Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brandon skills day stick kid captains contest

Press Release

Brandon, MB. -- Calling on western Manitoba minor hockey players!

The Wheat Kings, in association with Scotiabank, are looking for "Honorary Stick Kid Captains" for the 2013 Scotiabank Skills Day, scheduled for Sunday, December 1st at Westman Communications Group Place.

Minor hockey players (12 and under) are encouraged to visit either Brandon Scotiabank location (Shoppers Mall and Rosser Avenue downtown) to enter the contest, which will close on Wednesday, November 27th at 5pm.

Two lucky players will earn the right to join the Wheat Kings on the ice for the annual event, which will feature a number of exciting events including Breakaway, Relay, Accuracy and Hardest Shot.

As well, they will take home an autographed Wheat Kings' replica jersey.

"We look forward to an exciting day for the fans," says local Scotiabank branch manager Brian Boes. "If it's anything like last year's event, local fans are in for a real treat."

Tickets to this year's Scotiabank Skills Day are on sale for just $2 and can be purchased at the Wheat Kings office, BDO Fan Services at the Saturday, November 30th Western Hockey League game between Brandon and Prince Albert as well as at both Scotiabank locations in Brandon. In addition to selling general admission tickets, over 600 Hockey Brandon players have received a complimentary ticket to the event.

All ticket proceeds will benefit Hockey Brandon programs.

Honorary Stick Kid Captains and rosters will be announced on Thursday, November 28th. This year's Skills Day will be hosted by Candace Bowles.

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