Team India vs Brampton Beast

The Hockey Foundation and Ice Hockey Association of India are excited to announce that Team India (Head Coach, Adam Sherlip, Executive Director of The Hockey Foundation) will be participating in an exhibition match against the Brampton Beast.  Stay tuned for more details.


09/14/2015 8:36 AM -

BRAMPTON, ON – The Brampton Beast Hockey Club, Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s Ice Caps ECHL affiliate, will host a press conference to discuss a historic exhibition game between the Beast and the National Ice Hockey Team of India. The game will be the first time in ECHL history a member team plays a national team of any country. Brampton is home to one of the largest East Indian communities in the world outside of India and is also a Canadian hockey hotbed. The puck is slated to drop on Friday, October 9th at 7:15PM at the Powerade Centre as the Beast, Canada’s only ECHL franchise, takes on Team India.

WHAT: Official announcement and agreement signing between Brampton Beast President and General Manager Cary Kaplan and Director of the India Ice Hockey Association Akshay Kumar.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15 from 12:30-1:30PM

WHERE: Brampton City Hall Atrium

WHO: In attendance will be the Director of the India Ice Hockey Association Akshay Kumar, Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Team India Ice Hockey Coach Adam Sherlip, Beast President and General Manager Cary Kaplan, City Councillors Jeff Bowman and Gurpreet Dhillon and Dr. Parminder Singh, TV Personality and Hockey Commentator of Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi Edition.

DETAILS: A question and answer session will take place following the signing. National Ice Hockey Team of India and Brampton Beast representatives will be available to the media. The event is free and open to the public.

Ticket packages for this game are $29.90 plus HST and will be available for purchase Tuesday, September 15th immediately following the press conference. A portion of all ticket packages purchased will be donated to the National Ice Hockey Team of India.

Any media interested in attending the event is asked to please contact Mallory Dayot, Marketing Manager at 905-564-1684 ext. 214 or For more information or general inquiries, please contact the Brampton Beast office at 905-564-1684 or