Thanks a thousand, and if Burlington’s BLOMHA has the numbers we just night see $100,000 come to town.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON  March 27, 2013  The several hundred people directly involved with that clicking and clicking and clicking last weekend, along with the thousands that were at their keyboards, are now moving into a sustained state of anxiety as they relax this weekend and prepare for the contest results Wednesday evening (April 3rd) during the NHL hockey game between the Penguins and the Canadiens.

That’s ten more votes – right?

The community that racked up the most votes for itself will be told the cheque for $100,000 is in the mail. (If it`s Burlington – we can drive into town and pick it up if that helps.)

Anywhere and anytime – you voted, you clicked on that red button.  Back seats on a van on the way to a hockey game were as good a place as any.

While this all started when Kristen Priestner nominated John McNeil as one of the very best people involved in hockey in this town, it took a lot of people and organizations to actually make it happen.

Here is an extensive list of Thank You’s  that the Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association want to thank.

Atom A Bulldogs Families and Extensive List of Friends!!

Colour Works Printing

BLOMHA players, teams and coaches – especially Sheila Ramage

K-lite FM

Astral Media – Y108, CHML 900

Pepper Parr – Our Burlington; the newspaper on a website

Burlington Post – Sports Editor Kevin Nagel

Mayor Rick Goldring

City of Burlington

Tourism Burlington

Burlington Sport Alliance.

Burlington Mall

Cogeco Cable


Shoppers Drug Mart


Tim Horton’s

Burlington Ladies Oldtimer’s Hockey

Coach Ptaszek and the McMaster Marauders Football team

Member of Parliament (Burlington) – Mike Wallace

Tin Cup

Boston Pizza

Shoeless Joe’s

City Rinks

Play It Again

Al’s Source for Sports

BMFA – Minor Football

BOMBA – Minor Baseball

Aspects of Dance

Dance Station

Burlington Dance Company

Rotary Clubs of Burlington

Sports Obsession

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Business Development Bank of Canada


Joe Dog’s

Snap Burlington

Temiskaming Shores Puckhounds

West London Hawks

St. Raphael’s School

Tuck School

St. Gabriel’s School

Alexander’s School

Paul A Fischer School

Coach’s Corner

Marianne Meed-Ward, City Councillor Ward 2

John Taylor – City Councillor Ward 3

Blair Lancaster – City Councillor Ward 6

Gilligan’s Skating

Velenosi Power Skating

A & W


Cory Conacher

The Ivy Bar & Kitchen

McMaster Sports Camps

Hillfield Strathallen College

Tim Horton’s

Snap Burlington


THAT is quite a team.  Will they all fit into McNeil’s house Wednesday night?

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