SHAWINIGAN, QC, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - David Gow of Oshawa, ON, representing the Ontario Hockey League at the third annual Old Dutch® Net A Million contest, scored huge winnings, taking home $100,000 on Friday, May 25. The big event took place live on Sportsnet during the second intermission of the semi-final game of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
Shooting from the blue line closest to the target goal, Gow successfully scored 19 of 20 pucks in 20 seconds (only 16 pucks in would have won) to net him $100,000 in cash. The capacity crowd in the Centre Bionest celebrated wildly with Gow and son Nathaniel upon learning he'd taken home the prize.
The $250,000 contestant, Greg Flynn of Maple Ridge, BC, shooting from the center line came up just one puck short of his goal, but still earned $500 for each goal he made, taking home $7,500. Helmut Bernhard of Laval, QC, took to the ice during the second intermission of Sunday night's MasterCard Memorial Cup final game in an attempt to take home $1,000,000, and while unsuccessful in winning the full cash prize took home $2,000 for the four pucks he did put in the net.
"Our partnership with the Canadian Hockey League continues to strengthen our connection to families across Canada, while reinforcing the Old Dutch 'Quality Lives Here' message", said Scott Kelemen, National Director of Marketing for Old Dutch Foods. "We are thrilled to have a winner in this year's Net A Million on-ice shoot out, and to add to the already incredible excitement of the tournament."
Old Dutch Foods
Old Dutch first started in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1954 as a small potato chip company before achieving great success over the years with premium quality products such as the twin-pack box of potato chips, and its long list of flavours. Retailers and consumers have come to know Old Dutch for its variety of snack food products and identify the windmill logo as a seal of quality that they can trust. Old Dutch acquired Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods in 2006 and today has national distribution of the premium Old Dutch Potato, Dutch Crunch Kettle, Restaurante Tortilla, and Arriba Tortilla Chips, as well as several other premium snack products. Old Dutch Foods - Quality Lives Here - it's our commitment in all that we do.
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