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Third Annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME Tips Off April 10, Exclusively on TSN

– All-star game showcasing 24 of Canada’s top high school basketball players tips off Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport – – Roster of 24 players unveiled in the NBA ON TSN halftime show when the Toronto Raptors host the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, March 13 on TSN – – NBA alumni of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME include Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and Milwaukee Bucks power forward Thon Maker – – Slate of sponsors for the third annual edition of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME includes BMO, Nike, Samsung, and Sport Chek –

TORONTO (March 10, 2017) – Canada’s next generation of basketball stars shine once again exclusively on TSN, as Canada’s Sports Leader announced today broadcast details for the third annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME. Featuring 24 of the top Canadian high school basketball stars, TSN’s coverage tips off Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

The 24 players comprising the roster for the 2017 BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME will be revealed in the halftime show of the NBA ON TSN when the Toronto Raptors host the Dallas Mavericks at the Air Canada Centre this Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5.

NBA alumni of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME include Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and Milwaukee Bucks power forward Thon Maker.

“We are incredibly proud of how this game is growing and where it is headed,” said John Celenza, CEO, BioSteel Sports. “We are only at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Canadian talent domination on the global stage.”

“We are as excited as ever for this year’s BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME,” said Jesse Tipping, President, Pretty River Sports & Entertainment. “The event has been an amazing avenue for uniting the Canadian basketball community. It is always exciting to celebrate the up-and-coming talent this great basketball country continues to produce. This year’s roster is deeper than ever with talent.”

“TSN is proud to once again partner with BioSteel and PRSE on the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Content Strategy and Business Operations, TSN. “The game has become an important platform for the best young Canadian basketball players to showcase their skills on national television and a must-see event on the Canadian basketball calendar.”

The game’s organizers also announced today the slate of skills events priming fans for the game, which include the Sport Chek 3-Point Shootout, BMO Slam Dunk Competition, and BioSteel Futures All Canadian Game, which take place at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ont., on Sunday, April 9. Additional details, including participants, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The slate of sponsors for the third annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME includes presenting sponsor BMO, Nike, Samsung, and Sport Chek. Canada Basketball also returns as a supporting partner of the game, to back the selection process of the 24-man roster.

Selection Committee

The athletes competing in this year’s BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME will be chosen by a 10-person selection committee comprised of a cross-section of Canadian basketball stakeholders; including provincial and territorial representatives, clubs, coaches, and scouts from across the country (more information regarding the selection process is available through the game’s official website at BioSteelAllCanadian.com):

  • Pasha Bains – Drive Basketball, BC
  • Dan Becker – Basketball Manitoba
  • Ryan Dickison – Basketball Nova Scotia
  • Greg Francis – Canada Basketball
  • Shane James – Under Armour Canada Elite/Thornlea Secondary School
  • Nathan Johnson – Athlete Institute
  • Carmelo Mallia – Ontario Basketball
  • Joey McKitterick – Brookwood Elite Adidas, QC
  • Michael Meeks – Canada Basketball
  • Dave Smart – Carleton Ravens/Canada Basketball
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About BioSteel BioSteel is a Canadian operated sports nutrition company that was built on the mandate of providing the safest, healthiest, and most effective line of nutritional products available. BioSteel’s line of nutritional products ranges from a sugar and caffeine free sports beverage with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives, to a line of proteins and a variety of nutritional bars. BioSteel products are currently readily available across Canada, and globally with select retail partners. For more information, including a full list of retail locations, please visit www.biosteel.com or email info@biosteel.com. About Pretty River Sports + Entertainment PRSE is a company that owns and operates several sports and entertainment properties, including: the Athlete Institute, Athlete Institute Football Club, Athlete Institute Basketball Academy, CrossFit Orangeville, the Orangeville A’s (NBL Canada), the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association, and the BioSteel All Canadian Basketball Game. About TSN TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.
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Third Annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME Tips Off April 10, Exclusively on TSN

– All-star game showcasing 24 of Canada’s top high school basketball players tips off Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport – – Roster of 24 players unveiled in the NBA ON TSN halftime show when the Toronto Raptors host the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, March 13 on TSN – – NBA alumni of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME include Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and Milwaukee Bucks power forward Thon Maker – – Slate of sponsors for the third annual edition of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME includes BMO, Nike, Samsung, and Sport Chek –

TORONTO (March 10, 2017) – Canada’s next generation of basketball stars shine once again exclusively on TSN, as Canada’s Sports Leader announced today broadcast details for the third annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME. Featuring 24 of the top Canadian high school basketball stars, TSN’s coverage tips off Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

The 24 players comprising the roster for the 2017 BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME will be revealed in the halftime show of the NBA ON TSN when the Toronto Raptors host the Dallas Mavericks at the Air Canada Centre this Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5.

NBA alumni of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME include Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and Milwaukee Bucks power forward Thon Maker.

“We are incredibly proud of how this game is growing and where it is headed,” said John Celenza, CEO, BioSteel Sports. “We are only at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Canadian talent domination on the global stage.”

“We are as excited as ever for this year’s BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME,” said Jesse Tipping, President, Pretty River Sports & Entertainment. “The event has been an amazing avenue for uniting the Canadian basketball community. It is always exciting to celebrate the up-and-coming talent this great basketball country continues to produce. This year’s roster is deeper than ever with talent.”

“TSN is proud to once again partner with BioSteel and PRSE on the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Content Strategy and Business Operations, TSN. “The game has become an important platform for the best young Canadian basketball players to showcase their skills on national television and a must-see event on the Canadian basketball calendar.”

The game’s organizers also announced today the slate of skills events priming fans for the game, which include the Sport Chek 3-Point Shootout, BMO Slam Dunk Competition, and BioSteel Futures All Canadian Game, which take place at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ont., on Sunday, April 9. Additional details, including participants, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The slate of sponsors for the third annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME includes presenting sponsor BMO, Nike, Samsung, and Sport Chek. Canada Basketball also returns as a supporting partner of the game, to back the selection process of the 24-man roster.

Selection Committee

The athletes competing in this year’s BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME will be chosen by a 10-person selection committee comprised of a cross-section of Canadian basketball stakeholders; including provincial and territorial representatives, clubs, coaches, and scouts from across the country (more information regarding the selection process is available through the game’s official website at BioSteelAllCanadian.com):

  • Pasha Bains – Drive Basketball, BC
  • Dan Becker – Basketball Manitoba
  • Ryan Dickison – Basketball Nova Scotia
  • Greg Francis – Canada Basketball
  • Shane James – Under Armour Canada Elite/Thornlea Secondary School
  • Nathan Johnson – Athlete Institute
  • Carmelo Mallia – Ontario Basketball
  • Joey McKitterick – Brookwood Elite Adidas, QC
  • Michael Meeks – Canada Basketball
  • Dave Smart – Carleton Ravens/Canada Basketball

For more information

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Zak Fairbrother

zak.fairbrother@bellmedia.ca

About BioSteel BioSteel is a Canadian operated sports nutrition company that was built on the mandate of providing the safest, healthiest, and most effective line of nutritional products available. BioSteel’s line of nutritional products ranges from a sugar and caffeine free sports beverage with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives, to a line of proteins and a variety of nutritional bars. BioSteel products are currently readily available across Canada, and globally with select retail partners. For more information, including a full list of retail locations, please visit www.biosteel.com or email info@biosteel.com. About Pretty River Sports + Entertainment PRSE is a company that owns and operates several sports and entertainment properties, including: the Athlete Institute, Athlete Institute Football Club, Athlete Institute Basketball Academy, CrossFit Orangeville, the Orangeville A’s (NBL Canada), the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association, and the BioSteel All Canadian Basketball Game. About TSN TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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