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January 30, 2014 09:00 ET

Imperial Oil Hits the Ice With Return of Esso Medals of Achievement

Minor Hockey Associations Have a Chance to Win $10,000 Grand Prize With Esso Medals Score Big Contest

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 30, 2014) - Imperial Oil will continue to recognize young Canadian hockey players for outstanding sportsmanship and skill with the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement program and the Esso Medals Score Big contest in 2013/2014. Registrants have until March 15, 2014 to enter!

"Imperial Oil is delighted to continue another year of the Esso Medals of Achievement program and the Esso Medals Score Big contest," said Karen Fraser, Marketing Sponsorship Manager, Imperial Oil. "The Esso brand has been committed to supporting hockey in Canada since 1936, and is passionate about these programs, as they help shape the values and character traits of many of our young Canadian athletes."

For more than 30 years, Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement has supported and encouraged minor Canadian hockey players aged six to 18, by offering a set of awards to teams across Canada. The free program is set up to help coaches across the country recognize strong values that contribute to the growth and development of Canada's young athletes -- on and off the ice.

Open to all Canadian minor teams that are registered with Hockey Canada, teams that join the program will receive a set of three Esso Medals of Achievement -- most dedicated, most improved and most sportsmanlike player -- and can also receive 18 certificates that recognize the efforts of every player on the team.

All teams that enter the program before March 15, 2014, will be eligible to win the Esso Medals Score Big contest, in which teams are automatically entered into a draw that consists of a $10,000 league grant to be given to their local minor hockey association plus a $1,000 team prize, for three lucky teams.

Recent winning teams and associations from the Esso Medals Score Big contest include:

Team  Association  Location  Year
Norberry-Glenlee 11A2 Knights  St. Vital Minor Hockey Association  Winnipeg, MB  2013
Valemount Wild Cats Tykes  Valemount Minor Hockey Association  Valemount, BC  2013
Zurich Thunder Tykes  Zurich Minor Hockey Association  Zurich, ON  2013
South Delta Storm  South Delta Minor Hockey Association  Delta, BC  2012
St. Albert Raiders  St. Albert Minor Hockey Association  St. Albert, AB  2012
High Country Rockies  High Country Minor Hockey Association  Black Diamond, AB  2012

The three teams chosen from over 18,000 entries will be presented with $10,000 to be given to their local minor hockey association in April 2014.

About Esso Medals Of Achievement

Established in 1981, the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement program recognizes players who contribute to the game of hockey and has since become part of the fabric of Canadian community hockey. By acknowledging players' dedication, effort and fair play, the program hopes to go beyond hockey, to build champions in life.

To date, nearly two million Esso Medals of Achievement and over 30 million Certificates of Participation have been awarded to young boys and girls across Canada on behalf of Imperial Oil. For more information regarding Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement, and Esso Medals Score Big Contest programs, visit:

About Imperial Oil

Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of the country's petroleum industry. The company is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas, Canada's largest petroleum refiner, a key petrochemical producer and a leading marketer with coast-to-coast supply and retail service station networks. For more information about Imperial Oil, please visit:

For any media inquiries not pertaining to the Esso Medals of Achievement, please contact the Imperial Oil Media Line at (403) 237-2710.

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