Former Toronto Maple Leafs Player and Roller Derby Moms Among New Cast in Season 22 of THE AMAZING RACE, Premiering Feb. 17 on CTV - 11 teams travel through five continents covering more than 30,000 miles - - Season 22 introduces a new twist to the game in which the first Team to check in at the first pit stop earns two "Express Passes" - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/145QNbB TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's most-watched reality series is back with another batch of 11 teams, including hockey player brothers, one of which is former Toronto Maple Leafs player Bates Battaglia, who will embark on a sprint around the globe on THE AMAZING RACE! Season 22 of the perennial smash hit series premieres Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Following its television broadcast, viewers can also catch up on full episodes of THE AMAZING RACE across CTV's digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, CTV Mobile available on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners. THE AMAZING RACE is Canada's #1 reality series and Canada's #3 most-watched program with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers. This season of the multi-Emmy(®) Award-winning series introduces a new twist to the game in which the first Team to check in at the first pit stop earns two "Express Passes" - one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fourth leg of the Race. Traveling more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries, Teams skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana, and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. This season also welcomes a diverse cast which includes former professional hockey player and former Toronto Maple Leafs player Bates Battaglia and his hockey playing brother, twin brothers who are both OB/GYNs, father/son cancer survivors, Southern firefighters, roller derby moms, and female country singers.. **Media Note** Photography for THE AMAZING RACE available online at BellMediaPR.ca The following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order: Name: Bates Battaglia Age: 36 Hometown: Raleigh, N.C. Current occupation: Former Professional Hockey Player (Played for the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs) Name: Anthony Battaglia Age: 33 Hometown: Raleigh, N.C. Current occupation: Professional Hockey Player (Currently plays for the Huntsville Havoc) Connection: Hockey Brothers _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Idries Abdur-Rahman Age: 36 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician Name: Jamil Abdur-Rahman Age: 36 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician Connection: Twin Doctors _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Max Bichler Age: 30 Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. Current occupation: Cigar Sales Name: Katie Bichler Age: 24 Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. Current occupation: Pharmacist Connection: Newlyweds _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Mona Egender Age: 33 Hometown: Castle Pines, Colo. Current occupation: Captioner/Roller Derby Player Name: Beth Bandimere Age: 36 Hometown: Arvada, Colo. Current occupation: Tech Support/Roller Derby Player Connection: Roller Derby Moms _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Chuck McCall Age: 46 Hometown: Daphne, Ala. Current occupation: Retail Manager/Taxidermist Name: Wynona McCall Age: 49 Hometown: Daphne, Ala. Current occupation: Cosmetologist/Hairstylist Connection: Married _________________________________________________________________________ Name: David O'Leary Age: 58 Hometown: Salt Lake City Current occupation: Investment Properties Name: Connor O'Leary Age: 21 Hometown: Salt Lake City Current occupation: Professional Cyclist Connection: Father/Son (Both Cancer Survivors) ________________________________________________________________________ Name: Caroline Cutbirth Age: 29 Hometown: Austin, Texas Current occupation: Singer/Songwriter (Band Member of "Stealing Angels") *Caroline is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone Name: Jennifer Kuhle Age: 30 Hometown: Nashville Current occupation: Songwriter (Band Member of "Stealing Angels") *Jennifer is the granddaughter of John Wayne Connection: Friends/Country Singers _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Joey Graceffa Age: 21 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: YouTube Host Internet Personality Joey's YouTube Channel Name: Meghan Camarena Age: 25 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: YouTube Host Internet Personality Meghan's YouTube Channel Connection: Friends/YouTube Hosts _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Pamela Chien Age: 29 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: Art Director and Fitness Instructor Name: Winnie Sung Age: 29 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: Senior Project Manager Connection: Best Friends _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Jessica Hoel Age: 26 Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. Current occupation: Account Manager Name: John Erck Age: 27 Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. Current Occupation: Entrepreneur/Computer Programmer Connection: Dating _________________________________________________________________________ Name: Matthew Davis Age: 25 Hometown: Gaffney, S.C. Current occupation: Firefighter Name: Daniel Moss Age: 24 Hometown: Gaffney, S.C. Current occupation: Firefighter Connection: Best Friends/Firefighters THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1 million. Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @AmazingRace_CBS @philkeoghan Facebook: www.facebook.com/amazingrace About CTV CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca. 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Former Toronto Maple Leafs Player and Roller Derby Moms Among New Cast in Season 22 of THE AMAZING RACE, Premiering Feb. 17 on
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