BMO Ultimate CHL Fans from Kamloops, Mississauga and Moncton Score Trip for Two
to Saskatoon for 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup
- Grand prize won by three BMO Ultimate Fans - one each from the
Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), as part of BMO Ultimate
Fan Appreciation Night Series
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --
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BMO Financial Group announced today the names of the three grand
prize winners of the BMO Ultimate Fan Contest. Each of them has won a
trip for two to the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan (May 24-26, 2013). Congratulations to Debbie Clark, BMO
Ultimate Kamloops Blazers Fan; Chris Martin, BMO Ultimate Mississauga
Steelheads Fan; and Troy Porter, BMO Ultimate Moncton Wildcats Fan!
As the official bank of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and its
member leagues and teams, BMO held a series of Ultimate Fan
Appreciation Nights in 40 CHL hometowns during the 2012/2013 season.
"The BMO Ultimate Fan Appreciation Nights highlighted the amazing
spirit and team loyalty that CHL fans have across Canada," said
Justine Fedak, Senior Vice-President, Branding, Advertising &
Sponsorships, BMO Financial Group. "We look forward to experiencing
the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup with all three winners as they
celebrate with the passion and enthusiasm found in each one of their
Each team encouraged fans to attend a BMO Ultimate Fan Appreciation
Night during their local hockey game and show their fan spirit by
dressing up in their team's colours, jerseys and costumes. One fan
was recognized at each event as their local team's BMO Ultimate Fan
and entered for a chance to win the grand prize.
"On behalf of the Canadian Hockey League I would like to congratulate
the three lucky winners who were among the hundreds of passionate
fans who showed support for their favourite CHL teams at BMO Ultimate
CHL Fan Appreciation Nights across the country this season," said CHL
President David Branch. "We look forward to seeing the same passion
from our BMO Ultimate CHL Fans at the 95th edition of the MasterCard
Memorial Cup this May in Saskatoon, SK."
BMO and the Canadian Hockey League
BMO Financial Group is the official bank of the Canadian Hockey
League, as well as its member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League, the
Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The sponsorship builds on BMO's partnership with the CHL of more than
10 years and affirms BMO's exclusivity as a financial services
sponsor of the league in the retail banking category. It also
engrains a presence with the 48 teams who currently participate in
the BMO CHL Affinity MasterCard program, which enables CHL fans to
support their favourite teams through branded credit cards.
About BMO Financial Group
For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in
community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the
communities it serves. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6
million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the
United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build
and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.
About the Canadian Hockey League
The Canadian Hockey League is the world's largest development hockey
league with 52 Canadian and eight American teams participating in the
Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western
Hockey League. CHL players graduate from high school at a rate higher
than the Canadian national average. Last season, more than nine
million fans attended CHL games in the regular season, playoffs and
at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. The CHL supplies more players to the
National Hockey League than any other league. Last season 636
graduates attended North American post-secondary institutions on
scholarships from CHL teams.
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Canadian Hockey League
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