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Barclay-Smitty's Alberni Valley Bulldogs minor hockey team to shadow Canucks on HDIC

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC – The Canucks Centre, BC Hockey and CBC are pleased to announce that the Barclay-Smitty’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs Minor Hockey team has won the opportunity to shadow the Canucks for Hockey Day in Canada through the first annual Canucks Centre Poster Contest. The Bulldog’s exciting day will include team travel/accommodation to Vancouver to watch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Chicago Blackhawks on January 23, 2010. The winning team also has the opportunity to meet members of the Vancouver Canucks and attend their morning game day skate. The day will be documented and included as part of CBC Television’s Hockey Day in Canada broadcast on January 30th when the Vancouver Canucks hit the road to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In celebration of CBC Hockey Day in Canada, registered Pee-Wee and Bantam minor hockey teams from around BC were invited to participate in the contest. Teams were asked to showcase their team spirit through an original picture or poster submitted online and a story about their most memorable team experience. A total of 40 teams from throughout British Columbia submitted entries. The entries were then judged by a panel represented by BC Hockey, CBC and Canucks Centre for BC Hockey. The winning team’s story and poster was chosen the best representation of team and association pride.

The announcement of the winning team was made on Hockey Night in Canada’s After Hours January 9, 2010 by CBC representative Kevin Weekes. Canucks Centre, BC Hockey and CBC are proud to show their ongoing support growing team spirit within BC hockey communities.

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Or call Canucks Centre @ 604 899-7770

For more information on Hockey Day in Canada please visit CBC Sports.

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