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Scotiabank

February 25, 2014 20:10 ET

Scotiabank to Surprise Local Minor Hockey Team With Stanley Cup® Appearance

9A1 Fort Garry Red Hockey Team Receives Surprise of a Lifetime When Stanley Cup® Visits the Team's Practice

WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwired - February 25, 2014) - The 9A1 Fort Garry Red team received an unforgettable surprise today when the iconic Stanley Cup® was brought into the team dressing room just before their practice began.

"We are excited to bring the Stanley Cup® to the 9A1 Fort Garry Red team as part of the Scotiabank Surprise & Delight campaign," said Cynthia Audet, Scotiabank Branch Manager. "The Stanley Cup® is such a wonderful example of what can be achieved through hard work, sportsmanship and determination. We are proud to recognize this great local team for what they have achieved as a team, both on the ice and off through their community outreach."

The 9A1 Fort Garry Red team is supported by the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program, which supports over 5,000 minor hockey teams in communities across Canada.

Suited up in their hockey gear, players posed for shots with the iconic Stanley Cup®. Following their game, the team was treated to a special photo session and after-party which gave them a chance to get up-close to the Cup. The team was also given wristbands featuring the tag #scotiahockey to wear as a reminder of their efforts give back to the community this year.

Scotiabank has been collecting stories of teams giving back to their community submitted through social media tagged with #scotiahockey. Throughout the year, Scotiabank has been recognizing teams for their volunteer efforts such as the 9A1 Fort Garry Red team with surprises from the Stanley Cup and NHL Alumni.

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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