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New Million Dollar Hockey Pool Invites Ontarians to Streak for a Great Cause

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on hockey fans in Ontario to put their knowledge of the game to the test in Million Dollar Hockey Pool, Canada’s first major charitable sports pool to offer a $1 million prize.

Sports broadcasters Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, hockey legends Doug Gilmour and Brad Marsh and a team of underwater hockey players recently joined the Canadian Cancer Society at a downtown pool to launch this new online hockey pool that will provide much-needed funding for the charity’s important work.

Million Dollar Hockey Pool is easier to play than many fantasy sports pools because contestants don’t have to manage a roster of players. The goal of the pool is to put together the longest winning streak by selecting a winning team from scheduled games every day. The players that put together a streak of 45 games or more are eligible to win $1 million. Players can also win a variety of other prizes that are up for grabs throughout the hockey season.

Register now: Ontarians 18 and older can register for Million Dollar Hockey Pool at milliondollarhockeypool.ca. The registration fee is $50 per player with proceeds supporting cancer research and services that help people who are living with the disease. Games can be selected up to a week in advance for the duration of the contest, which runs for the regular hockey season — October 8, 2014, through April 11, 2015. Follow the Million Dollar Hockey Pool action on Twitter at @CCSHockeyPool and use #milliondollarhockey to join the conversation.

Last year the Canadian Cancer Society invested $45 million in cancer research, supporting the best scientists across Canada. Last year in Ontario alone, almost 50,000 people were helped through the Society’s information and support services, making the cancer journeys of patients and their families less overwhelming. For more info visit www.cancer.ca.