TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- To celebrate the CHL's second marquee event of the 2012-2013 season, BMO, the official bank of the Canadian Hockey League, launched a twitter contest today that will give one CHL fan the ultimate experience at the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Halifax.
BMO is asking fans: Are you Team Orr or Team Cherry?
Starting today until Friday, December 21st at 12:00 noon ET, fans can tweet their answer using @BMOCHL #UltimateFan. Each entry gives a fan a chance to win a trip for two to the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and a $100 pre-paid MasterCard.
Seen as the 'best of the best' of the CHL, the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game pits the top-rated CHL players/NHL draft prospects against each other on two teams. In addition to the quality of talent on the ice, each side is coached by hockey legends Mike McPhee (Team Orr) and Don Cherry (Team Cherry).
As part of its four-year partnership with the CHL, BMO has been celebrating CHL fans across the country. BMO Ultimate Fan Appreciation Nights took place in 40 communities across Canada, with each event recognizing the BMO Ultimate Fan for the local CHL team. To continue the celebration, BMO is giving CHL fans the opportunity to show their fan loyalty and voice their predictions for the upcoming Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
The winner will be randomly drawn and notified via twitter, and then sent to Halifax for the ultimate fan experience at the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
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BMO and the Canadian Hockey League
BMO Financial Group is the official bank of the Canadian Hockey League, as well as its member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The sponsorship builds on BMO's partnership with the CHL of more than 10 years and affirms BMO's exclusivity as a financial services sponsor of the league in the retail banking category. It also engrains a presence with the 46 teams who currently participate in the BMO CHL Affinity MasterCard program, which enables CHL fans to support their favourite teams through branded credit cards.
About the Canadian Hockey League
The Canadian Hockey League is the world's largest development hockey league with 52 Canadian and eight American teams participating in the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League. CHL players graduate from high school at a rate higher than the Canadian national average. Last season, more than nine million fans attended CHL games in the regular season, playoffs and at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League than any other league. Last season 636 graduates attended North American post-secondary institutions on scholarships from CHL teams.
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