Canadian Minor League Hockey Teams Shoot and Score with Scotiabank

    Canada's Hockey Bank sponsors more than 200 minor league teams across the

    CALGARY, 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 George Marlatte, Senior
Vice-President, Prairie 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. Marlatte. "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.



    Airdrie Novice Extreme - Airdrie, AB
    Athabasca Novice Thunder Hawks (Novice 1) - Athabasca, AB
    Barrhead Angelz - Barrhead, AB
    Beaumont Midget lll Braves - Beaumont, AB
    Blackfoot Atom Eagles - Blackfoot, AB
    Blackfoot Falcons - Blackfoot, AB
    Bow River Atom Bruins No.2 - Bow River, AB
    Bow River Bruins - Bow River, AB
    Bow River Bruins Atom 4 - Bow River, AB
    BRBHA Pee Wee 5 Bruins - Bow River, AB
    Bow Valley Atom Warriors - Bow Valley, AB
    BVHS- Novice One Hitmen - Bow Valley, AB
    Atom 3 Vipers - Calgary, AB
    Bantam AA Stamps - Calgary, AB
    Bantam AAA Sabres - Calgary, AB
    Caglary Northeast AA Bantam Blazers - Calgary, AB
    McKnight Mustangs - Calgary, AB
    Pee Wee B Cougars - Calgary, AB
    Pee Wee B Dinos - Calgary, AB
    PSA Snipers - Calgary, AB
    PSA Titanic Tornadoes - Calgary, AB
    Westwood Warriors Pee Wee 1 - Calgary, AB
    Canmore Minor Hockey - Canmore, AB
    Chestermere Atom 4 Lakers - Chestermere, AB
    Chestermere Lakers Atom 1 - Chestermere, AB
    Coaldale Minor Hockey - Coaldale, AB
    Cochrane Peewee Hockey Team T5 - Cochrane, AB
    Cochrane Rockies Novice Tier 1 - Cochrane, AB
    Cold Lake Freeze - Cold Lake, AB
    The Bull Dogs - Cold Lake, AB
    Crowsnest Pass Thunder Pee Wee - Crowsnest Pass, AB
    Atom Encana Raptors - Drumheller, AB
    Atom Yavis Raptors - Drumheller, AB
    2008 SWAT Ice - Edmonton, AB
    Brave Raiders Novice 7B - Edmonton, AB
    Braves Novice One - Edmonton, AB
    Confederation Penguins - Edmonton, AB
    Confederation Titans - Edmonton, AB
    Good Shepard KC 049 - Edmonton, AB
    Hitmen (TeamNo. SW 592) - Edmonton, AB
    Ice Breakers - Edmonton, AB
    Ice Penguins-EG690 - Edmonton, AB
    KC Atom 1 Cougars - Edmonton, AB
    Nez Bantam 1 - Edmonton, AB
    Northstars NE168 - Edmonton, AB
    NW280 Hawks - Hawks Athletic Club - Edmonton, AB
    SE423 Atom Raiders - Edmonton, AB
    SES12ICE - Edmonton, AB
    Snipers - Edmonton, AB
    SW 653 - Edmonton, AB
    SWAT 682 - Edmonton, AB
    Elbow Park Stars - Elbow Park, AB
    Atom Junior Ghostriders - Fernie, AB
    FMMHA Initiation - Fort McMurray, AB
    Fort McMurray Minor Hockey - Fort McMurray, AB
    Scotiabank Devils - Fort Saskatchewan, AB
    Team Blue - Grand Prairie, AB
    High River Bantam B Rangers - High River, AB
    Hinton Midget AA - Hinton, AB
    Penhold Sports Club Flyers - Innisfail, AB
    Scotiabank Bruins - Lethbridge, AB
    Scotiabank Flyers - Lethbridge, AB
    Scotiabank Hurricanes - Lethbridge, AB
    Scotiabank Kings - Lethbridge, AB
    Moose Midget 'A' - Lloydminster, AB
    Midapore 5 Snipers  Bantam - Midnapore, AB
    Morinville Midget Warriors AA - Morinville, AB
    Okotoks Atom Riggers - Okotoks, AB
    Okotoks Pee Wee A Girls Team - Okotoks, AB
    Olds Female Midget Renegades - Olds, AB
    Olds Pee Wee Generals - Olds, AB
    Peace River Pee Wee Bandits - Peace River, AB
    Bantam "AAA" Red Deer Rebels Balck - Red Deer, AB
    North Star Sport's 15's - Red Deer, AB
    Red Deer Iroc Chiefs - Red Deer, AB
    Red Deer Rebels White - Red Deer, AB
    Pee Wee A Vipers - Rocky Mountain House, AB
    Rocky Royals - Rocky Mountain House, AB
    Shaw Meadows Novice Blades - Shaw Meadows, AB
    Shaw Meadows Novice Div. 1 Lightning - Shaw Meadows, AB
    Sherwood Park Bantam Tier 4 - Sherwood Park, AB
    Sherwood Park Bantam Vipers - Sherwood Park, AB
    Sherwood Park Riot - Sherwood Park, AB
    Sherwood Park Stealth - Sherwood Park, AB
    SVHA Bantam 2 - Simon's Valley, AB
    Southland Bantam 4 Spartans - Southland, AB
    Spring Bank Bantam 4 Stallions - Springbank, AB
    SA 736 - Amyotte - St. Albert, AB
    Bantam AA - Stettler, AB
    Stony Plain Minor Hockey Novice 4 - Stony Plain, AB
    Strathcona PeeWee AA - Strathcona, AB
    Storm Atoms T5/Storm Pee Wee T6 - Strathmore, AB
    KFC Lakers Bantan AA - Sylvan Lake, AB
    Taber Minor Hockey - Taber, AB
    Thorhild Atom Titans - Thorild, AB
    Trails West Bandits - Trails, AB
    Valleyview Minor Hockey Atom B Team - Valleyview, AB
    Vauxhall Minor Hockey - Vauxhall, AB
    Westlock Atom Selects - Westlock, AB
    Westwood Warriors Bantam 3 - Weswood, AB
    Wetaskiwin Bantam 2 - Wetaskiwin, AB


    Prairie Thunder Atom - Avonlea, SK
    Beechy Atoms - Beechy, SK
    Beechy Pee Wee Girls - Beechy, SK
    Beechy Senior Novice Team - Beechy, SK
    Carrot River Atoms and Novice - Carrot River, SK
    Female PeeWee A Bombers - Creighton, SK
    Estevan Minor Hockey - Estevan, SK
    Glaslyn Ice Dogs - Glaslyn, SK
    Glaslyn Ice Pups - Glaslyn, SK
    Herbert Atom Hawks - Herbert, SK
    Humboldt Bantam AA Broncos - Huboldt, SK
    Hudson Bay Bantam Hunters - Hudson Bay, SK
    Kindersley Quickfalls Bantams - Kindersley, SK
    Black Tiger Atoms - Kinistino, SK
    Kinistino Initiation Program - Kinistino, SK
    Lumsden/Bethune Novice Rec Lions - Lumsden, SK
    Melfort Mustang Atom Boys - Melfort, SK
    Melfort Pee-Wee Girls - Melfort, SK
    Moosomin Rangers - Moosomin, SK
    Pee Wee House Teams - North Battleford, SK
    Pee Wee II West Hill Sharks - Prince Albert, SK
    West Hill Sharks Atom II - Prince Albert, SK
    1996 Saskatchewan Grrrowl - Regina, SK
    98 Sask Grrrowl - Regina, SK
    Regina Tier 1 Atom Kings - Regina, SK
    Rosetown Pee Wee Redwings - Rosetown, SK
    Rosetown Pee Wee Redwings (Girls) - Rosetown, SK
    Bobcat Icemen - Saskatoon, SK
    Bobcats H.C. - Saskatoon, SK
    Kick Ice Flyers - Saskatoon, SK
    Kicking Aces - Saskatoon, SK
    Martensville Marauders 2 - Saskatoon, SK
    Redwing Ice Hawks - Saskatoon, SK
    Redwing Warriors - Saskatoon, SK
    Renegade Rattlers - Saskatoon, SK
    Renegades - Saskatoon, SK
    Renegades Ice Dogs - Saskatoon, SK
    Saskatoon Adrenaline Aces - Saskatoon, SK
    Saskatoon Comets Rockers - Saskatoon, SK
    Saskatoon Ice Hawk Flyers, Novice Tier - Saskatoon, SK
    Saskatoon Novice Blazin Aces - Saskatoon, SK
    Saskatoon Outlaw Aces - Saskatoon, SK
    Shelbrook Novice III Elks - Shellbrook, SK
    Shellbrook Novice II Elks - Shellbrook, SK
    Spiritwood Timberwolves - Spiritwood, SK
    Spiritwood Timberwolves - ATOM - Spiritwood, SK
    Spiritwood Timberwolves - Bantam - Spiritwood, SK
    Spiritwood Timberwolves - Novice - Spiritwood, SK
    Timberwolves - Female Team - Spiritwood, SK
    Atom Black Ramblers - Tisdale, SK
    Atom White Ramblers - Tisdale, SK
    Warman Novice Courgars - Warman, SK
    Warman Peewee Cougars - Warman, SK
    Warman Wildcats AA PeeWee Hockey - Warman, SK
    Weyburn Angels - Weyburn, SK
    Pee Wee Petro Canada Terriers - Yorkton, SK
    Yorkton Black Jack Novice Terriers - Yorkton, SK


    Scotia Leafs - Brandon, MB
    Scotia Predators - Brandon, MB
    Dauphin Female Atom Kings - Dauphin, MB
    Minnedosa Jets - Minnedosa, MB
    Mitchell Novice "A" - Mitchell, MB
    Southern Steelers ( Bantam) - Morden, MB
    Tyndall Park CC 12A1 Thunder - North Winnipeg, MB
    Tyndall Park CC 7/8 year old Thunder - North Winnipeg, MB
    Central Plains Female Midgets - Oakville, MB
    Portage Atom No.3 - Portage la Prairie, MB
    Selkirk Wings - Selkirk, MB
    Southern Steelers (Atom Division) - Steinbach, MB
    Southern Steelers (PeeWee) - Steinbach, MB
    Steinbach Millers Pee Wee" Hockey Team" - Steinbach, MB
    Thompson Atom 'A' King Miners - Thompson, MB
    Virden Atom Kings - Virden, MB
    Virden Novice Oilers - Virden, MB
    Winakwa Stars 7/8 - Winakwa, MB
    Winakwa Wolverines - Winakwa, MB
    Winkler Atom Bronze Flyers - Winkler, MB
    10A3 Burton Cummings Rockers - Winnipeg, MB
    1997 APHA Rangers - Winnipeg, MB
    8A1 Burton Cummings Rockers - Winnipeg, MB
    AAA Hawks - Winnipeg, MB
    APHA Female Bantam Rangers - Winnipeg, MB
    APHA Female Midget Rangers - Winnipeg, MB
    Champlain Stars - Winnipeg, MB
    Dakota Lazers 11A3 - Winnipeg, MB
    Dakota Lazers 9A2 - Winnipeg, MB
    East End Red Wings 8a1 - Winnipeg, MB
    Fort Garry Flyers 13A1 Minor bantam - Winnipeg, MB
    Fort Garry Flyers Atom 10A2 - Winnipeg, MB
    Gateway 12A2 Flyers - Winnipeg, MB
    Kirkfield Westwood Kodiaks 13 A3 - Winnipeg, MB
    Luxton Falcons - Winnipeg, MB
    Norberry Glenlee Purple Knights 7/8 - Winnipeg, MB
    Norwood Stars - Winnipeg, MB
    Notre Dame 10A2 Paladins - Winnipeg, MB
    R. A. Steen Community Centre (River Rats 7&8) - Winnipeg, MB
    Richmond Kings Female PeeWee A1 - Winnipeg, MB
    Richmond Kings Female PeeWee A2 - Winnipeg, MB
    Sir John Franklin 11A2 - Winnipeg, MB
    SJF Female Bantam A1 - Winnipeg, MB
    Southdale Huskies - Winnipeg, MB
    St Vital Victorias Bantam - Winnipeg, MB
    St. Norbert Minor Bantam A1 Storm - Winnipeg, MB
    Valour Community Centre/12A2 - Winnipeg, MB
    Valour Community Centre/Valour Patriots 9A2 - Winnipeg, MB
    Vince Leah Bruins - Winnipeg, MB
    Westdale 10A1 Hockey - Winnipeg, MB
    Winnipeg East Minor Peewee AA Railcats - Winnipeg, MB

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Affairs, (778) 327-5451

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