At the 100 Manitoba Hockey Moments exhibit launch at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Hockey Manitoba drew the early bird grand prize winner from the myTeam Manitoba Sweepstakes for a trip for two to the 2015 World Junior Championship in Toronto. In the myTeam Manitoba Sweepstakes, people can choose their all-time Manitoba line-up and be entered to win from approximately 75 prizes valued at over $25,000 including the grand prize for an all expenses paid suite at the Winnipeg Jets game on March 21 vs. the Washington Capitals and 16 tickets to the game.
Hockey Manitoba’s 100th Anniversary celebrations continue with forthcoming special events and initiatives including Project 100 presented by Scotiabank, December 12-14 in Winnipeg. Throughout the weekend, fans will be treated to some great hockey with the Female Bantam AAA MTS Showcase Challenge, MWJHL All-Star Game, Female Peewee Challenge and Sport School exhibition series. There are also numerous development programs and camps scheduled such as the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, JUST PLAY Discovery Days program, and a Skills & Drills Specialty Clinic for female coaches.
Programs and initiatives continuing throughout the 100th Anniversary season include our free Reebok youth hockey stick giveaway to all registered players born in 2008 and 2009, $25,0000 in community grants to Minor Hockey Associations and the 100th Anniversary Outdoor Series presented by Scotiabank on February 15, 2015. Hundreds of teams throughout the province will participate in the once in a lifetime event to celebrate Manitoba hockey heritage in 100th Anniversary commemorative jerseys and socks.
The 100th Anniversary celebrations will come to a close on May 9, 2015 at the Gala Dinner presented by Scotiabank featuring high profile guest speakers, live entertainment and recognition of historic figures that have shaped the game of hockey in Manitoba.
Hockey Manitoba recognizes Scotiabank as Premier Partner of the 100th Anniversary. Hockey Manitoba also recognizes key partners of the Hockey Manitoba 100th Anniversary; TSN 1290, Winnipeg Free Press, CCM, Royal Sports, Canad Inns, Cargill Ltd., Esdale Printing, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, Manitoba Pork Council, MTS, Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, Sport Manitoba Hall of Fame, Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.