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NHL Alumni Tour brings heat to Cornwall Law Enforcement All-Stars

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NHL Alumni Tour brings heat to Cornwall Law Enforcement All-Stars
On, Sunday, December, 11th, Scotiabank brings the greatest game on ice to Cornwall, giving you opportunities to meet some of the most renowned hockey players of all time!
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Cornwall - December 6, 2011 - On, Sunday, December, 11th, Scotiabank brings the greatest game on ice to Cornwall, giving you opportunities to meet some of the most renowned hockey players of all time!

No one should miss this unique chance to shake the hands of Hockey Hall of Famers and Stanley Cup winners.

The NHL Alumni are coming to not only battle the Law Enforcement All Stars, but also to join forces to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario with the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

“We are very excited to showcase an exhibition game with Cornwall’s local heroes from the Law Enforcement All Star team” said Mark Napier, Executive Director, NHL Alumni. “We cherish the chance to get together as Alumni to play with old friends and promote the game of hockey across Ontario, all while raising money for a great cause.”

The exciting blend of hockey skill and fun ensures that all will have a fantastic time. In addition to the game, the fans will be treated to a skills competition featuring the world-class players, as well as some hilarious on-ice practical jokes. The game will be taking place at Cornwall Civic Complex, which is located at 100 Water Street, Cornwall Ontario at 2 pm. For ticket information, please visit www.benefithockey.com. Come out and join in the fun!

Scotiabank is proud to provide exciting experiences like the NHL Alumni Tour for hockey fans in our community. As Canada's Hockey Bank, Scotiabank has seen first hand, the love that Canadians have for this game. Through this Tour, the NHL Alumni and Scotiabank are able to support an event that raises much-needed funding and awareness for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

All funds raised through Torch Run events are aimed at programs that directly support and affect all community-based Special Olympics programs. Funds are channeled into community programs, assisting with a variety of expenses including games travel, accommodation, meals, staff support, grants to new community programs, athlete training, public education, volunteer/coach training and development initiatives like school programs (which opens up opportunities to new younger athletes). 

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (www.torchrunontario.com) is a community based, province-wide event that sees the "Flame of Hope" being carried right across Ontario by members of Law Enforcement Agencies. The objective of this and other events is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario.

The NHL Alumni (www.nhlalumni.net) is a non-profit organization, which serves as a liaison for 28 local alumni groups. The Association has adopted the motto of "Hockey's Greatest Family", providing programs and assistance for all retired NHL players, including career transition with the Life After Hockey Program.

About Scotiabank As the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHLPA®, NHL Alumni™ and the CWHL, Scotiabank is very proud to be Canada’s Hockey Bank. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Through its partnerships, Scotiabank’s hockey programs enrich the communities where Canadians live and work by engaging fans and players in new ways to celebrate our game. Scotiabank supports the passion and pride Canadians feel for hockey and believes that this great game helps young people learn about teamwork, camaraderie and the spirit of competition. Scotiabank also has partnerships with the Calgary Flames®, whose home is Scotiabank Saddledome, and the Ottawa Senators® whose home arena is Scotiabank Place. For more information on Scotiabank’s hockey programs, visit www.scotiahockeyclub.com.


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