Make no mistake, BlackBerry, through all its ups and downs, is still Canada’s tech darling.

So maybe it comes as no surprise that during the Welcome Reception the “star” of the evening was the most popular trophy in North America: the Stanley Cup.

In conjunction with the same trophy that has eluded Canada for 20 years the first major app to get press at this year’s #BBLive is the NHL’s new GameCenter.

NHL GameCenter is the only hockey app that allows the user to watch live out-of-market games, see highlights of games in action as well as live stream audio from games.

According to the app’s website, NHL GameCenter features include:
• Live Scores and Stats for Every Team and Player
• Live Game Simulation with Near Real-Time Shift Changes, Boxscore, and Play-by-Play
• Post-Game Video Highlights
• Video on Demand Content Including Videos from your Favorite Teams and the Best Selections from NHL Editors
• Full Season Schedule and Standings
• Player Profiles with Headshots, Bios and Stats for all Active NHL Players
• Customize up to 5 Favorite Teams

Keep you eyes peeled here for more updates from BlackBerry Live in Orlando. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #BBLive.

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Karim Kanji is the Canadian Director of Social Media Strategy at iNvolved Media. iNvolved Media was purchased by Active International in 2015. Clients include popular food brands, technology brands and other CPG companies. Prior to joining iNvolved Media, Karim led the paid social media strategy for some of Canada's most popular CPG and confectionery brands for Catalyst/GroupM. Karim started in the social media space when he co-founded and was the President of THIRDOCEAN where he led the creation of digital content for companies including Scotiabank, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Microsoft, Wild Water Kingdom, Palomino Systems Inc. and Techvibes. Karim has also been recognized as a pioneer in podcasting having interviewed people such as such as federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, former MLSE boss Richard Peddie, TVO's Steve Paikin, Canadian serial angel investor Dr. Boris Wertz, HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes, Mathew Ingram, Mitch Joel from Mirium and many, many others. As a demonstration of thought leadership, Karim led the development and execution of reports discussing how technology and digital media have impacted industries such as retail, education, health, gaming, sports and banking.