The Big Save Contest from Scotiabank

Scotia Bank big save

by Jeremy Rupke on November 13, 2010

Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know about a cool contest that is currently being run by Scotiabank. The contest is called the big save and it is open to all Canadian residents. The winner will get a trip to Whitehorse, Yukon Territories for their entire hockey team to participate in hockey day in Canada; I think that is pretty cool!

Purpose of the contest – Scotiabank wants to educate children on how to save money (an important lesson for people of all ages). In an effort to help children learn to save they have created a contest that pairs saving money with hockey. All a team has to do to enter the contest is make a pledge. The pledge states how much money they want to save, and what they are saving for. Some ideas could be something simple like a shooting tarp, pucks and pylons for the team to use in practice, or maybe a big goal like a trip for the team to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame!

Who can enter - Any team in Canada with kids between 7-16 can pledge to save as a team for a chance to head to Whitehorse for Hockey Day in Canada.

How to enter – All you have to do to enter the contest is visit the big save entry page. You will need a team photo, and the teams pledge so make sure you talk it over with the coach and team first.

Entry deadline – Your team pledge must be in by November the 30th

How easy is it to win? – According to the contest rules and regulations the winners are chosen by random draw, so no matter how much or how little your team pledges they will still have a chance at winning!

For more information you can visit the following links

The Big Save details and entry page –
The Big Save blog (just launched) -
Facebook –
Twitter –


As a special bonus to the readers of How To Hockey Scotiabank is providing a hockey prize pack. All you have to do is leave a comment below and you will be entered. A winner will be chosen at random (make sure you leave a valid email address). The winner of the prize pack will be chosen on November 25th.

You comment should be about something hockey related you had to save for, or are currently saving for.

Leave a comment about something you had to save for related to hockey, or something you are currently saving for!


To Jay (9th comment down) for winning the Scotiabank prize pack. Thanks for all of your comments and good luck in the main draw

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Jeremy Rupke

Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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Ryan Marsh April 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

My parents didn’t want me to try for the goalie position so I never put in goalie stuff . One day we were at a store and there was a whole set on sale when I asked my parents to buy it they still said no. I took out. My birthday money and purchased it myself . My parents said it would be a good road hockey set because it was good enough for the ice. When our tournament came around at the end of the season our goalie didn’t show up and my set was in back of the car incase someone wanted to play outside at the motel. So I put it on played the tournament, we came in second. In an initiation finals I have bin a goalie ever since.and I love it. Ryan Marsh


Erik January 4, 2011 at 9:39 am

My Daughter just started her first year in Hockey and I couldn’t have wished for a better Team and experience for her. I myself grew up playing and I had 3 older brothers who did as well, so it’s in our blood I guess. Last week at her first tournament Grandma and Grandpa came out to watch her and my dad took her aside and said for every pass you make or shot on net i’ll give you a $1. I have never seen such determination from my daughter to get to the puck and make passes to her team mates and flood the out of town goal with shots! It turns out that she ended up with $20 for 1 game but what she did next was amazing. I asked her maybe that could go towards a new stick and she said why would I buy a new stick when this one got me $20? The money is going to go towards buying a mascot for our team dad. So my daughter’s Hockey team has the biggest mascot that sits at the face-off dot before every game, and the hardest working player gets to take it home till the next game.


Morgan Mccarthy December 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

love the hockey tips! I have been a hockey mom for several years, and just started playing myself last year. I need all the help I can get :) Keep up the good work!


Marc Turpin December 1, 2010 at 11:11 pm

So who won? :O

I love howtohockey ! I subscribed to youtube and cant wait next video on the new stick handling stuff you bought ! And 20 ways to beat a defender seems awesome !


A.J. November 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

This looks like a great contest, with even greater prizes!


Josh November 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Hi im Josh im 14 years old I have a job now as a timekeeper now so i usually have to buy my hockey supplies. I just recently saved up for the new bauer one 30 stick and baught it with my own money but now im working hard and trying to make extra money to get the new bauer one 95s


Lenny Goh November 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I find it’s best to setup a mini savings account that automatically deposits money from your main account to be used for your winter and spring hockey league fees. It results in it not being such a big hit to your finances when league fees are due!


Ryan November 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I sold some of my old equipment the last couple months in order to save up to buy my son some new epuipment. I’ve also slowly expanded my backyard ice rink each of the last three years. I save a little $ here by reusing the same screws, wood, etc. I’m hoping to add some sideboards this year!


Jonathan November 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I am from Texas and play hockey. Icetime is hard to come by. On my lunchbreak, I stickhandle in our garage with a Green Biscuit. To teach tophand control, I use a toilet paper tube for the bottom hand. How’s that for saving money? (redneck hockey)


Jeremy November 26, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Nice, any way you can find to improve your game is good! I like the toilet paper tube trick, that’s smart

Deb November 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

love the hockey tips! I have been a hockey mom for several years, and just started playing myself last year. I need all the help I can get :) Keep up the good work!


Nicholas November 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I’m currently saving up for some new Ice skates since my boot has a hole in it and they’re beginning to cut my ankles. Oh and a new stick!


Rick November 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I’m going to save for those new pump skates, and a new composite stick!


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