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Oct 17, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Contest offers Ontario Bantam hockey teams chance to be the Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs and Under Armour team up to offer Bantam teams opportunity to play at Air Canada Centre

Stouffville Sun-Tribune

It’s your hockey team’s chance to “be the Leafs”.

Under Armour and the Toronto Maple Leafs are inviting Bantam hockey teams across Ontario to compete for a chance to “Storm The Centre” and play a game at the Air Canada Centre while receiving full professional treatment from the Toronto Maple Leafs staff.

Registration is now open for the competition, which consists of three periods from October to December. Teams can register until Nov. 11, when the first period ends.

“Passion. Tenacity. Grit. Courage. Team above self. These are innate traits of the big leaguers, and this is what we’re looking for in young athletes,” said Under Armour Canada director of marketing Shana Ferguson in a press release.

“We’re excited to see young Leafs fans compete and earn the right to skate at Air Canada Centre.”

During the first period – which runs Oct. 1 to Nov 11 – teams will earn points by building their fan base while participating in several on-ice and off-ice challenges. The top 10 teams with the most points will move on to the second period.

The second period involves a “skills gauntlet” and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 30. Ten teams will compete in a series of drills assessing shooting accuracy, puck control and average team speed. The skills gauntlet takes place at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Etobicoke. The top two teams from this period will move on to the third.

In the third period, the final two teams will compete in the Armour Cup in December where they’ll finally have the chance to play a regulation game at the Air Canada Centre with treatment from professional Leafs staff.

The last two teams will also win Leafs tickets and Under Armour apparel for their teams.

To motivate teams to register, Under Armour released a video to announce call-for-entries featuring Leafs prospect and Team UA athlete Mitch Marner.

Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2egZpLn

Registration is open until Nov. 11. To register, visit mapleleafs.com/stormthecentre

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