Under Armour and Maple Leafs Launch Bantam Hockey Contest
11 Oct, 2016
Under Armour and the Toronto Maple Leafs are giving Bantam hockey teams the opportunity to earn the right to “Be The Leafs” for a day and play a game at Air Canada Centre.
The puck drops this month for the Storm The Centre competition. Bantam hockey teams in the province of Ontario can register to compete in a series of on- and off-ice challenges to earn their spot in the Armour Cup, a regulation game at Air Canada Centre, including the full professional treatment from Toronto Maple Leafs staff.
“We’re encouraging young players to work for what they want because that’s what it takes to succeed as an athlete. 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 Shana Ferguson, director of marketing, Under Armour Canada. “For the winning teams, the hard work will pay off with the opportunity to play on the same ice as their heroes. We’re excited to see young Leafs fans compete and earn the right to skate at Air Canada Centre.”
To announce the call for entries, Under Armour released a video featuring Leafs prospect and Team UA athlete Mitch Marner encouraging youth teams to compete to Storm The Centre. In the video, Marner reflects on his own journey to Air Canada Centre.
Registration is now open for the competition, which is divided into three periods, narrowing the field down to two winning teams. Teams can register until the end of the first period, which runs until November 11, 2016.
The Storm The Centre competition is also running in the province of Quebec this fall, where youth teams have the chance to earn the opportunity to play a game at the Bell Centre.