HOW DO I APPLY AND NOMINATE A HOCKEY ASSOCIATION?

Visit the Nomination Page where you will need to submit a written story or a short video that demonstrates how the hockey association you want to nominate demonstrates at least one of the following 4 judging criteria:

REACH those in the community in need of financial assistance
INSPIRE youth to fall in love with the sport
SUPPORT youth to achieve their dreams through sport
ENCOURAGE diversity and inclusion in the community through hockey initiatives

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HOW LONG SHOULD MY NOMINATION BE?

Written stories should be between 150-1000 characters in length (including spaces). Videos should not be more than 2 minutes long, or larger than 100MB.
Supported video formats include: avi, dv, mov, qt, mpg, mpg2, mpg4, 3gp, 3g2, asf

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WHAT ARE THE JUDGING CRITERIA?

Story and video submissions will be evaluated and assigned points based on how the nominated hockey association demonstrates at least one of the following criteria:

REACH those in the community in need of financial assistance
INSPIRE youth to fall in love with the sport
SUPPORT youth to achieve their dreams through sport
ENCOURAGE diversity and inclusion in the community through hockey initiatives

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WHO CAN NOMINATE A HOCKEY ASSOCIATION?

Any individual who is the age of majority in their province/territory can submit a nomination. (This includes individuals who may be members of hockey associations.)

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HOW MANY TIMES CAN I NOMINATE A HOCKEY ASSOCIATION?

An individual can only nominate a hockey association once. However, the same hockey association can have multiple approved nominations/submissions from different, unique individuals.

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WHICH HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED?

In order to be eligible for nomination, hockey associations must:

  • have an existing financial assistance program for hockey families
  • provide sporting opportunities to at least 50 youth hockey players
  • have certified coaching staff
  • have a player safety program and/or policies
  • have an abuse and harassment training and/or policies

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WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS?

Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2022.

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WHAT IS THE SECOND ASSIST?

The Second Assist is all about encouraging diversity and inclusion in communities across Canada through hockey. Kruger will be assisting communities across Canada encourage more diversity and inclusion by awarding 1 of the 15 selected associations with an additional $50,000 donation! A Kruger Second Assist application will be required, and application details will be shared with the 15 selected hockey associations upon notification of their selection. At Kruger, we understand the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion through sports, and we want to assist your hockey association to do the same.

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WHAT DOES A WINNING HOCKEY ASSOCIATION RECEIVE?

Hockey associations who are selected as winners will receive $10,000 to help families who need financial assistance with hockey registration fees and/or equipment.

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I’M HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you are having difficulty uploading your submission or any other issues with the Nomination Form, please contact us.

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I MOVED RECENTLY/CHANGED MY EMAIL ADDRESS. HOW CAN I CHANGE MY NOMINATION INFORMATION?

To modify information on a nomination you have already submitted, contact us.

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