CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2014) - BMO Financial Group and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) today introduced the winners of the BMO Junior Reporter and the BMO Kids Blue Line Experience contests, in advance of the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary Wednesday night.
BJ Rogi and Olivia Whissell, winners of the BMO Junior Reporter Contest, will each receive $1,000 towards a BMO Intuition® RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan), four tickets to the game, an autographed CHL jersey, and an opportunity to meet junior hockey's biggest prospects and personalities. As official BMO Junior Reporters, BJ and Olivia were welcomed as guests on Breakfast Television in Calgary this morning and will also interview players, Team Cherry Head Coach Jim Peplinksi and Team Orr Head Coach Tim Hunter. A special tribute to the BMO Jr. Reporters will be showcased on the video board at the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game during the first intermission as well as on the BMO Top Prospects website.
BMO also announced the winners of the BMO Kids Blue Line Experience Contest. Braden Lunn of the Novice Blackfoot Chiefs and Brett Moravec of the Atom Airdrie Lightning will have the opportunity suit up with Team Cherry and Team Orr and take part in the pre-game introduction and skate at the 2014 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. In addition, they will each receive an autographed jersey and twenty complimentary tickets to the game for them and their hockey teams.
"Both the BMO Junior Reporters and BMO Kids Blue Experience Contests represent BMO's commitment to providing support in the community and building further awareness for the game of hockey through interactive programs," said Robert Hayes, Senior Vice President, Alberta and NWT Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Congratulations to our winners - we hope we've helped to create a moment that you will remember for a lifetime."
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BMO and the Canadian Hockey League
BMO Financial Group and the Canadian Hockey League announced BMO as the Official Bank of the Canadian Hockey League in 2011. The four-year agreement also designates BMO as the Official Bank of each of the CHL's member hockey 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 a co-branded BMO/CHL credit card.