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Six Montreal Angels have been named to Team Canada’s Aussie Rules Football squad (called the Northern Lights) to compete against the United States for the 49th Parallel Cup in Dublin, Ohio on August 4th, 2012. The Cup takes its name from the circle latitude that delineates the international borders between Canada and the USA and has fast become the annual North American grudge match. Although the first game played for the cup was in 1999, it would take 11 years before the 49th Parallel Cup introduced a women’s competition in 2010.
The inaugural women’s 49th Parallel Cup in Toronto saw two Montreal Angels represent Quebec in national colours. Building on that success the following year, three Angels travelled to Australia to participate in the first ever women’s International Cup. Angel Aimee Legault was bestowed with the honour of captaining Team Canada and was eventually named to the World team for her standout efforts during the tournament.
The Angels are proud to announce that Lindsay Belzie, Mirabel Eboka, Tara Cools-Lartigue, Aimee Legault, Kelsey Martin and Margo Legault have all been chosen to represent Canada in Dublin, Ohio. These players will be accompanied by Angels head coach Ronan Shaughnessy who has been selected as one of Team Canada’s assistant coaches. Never travelling without an entourage, the girls will be well supported as many players from the Quebec Saints have also been named to the Team Canada’s Under 23 squad and will be on hand cheering the girls on to victory.
Despite being a relatively unfamiliar sport to most Canadians, Aussie Rules is an exciting, up-and-coming fast paced game that offers everything to the prospective player, even the chance to wear their countries guernsey on the national stage. The Montreal Angels have been able to build on these experiences and harness the interest that is created abroad to develop locally. The combination of playing in a weekly co-ed league in Montreal and also travelling to Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa and Toronto to compete, means that the Angels have gained valuable game experience throughout the season. Having forged bonds with teams in the East and in Ontario, the Angels will already know many of their Team Canada teammates, but will also face the prospect of competing against players from New York and Boston with which the team has formed a close bond with this year.
The Montreal Angels would like to wish all of the players good luck for the 49th Parallel Cup.
Hype Energy has been busy working on its latest marketing campaign images. This marathon photo shoot took place over two days in Marbella at Puro Beach and Sleek nightclub where a huge team of photographers, models, make-up artists, hair stylists, art directors, assistants and runners created a wicked atmosphere and some seriously slick pics. Luckily there were plenty of Hype Energy drinks on hand to keep everyone’s energy up from the early morning starts to the late evening finishes. Check out the behind-the-scenes pics on our Facebook page gallery: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.386674641387863.98610.146297718758891&type=3
I really enjoy Hype's drinks, and have been looking forward to Hype MFP, a carbon fibered souped up version of their line. If there were spoilers and big plastic chrome rims made for energy drinks Hype MFP would be the ones sporting the bling. If I was ever caught racing a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII through the streets of Tokyo, this is the drink I would want to have in my custom cup holder. Everything about this drink screams speed. One thing I was not quite able to figure out is the MFP part of the name. Mind you, I am not very good at acronyms - which probably explains why I hate txtspeak oh so very much. Either take the 3 seconds to actually write the damn thing out or dont bother saying it at all. I am not saying that I am not full of grammatical errors and mistakes, but at least all of those are unintentional.
Check out these trick tips from Hype Energy kite surfer Alberto Rondina:
Wow! I had a fantastic ten days in Gran Canaria. Great wind nearly every day – it is really one of my favourite places to train and somewhere I could seriously consider living. I always get a bit sad when I have to leave GC and all my friends there. This time though I wasn’t quite so sad though as I knew that I was moving on to another little spot I know – Brazil. After a quick stopover at home in Italy to pick up a few things and change a bit of equipment I headed off to Rome to get the plane to Fortaleza. There wasn’t much wind when I arrived, but you never have to wait too long here for the right conditions to get out and start doing some serious tricks and get everything toned up and perfected.
From Brazil, I’ll be heading straight to Venezuela for the next leg of the PKRA World. It’s a really important stage for me as I want to make sure that I keep up my recent form, and who knows, even stand on the very top of the podium.
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