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Heroes of Hockey Day

Scotiabank’s The 5th Season is proud to present the inaugural season of ‘Heroes of Hockey Day’, a reality series broadcasted during Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey on Sportsnet and online.

Heroes of Hockey Day Video Journal

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  • Webisode 11:
    And the winner is...

    The Teammates reconnect with their teams to let them know the results of the competition.

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  • Webisode 10:
    Final Challenge - Blazing Inferno

    The Inferno players are forced to think creatively if they expect to win. With the challenge over, Darcy shares some critical news about the outcome. Who will win it all?

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  • Webisode 9:
    Eagles in a Flap

    The Eagles’ efforts to take it all threaten to go off the rails when the team loses focus. Can they get it together before it hurts their chances at being Heroes of Hockey Day?

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  • Webisode 8:
    Winner Take All

    Darcy reveals the winner of Challenge 2, and some news that will change the entire course of the competition.

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  • Webisode 7:
    Challenge 2 Celebrates Canada’s 150th

    All 3 teams give 100% effort to the special challenge celebrating Canada’s 150th.

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  • Webisode 6:
    Canada 150 puzzle

    The winner of Challenge 1 is announced, and Darcy explains the significance of Challenge 2 as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

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  • Webisode 5:
    Putting the first Challenge on ice

    The Ducks work toward 5 goals, and the Inferno quickly discover the value of teamwork…and sticking together.

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  • Webisode 4:
    Let the Games Begin

    All three teams travel to Toronto, where meet an NHL legend, CWHL star players, and step up to their first challenge.

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  • Webisode 3:
    Meet the Halifax TASA Ducks

    Community builders is the perfect way to describe the Halifax TASA Ducks. Cassie Campbell-Pascall was excited to meet the extraordinary players of the Halifax TASA Ducks who share their love of hockey with New Canadians.

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  • Webisode 2:
    Meet the Calgary Jr. Inferno

    Lanny McDonald was so inspired by the extraordinary selflessness and empathy of the Calgary Jr. Inferno team, that he just had to give them exciting news in person.

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  • Webisode 1:
    P.K. Subban Surprises the Eagles

    P.K. Subban drops in on the Atom AA Burlington Eagles and gives them some life-changing news.

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The Mission:

Scotiabank and our Teammates have scoured the country looking for teams who embody The 5th Season values and have done amazing work in their local community to compete in a once in lifetime challenge.

The Teams:

A community hockey team from each city of Calgary, Toronto and Halifax will compete in an epic series of challenges that test their ability to work together as a team to prove they have what it takes to be Heroes of Hockey Day!

The Mentors:

Scotiabank Teammates, P.K. Subban, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, and Lanny McDonald are thrilled to be a part of this competition and will be mentors to the teams!

The Prize:

The winning team will get an all-expenses paid trip to go to Scotiabank's Hockey Day in Canada in Kenora, Ontario.

Location: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 9 - 10
Level: Atom 1

Calgary Jr. Inferno

The Calgary Jr. Inferno are a dynamic group of charismatic girls that have taken the notion of putting others ahead of themselves to the next level.

When two Jr. Inferno players cut off their hair to donate it to a charity that provides hair pieces to kids undergoing cancer treatment, the idea took root with five of their teammates who did the same to support the cause. It requires extraordinary empathy and selflessness for 9-year-old to cut off hair. But that’s just the kind of kids they are!

The players also support a local cancer fundraising event, Skate the Lake, which is organized by the Canadian Children’s Brain Cancer Foundation (CCBCF), an organization founded by one of the girls' former hockey coaches and his wife after their son Jordan passed away at the age of 8 in 2012.

Location: Burlington, Ontario
Age: 9 - 10
Level: Atom AA

Burlington Eagles

The Burlington Eagles team stands tall for the sheer scale of the impact they have had on those on dire need of help.

Last year, in an extraordinary display of teamwork, the Eagles raised 22,000 pounds of food for underprivileged families - making them the team that raised the most food of any minor hockey team across Canada. The Eagles drop off food bags in the community; sell raffle tickets, set-up hot chocolate stands, and hold bottle drives as part of their broader fundraising activities.

The Burlington Eagles are the real deal.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Age: 9 - 10
Level: Atom AA

TASA Ducks

The TASA Ducks have made it their personal mission to use hockey to integrate New Canadian kids into our Canadian culture and build a stronger Halifax community.

The Ducks are a team of community builders. By their own initiative when they were only 8-9 years old, they organized an event for new Canadian kids to hit the ice for their very first time. The Ducks got the skates donated and organized a party after the skate so friendships could start to take root. The Ducks team has organized the event again this year to much success!

The kids on this team also participate in other community fundraisers, including “Light The Night” for Leukemia, and one of the players uses his birthday to host a free skate for all members of the community in support of Feed Nova Scotia.

Scotiabank Teammates

P.K. Subban

Mentor

Our newest Scotiabank Teammate, P.K. Subban is ready to help lead the Burlington Eagles to victory. P.K. is a current player for the Nashville Predators as well as a 2013 Norris Trophy winner and Olympic Gold Medalist. P.K. is excited to be a mentor this season!


Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Mentor

Cassie Campbell–Pascall has played 157 career games for Team Canada. Following her exceptional hockey career, Cassie is now a renowned broadcaster for Sportsnet and a Scotiabank Teammate! Cassie is thrilled to be the mentor for the TASA Ducks team!


Lanny McDonald

Mentor

Lanny McDonald perfectly embodies the 5th Season values. As a Scotiabank Teammate, Lanny knows how important hard work, leadership, and teamwork are to the game of hockey. Lanny is a Stanley Cup Champion, Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee, and all around hockey legend! He is looking forward to mentoring the Calgary Jr. Inferno to a big win!

The Host

Darcy Tucker is the host of our Heroes of Hockey Day series! Along with being a proud Scotiabank Teammate, Darcy is a former NHL player who played most of his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was also a player for the Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche.

Partners

Canadian Women's Hockey League

Natalie Spooner currently plays for the Toronto Furies of the CWHL. In 2014, she became the first woman in hockey history to claim the gold medal in the Winter Games and the Clarkson Cup in the same year.

Jenelle Kohanchuk currently plays for the Toronto Furies and was on the team that captured the 2014 Clarkson Cup.

Sportsnet

Daren Millard is a renowned sportscaster for Sportsnet. Daren hosts 'Wednesday Night Hockey', 'Hockey Central at Noon', and regional Toronto Maple Leafs hockey games on Sportsnet. Daren is the official sports commentator who will call out all the epic moments for the Challenge Weekend!

The 5th Season™*

From the plains of Saskatchewan to the suburbs of Ontario, kids dream of legendary hockey moments. That's why we're proud to support over 8,000 community teams from coast to coast. Because even if they don't score the game-winning goal, every kid should know what being a hockey hero feels like.

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Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program

The Community Hockey Sponsorship program has always been Scotiabank's way of showing our commitment to kids' hockey, a sport which unifies our nation, community by community. That's why each of our more than 1,000 branches financially supports a local hockey team, league or association in their community. We know that being part of a team gives children more than just a chance to play, but also a chance to become involved in their community. That's why we're encouraging our branch staff and sponsored teams to donate their time – the equivalent to one practice – towards making a positive impact in their community. By inspiring and participating in volunteer initiatives, we're committed to help communities get stronger together, like a team. Because that's what Canada is all about.

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