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Battaglia To Appear On 'The Amazing Race'

on Jan 23, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, AL – It was announced today that Huntsville Havoc forward Anthony Battaglia will be a contestant on the 22nd season of “The Amazing Race.”

Battaglia will be competing alongside his brother, Bates, on the award-winning show. The Battaglia brothers will make up one of 11 teams engaging in an around-the-world chase in which the winner will earn $1 million.

Anthony has played in over 600 career minor league games after spending four years at Western Michigan University. He joined the Havoc on January 17 and has recorded one assist in three games. He has scored 177 goals and added 290 career assists.

The elder Battaglia brother, Bates played 580 games in the NHL, most of them with the Carolina Hurricanes, whom he helped lead to the 2002 Stanley Cup Final where they lost to the Detroit Red Wings.

This won't be the first time the Battaglia brothers compete on a team together. The pair spent part of the 2010-11 season playing together on the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League. Prior to that, they were teammates in 2004-05 with the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the East Coast Hockey League.

The 22nd season of "The Amazing Race" premieres on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.