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Commercial growth, ‘long-term’ NHL players solution part of Reindl’s IIHF manifesto

IIHF presidential candidate Franz Reindl

Germany’s Franz Reindl, one of five candidates vying to succeed René Fasel as the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, has targeted higher commercial revenues from the sport’s lower-tier and youth events as part of his campaign manifesto laid out this week.

Speaking to SportBusiness, Reindl, the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) president, also said that a “long-term” solution is needed to ice hockey’s perennial issue of the National Hockey League players’ involvement at the Winter Olympics.

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