He dressed up in his best Owen Sound Attack attire and proved himself unrivalled in Attack trivia, besting other participants to claim the “BMO Ultimate CHL Fan” title.
As the winner of the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan contest, held Tuesday at the BMO main office branch on Second Ave. E. in Owen Sound, Brian Gough will now be entered into a random draw with other BMO Ultimate Fans from across the Ontario Hockey League for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for 2 to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup. He also won a special signed CHL team jersey with the BMO Ultimate CHL Fan crest.
"The contest is a great opportunity for BMO to deepen its relationship with the community through our shared passion for hockey, and give fans a chance to experience one of the biggest hockey events in North America," said Janet Peddigrew, District Vice-President, Mid-Western Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal. "I'd like to thank all the enthusiastic fans who showed up in their most creative attires and congratulations to Mr. Gough for proving himself as the BMO Ultimate Owen Sound Attack Fan.”
The contest and community celebration was held to kick off BMO’s new four-year partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, including the Ontario Hockey League and its member teams. Participants dressed in their Owen Sound Attack colours, jerseys and costumes, and three finalists were chosen by a panel of judges, including the voice of Owen Sound Attack Fred Wallace, BMO’s Cheri Knott and Attack’s Daniel Catenacci. They were then put to the test with trivia questions provided by the team, and Mr. Gough emerged victorious.
The grand prize winner will receive a trip for 2 to the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Quebec.
BMO and the Canadian Hockey League
BMO Financial Group and the Canadian Hockey League recently announced BMO as the Official Bank of the Canadian Hockey League. The new four-year agreement also designates BMO as the Official Bank of each of the CHL’s member hockey leagues, the Ontario Hockey League, the Western Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The sponsorship builds on BMO’s partnership with the CHL of more than 10 years and affirms BMO’s exclusivity as a financial services sponsor of the league in the retail banking category. It also engrains a presence with the 46 teams who currently participate in the BMO CHL Affinity MasterCard program, which enables CHL fans to support their favourite teams through branded credit cards.
About BMO Financial Group
For more than 193 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2010, BMO contributed more than $54 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.