Team Up and Bring Home the Cup is an initiative to give exposure to every hockey-loving region in Canada. Those involved with community hockey are being asked to submit an essay or video describing what hockey and team spirit means to their amateur team. Readers will then get the chance to vote on the submissions and the winner will get the chance to host a party with the Stanley Cup and Mark Messier in their hometown hockey community.
The contest began in 2009 with the HRS Huskies from St. Lazare, QuÃ©bec being the first ones to experience the grand prize, which also includes a home theatre system, Pepsi products, Lay’s products, a 52 inch LCD TV, and gift certificates for products and services throughout the year. The party will also be filmed and featured on TSN and TSN.ca/TeamUp.
You can browse entries that have already been submitted by teams across the country and have your team submit their own. Deadline for entries is March 12th then public online voting will begin March 22nd (full contest rules can be found online). After the 22nd, browse the gallery and vote for your favourite to help select this year’s winner.
To celebrate this promotion of local hockey across Canada, I have been given a handful of NHL Shop gift certificates to give away to my readers who help promote this campaign. Each gift certificate is worth $75 for the online NHL shop in Canada.
To enter to win my giveaway, please leave a comment listing your favourite aspect of hockey in Vancouver — from road hockey in the ‘burbs to the 1994 Stanley Cup run. You may also re-tweet to enter this contest by copying & pasting the following:
Fine print: The Miss604 giveaway is only open to residents of Canada. The contest will run until Monday March 15th at 12:00pm PT. I will draw seven winners at that time from both comment and Twitter entries. Each comment or tweet equals 1 entry into the draw.
Update March 15, 2010 The following seven people have won the gift certificates for the NHL Shop online: