With almost 500,000 visitors to the Bonnyville Centennial Centre every year along with a hockey fan base between 650 and 1200 per game, the Bonnyville PONTIACS continue to be a strong and proactive avenue for advertisers and sponsors to reach their audience in the Lakeland area. Our 27 million dollar facility includes the R.J. LaLonde Arena, home to the Bonnyville PONTIACS and Bonnyville Minor Hockey and Lacrosse Associations. We are always looking for companies interested in Community Investment and Corporate Advertising. The PONTIACS organization is dependent on both community and sponsor support. Sponsorship dollars go directly to the team’s operating budget, covering player education, billeting, and travel expenses for players as well as community, charity, and promotional event costs for our fans.
Former PONTIAC players include:
- Mark LETESTU – Columbus Blue JACKETS
- Justin FONTAINE – Houston AEROS (Minnesota WILD)
- Jon KALINSKI – Hershey BEARS (Philadelphia FLYERS)
- Harry YORK – Vancouver, St. Louis and New York
- Steven SEIGO – Abbottsford HEAT (Washington CAPITALS)
PONTIAC Players go on to play NCAA Division I and Division III College, C.I.S. and A.C.A.C. every season.
2012 AJHL Outstanding Defenseman – Blake LEASK
2012 North Division All-League Team – Blake LEASK
2012 North Division All-Rookie Team – Tommy BARSCZC
2011 Top Goaltender Award – Julien LAPLANTE
2011 AJHL Most Dedicated Player – Kevin CARTHY
2011 AJHL Coach of the Year – Chad MERCIER
2011 North Division All-League Team – Julien LAPLANTE
2011 North Division All-League Team – Devon KALINSKI
2011 North Division All-Rookie Team – Ty CAREY
2010 AJHL Outstanding Defenseman – Matthew REGISTER
2010 North Division All-League Team – Matthew REGISTER
PONTIACS In The Community
Centennial School – teaching and mentoring grades 3 to 6 students once a week / Dr. BROSSEAU School – playground set-up / Town of Bonnyville Safety Initiative – Halloween / Bonnyville Centralized High School’s “Santa’s Elves” Toy Drive / Lakeland Food Bank and Orion Esso Food Drive / DUCLOS School Literary Program / Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association student coach mentorship / Lakeland School District “Anti-Bullying” lecture presentations / Kids Sport Fun Skate / Bonnyville Community Learning Council / Hockey Ministries International / Bonnyville Health Foundation Annual Gala Fundraiser / Bonnyville Boys and Girls Club / Senior’s snow removal / Charity events such as “Right to Play.”
For more information on becoming involved with Community Investment and Corporate Advertising with the Bonnyville PONTIACS please contact the PONTIACS Business/Office Manager Kim ROCQUE at (780) 826-2893. firstname.lastname@example.org.