Canadian Minor League Hockey Teams Shoot and Score with Scotiabank

    Canada's Hockey Bank sponsors more than 140 minor league teams across
    Atlantic Canada

    HALIFAX, May 12 /CNW/ - As the regular hockey season playoffs continue,
Scotiabank would like to recognize all of the minor league teams who
participated in the 2008/2009 Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program.
This program provided financial support to minor hockey teams across the
    "Hockey is more than a sport in Canada. It's imbedded in our culture,
particularly at the community level," said Peter Bessey, Senior
Vice-President, Atlantic Region. "Hockey is a big part of daily life for many
of our customers and employees. They coach, they fundraise, and they cheer. We
know that supporting a son's or daughter's hockey ambitions can be expensive,
and through this program we can help.
    "We also believe very strongly in the role that hockey can play in
instilling the values of teamwork, commitment, and discipline, as well as in
promoting an active healthy lifestyle," said Mr. Bessey. "Regardless of the
standings after the regular season, we hope that everyone who played minor
hockey this year had fun and will take away great memories from the
    Through the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program, each one of
Scotiabank's 1000 Canadian retail branches were allocated funds to contribute
to local minor hockey teams in the 2008-2009 season. To be eligible, teams
were required to be part of a minor hockey association. For a full listing of
sponsored teams from coast to coast, please visit
    In addition to funding, the teams received exclusive Scotiabank 'Official
bank of the NHL shoulder crests featuring the NHL(*) shield and a skills DVD
featuring Montreal Canadiens superstar, Alex Kovalev.
    "The Scotia Community Sponsorship Program is just one of Scotiabank's
many grassroots hockey programs being offered to minor hockey teams in
communities across Canada," said John Doig, Senior Vice-President, Canadian
Marketing. "There were also some exciting contests available exclusively
through that were made available for sponsored teams.
Opportunities to have a hands-on skills session with a member of the NHL
Alumni, and a chance to win the ultimate banquet attended by an NHL player
were up for grabs. Eligibility has closed for this year, but stay tuned for
the 2009/2010 season."

    About Scotiabank

    As the Official Bank of the NHL, NHLPA, NHL Alumni and the CWHL, we are
very proud to be Canada's Hockey Bank. Scotiabank has a long tradition of
supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to
professional players and leagues. Through its partnerships, Scotiabank's
hockey programs enrich the communities where Canadians live and work by
engaging fans and players in new ways to celebrate our game. Scotiabank
supports the passion and pride Canadians feel for hockey and believes it is
fundamental to helping young people learn about teamwork, camaraderie and the
spirit of competition. Scotiabank also has partnerships with the Calgary
Flames and the Ottawa Senators whose home arena is Scotiabank Place. For more
information on Scotiabank's hockey programs visit
    Scotiabank is 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 2008 the Bank provided about $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

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    Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program
    Sponsored Teams(*)
    (*)NB: The names are as submitted to the program.


    New Brunswick

    Petitcodiac Salisbury Atom Blazing Flames - Anagance, NB
    Petitcodiac Salisbury Atom Flames - Anagance, NB
    Fundy Pee Wee Blues - Blacks Harbour, NB
    Atom AA Campbellton - Campbellton, NB
    Dieppe Avalanches - Dieppe, NB
    Boiestown/Doaktown Minor Hockey Association - Doaktown, NB
    Club Communautaire du Hockey mineur d'Edmundston - Edmundston, NB
    Association Sport Interscolaire du NB - Fredericton, NB
    Bantam C Bears/Bantam C Devils/Bantam C Bruins - Fredericton, NB
    Junior Cats - Grand Falls, NB
    Grand Lake Wild Atom Rec/Competitive - Grand Lake, NB
    Butlands Lobster Midget Hockey Team - Hillsborough, NB
    Lewisville Senators - Lewisville, NB
    Miramichi Capitals - Miramichi, NB
    Moncton Atom A Red Hawks - Moncton, NB
    Moncton Hawks Midget AA - Moncton, NB
    Pee Wee A" and Pee Wee "B"" - Nackawic, NB
    Oromocto Minor Hockey Novice Division (4 teams) - Oromocto, NB
    Renous Atom Troopers - Renous, NB
    Riverview Bantam A Blues - Riverview, NB
    Riverview PeeWee Stars - Riverview, NB
    KV Atom Red Wings - Rothesay, NB
    Sackville Rangers - Sackville, NB
    Atom Recreation Team 1 - Saint John, NB
    Atom Recreation Team 2 - Saint John, NB
    Bantam C predators - Saint John, NB
    Bantam C Wild - Saint John, NB
    Bantam Recreation Rangers - Saint John, NB
    Peewee C" Predators (House League)" - Saint John, NB
    PeeWee Recreation Warriors - Saint John, NB
    Association Peninsule Acadienne - Shippagan, NB
    St Andrews Algonquins - St Andrews, NB
    Stanley Peewee Bulldogs - Stanley, NB
    Sussex Atom A Rangers - Sussex, NB
    Sussex Atom Rangers - Sussex, NB
    Les Eclairs - Tracadie-Sheila, NB
    West Kent Blizzards - West Kent, NB
    Woodstock Minor Hockey Association - Woodstock, NB

    Prince Edward Island

    East Prince Wildcats - Borden-Carleton, PE
    Charlottetown Abbies Atom AAA - Charlottetown, PE
    Sherwood Atom AA Girls - Charlottetown, PE
    North River Flames Peewee Girls - Cornwall, PE
    South Side Lynx c/o South Shore Minor Hockey Assoc - Crapaud, PE
    Montague Atom Norsman Girls - Montague, PE
    Good Guys Autoglass - Murray River, PE
    O'Leary Novice A - O'Leary, PE
    Pownal Bantam A No.3 Boys - Pownal, PE
    Sherwood Midget AA" Girls" - Sherwood, PE
    Morell PeeWee A" Girls" - St. Peters Bay, PE
    Summerside Legion, Bantam A - Summerside, PE
    Tyne Valley Peewee A Boys - Tyne Valley, PE

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    Avalon Minor Hockey Association - Avalon, NL
    Avalon Panthers - Avalon, NL
    Baie Verte Sabres - Baie Verte, NL
    Southern Shore Breakers PeeWee - Bay Bulls, NL
    Beothic Bantam Minor Hockey - Beothic, NL
    Female Clarenville Caribous - Clarenville, NL
    Corner Brook Minor Hockey Assoc - Corner Brook, NL
    Fogo Island/Change Islands Hawks - Fogo, NL
    Gander Bantam Flyers All Star - Gander, NL
    Goulds Peewee B Tricom - Goulds, NL
    Exploits Cataracts House League - Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
    Labrador West Lakers - Labrador City, NL
    Lewisporte Minor Hockey Association - Lewisporte, NL
    Marystown Atom All Stars - Marystown, NL
    Marystown Mariners Atom - Marystown, NL
    Marystown Mariners Under 13 Girls - Marystown, NL
    Marystown Under 15 Girls All Stars - Marystown, NL
    PAB Minor Hockey Association - Port Aux Basques, NL
    Straits Peewees - Savage Cove, NL
    Springdale Bravettes - Springdale, NL
    St Anthony Polars Novice 2 - St Anthony, NL
    Caps Pee-Wee B"" - St. John's, NL
    Trinity Placentia Bantam Team - Whitbourne, NL

    Nova Scotia

    Carline Novice/ Grinders Bantam A - Amherst, NS
    Fox Harbour/Fort Equipment - Amherst, NS
    Antigonish Minor Midget Bulldogs AAA - Antigonish, NS
    Bedford Bantam Stars - Bedford, NS
    Bedford Blues Bantam AAA - Bedford, NS
    Bedford Blues Midget AAA - Bedford, NS
    Bridewater Atom B" Hawks" - Bridgetown, NS
    Bridgdewater PeeWee B Hawks - Bridgetown, NS
    Bridgetown Hawks - Bridgetown, NS
    Bridgewater Atom A - Bridgetown, NS
    Bridgewater Bantam A Hawks - Bridgetown, NS
    Bridgewater Bantam B" Hawks" - Bridgetown, NS
    Bridgewater Peewee A" Hawks" - Bridgetown, NS
    The Western Valley Bantam Vixen Girls - Bridgetown, NS
    Atom White Team - Chebucto, NS
    Chester Novice Advanced - Chester, NS
    Chester Ravens Atom B - Chester, NS
    Clare Acadians Bantam B - Clare, NS
    Colchester Bantam  Cyclones Girls Hockey - Colchester, NS
    Atom Female Team - Cole Harbour, NS
    CHBA Bantam AA - Cole Harbour, NS
    CHBA Midget AAA - Cole Harbour, NS
    Cole Harbour Midget AA - Cole Harbour, NS
    Cole Harbour Pee Wee Flames - Cole Harbour, NS
    PeeWee House - Coxheath, NS
    Dartmouth Penguins - Dartmouth, NS
    Dartmouth Whalers Atom A - Dartmouth, NS
    Pee Wee Sharks - Dartmouth, NS
    Digby Ravens - Digby, NS
    East Hants Penguins - East Hants, NS
    Halifax Hawks Female Atom Team - Fairview, NS
    Northside & District Minor Hockey, Stars - Florence, NS
    Glace Bay Atom AAA Miners - Glace Bay, NS
    Western Valley Vixens - Greenwood, NS
    Halifax Hawks Atom Female Red - Halifax, NS
    Halifax Hawks Bantam A - Halifax, NS
    Halifax Hawks Novice Advanced Bruins 2008/2009 - Halifax, NS
    Halifax Hawks Peewee A-Female - Halifax, NS
    Liverpool Cougars - Liverpool, NS
    Sackville Flyers - Lower Sackville, NS
    Middleton Mustangs Pee Wee B & Novice - Middleton, NS
    Pictou County Atom AAA Crushers - New Glasgow, NS
    Pictou County PeeWee A Crushers - New Glasgow, NS
    Kent Ramblers & Dayles - Oxford, NS
    Pictou Maripacs - Pictou, NS
    Port Hawkesbury Novice 7 - Port Hawkesbury, NS
    Sackville Flyers Bantam B Team - Sackville, NS
    Sackville Flyers PeeWee A - Sackville, NS
    Peewee B1 - Shelburne, NS
    Shelburne Flames Midget - Shelburne, NS
    Pictou County Bantam Girls - Stellarton, NS
    Cape Breton County Bantam AAA team - Sydney, NS
    Sydney Steelers Bantam AAA - Sydney, NS
    Atlantics - Sydney Mines, NS
    CB County Minor Hockey, Novice III Islanders - Sydney River, NS
    Tasa Atom AAA team - Tantallon, NS
    Tatamagouche Titans (Bantam) - Tatamagouche, NS
    Tatamagouche Titans (Novice) - Tatamagouche, NS
    Tatamagouche Titans PeeWee B - Tatamagouche, NS
    Truro Bantam A Bearcats - Truro, NS
    TASA PeeWee Warriors - Upper Tantallon, NS
    West Hants Warriors - Bantam A - West Hants, NS
    PeeWee House League - Westville, NS
    West Hants Warriors - Atom A - Windsor, NS
    Acadia Minor Hockey Pee Wee AAA - Wolfville, NS
    AMHA Atom A - Wolfville, NS
    Scotiabank Penquins and Scotiabank Black Hawks - Yarmouth, NS
    Yarmouth Bantam AAA Mariners - Yarmouth, NS

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Ann DeRabbie, Scotiabank Public
Affairs, (416) 933-1344

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