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November 09, 2011 12:18 ET

Paul Brandt Launches the World Junior Season by Debuting "I Was There" -the Official Song of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2011) -

PHOTO OP: Hockey fans will gather at The CORE sporting their favourite jerseys as Paul Brandt performs "I Was There" for the first time.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 40 days until the puck drops!

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. MT

*Event will start at 12:15 p.m. sharp.

WHAT: After being selected to write the theme song for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships being held in Calgary and Edmonton from December 26 – January 5, 2012, Country Music Superstar Paul Brandt is gearing up for the debut of the highly anticipated track "I Was There."

Hockey fans, parents and teams are invited to come out and sport their favourite colours while joining in on the festivities, and will have the opportunity to share their favourite "I Was There" moment via several kiosks that will be relayed on a big screen. In addition to Brandt's inaugural "I Was There" live performance, attendees will hear from former World Junior player(s).

Follow the hashtag # IWASTHERE for the most up-to-date information.

WHY: The recently-recorded theme song will capture the spirit of hockey, as well as the significance of the sport from a uniquely Albertan perspective, and seeks to broaden the scope of the World Juniors.

WHO: Paul Brandt, Country Music Superstar

Jim Peplinski, Co-Chair, 2012 World Junior Championship

World Junior Alumni

The City of Calgary

WHERE: The CORE - TD Square

Second level, 3rd Street Bridge (By the TELUS store)

317 7th Avenue Southwest

Calgary, Alberta

If you are unable to attend, we invite you to tune into the live webcast at

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