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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Champions Off The Ice

Orillia | by Ken Hashizume  

Orillia Terriers Atom A have won the Scotiabank Heroes of Hockey Day contest.

Members of the Orillia Terriers Atom A are champions off the ice.

They won the Scotiabank Heroes of Hockey Day contest -- a reality TV show that ran during NHL games on Sportsnet this season.

The team earned a spot after performing a number of odd jobs over the summer to raise money and using it to buy tickets to a Leafs game in Toronto for a young heart patient from Gravenhurst.

The Atom A Terriers up were against the Vancouver Angels Atom C2 in a series of non-hockey challenges meant to demonstrate teamwork.

The finale was aired last night (WED) with the winning team getting a trip to Corner Brook, Newfoundland for this Saturday's (20th) Hockey Day in Canada.

Manager of the Atom A Terriers Michelle Robitaille says the taping was over months ago and they had to keep quiet about the results.

She says they were finally able to tell everyone that they won the contest.

Robitaille says it was interesting to see them go through the five-headed jersey challenge where the players had to walk around in the arena looking for pucks while in the jersey.

She says they were able to collect the pucks without stumbling on to each other as they were doing it.

Robitaille says the team is excited to be going to Newfoundland for the Hockey Day in Canada broadcast.

She says to be able to go and meet some incredible hockey legends is unbelievable.

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