Scotiabank surprises local Vancouver minor hockey team with Stanley Cup®

Scotiabank surprises local Vancouver minor hockey team with Stanley Cup® 
Vancouver Angels Novice hockey team receives surprise of a lifetime when 
Stanley Cup® visits practice 
VANCOUVER, Dec. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Angels Novice hockey team 
received an unforgettable surprise today when the iconic Stanley Cup® was 
brought into the team dressing room just before their practice began. 
"The Stanley Cup has the power to unite people - players and fans alike - and 
to make them feel part of something bigger. Tonight, here with the Vancouver 
Angels Novice team, we are all part of the hockey nation," said Michel Proulx, 
Scotiabank Branch Manager. "Scotiabank is proud to bring the thrill of a 
Stanley Cup win a little bit closer to Vancouver Angels Novice team 
today.Our Scotiabank Stanley Cup® Surprise and Delight campaign - in 
support of youth hockey - aims to ignite local hockey pride and promote the 
spirit and culture of our nation's game in communities across Canada." 
The Vancouver Angels are part of the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship 
Program, which sees a $1000 grant given to each branch across the country to 
sponsor a local minor hockey team. The program supports more than 3,700 minor 
hockey teams in communities across Canada through the Scotiabank Bright Future 
philanthropic program. 
Suited up in their hockey gear, players smiled with pride and excitement as 
they posed for shots with the iconic Stanley Cup® throughout the practice, 
while friends and family were invited to jump in on the action. The team was 
treated to a special photo session and after-party where the official Hockey 
Hall of Fame Cup-Keeper answered their questions and gave them a chance to get 
up-close and personal with the Cup. 
"The kids had absolutely no idea this was happening and it was heartwarming to 
see their faces light up," said Todd Hickling, team coach. "I'm thrilled 
Scotiabank provided our team with the opportunity to be part of such an 
inspirational initiative, and I'm sure every player will remember the moment 
for the rest of their lives." 
In addition to bringing a piece of the Hockey Hall of Fame to the local 
Killarney Community Centre, Scotiabank presented the Vancouver Angels with a 
$500 donation to demonstrate its commitment to community hockey and the 
meaningful place it has in the hearts of Canadians. 
About Scotiabank 
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Winnipeg 
Jets(TM), Toronto Maple Leafs®, Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the 
Scotiabank Saddledome, and the Ottawa Senators® whose home arena is 
Scotiabank Place. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal 
Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada 
from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and 
leagues.Across Canadian communities from coast to coast, Scotiabank's 
Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to more than 3,700 minor 
hockey teams and leagues. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, 
please visit 
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and 
work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, 
'Bright Future'. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian 
corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, 
Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to 
community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us 
About The Stanley Cup 
The Stanley Cup is the most famous and revered trophy in all of sports. 
Originally crafted in Sheffield, England in the late 1880's, the Stanley Cup 
was first presented in 1893. The Cup became the symbol of professional hockey 
in North America in 1910 and, beginning in 1926, is competed for solely by 
teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). In 1927, the silver bands were 
added to the bottom of the bowl, where names of winning players, coaches, 
management and club staff have been engraved ever since. Today, The Cup 
weighs approximately 35 pounds, stands three feet tall and is made of silver 
and nickel alloy. There is only one Stanley Cup, authenticated by the seal of 
the Hockey Hall of Fame in the bottom of the Cup and visible when players from 
the winning team lift the Cup over their heads. Supervised by a 24-hour 
bodyguard known as 'Keeper of the Cup', the Stanley Cup travels close to 300 
days per year and has raised nearly $8 million to date for charity. When not 
traveling, The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada serves as the home of 
the Stanley Cup. 
B-roll and photographs from the event are available - please contact Shelley 
Thomas at for FTP information. 
NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are 
registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks 
and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and 
the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written 
consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2012. All Rights Reserved. 
Shelley Thomas Narrative PR Phone: 416-922-2211 x 3364 or 416-357-7829 (cell) 
Claire Beattie Narrative PR Phone: 416-922-2211 x 3288 or 416-919-5777 (cell) 
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations 
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