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Dunkin’ Donuts Signs Multi-Year Agreement With USA Hockey

By USAHockey.com, 02/02/16, 12:30PM MST

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Will be official coffee house of USA Hockey and U.S. Women’s National Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today a new multi-year partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts, including designation of Dunkin’ Donuts as the Official Coffee Shop of USA Hockey and the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Dunkin’ Donuts will sponsor the U.S. Women’s National Team as it participates in key events, including the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship and the 2017 Women’s Four Nations Cup. Dunkin’ Donuts’ agreement also includes advertising onwww.usahockey.com and the brand’s logo featured on team practice jerseys.

In addition, Dunkin’ Donuts will receive recognition during USA Hockey’s National Championships and also in USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is an iconic American brand with a long history of supporting the sport of hockey,” said Lee Meyer, senior director of marketing for USA Hockey. “We are thrilled that Dunkin’ Donuts is now the official coffee shop of USA Hockey and our women’s national team and greatly appreciate their support.”

“As the brand that keeps America running, Dunkin’ Donuts is proud to be a sponsor of USA Hockey and its U.S. Women’s National Team. We’re excited about the team’s participation in signature championship events and activities in the coming years, particularly as they get ready to compete on the world’s biggest stage,” said Tom Manchester, Vice President, Field Marketing, Dunkin’ Brands. “We look forward to working with USA Hockey to further advance our commitment to support female athletes and help drive awareness of the increasingly popular sport of women’s hockey.”

About USA Hockey 
USA Hockey, founded on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey is more than a million strong, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states. The National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, USA Hockey has important partnerships with the National Hockey League, United States Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit www.usahockey.com.

About Dunkin' Donuts 
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,500 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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