2009 PENALTY FREE SWEEPSTAKES

2009 PENALTY FREE SWEEPSTAKES

ATTENTION COACHES…PROMOTE SKILLS, SAFETY & SPORTSMANSHIP

PLAY A PENALTY FREE HOCKEY GAME

BETWEEN DECEMBER 6, 2008 AND JANUARY 31, 2009

AND YOUR TEAM CAN ENTER TO WIN

OVER $75,000 IN EXCITING PRIZES TO BE AWARDED!

(TORONTO, Ontario – November 18, 2008) The Hockey Development Centre for Ontario, in collaboration with its member associations and sponsorship partners, is pleased to announce the details of the 22nd edition of the Penalty Free Sweepstakes contest. The program was developed to encourage fair play, skills, safety and sportsmanship in amateur hockey throughout the province of Ontario.

The 2009 Penalty Free Sweepstakes encourages and rewards amateur hockey teams for staying out of the penalty box. A total of 19 sponsorship partners will be supporting this year’s initiative by contributing exciting team prizes valued at $75,000 to amateur hockey teams in Ontario that play a penalty free game during the contest period.

The Penalty Free Sweepstakes is supported by former NHL and Team Canada member Paul Henderson, Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean and former Women’s National and Olympic team member Geraldine Heaney.

The Sweepstakes has enjoyed tremendous success having received over 124,864 entries and reaching over 2 million players of all ages and levels in Ontario since its inception. Sixty-two percent of the teams who have entered the contest have won or tied their games, proving that staying out of the penalty box enhances the team’s chances to be successful on the ice. As an added incentive, the program also features a Penalty Free MVP award that recognizes individual players who exemplify the values of the Penalty Free Sweepstakes – skills, safety and sportsmanship.

Official Entry forms for the 2009 Penalty Free Sweepstakes are available at www.hdco.on.ca

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For more information, please contact:

The Hockey Development Centre for Ontario

416-426-7252, toll free 1-888-843-4326

or email hockey@hdco.on.ca

Web site: www.hdco.on.ca
2009 PENALTY FREE SWEEPSTAKES

CONTEST DETAILS

How does a team qualify?

Any amateur hockey team in Ontario can qualify by playing a penalty-free game within the province of Ontario during the contest period (December 6, 2008 to January 31, 2009). If one team plays an entire penalty free game, that team qualifies. If both teams play penalty free then both teams qualify. All games must be refereed by qualified officials and the game sheet must be signed by at least one of the officials. All entries are subject to verification by the Penalty Free Sweepstakes Committee. A team may submit an entry for every penalty free game they play during the contest period. All league, exhibition, tournament and playoff games played penalty free during the contest period may qualify. Intersquad and novelty games do not qualify.

How are the winning teams chosen?

Sweepstakes winners will be drawn at random from the eligible entries received. The draw will be conducted on Monday February 9, 2009 at the offices of the Hockey Development Centre for Ontario (HDCO). Winning teams will be notified within fourteen days of the draw if the team has won a Sweepstakes prize through their team contact.

How does a team enter?

To enter, simply complete an Official Entry form and send it, along with a copy of the game sheet signed by a qualified official, to the HDCO office. Entry forms can be downloaded from the HDCO Web site at www.hdco.on.ca or by contacting the HDCO office. Eligible entries must be received by 4:00 pm Friday February 6, 2009 to be eligible for the prize draw.

What are the MVP Awards?

To further promote the ideals of the Sweepstakes program, the Hockey Development Centre for Ontario is also offering coaches the opportunity to nominate their team’s Penalty Free MVP.

Each team’s nominee should embody the values of the Penalty Free Sweepstakes – skills, safety and sportsmanship – and have a low number of penalty minutes this season.

Ten winners will be randomly drawn on February 9, 2009 and contacted by phone. Winners will receive a McDonald’s® Great Taste Card, a family pass to the Hockey Hall of Fame and a special trophy.

Coaches can enter one player from their team by filling out the MVP nomination ballot and submitting it to the HDCO office. Ballots can be downloaded from the HDCO Web site or by contacting the HDCO office. Nominations must be received by 4:00 pm Friday, February 6, 2009 (only one nomination per team is eligible).

Play to Win…Play Penalty Free!

2009 PENALTY FREE SWEEPSTAKES

LIST OF SPONSORS

PRIZE SPONSORS:

BRAMPTON BATTALION OF THE OHL

HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

KARBON

KEWL THREADS

KOBE SPORTSWEAR

LASER QUEST

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS OF CANADA

NHL PLAYERS’ ASSOCIATION

ONTARIO MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

OSHAWA GENERALS OF THE OHL

PIZZA PIZZA

PLAYDIUM

RYR SPORTS INC.

SUDBURY WOLVES OF THE OHL

THE HOCKEY NEWS

TORONTO MARLIES OF THE AHL

VICEROY RUBBER & PLASTICS

WAYNE GRETZKY’S TORONTO

WINDSOR SPITFIRES OF THE OHL

SUPPORTED BY:

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROMOTION

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Two $ 500.00 Educational Bursaries Available

Two $ 500.00 Educational Bursaries Available

Allstate, one of the ODHA’s premier sponsors will be providing a $500.00 bursary for two Branch members graduating from high school in the spring of 2009. An Allstate representative will present the awards at the 2008/09 AGM in June 2009.

Eligibility Criteria

* All persons registered in the Branch and in good standing, are eligible;
* You must be graduating from high school in 2009;
* You must be pursuing a career requiring further education or training (e.g. university, college, trade school etc.).

How to apply

Complete an application form and forward it with the required attachments to the ODHA office to my attention.

Application deadline

All applications must be received in the ODHA office no later than midnight April 30, 2009. Late or incomplete applications (a missing attachment will be considered as an incomplete application) will not be considered.

The successful applicants will be notified by May 31, 2009 and will be required to attend the AGM presentation. The decision will be made by the ODHA Marketing Committee and will not be subject to review.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Mel Sapp

Director, Marketing & PR

ODHA

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$ 500.00 Educational Bursaries Available

CharityCDs.com, one of the ODHA’s partners will be providing a $500.00 bursary for a Branch member graduating from high school in the spring of 2009. A CharityCDs.com representative will present the award at the 2008/09 AGM in June 2009.

Eligibility Criteria

* All persons registered in the Branch and in good standing, are eligible;
* You must be graduating from high school in 2009;
* You must be pursuing a career requiring further education or training (e.g. university, college, trade school etc.).

How to apply

Complete an application form and forward it with the required attachments to the ODHA office to my attention.

Application deadline

All applications must be received in the ODHA office no later than midnight April 30, 2009. Late or incomplete applications (a missing attachment will be considered as an incomplete application) will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be notified by May 31, 2009 and will be required to attend the AGM presentation. The decision will be made by the ODHA Marketing Committee and will not be subject to review.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Mel Sapp
(613) 592-4001
(613) 859-8144

Director, Marketing & PR

ODHA

World Junior Championship PATCH PROGRAM Contest

Has your team got their World junior Championship patches on your sweaters yet? . If not you had better hurry, as the ODHA will be holding a draw for 18 tickets to a suite at Scotiabank Place for the WJC to be held here in Ottawa starting December 26 to January 6, 2009. In order to qualify for this draw teams must submit a picture of their team with the WJC patch on their home jerseys along with a release (attached) for the team picture to appear on the ODHA website. The draw is for the BRONZE MEDAL game to be held on January 5th. 2009 at 3:30 pm at Scotiabank Place.

How to Apply

Take a digital photo of your team that clearly shows the World Junior Patch sewn on the right front shoulder of the home jersey. Give the photo the same name as the team name indicated on your release form and email it as a JPEG image to Debbie Rambeau: admin@odha.com. Drop off the release form to Debbie at the ODHA office or mail it to her at:

World Junior Championship Patch Program Contest

Ottawa District Hockey Association

1247 Kilborn Place, Suite D300

Ottawa, ON

K1H 6K9

Attention: Debbie Rambeau

Contest closes midnight December 21, 2008. The winner will be chosen by a select group of members of the ODHA Board of Directors whose decision will be final and will not be subject to review.

Mel Sapp

Director, Marketing and Public Relations

ODHA

sappfamily@rogers.com

World Junior Championship PATCH PROGRAM Contest

PHOTOGRAPH RELEASE

I, the undersigned hereby confirm that I am the parent or legal guardian of the player whose name appears under my signature and who is a member of the following hockey team:

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In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the 2008-2009 World Junior Championship Patch Program Contest, I hereby grant permission to the Ottawa District Hockey Association (ODHA) to use my child’s name, photograph (either individual photograph or as part of a Team photograph), comments and Team-related stories for advertising and/or marketing purposes on its website in relation to the 2008-2009 World Junior Championships.

Accepted and agreed by:

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Tim Hortons Coaches Clinic - Oct 18, 2008

Scotiabank Place
Saturday, October 18, 2008
8:00am – 12:30pm
Click HERE for information.
Learn from the pros! The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club has teamed up with local minor hockey associations to help shape the future of minor hockey in Ottawa and the surrounding regions!
Over the past five seasons, more than 3,500 coaches have participated, at no cost, in the Tim Hortons Coaches Clinic. This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills as a coach and ultimately make a difference to your minor hockey team.
The Ottawa Senators and Tim Hortons, along with the ODMHA, Hockey Outaouais and the ODWHA believe that we need to continue to educate our coaches, allowing them access to more information and resources to ensure a level of comfort delivering a variety of drills that focus on skill development while emphasizing fun.
Each coach will be provided with the opportunity to participate in an interactive training session. Your course manual will allow you to follow along with a visual agenda, which will enable you to take notes throughout the day.
The recommendations of 1999’s Open Ice Summit clearly focused on player skill development as the key building block towards a stronger minor hockey community. These recommendations continue to form the basis of the Senators minor hockey programs today and will assist in formulating the on-ice sessions and discussion topics for this year’s Tim Hortons Coaches Clinic.
Coaches from across eastern Ontario and western Quebec will be in attendance…will you? Help shape the future of hockey in our region today!
Past clinic formats have included:
-Keynote Address
-Senators Instructional practice
-Off-ice and On-Ice Warmups
-Off-ice Training Tips
-Goaltending Fundamentals
-Mini-games and activities that promote skill development
For more information, visit
http://senators.nhl.com/team/app?service=page&page=NHLPage&bcid=Kid_TimH...

Helmet Recall - CCM and RBK

Health Canada has issued a notice with respect to a recall on certain models of RBK and CCM helmets. It has been found that the chin strap of the recalled helmets may disengage while being used by consumers. If the chin strap disengages, the helmet can fall off, posing a potential safety hazard. Note that Health Canada has not received reports of incidents or incidents to Canadians related to the use of these helmets to this point. For complete information on this recall and corrective action that can be taken please visit:
http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=423
Sincerely,
Todd Jackson - Senior Manager, Safety and Insurance - Hockey Canada

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