regular-season games, and a variety of concerts and events every year. Since 1992, the Senators together with its foundation, alumni, partners and fans have contributed more than $45 million to community initiatives in the National Capital Region. Among its many accomplishments is the construction of Roger's House, a pediatric and palliative care facility located on the grounds at CHEO.

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