Friday, March 15, 2013


Press Release

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League in association with Williamson-Dickie Canada Co., makers of quality workwear, are pleased to congratulate Erik Benoit of the Saskatoon Blades, as the WHL Dickies Hardest Working Player of the Year. Benoit’s dependability, quality of play, and commitment during the regular season has earned him the WHL’s top honour in this category. Benoit is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship, $200 in Dickies merchandise, and a custom Dickies Hardest Working Player of the Game jersey. Dickies encourages WHL fans to visit for all your workwear needs.

Dickies® is the leading global brand of innovative and trusted work wear. The brand has an unwavering commitment and proud heritage of providing tough, quality clothing to workers for more than 90 years. The Dickies brand has grown from bib overalls to World War II U.S. military uniforms to its iconic Original 874® Work Pant to footwear and much more. Embraced by workers everywhere, Dickies is defined by the people who wear our apparel--independent, no nonsense and a little rough around the edges. As the signature brand in the portfolio owned by Williamson-Dickie Mfg Co. based in Fort Worth, TX, Dickies products are available in more than 60 countries worldwide.   Williamson-Dickie Canada Co. is headquartered in Mississauga, ON.  For more about Dickies, visit www.dickies.

About the Western Hockey League:
The Western Hockey League started with just seven teams based in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1966. The WHL now has representation in all four Western Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. With the addition of the Edmonton Oil Kings for the 2007-08 season, the WHL now consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 based in Canadian markets and 5 in the U.S. Pacific

The WHL is a member of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) whose membership is comprised of three major junior hockey leagues: Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). At the conclusion of each League's playoffs, the CHL hosts the MasterCard Memorial Cup. A National Championship tournament involving each of the League's Champion and the tournament

The Western Hockey League's Head Office is located in Calgary, Alberta and is responsible to administer all functions related to League operations. Under the direction of the WHL Commissioner, the WHL Head Office functions include: game supervision, scheduling, League meetings, player drafts, agreements and scholarships, player transactions, finance, marketing, media relations, communications and statistics/results.

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