Canadian Minor League Hockey Teams Shoot and Score with Scotiabank

    Canada's Hockey Bank sponsors more than 80 minor league teams across

    VANCOUVER, 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 David Poole, Senior Vice-President,
BC and Yukon 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. Poole. "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.

    British Columbia

    Abbotsford Bantam b1 Hawks - Abbotsford, BC
    Abbotsford Ice - Abbotsford, BC
    Abbotsford Ice Atom Girls Hockey Team - Abbotsford, BC
    Abbotsford Ice Bantam B1 - Abbotsford, BC
    Abbotsford Ice PeeWee - Abbotsford, BC
    Abbotsford Outlaws - Abbotsford, BC
    BMHA Bantam C6 - Burnaby, BC
    Burnaby Wildcats - Burnaby, BC
    Burnaby Winter Club Atom A4 - Burnaby, BC
    Burnaby Winter Club Bruins - Burnaby, BC
    Burnaby Winter Club Minor Hockey Association - Burnaby, BC
    Peewee A2 (Bruins) - Burnaby, BC
    Chilliwack Pewee Sniperz - Chilliwack, BC
    Coquitlam Chiefs Atom C2 - Coquitlam, BC
    Coquitlam Chiefs Midget C3 - Coquitlam, BC
    Port Coquitlam Bantam C-2 - Coquitlam, BC
    Team C4 - Coquitlam, BC
    Scotiabank Midget House hockey - Courtenay, BC
    ScotiaMcleod PeeWee Team No. 6 - Courtenay, BC
    Dawson Creek PeeWee Winter Games Canucks - Dawson Creek, BC
    Fort Nelson Fury - Fort Nelson, BC
    Flint Bantam B Flyers - Fort St. John, BC
    Kamloops Ice Warriors - Kamloops, BC
    Pee Wee House Team No. 3 Rednecks - Kamloops, BC
    Predator's PeeWee Team - Kamloops, BC
    Kelowna Bantam Tier 3 Team 3 Rockeets - Kelowna, BC
    Kelowna Black Knights - Kelowna, BC
    Kelowna Jr. Rockets PeeWee Tier 3 - Kelowna, BC
    Kelowna U-16 Tier 2 Midgets - Kelowna, BC
    PeeWee Girls House Team - Kelowna, BC
    Scotiabank Atom House - Kelowna, BC
    Atom C Vipers - Langley, BC
    LY4 Batam Eagles - Langley, BC
    Lumby Stars PeeWee Division (11-12 year olds) - Lumby, BC
    Mackenzie Bantam Knights - Mackenzie, BC
    Maple Ridge Mustangs - Maple Ridge, BC
    RMHA Atom C-1 - Maple Ridge, BC
    McBride Minor Hockey Association - McBride, BC
    Kerry Park Islanders - Atom Division - Mill Bay, BC
    Initiation 1 & 2 - Mission, BC
    Nanaimo Female Atom Clippers - Nanaimo, BC
    Nelson Pee Wees - Nelson, BC
    North Delta Peewee Phontoms - North Delta, BC
    Oceanside Generals - Atom Select Tier 2 - Oceanside, BC
    Oceanside Generals - Midget Tier 2 - Oceanside, BC
    Oceanside Generals - PeeWee Tier 2 - Oceanside, BC
    Bantam Tier 2 - Scotiabank Jr. Vees - Penticton, BC
    Pentention Midget Tier 3 - Penticton, BC
    Peewee Rangers - Port Alberni, BC
    Port Hardy Atoms - Port Hardy, BC
    Port Moody PeeWee  Warriors - Port Moody, BC
    Scotiabank - Powell River, BC
    Midgets Tier 1 - house league - Prince George, BC
    Quesnel Thunder PeeWee Teir 2 Rep Team - Quesnel, BC
    Novice Canadiens/Atom C-1 - Sechelt, BC
    PeeWee House Team 1 and 2 - Smithers, BC
    South Delta Girls PeeWee One Hockey - South Delta, BC
    Squamish Eagles - Squamish, BC
    SFHA M2 Falcons - Surrey, BC
    SMH Bantam C Flames - Surrey, BC
    Surrey Falcons - Atom - Surrey, BC
    Surrey Falcons M3 (girls ages 15-16) - Surrey, BC
    Surrey Falcons Midget 1 - Surrey, BC
    Surrey Falcons Pee Wee 1 - Surrey, BC
    Surrey Female Hockey Association PeeWees - Surrey, BC
    Surrey Midget Flames - Surrey, BC
    Taylor Ace Instruments - Taylor, BC
    Bantam House Division - Terrace, BC
    NSWC Peewee A1 Winterhawks - Vancouver, BC
    Vancouver T-Birds Atom AI - Vancouver, BC
    Vancouver Thunderbirds - Hurricanes - Vancouver, BC
    Vancouver Thunderbirds - Ice Hawks - Vancouver, BC
    Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey Association - Vancouver, BC
    Vernon Midget AAA Vipers - Vernon, BC
    Vernon Mustangs - Vernon, BC
    Juan de Fuca Novice 4B - Victoria, BC
    Juan de Fuca Pee Wee B - Victoria, BC
    Saanich Braves - Victoria, BC
    Saanich Braves Peewee A/A - Victoria, BC
    Saanich Braves Peewee C3 - Victoria, BC
    VRC Atom C2 Kings - Victoria, BC
    Williams Lake Peewee Timberwolves - Williams Lake, BC


    Yukon Territory

    Whitehorse PeeWee Mustangs - Whitehorse, YT

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For further information: Media Contact: Michelle Cobb, Scotiabank Public
Affairs, (778) 327-5451

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