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February 02, 2014 18:30 ET

Scotiabank Surprises Local Minor Hockey Team With Stanley Cup® Appearance

Meadowvale Hawks Hockey Team Receives Surprise of a Lifetime When Stanley Cup® Visits Practice

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - February 02, 2014) - Mississauga's Meadowvale Hawks received an unforgettable surprise today when the iconic Stanley Cup® was brought into the team dressing room just before their practice began.

"We are so excited to bring the Stanley Cup® to the Meadowvale Hawks as part of the Scotiabank Surprise & Delight campaign," said Sandra Dunnett, Scotiabank Branch Manager. "The Stanley Cup® is such a tremendous example of what can be achieved through teamwork, sportsmanship and camaraderie. We are proud to recognize the Meadowvale Hawks for the great work they have done as a team, both on the ice and off with their volunteer work in the community."

The Meadowvale Hawks are part of the Mississauga Hockey League, which is supported by Scotiabank.

Suited up in their hockey gear, players posed for shots with the iconic Stanley Cup®. Following their practice, the team was treated to a special photo session and after-party which gave them a chance to get up-close to the Cup.

Through the Scotiabank Bright Future philanthropic program, the bank supports over 5,000 minor hockey teams in communities across Canada. Under the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program, a $1000 grant is given to each branch across the country to sponsor a local minor hockey team.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®., Winnipeg Jets®, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers® and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. 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 coast to coast, Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to over 5,000 minor hockey teams. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.facebook.com/scotiahockeyclub.

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 $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

About the NHL
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