Canadian hockey fan gets ready for Scotiabank's 'See Stanley with Lanny'

National Contest Winner Norman Larocque and Family Heading to Game 4 of Stanley Cup® Final with Legend Lanny McDonald

TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Stanley Cup® Final is well underway and one lucky Canadian family will be treated to an unforgettable Stanley Cup® Final experience as winners of Scotiabank's 'See Stanley with Lanny' contest.

Ste. Anne, Manitoba resident Norman Larocque and his family are celebrating after finding out they won Scotiabank's 'See Stanley with Lanny' contest that includes flights, accommodation and tickets to Game Four of the Stanley Cup® Final on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles with Canadian hockey legend and Stanley Cup® winner, Lanny McDonald. Norman will be bringing his wife Michelle along with his son Yvan (27) and son-in-law Terry (27) to enjoy the experience together.

"I've been a huge Lanny McDonald fan since I was a kid and I will never forget the moment he scored the goal that won the Calgary Flames® the Stanley Cup® in 1989," said Norman. "It still hasn't sunk in that we're headed to the Final, let alone that we get to share the experience with a real hockey hero!"

Lanny McDonald's professional hockey career lasted from 1973 - 1989 during which time he played right wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs®, Colorado Rockies™ and Calgary Flames®. He served as captain for the Calgary Flames® and led the 1989 team to the only Stanley Cup® win in team history.

"The Stanley Cup® Final is always an incredible experience," said McDonald. "Being at a Final game, experiencing all of the energy, excitement and emotion is unbelievable and it's going to be extra special to get to share it with the Larocque family."

"As the Official Bank of the NHL®, Scotiabank is delighted to make this special hockey experience come alive for the Larocque family," said Duncan Hannay, Senior Vice President Marketing, Scotiabank. "We know they will have an unforgettable evening with Lanny and make rich memories that will last a lifetime."

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHLPA®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Winnipeg Jets™, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome, and the Ottawa Senators® whose home arena is Scotiabank Place. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Across Canadian communities from coast to coast, Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to more than 3,700 minor hockey teams and leagues.To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.facebook.com/scotiahockeyclub.

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, 'Bright Future'. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

About the National Hockey League

The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League's international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other major professional sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (NBC Sports Network, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, and NHL Network™) and radio (NHL Radio™, and Sirius XM Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League's charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer™ and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.

™ Trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia

NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and NHL Alumni is a trademark of the National Hockey League.  All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2012All Rights Reserved.

Image with caption: "See Stanley with Lanny. (CNW Group/Scotiabank)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120604_C5456_PHOTO_EN_14577.jpg

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Narrative Public Relations
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Tricia Soltys
Narrative Public Relations
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tricia.soltys@narrative.ca


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