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Faces and Places

Dignitaries attend youth hockey tournament

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang hosted the fourth annual Lighthouse International Youth Hockey Tournament with teams from China, Finland, Japan and the U.S. competing. He also hosted a number of Chinese dignitaries during the tournament. From left: Naiwei Wang, Harbin Pingfang District Sports School chief; Chunhui Shi, Harbin Da Tong Primary School chief; Jinyu Wang, NYI Harbin Rep. Office chief; Tianbo Zhang, Harbin Sports Bureau; Charles Wang; Zaizhou Charles Yu, China Hockey Association; Yaowen Fang, Harbin Sports Bureau administrative office; Min Song, Heilongjiang Provincial Sports Bureau; and Clara Yang, KyLinTV PR manager.

National Lacrosse League uncovers all-star details

From left, National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel, Buffalo Bandits player Brett Bucktooth, Percy Abrams of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team and Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida National Enterprises unveil the logo for the 2011 NLL All-Star Game, to be played at Turning Stone Casino Arena in Verona, N.Y., on Feb. 27. The Oneida Indian Nation is the presenting sponsor of the All-Star Game, which will air live on Versus.

Curley plaque headed to Penn State’s journalism department

Penn State donor, adjunct faculty member and volunteer John Curley talks with football coach Joe Paterno during Curley’s retirement reception on Jan. 18. The plaque in honor of John Curley and his wife, Ann, will be displayed in Penn State’s journalism department to honor the many contributions the Curleys have made to Penn State’s College of Communications. Curley was a founding co-director of the college’s Center for Sports Journalism, which is now named in his honor.

Tartikoff Legacy Award

NBC Universal Sports & Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol received the 8th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award on Jan. 25 during the NATPE 2011 Market & Conference in Miami. Others receiving the award were Mary Hart, Regis Philbin and Gerhard Zeiler. The award recognizes television professionals who exhibit extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating television programming.

IU marketing students tour New York

The Indiana University Sport Marketing Alliance student group visited New York and Boston on a networking trip, stopping in at several professional teams, sports networks and sports marketing firms. In New York, the group met with Ben Sturner (front row, third from left), founder and CEO of Leverage Agency.

Snider honored for charitable work

Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider (right) receives the first Lifetime Achievement Award from Dan Finnerty, chairman of the Comcast SportsNet Shining Star Awards, during the March of Dimes benefit at the Westin Philadelphia Hotel on Jan. 21. Snider received the award for his charitable work and impact on the Philadelphia sports landscape.

Ryder Cup reception

U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Davis Love III (left) and Joe Steranka, CEO of the PGA of America, attend a welcome reception for Love at Spiagga in Chicago on Jan. 20. The 39th Ryder Cup will be played at Medinah Country Club in suburban Chicago Sept. 25-30, 2012.

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