40 lucky fans from CHL teams are now eligible to win a trip to the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup, after being named the BMO Ultimate Fan for each of their respective teams.
The contests were held to celebrate BMO Financial Group’s partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) as the official bank of the CHL. BMO Ultimate Fan Appreciation Nights were held in 15 hometowns of WHL teams, 11 hometowns of QMJHL teams, and 14 hometowns of OHL teams.
Each team encouraged fans to attend a BMO Ultimate Fan Appreciation Night during their local CHL game and dress up in their team’s colours, jerseys and costumes. Participants were then entered into the BMO Ultimate Fan Contest for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (May 24-26, 2013). There will be one Grand Prize winner selected from the WHL, QMJHL, and OHL.
In addition to being crowned the BMO Ultimate Fan for their team and getting the chance to win the grand prize, each winner received an autographed team jersey crested with ‘BMO Ultimate Fan’ and a $50 prepaid MasterCard.
BMO Ultimate Fan Winners in the WHL are:
Will Medin, BMO Ultimate Red Deer Rebels Fan
Verna Shaver, BMO Ultimate Swift Current Broncos Fan
Blake McStravick, BMO Ultimate Victoria Royals Fan
Chris Massini, BMO Ultimate Medicine Hat Tigers Fan
Debbie Clark, BMO Ultimate Kamloops Blazers Fan
Ory Lavallee, BMO Ultimate Kootenay Ice Fan
Mark Engen, BMO Ultimate Prince Albert Raiders Fan
Glen Bobyk, BMO Ultimate Brandon Wheat Kings Fan
Brendon Shannon, BMO Ultimate Kelowna Rockets Fan
Jared Smith, BMO Ultimate Lethbridge Hurricanes Fan
Trevor Folliott, BMO Ultimate Moose Jaw Warriors Fan
Alison Giesinger, BMO Ultimate Regina Pats Fan
Zada Gierl, BMO Ultimate Prince George Cougars Fan
Calvin Cameron, BMO Ultimate Saskatoon Blades Fan
Alex Malyuk, BMO Ultimate Vancouver Giants Fan
BMO Ultimate Fan Winners in the QMJHL are:
Troy Porter, BMO Ultimate Moncton Wildcats Fan
Dallas MacLeod, BMO Ultimate PEI Rocket Fan
William Dorion, BMO Ultimate Sherbrooke Phoenix Fan
Josee Ramsay, BMO Ultimate Shawinigan Cataractes Fan
Yves Boisvert, BMO Ultimate Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Fan
Sebastien Losier, BMO Ultimate Acadie-Bathurst Titan Fan
Sylvain Ratelle, BMO Ultimate Drummondville Voltigeurs Fan
Kyle MacMullin, BMO Ultimate Halifax Mooseheads Fan
Johnathan MacInnis, BMO Ultimate Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Fan
Guillaume Pronovost, BMO Ultimate Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Fan
Line Bouchard, BMO Ultimate Chicoutimi Sagueneens Fan
BMO Ultimate Fan Winners in the OHL are:
Marissa Peacock, BMO Ultimate Barrie Colts Fan
Dwayne Williams, BMO Ultimate Niagara IceDogs Fan
Monica O’Neill, BMO Ultimate Kingston Frontenacs Fan
Chris Martin, BMO Ultimate Mississauga Steelheads Fan
Rob Freeman, BMO Ultimate London Knights Fan
Wayne Taylor, BMO Ultimate Brampton Battalion Fan
Matt Stewart, BMO Ultimate Guelph Storm Fan
Judy Larabie, BMO Ultimate Ottawa 67’s Fan
Paul Deryaw, BMO Ultimate Belleville Bulls Fan
Dick Tracey, BMO Ultimate Windsor Spitfires Fan
Ray Weatherbee, BMO Ultimate Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Fan
Jake Goselin, BMO Ultimate Peterborough Petes Fan
Troy Bramley, BMO Ultimate Oshawa Generals Fan
Doug Hill, BMO Ultimate Owen Sound Attack Fan
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 46 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.