What's Your Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime?

Dimitri Filipovic
May 12 2014 09:41AM

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Things that aren’t fun: the 2013-14 Vancouver Canucks season, watching the Minnesota Wild play hockey (only in the regular season, though, apparently), broccoli and canker sores.

Things that are fun: basically everything to do with the impending summer — sunshine, patios, cold beer, beaches. And all of the potentially cool things you could win if you’ve taken my advice and signed up for a ScotiaHockey NHL Debit or VISA card. It has now been over a month since I introduced Canucks Army’s newfound partnership with the fine people over at Scotiabank, so I’m just going to go ahead and assume that by now you’ve been able to get a hold of yourself, stop weeping, and put on a pair of pants for long enough to sign up for a snazzy new card.

I’m sure that seeing that Canucks logo on the front of it will bring back bad memories, and even lead to some inexplicable bouts of sobbing in the checkout line at your local grocery store. But maybe, just maybe, some of these prizes you could be in for will help make up for all of that.

It’s pretty simple, actually. Well, not as simple as realizing that the Canucks should’ve used the pick they received in return for Cory Schneider to select Valeri Nichushkin… but pretty simple nonetheless.

I’m going to include a lengthy list of all of the things that could potentially be coming your way below, but everything can basically be summed up into one succinct sentence — every time you use your ScotiaHockey NHL Debit or VISA card, you enter your name into a draw for the Scotiabank Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime contest. This dude from Saskatchewan that got to realize his dream by going to New York, and meeting a bunch of former Rangers. 


Well that could easily be you. For all you know you could be one measly purchase of lozenges away from hanging out with Jason Strudwick. Just like Inception, the dream... *is real*.

Beyond that you also get entered into all sorts of monthly draws for NHL tickets, NHL Game Center LIVE subscriptions, and other things such as gift cards that could land you a new Dane Fox jersey to wear around town.

In case you were wondering what my Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime would look like, it would probably involve myself getting to hang out with two great hockey minds like Mike Gillis and Alain Vigneault. Actually, no wait. It would probably be getting to ask John Tortorella how he managed to get as much out of the 2013-14 version of the Canucks as he did? No, that can't be it. Maybe it's going for a bike ride around the seawall with Trevor Linden? Sure, let's go with that.

Now here’s the detailed list I promised you, in case you didn’t believe me -- 

GRAND PRIZES

are:

2014 Stanley Cup® Final: 

  • Two (2) tickets to one (1) Stanley Cup® Final Game (date of game to be determined by Sponsor) 
  • Opportunity to attend behind the scenes experiences such as, for example purposes only, a private viewing of the Stanley Cup, attendance at a team practice and/or private arena tour (type, date and location of each experience to be determined and confirmed by NHL Entities) 

2014 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off™:

  • Two (2) tickets to the 2014 NHL Face-Off™ game (date and location of game to be determined by the NHL Entities) 
  • Opportunity to attend behind the scenes experiences such as, for example purposes only, a private viewing of the Stanley Cup, attendance at a team practice and/or private arena tour (type, date and location of each experience to be determined and confirmed by NHL Entities) 

The following applies to all Grand Prizes: 

  • Where applicable, round trip economy airfare for two (2) departing from the Canadian International Airport nearest the winner’s residence (as determined by the Sponsor) to the city hosting the game or event 
  • Transportation to the game or event will be provided if the winner resides over 100 km outside of the city hosting the game or event. The method of transportation will be determined by the Sponsor. No transportation will be provided to any winner living within 100 km of the game location. 
  • Two (2) nights standard hotel accommodation (double occupancy) 
  • $500.00 CDN spending money 
  • Approximate Retail Value of each Grand Prize is $5,000.00 CDN. 

The Monthly Prizes: 

Tier 1 Monthly Prizes: 

  • Five (5) pairs of tickets total (two (2) tickets for each Tier 1 Monthly Prize winner) to an NHL® regular season game (excluding any outdoor games) in the NHL city of the winner’s choice.  
  • Approximate retail value of each Tier 1 Monthly Prize is $300 CDN 

Tier 2 Monthly Prizes: 

  • Twenty-five (25)total  (one (1) per Tier 2 Monthly Prize winner) NHL GameCenter LIVE™ Subscriptions 
  • Approximate retail value of each Tier 2 Monthly Prize is $159 CDN 

 Tier 3 Monthly Prizes: 

  • Fifty (50) total (one (1) per Tier 3 Monthly Prize winner) $50shop.canada.nhl.com gift cards 
  • Approximate retail value of each Tier 3 Monthly Prize is $50 CDN

So what are you waiting for? If the allure of a firm Jason Strudwick handshake and a Dane Fox jersey didn’t do it for you, well then I don’t really think we can be cyber friends any longer…

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Dimitri Filipovic writes about hockey on the internet, and is the Managing Editor of Canucks Army. You can follow him on Twitter @DimFilipovic, and email him at dimitri.filipovic@gmail.com.
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