Canadian Minor League Hockey Teams Shoot and Score with Scotiabank

    Canada's Hockey Bank sponsors just under 60 minor league teams across

    MONTREAL, 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 Diane Giard, Senior Vice-President,
Quebec and Eastern Ontario 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 Ms. Giard. "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,
Scotiabank is 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.


    Ligue de Hockey Mineur BC Rive Nord - Ancienne Lorette, QC
    Les élans - Bantam féminina - Beauport, QC
    Association de hockey mineur de Boisbriand - Boisbriand, QC
    Les Seigneurs de Boucherville-Atome BB - Boucherville, QC
    Association du hockey mineur de Candiac - Candiac, QC
    Les Eperviers du Saint-Laurent - Candiac, QC
    Patriotes - Chauveau, QC
    Cote Saint Luc Minor Hockey League - Côte-St-Luc, QC
    DDO Vipers - Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
    Association hockey mineur Masson-Angers - Gatineau, QC
    Aylmer Voiliers Midget "CC" - Gatineau, QC
    Les Pirates Novice B - Gatineau, QC
    Cayotes novices B - Gatineau, QC
    Cougars de Gatineau - Gatineau, QC
    Les intrepides de L'Outaouais - Gatineau, QC
    Rempart de Gatineau - Gatineau, QC
    Lakeshore Bantam B Tigers - Kirkland, QC
    Lakeshore Panthers - Kirkland, QC
    Vaudreuil Titans - Kirkland, QC
    Loups des Collines de L'Outaouais Atom BB - La Peche, QC
    Maroon - Lachine, QC
    Phytons Midget BB - Lasalle, QC
    Delta Laval - Laval, QC
    Drakkars St Vincent De Paul - Laval, QC
    Eclair de Monteuil (pee wee A) - Laval, QC
    Mistral - Laval, QC
    Pee-Wee CC , Rapido de Express de Laval - Laval, QC
    Rangers - Laval, QC
    Redwings Peewee B - Laval, QC
    Rocket de Laval Nord - Laval, QC
    College Francais Peewee CC - Longueuil, QC
    Les Eperviers - Mascouche, QC
    Avalanche St-Leonard - Montreal, QC
    Hockey Mineur Federation De L'est-Bantam CC - Montreal, QC
    Les Titans - Montreal, QC
    NDG Minor Hockey Association - Montreal, QC
    The Canadians SLAP - Montreal, QC
    Versant-Ouest Tornadoes - Montreal, QC
    Atome CC Barracudas - Pierrefonds, QC
    lac St-Louis Midget Elites AA - Pierrefonds, QC
    Peewee AA Dauphins - Pierrefonds, QC
    Lac Saint-Louis Royals - Pointe Claire, QC
    Les Bulldogs de Repentigny - Repentigny, QC
    Les Nirtos - Repentigny, QC
    Les Patrouilleurs - Repentigny, QC
    Les Pirates de Repentigny - Repentigny, QC
    Jets de Saint-Hubert - Saint-Hubert, QC
    Timbits - Saint-Laurent, QC
    Les Loups des Collines Bantam BB - Ste-Cecile de Masham, QC
    Ambassadeurs - Ste-Foy, QC
    Seigneurs des Mille Iles - St-Eustache, QC
    Sieurs de Longueuil - St-Hubert, QC
    Blitz de Bourassa - St-Leonard, QC
    Les Cobras - St-Lin, QC
    Vicking/Titan - Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
    Peewee cc ou a - Verdun, QC
    1-Atome B Predator 2-Peewee B Predator - Westmount, QC

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

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