Scotiabank® “Sounds of Hockey” 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs Contest (the “Contest”)

Official Contest Rules & Regulations

By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by these Rules and the decisions of The Bank of Nova Scotia (“Scotiabank” or the “Sponsor”), which are final and binding.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You understand that by participating in the Contest you are providing your information to Scotiabank and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (except as otherwise specified in the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter terms). You agree to completely release Facebook, Instagram and Twitter of all liability in connection with this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Scotiabank and not Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


This Contest is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees, officers, directors, representatives, and agents of Scotiabank, the National Hockey League (“NHL”), its member clubs, NHL Enterprises, L.P., NHL Enterprises Canada, L.P., NHL Enterprises B.V., NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises, LLC (the aforementioned NHL entities collectively, the “NHL Entities”) and each of their respective affiliates and their advertising and promotional agencies as well as their mandataries and the immediate family of such employees, officers, directors, representatives, and agents and individuals living in the same household with such persons. “Immediate family” is defined as parents, siblings, children or spouse.


The Contest runs from August 11th, 2020 at 12:00 am Eastern Time (ET) to October 4th, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) (the “Contest Period”).



During the Contest Period, entrants must guess what hockey-related sound is being featured in posts from @scotiahockey, either through written tweet including the searchable tag #SoundsOfHockey or by commenting on the post on Facebook or Instagram. To enter the Contest, you must have a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account (each a “Social Media Account”) and you must be following Scotiabank Hockey on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram via the @scotiahockey Social Media account (, , Entrants who don’t have a Social Media Account can go to,, or and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free account. Before entering the Contest, your Social Media Account privacy settings must have the “Private Account” setting turned off.

Each comment or tweet posted on a Social Media Account will be counted as one (1) entry into the Contest (each an “Entry”) and must meet the entry requirements set out below in Section 4, if applicable. There is a limit of one (1) Entry per entrant per Social Media Account, up to a maximum of three (3) Entries per entrant. Entries may only be submitted by a single registered Social Media Account user; group submissions are not permissible. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Contest is prohibited. Any costs or expenses incurred by entrants in participating in the Contest including data rates if entrant enters the Contest via a mobile device are the responsibility of entrants. Normal internet access and device usage charges imposed by your online service provider will apply.


Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to have any Entry removed which, in its sole discretion, does not comply with these Rules. In such event, the entry associated with such Entry will be disqualified.

To be eligible, all Entries must meet the following requirements:

  • Entries must be received during the Contest Period;
  • Entries must be the original work of entrant (no co-contributors permitted);
  • Entries must not contain content that: is inappropriate, offensive or indecent including profanity, nudity, or sexual content; promotes racism, hatred, violence or harm against any living creature, individual or group; promotes discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other prohibited ground; or promotes the use of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, weapons, or illegal activities;
  • Entries must not contain advertisements, personal or commercial solicitations, or promote any political agenda or party;
  • Entries must not contain any identifiable third-party products and/or trademarks, brands or logos (other than those of Sponsor or its affiliates), advertise or promote any brand or product owned by any entity other than Sponsor or contain anti-competitive messages or material that violates the rights of Sponsor, it affiliates or the NHL Entities;
  • Entries must not contain names, likenesses, photos or other information about an identifiable individual, including without limitation celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without express written permission from the person(s) (or their estate);
  • Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and not contain any material that could reflect negatively on the name, reputation or goodwill of Sponsor, its subsidiaries or affiliates, or the NHL Entities in Sponsor’s sole discretion; and
  • Entries must not violate or encourage the violation of any law, rule or regulation.


There is one (1) “Grand Prize” and a total of six (6) secondary prizes (each a “Secondary Prize”) available to be awarded (the Grand Prize and the Secondary Prizes are collectively hereinafter referred to as the “Prizes”). The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all Prizes is $10,400 CDN. There is a limit of one (1) Prize per person regardless of the number of Entries.

Except at the discretion of Sponsor, Prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded; no cash substitutes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize in whole or in part if all or any of the components of the Prize are unavailable with another prize of equal or greater approximate value. In the event that the winner is unable to redeem any or all of a Prize, due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, its employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents and all parties associated with this Contest, no compensation or substitution prize will be provided. Any costs or expenses incurred by winners in claiming or using their Prizes will be the responsibility of the winners.

Grand Prize: One (1) eligible winner will receive one (1) hockey-themed home theatre package (the “Grand Prize”). Grand Prize includes: (i) One (1) SONOS Entertainment set of two (2) speakers; (ii) One (1) Sony 75" 4K UHD HDR LED Android Smart TV; and (iii) One-year subscription to NHL Live. All Grand Prize elements will be selected by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

ARV of Grand Prize is $5,000 CDN.

Secondary Prizes: Each Secondary Prize winner will receive one (1) SONOS Beam speaker and a one-year subscription to NHL LIVE. All Secondary Prize elements will be selected by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

ARV of each Secondary Prize is $900 CDN.


Random draws will be conducted at the offices of Scotiabank located at 100 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario following each round of the 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs at or about 1:00 pm (ET) from all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. There will be seven (7) Entries randomly chosen to select the potential Prize winners as follows:

August 24th: Two (2) Entries will be drawn from all eligible Entries to select two (2) potential Secondary Prize winners.

September 7th: Two (2) Entries will be drawn from all remaining eligible Entries to select two (2) potential Secondary Prize winners.

September 21st: Two (2) Entries will be drawn from all remaining eligible Entries to select two (2) potential Secondary Prize winners

October 5th: One (1) Entry will be drawn from all remaining eligible Entries to select one (1) potential Grand Prize winners

The odds of an Entry being drawn will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. There is a limit of one (1) Prize per person.


Selected entrants will be notified within forty-eight (48) hours through Direct Message on the Social Media Account platform in which they entered by a Sponsor representative and given instructions on how to contact Sponsor to claim their Prize. In order to be declared a Prize winner, in addition to complying with the other terms and conditions of these Rules, the selected entrant must respond to the notification within forty-eight (48) hours and provide a valid mailing address, phone number and email address. Selected entrants must also correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by mail, email or phone, as Sponsor determines. Winners will be required to sign a release form confirming acceptance of the Prize as awarded and releasing Sponsor and the NHL Entities, and each of their respective affiliates, from any liability relating to the Prize and return it to Sponsor within seven (7) days from the date of receipt.

By accepting the Prize, the winner consents to the use by Sponsor of his/her name, Social Media Account user name, address (city and province), photo, image, likeness, biographical information, voice and/or any statements made by the winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor for promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity and commercial purposes in any and all media now or hereafter devised, including but not limited to, any online announcements, worldwide in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, or permission, except where prohibited by law.

Should a selected entrant fail to meet any of these Rules in Sponsor’s sole discretion, or a selected entrant cannot be reached, or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, entrant will be disqualified. A new random draw will be conducted from amongst all remaining eligible Entries in accordance with these Rules in order to select another potential Prize winner, who will be subject to the same conditions and could be disqualified in the same manner.


By entering this Contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Rules, including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor and the independent judging organization, if any, which are final and binding without right of appeal on all matters relating to this Contest. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged and by participating in this Contest entrants agree that Sponsor may (but is not obligated to) share select Entries on its Social Media Accounts or other social media sites. Entries will not be acknowledged, and no correspondence will be entered into except with potential winners. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify all entrants who fail to comply with these Rules or who make any misrepresentation relating to the Contest, drawing and redemption of any Prize.

If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the Social Media Account username provided at time of entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Entrant represents and warrants that its Entry does not and will not infringe on any copyright or trademark or any other third-party right or violate any applicable law or regulation, including any right to privacy or publicity. By entering the Contest, entrant grants Sponsor a worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute and display each submitted Entry and use each Entry in any manner, on any platform, including promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity and commercial uses without any further notice or payment to entrant (except where prohibited by law).

By participating, entrants release and hold harmless Sponsor, NHL Entities and all affiliates, and its and their directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotional agencies affiliated with this Contest, participating establishments and any independent contest judges appointed by Sponsor from any claims, actions, injury, loss, or damage of any kind, including, but not limited to, illness, personal injury or death, resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participating in this Contest or from the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel/activity related thereto). This limitation of liability is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages; loss of data, income or profit; loss of damage to property; and claims of third parties.

The Sponsor shall not be responsible for any failure of email during the Contest or for any problems or technical malfunction of a telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email, on-line, or Internet entry to be received by the Sponsor. In addition, the Sponsor shall not be responsible for technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion (subject only to applicable laws, including without limitation, any laws or regulations under the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Regie”), to cancel, suspend, extend or modify this Contest without notice, obligation or liability if in the Sponsors’ opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, force majeure or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or integrity and proper play of the Contest, or for any other reason in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In such case, Sponsor may select the winner(s) from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules.

The Sponsor and the NHL Entities shall not be responsible in any way for the use of, or bear any liability whatsoever in any way attributable to, any Prize or Prize component awarded in this Contest or the events forming part of this Contest, including but not limited to typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, these Rules, the selection and announcement of winners or the distribution of the Prize. The Sponsor, the NHL Entities and each of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, partners, partnerships, principals, representatives, agents, licensees, successors and assigns (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, (ii) disclaim any implied warranty or condition, and (iii) are not liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize, travel related thereto or otherwise from participation in this Contest.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms of these Rules and the terms or statements contained in any short-form Contest rules, advertising materials and/or the French version of these Official Rules, the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to Ontario conflicts of law principles. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Province of Ontario.


The Sponsor is committed to respecting the privacy rights of entrants. Any personal information collected will be handled in strict accordance with the Scotiabank Privacy Agreement ( and all applicable privacy legislation. The Sponsor will not sell any personal information collected for this Contest to any third parties. Except as otherwise set forth herein with respect to the Prize winner, any personal information collected for this Contest shall be collected, used and disclosed by the Sponsor solely for the purpose of managing and administering this Contest. By entering this Contest, the entrant hereby consents to the Sponsor's collection, use and disclosure of the entrant's personal information in order to manage and administer this Contest.


Winners will be announced online at starting from October 13th, 2020 until October 31st, 2020.


Any litigation regarding the conduct or organization of this Contest may be submitted to the Régie for ruling. Any litigation regarding the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the Régie for purposes of helping the parties reach a settlement.

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