He Shoots...He Scores...He Wins $1 Million



    Darwin Head of Prince Albert, SK, Wins Grand Prize in Chevrolet Malibu
    Million Dollar Shootout on TSN

    - Four new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrids also awarded -
    - Footage of winning shootout available on satellite feed; coordinates
    below -

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - In just 24 seconds, 35-year old Darwin Head
went from being a sawmill worker to Canada's newest millionaire, as the Prince
Albert, SK, resident scored the $1 million grand prize tonight in TSN's second
annual, international award-winning million-dollar giveaway, the Chevrolet
Malibu Million Dollar Shootout. The event was televised live on TSN and TSN HD
during the first intermission of the game broadcast featuring Colorado @
Vancouver.
    Head scored 15 goals - the exact number needed - in 24 seconds into an
open net from the far blue line at General Motors Place to win $1 million in a
one-time payout. Prior to the shootout, Head and his two friends - avid hockey
player and cousin Lance Badger, and die-hard Canucks fan Randy Bout - netted a
combined 15 goals into an open net from centre ice, each winning a totally new
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. In addition, Ryan Gloag of Surrey, B.C., also won a
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid as the selected in-arena fan attending the game at
General Motors Place, for a total of four cars given away tonight. "This is
just unreal. I can't wait to have a huge party and celebrate with my family
and friends back home in Prince Albert," said Head. "And it feels so great
that my wife and I will be able to look after our kids' futures with this
money."
    "Chevrolet is proud to be participating again in this year's Million
Dollar Shootout and is thrilled to award Darwin the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid,
the 2008 North American Car of the Year", adds Jim Scott, Advertising Manager
for Chevrolet. "A winner driving away in an award winner, how great is that?"
    At 5'9" and 215 lbs., Head, a father of three and a sawyer at Carrier
Forest Products Ltd. in Prince Albert, was randomly chosen from 8.6 million
total online entries, far surpassing any previous contest or promotional
campaign on TSN. As part of the contest, Head also had the chance to hone his
wrist shot in a special one-hour practice session with Hall of Fame defenceman
and Chevrolet Hockey Ambassador Bobby Orr at General Motors Place on Tuesday,
one day prior to the shootout.
    A lifetime Saskatchewanian, Head grew up on the Mistawasis First Nation
reserve, located approximately 45 minutes west of Prince Albert. He started
playing hockey at age 10 and continued playing recreationally until he was
25 years old. Head currently lives in Prince Albert with his wife Criste and
their three children.
    TSN and Chevrolet are pleased to announce that the Million Dollar
Shootout contest will return for a third installment at the 2009 IIHF World
Junior Championship in Ottawa. Details to be announced this Fall.
    In last year's inaugural Million Dollar Shootout contest, 29-year old
registered nurse Jason Hall of London, ON, walked away with five brand-new
2007 Next Generation Chevy Silverado trucks for himself and four lucky hockey
fans. Hall also had the chance to shoot for $1 million, but was just one goal
short of the required 15 to win the grand prize $1 million.

    Satellite Feed Information

    Footage of the Chevrolet Malibu Million Dollar Shootout is available
tonight from 12 midnight to 12:30 a.m. ET (9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PT). The
coordinates are as follows:

    
    -   Anik F2, C-Band, Transponder 7B
    -   Downlink Frequency: 3980 Vertical
    -   Telesat No. 215392
    -   Dome Distribution: 416-332-7066
    

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    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
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For further information: Andrea Goldstein, (c) (647) 224-8800,
agoldstein@tsn.ca; Chobi Liang, (c) (416) 859-4738, cliang@tsn.ca


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