CWHL Final Game Promises to be a "Barn Burner"



    TORONTO, March 20 /CNW/ - Fans of women's hockey are gearing up for an
intense showdown this weekend as the Brampton Canadette-Thunder take on the
Mississauga Chiefs in the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) championship
final.
    The championship game represents a first for the CWHL which was formed in
the fall of last year and comes on the heels of an exciting road to the final
by both teams.
    The game is being held on Saturday, March 22nd during the Brampton girls'
hockey tournament at the Brampton Powerade Centre, 7575 Kennedy Road South.
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the puck drops on the big game at 1:00 p.m.
    "Anybody who has been watching this league leading up to this game knows
it's going to be a barn burner," said Sami Jo Small, a Canadian Olympian who
is both a founder of the league and a goalie for the Chiefs.
    "This is also a fabulous opportunity for the CWHL to reach out to fans,
raise money for the league and increase profile for our sponsors," she added.
    Following the game there will be a special ceremony featuring awards for
the most valuable player, as well as the league's highest scorer named in
honor of pioneering women's hockey star, Angela James.
    Brampton Councilor John Sanderson will be on hand for the awards ceremony
as well as Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
    General admission tickets for the game are free based on a first come,
first serve basis. VIP area tickets are $30. Information and downloadable
tickets can be found at www.cwhl.ca. Thousands of hockey fans are expected to
take in the final game which provides a great opportunity to see the very best
that women's hockey has to offer.
    The game will be broadcast live through streaming video on www.cwhl.ca

    ABOUT THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S HOCKEY LEAGUE

    The Canadian Women's Hockey League was formally announced in 2007. It
gives Canada's elite level players a competitive environment in which to
develop and maintain their skills. The goal is to build a future for women in
hockey: a stable organization that leads the growth and promotion of women's
hockey in Canada and helps produce world class female hockey players and role
models.

    ABOUT SCOTIABANK

    Scotiabank is a proud supporter of the Canadian Women's Hockey League and
committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in
Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian
corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in
2007 the Bank provided more than $43 million in sponsorships and donations to
a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare,
education, social services and arts and culture. Visit Scotiabank at
www.scotiabank.com.





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Scotiabank Public Affairs, Phone: (416) 866-3625, (416) 452-9249 (cell),
Email: patty_stathokostas@scotiacapital.com


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