Video: Wiener Dogs Racing On Ice Not Quite Olympic Game, But Spirit Of Friendly Competition On Display For Charity At Junior League Hockey Intermission


Video: Wiener Dogs Racing On Ice Not Quite Olympic Game, But Spirit Of Friendly Competition On Display For Charity At Junior League Hockey Intermission

Chicago Steel Hockey in Geneva, IL Hosted First Annual Wiener Dog Races to Benefit Rescue Warriors Corp.

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GENEVA, Ill., Feb. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – A popular junior hockey league tradition, Wiener Dog Racing took place at the Fox Valley Ice Arena on Saturday, February 17, 2018, as the 2016-2017 Clark Cup Champions Chicago Steel Hockey hosted their first annual Wiener Dog Races. Fans were treated during the first and second intermissions to the Steel’s Wiener Dog Races, with Monty, a one-year-old dachshund born in Denver, beating 16 other dogs to earn the championship trophy, edging out fellow finalists Asti, Buster and Tarragon. Race video footage from the first and second race is available HERE

Monty, the winner of the Chicago Steel Hockey’s first annual Wiener Dog Races, poses with his trophy.

Race proceeds went to Rescue Warriors Corp., an Elgin-based nonprofit whose mission is to save abandoned animals from being euthanized.  The organization is run by volunteers and generous supporters who have provided their time and financial support to help with their mission. The winner received a prize package provided by Woofbeach. For high res images, please contact Amelia Dellos at

During the game, The Madison Capitols (19-18-1-2, 41 pts.) stormed back from a 3-0 deficit, scoring eight of the game’s final nine goals en route to an 8-4 win over the Chicago Steel (19-18-1-3, 42 pts.) Saturday night at Fox Valley Ice Arena. Cade Borchardt notched a career-high four points (2-2–4) for the Capitols.

Chicago Steel’s  season-long seven-game homestand continues next weekend with a pair of games at Fox Valley Ice Arena. Friday, Feb. 23 is Military Appreciation Night presented by Grunt Style as the Steel take on the Green Bay Gamblers. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. and complimentary admission is available for active military and veterans. The Steel then close the weekend with a Steel Family Sunday on Feb. 25, hosting the Central Illinois Flying Aces at 3:05 p.m. on Rusty’s Birthday, featuring a mascot hockey game. The Steel Family Pack is available — purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas (or waters) and four chuck-a-pucks starting at just $48. Fans are invited to stick around after the game for full-team post-game autographs. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 855-51-STEEL, stop by the Box Office at Fox Valley Ice Arena or visit

The 2017 Clark Cup Champion Chicago Steel are entering their 18th season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and third season playing at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, Ill. 2016-2017 was a record-breaking season for the Steel, including new team records in regular season wins (38) and points (81), and culminating in the first championship in team history. The organization’s focus is providing affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Steel players are recruited from across the country and internationally. They are assigned a host family and advisor to arrange housing and education options while with the team. Education, and development as a player/individual, are keys to their success. 192 Steel players have earned NCAA Division I scholarships since 2000 and 34 have been NHL Draft picks since 2002. Follow the Steel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @ChicagoSteel. Visit for more information.

2016-2017 Championship Season
Last season, the Chicago Steel set a new all-time team record with 38 wins and 81 points in the regular season, making its way to the postseason for the first time in nine years, and first since the team relocated to the Fox Valley in 2015. Chicago defeated the Youngstown Phantoms in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 3 game to 2, before knocking off the defending Eastern Conference Champions, the Dubuque Fighting Saints, in the Eastern Conference Final, 3 games to 1. It was the Steel’s first-ever appearance in the Clark Cup Final. For more information on the Chicago Steel  visit

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, and founded in 1979, the USHL is celebrating its 16th season as the nation’s only Tier 1 junior hockey league. It’s players range from 16-20 years old, and are recruited from over 35 states and 9 countries to fill the rosters on 17 teams nationwide. A record 40 USHL players were chosen in the 2017 NHL Draft, and more than 400 USHL players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the league as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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Indian State Of Maharashtra Announces Their Intent To Build First Hyperloop Route In India And Signs Historic Agreement With Virgin Hyperloop One


Indian State Of Maharashtra Announces Their Intent To Build First Hyperloop Route In India And Signs Historic Agreement With Virgin Hyperloop One

Pune-Mumbai Route Will Support 150 Million Passenger Trips Per Year And Help India Boost Its Economic Competitiveness Through High-Speed Transportation Innovation and Job Creation

Construction Will Begin With An Operational Demonstration Track

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MUMBAI, India, Feb. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin Hyperloop One today announced the Indian State of Maharashtra’s intent to build a hyperloop between Pune and Mumbai beginning with an operational demonstration track.

Pune to Mumbai in 25 minutes via hyperloop

Virgin Group Founder and Virgin Hyperloop One Chairman Sir Richard Branson announced the Framework Agreement in the presence of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis to begin the development of the route. This historic signing at the Magnetic Maharashtra event was also attended by Virgin Hyperloop One board members and key investors Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO and Group Chairman of DP World, and Ziyavudin Magomedov, Chairman of Summa Group.

Recognizing the Maharashtra government’s contribution to the country’s economy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “51 per cent of total investments in India have come to Maharashtra, and the state is attracting global investors. The state’s overall development in the past few years is a shining example of change thinking and improving conditions in the country. Maharashtra government was ahead of all other Indian states in terms of infrastructure spend and the state is on its way to achieving its bold vision of a trillion-dollar economy.”

“I believe Virgin Hyperloop One could have the same impact upon India in the 21st century as trains did in the 20th century. The PuneMumbai route is an ideal first corridor as part of a national hyperloop network that could dramatically reduce travel times between India’s major cities to as little as two hours,” said Sir Richard Branson. “Virgin Hyperloop One can help India become a global transportation pioneer and forge a new world-changing industry.”

The hyperloop route will link central Pune, Navi Mumbai International Airport, and Mumbai in 25-minutes, connecting 26 million people and creating a thriving, competitive megaregion. The high-capacity passenger and cargo hyperloop route eventually will support 150 million passenger trips annually, saving more than 90 million hours of travel time, and providing citizens with greater opportunities and social and economic mobility. The hyperloop system will also have the potential for the rapid movement of palletized freight and light cargo between the Port of Mumbai and Pune, creating a robust backbone for on-demand deliveries, supply chains, and next-generation logistics.

The PuneMumbai route could result in USD $55 billion (INR 350,000 crores) in socio-economic benefits (time savings, emissions and accident reduction, operational cost savings, etc.) over 30 years of operation, according to an initial pre-feasibility study completed by Virgin Hyperloop One. The 100% electric, efficient hyperloop system will ease severe expressway congestion and could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 150,000 tons annually.

“With Virgin Hyperloop One, we can create a sustainable infrastructure that will enhance the State of Maharashtra’s competitiveness and attract new investment and businesses,” said the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. “The PuneMumbai hyperloop route will be an economic catalyst for the region and create tens of thousands of jobs for India’s world-class manufacturing, construction, service, and IT sectors and aligns with Make in India initiatives.”

The PuneMumbai hyperloop project will begin with a six-month in-depth feasibility study which will analyze and define the route alignment including environmental impact, the economic and commercial aspects of the route, the regulatory framework, and cost and funding model recommendations. The feasibility study will build upon the findings of the pre-feasibility study signed in November 2017 between the Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority and Virgin Hyperloop One.

The project will enter a procurement stage upon the successful completion of the feasibility study to determine the public-private partnership structure. Construction of the PuneMumbai hyperloop route would commence after procurement and will be completed in two phases, beginning with an operational demonstration track built between two points on the route. The demonstration track will be constructed in two to three years from the signing of the agreement and serve as a platform for testing, certifying, and regulating the system for commercial operations. The second phase will target to complete construction of the full PuneMumbai route in five to seven years. Future projects could also extend the route to link central Pune with the New Pune International Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai with Pune’s industrial economic zones. 

“The PuneMumbai hyperloop project will ultimately be executed by a public-private partnership which will save taxpayer money while delivering a transport option that will help the State of Maharashtra support economic growth, improve sustainability, and meet the transport demands,” said Kiran Gitte, CEO of the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

“We have always believed that India would be a tremendous market for hyperloop. The PuneMumbai route is one of the strongest economic cases we have seen to-date,” said Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd. “The State of Maharashtra has made a strong commitment to building the first hyperloop route in India. We are looking forward to partnering with the State as well as our partners to make the PuneMumbai route a reality.”

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Virgin Hyperloop One is the only company in the world that has built a fully operational hyperloop system. Our team has the world’s leading experts in engineering, technology, and transport project delivery, working in tandem with global partners and investors to make hyperloop a reality, now. Virgin Hyperloop One is backed by key investors including DP World, Caspian VC Partners (part of Summa Group), Virgin Group, Sherpa Capital, Abu Dhabi Capital Group, SNCF, GE Ventures,  Formation 8, 137 Ventures, WTI, among others. For more information, visit

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Crown Wealth Strategies throws its annual client appreciation event

El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) February 18, 2018

Crown Wealth Strategies held a reception for over 100 El Paso business leaders and families last week at the Cortez building. Crown Wealth President Lizzie Dipp Metzger had been named 2017 Council President at New York Life and was the first Hispanic woman to receive this award which is the highest honor awarded by New York Life to its more than 12,000 career agents.

Crown Wealth Strategies is a comprehensive wealth strategies firm in El Paso, TX serving clients nationwide. As a Financial Professional, Dipp Metzger provides clients with an integrated retirement and insurance strategy focused on maximizing value over the course of their lifetime. Lizzie’s focus is physicians, professionals, and business owners in the affluent market. Lizzie provides holistic strategies for retirement, college funding, business planning, and wealth accumulation.

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