On-ice artistry is part of the game, but the Habs and Rona wanted to see how creative Canadiens fans were with hockey sticks off the ice.
We asked fans to give their broken or outgrown sticks a second life by using them in a craft project for a chance to win a stick signed by the 2019-20 Canadiens, a personalized Habs jersey, and a $500 gift card from Rona.
The Habs' social media staff selected two finalists among the entries and put it in the hands of the fans to make the final call.
Mark Gray's outdoor patio furniture set -- complete with goalie pad chair back for added comfort -- took top honors, edging out runner-up, Chris Patterson, whose bedroom collection helped earn him a $250 Rona gift card and a $100 gift card for Tricolore Sports, which is redeemable online at tricoloresports.com.
Félicitations à Mark Gray, dont la #CreationCanadiens lui vaut un bâton autographié par l'équipe, un chandail officiel et 500$ chez @RONAinc!- Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 30, 2020
Congrats to @GrayMarker99 whose winning #CreationCanadiens earns him a team-signed stick, an official jersey and a $500 RONA gift card! pic.twitter.com/GKyT3r0wBP
Congratulations to our winners, and to everyone who submitted their crafty DIY projects. Check out some of the masterpieces we received in our PHOTO GALLERY.
In need of more inspiration for your next DIY project? We've got you covered. Why not start with a hockey stick photo frame? You'll need a hockey stick, a ruler or measuring tape, a compound mitre saw, table saw, heavy duty contact cement, acrylic panel, cardboard, string or a bungee cord, and double-sided tape.
Cut four equal-length pieces of the stick a 45-degree angle with the compound mitre saw (TIP: cut from the top of the stick as the shaft narrows near the blade)
Brush the heavy duty contact cement onto the ends of each piece of the stick, carefully joining the pieces together along the edges. Be sure to follow the instructions that come with the contact cement. Wrap the frame gently with string or a bungee cord while the frame dries.
Line the back of the frame with double-sided tape and align the acrylic panel along the back. Add your photo to the frame facing forwards and add the cardboard to finish the back of the frame.
Measure two lines the width of the stick onto the puck and use the table saw to cut a groove into the puck to serve as the base of the frame.