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Nelson Minor Hockey cashes in on Esso Medals Score Big Contest

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 12th, 2016

Nelson Minor Hockey scored big Thursday winning one of the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement 2015/2016 in the Esso Medals Score Big Contest.

Nelson was one of six associations chosen from over 15,000 entries and will be presented with $5,000 as well an additional $1,000 donation will be presented to the Peewee Leafs.

“Our association will purchase some new jerseys with the prize money,” said league representative Lisa Upper.

“We have been working on getting new jerseys for all our teams and this well help finish our goal.”

Each year, minor hockey teams (age 6 to 18) from across Canada are invited to register to receive three Esso Medals of Achievement – most dedicated, most improved and most sportsmanlike – and 18 certificates for their team.

“On behalf of Imperial Oil I would like to thank all the teams that registered for the Esso Medals Score Big contest this year and congratulate the winners of the $5,000 Grand Prize,” said Scott Neufeld, Marketing Strategic and Sponsorship Advisor, Imperial Oil.

“The Esso brand has been a proud sponsor of hockey in Canada since 1936 and has been committed to supporting grassroots hockey for over 30 years. We look forward to continuing that support into the future.”

Established in 1981, the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement program recognizes players who contribute to the game of hockey and has since become part of the fabric of Canadian community hockey. By acknowledging players’ dedication, effort and fair play, the program hopes to go beyond hockey, to build champions in life.

Under this free program, three medals of achievement: most improved player, most dedicated player, and most sportsmanlike player, are available to every hockey team registered with Hockey Canada. In addition, each team can receive certificates of participation that recognize the efforts of every player on the team.

To date, nearly two million Esso Medals of Achievement and over 30 million Certificates of Participation have been awarded to young boys and girls across Canada on behalf of Imperial Oil. For more information visit:

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