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Little Caesars teams win at nationals

Record six Little Caesars AAA teams compete; three take titles

Wednesday, 04.9.2008 / 1:44 PM ET / News
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Little Caesars teams win at nationals
DETROIT – Fresh off winning six State Tournament Championships in Michigan last month, Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club teams competed and won 3 National Championships last weekend.  Long regarded as the premier amateur hockey club in North America, this year Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club sent the most teams in its 40 year history to Nationals.
The following boys’ teams were victorious:
  • Little Caesars Midget Major (16U) won 4-3 vs South Shore Dynamo.
  • Little Caesars Bantam Major (14U) won 2-0 vs Chicago Mission.

The following girls’ teams competed:
  • Little Caesars Women’s Senior A team won 5-3 vs the Needham Huskies.
  • Little Caesars 19U Girls lost 2-1 (OT) to Chicago Mission.
  • Little Caesars 14U Girls lost 4-3 (5 OT) vs Assabet Valley.
  • Little Caesars 12U Girls lost in the semi-finals 2-1 to eventual national champion Assabet Valley.
 “Our primary goal in the Little Caesars AAA program is continue to play competitive hockey at the national level and operate as one of most recognizable and respected amateur hockey organizations in North America,” said Glenn Murray, Governor, Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club.  “Again this year, we have a tremendous group of young athletes participating in the Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club at all levels.”

Little Caesars AAA Hockey General Manager Mike Bayoff added: “The effort and dedication these teams put into playing at this level is a testament to our program.  We are incredibly proud of all of our teams.  We set high expectations and this is a tremendous accomplishment for the players, coaches, families and for our entire organization."

Since 1968 when Little Caesars Pizza founders Mike and Marian Ilitch began sponsoring amateur hockey, the world’s largest carry-out pizza chain has supported youth hockey in its hometown of Detroit.  Today, Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club fields fourteen teams in twelve different age groups: nine boys’ teams and 5 girls’ teams. 

Little Caesars Pizza is proud to be the title sponsor for the Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club and also for the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League, the largest amateur hockey league in the United States.  Little Caesars President David Scrivano congratulated the six teams on their victories:  “Coming on the heels of winning six State Championships in Michigan, we’re thrilled that Little Caesars AAA teams competed at the highest level during Nationals.  We take great pride in providing young people an opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities while growing and maturing into tomorrow's future stars – both on and off the ice. We are proud to be associated with such outstanding youth.”
 
Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan in 1959. Today, Little Caesars is the largest carry-out chain internationally with restaurants on five continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized characters in the country, Little Caesar, appealing to both adults and children.
In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch companies in the  food, sports and entertainment industries include – the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., and a variety of venues within these entities.

For more information about Little Caesars and available franchise opportunities and markets, visit www.LittleCaesars.com or call 1-800-553-5776.

For more information about the Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club, visit www.LittleCaesarsHockey.com.

For more information about the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey Association, visit www.lcahl.org.

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