Hickman Automotive Group has opened nominations for the Best of the Bench contest to recognize the most outstanding volunteer hockey coach in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Coinciding with Hickman’s Hockey Heroes 2016 Weekend, the Best of the Bench contest will feature nominations and voting by the general public on Hickman Automotive Group’s Facebook page, with a winner being crowned Best of the Bench for 2016! The winning volunteer hockey coach will be officially announced on April 22nd and will win all-star access to all Hockey Heroes games, will get to coach one of the NHL Alumni teams, plus they will win 2-nights’ accommodations and spending money for a total VIP weekend experience!

We understand the importance that volunteer hockey coaches play in this province—helping to inspire and motivate people of all ages to succeed and have fun. For those who give so much, we’re excited to be able to give back to them. ­­– Bert Hickman, President and CEO of Hickman Automotive Group

About Hockey Heroes Weekend:
The 3rd annual Hockey Heroes Weekend will take place from April 29th – May 1st, 2016 at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.  Hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL and sponsored by Hickman Automotive Group, funds raised from Hickman’s Hockey Heroes 2016 Weekend support life-saving research and programs to address heart disease and stroke in Newfoundland and Labrador. The event offers participants an opportunity to play hockey with NHL alumni in a round robin style tournament, as well as attend events with them throughout the weekend. Some of the greatest NHL heroes have already confirmed their attendance including Shayne Corson, Paul Coffey, Brad May, Adam Oats, Chris Nilan and Darren Langdon.

Contest Details:

The Best of the Bench contest nominations will be open on Hickman Automotive Group’s Facebook page from March 22nd to April 9th, after which time the top 5 coaches, chosen by a committee, will be open to a province-wide vote. The winner will be officially announced on April 22nd.  Nominations are open NOW and full contest details are available at: facebook.com/hickmanautomotivegroup.

Hickman Automotive Group
Hickman Automotive Group is a family-owned and operated business, employing over 425 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, selling more vehicles than any other dealership in the province with 12 locations.

Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives, and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen. heartandstroke.ca

Media Contact: 

Lori O’Keefe
Executive Assistant – Hickman Automotive Group

85 Kenmount Road, P.O. Box 834O, Stn. A, St. John’s, NL, A1B 3N7

Tel 7O9-726-6990 ext. 1207 email: lokeefe@hickmangroup.net

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