Wheat Kings ‘Skills Day’ to return in December

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October 24, 2013, Brandon, MB. (ISN) – The Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with Scotiabank are pleased to announce plans for the 2nd Annual Skills Day.

The skills competition, which will be hosted by Top Shot Hockey from Toronto will include a number of events including Breakaway, Relay, Accuracy and Hardest Shot and will feature all of the Wheat Kings’ current players.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, December 1st at Westman Communications Group Place and has been made possible through the generous support of Brandon’s two Scotiabank branches.

“Scotiabank is proud to partner with the Wheat Kings and bring this terrific event to the city,” says local Scotiabank Branch Manager Brian Boes. “We look forward to an exciting day for the fans. If it’s anything like last year’s event, western Manitoba hockey fans are in for a real treat!”

Tickets to this year’s Skills Day are on sale for just $2 and can be purchased at the Wheat Kings office, BDO Fan Services during November home games as well as Brandon’s two Scotiabank locations.

In addition to selling general admission tickets, over six hundred Hockey Brandon players will receive a complimentary ticket for this year’s event. As well, all 2013-14 Wheat Kings’ Season Ticket holders received tickets for it.

All ticket sales proceeds will be donated to Hockey Brandon programs.

An additional feature at this year’s event will offer minor hockey players (ages 12 and under) the chance to serve as the “Honorary Stick Kid Captain” to one of the Wheat King teams. Minor hockey players can enter by filling in a ballot by visiting one of the two Brandon Scotiabank branches (located at Shoppers Mall and on the corner of 10th and Rosser). As well, both Stick Kid captains will take home an autographed Wheat Kings’ replica jersey.

Team captains and rosters for this December’s Skills Day will be announced in November.

About Scotiabank: Scotiabank is committed to helping individuals, companies, and communities to thrive in a changing world. From personal and business banking, brokerage, and insurance, to private wealth, and the most sophisticated commercial, corporate and institutional services, we serve the diverse needs of over 19 million customers in more than 55 countries. Founded in 1832 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, our growth has always been fuelled by the success of our customers and our longevity secured by an unshakable commitment to carefully and expertly managing risk and capital.

About Top Shot Hockey: Top Shot Hockey is an industry leader in interactive game production and promotion. Top Shot Hockey has clearly established itself as a world leader with games in more than ten countries. Top Shot Hockey has many high profile customers including the Hockey Hall of Fame, the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings as well as the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup, which was hosted by the Wheat Kings and the City of Brandon.