WNY Ford Dealers and Labatt Blue Announce 2012 Ford Focus Hockey Shootout

January 6, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM EDT

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WNY Ford Dealers and Labatt Blue Announce 2012 Ford Focus Hockey Shootout

January 6, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The Western New York Ford Dealers and Labatt Blue on Friday announced details for the 2012 Ford Focus Hockey Shootout, set to take place at the 5th annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament on Lake Erie.

On Saturday, February 11, 10 finalists will test their luck as they shoot-to-win a new 2012 Ford Focus, courtesy of the WNY Ford Dealers.
 
“We’re excited to bring the Ford Hockey Shootout back to the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament this year,” Frank Downing, representative for the Ford Dealers of Western New York said in a news release. “Labatt Blue is a great partner with really passionate fans just like ours. The shootout offers fans who may not be avid hockey players the opportunity to experience what it’s like to step out on to the ice and take their best shot.”
 
The Ford Hockey Shootout debuted last year when contestants competed to win a 2011 Ford Explorer. Though a few came close, unfortunately, no one took home the grand prize, so the WNY Ford Dealers are trying again. The rules will remain the same; Finalists receive one chance to shoot a puck through a target from 100 feet away.  However, the target is two inches wider than last year’s opening, making the goal six inches wide by 1.25 inches high. The first contestant to shoot the puck completely through the goal will drive away in the 40-mpg 2012 Ford Focus.
 
“The Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament continues to expand year after year; We’re constantly looking for more ways to deliver an authentic, real hockey experience for players and fans,” Brett Carlsen, associate brand manager, Labatt Blue said in a news release. “The Ford Shootout brought that extra excitement to our tournament last year. We look forward to another big turnout… and hopefully a car giveaway.”
 
Beginning today through January 28, eligible contestants can enter to play in the 2012 Ford Focus Hockey Shootout at more than 70 locations, including NOCO and Arby’s, at local Ford Dealerships or online at www.wnyford.com. (Look for contest displays in NOCO stores near cases of Labatt Blue.)
 
Ten randomly selected contest finalists will be announced by February 10 and invited to take the ice at the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament on February 11 to participate in the 2012 Ford Focus Hockey Shootout. The exact time of the shootout will be released closer to the event.
 
To enter for a chance to play in the 2012 Ford Explorer Hockey Shootout, stop into the following retail locations or Ford Dealerships by 6 p.m. on Monday, January 28 (Online entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 28):
 
Ford Dealership (21 locations)
Steve Baldo: 6980 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls
C Basil Ford: 1540 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga
Conroy Motors: 1457 Main St, Java Center
DeLacy Ford: 3061 Transit Rd, Elma
Emerling: 150 S. Cascade Dr, Rte 219, Springville
Fairway Ford: 472 E. Main St, Bradford
Gowanda Ford: 14650 Route 62, Gowanda
Howell Motors: 6488 Ridge Rd, Lockport
Kelly Motor Corp: 2811 Route 246, Perry
Kightlinger Motors: 358 Route 6 W, Coudersport
Kleisser Ford: 3387 Andover Rd, Wellsville
Mastel Ford: 1674 E. State Rd, Olean
Orleans Ford Mercury: 1405 S. Main St, Medina
Pioneer Ford Mercury: 566 W. Main St, Arcade
Ed Shults Ford: 2258 Washington St, Jamestown
Dave Smith Ford: 4045 Transit Rd, Williamsville
Towne: 3535 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park
Valone Ford: 10312 Route 60, Fredonia
West-Herr of Amherst: 10 Campbell Blvd, Getzville
West-Herr of Hamburg: 5025 Camp Rd, Hamburg
Zook Motors: 25 Willow Run Dr, Kane
 
NOCO (32 locations)
4265 Maple Rd, Amherst
155 Bailey Ave, Buffalo
1635 Kensington Ave, Buffalo
2133 South Park Ave, Buffalo
642 Cleveland Dr, Cheektowaga
4590 Genesee St, Cheektowaga
8925 Main St, Clarence
2150 George Urban Blvd, Depew
1199 French Rd, Depew
6257 Transit Rd, Depew
5114 Transit Rd, Depew
6011 Transit Rd, East Amherst
495 Main St, East Aurora
2935 Millersport, Getzville
1555 N. French, Getzville
1898 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island
108 Lake St, Hamburg
S5980 S. Park Ave, Hamburg
3085 Delaware Ave, Kenmore
2080 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna
2530 Hamburg Turnpike, Lackawanna
2861 South Park Ave, Lackawanna
370 Central Ave, Lancaster
6233 S. Transit Rd, Lockport
6724 Williams Rd, Niagara Falls
4169 N. Buffalo Rd, Orchard Park
535 Kenmore Ave, Tonawanda
820 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda
921 Payne Ave, N. Tonawanda
2596 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda
58 W. Main St, Webster
6125 Main St, Williamsville
 
Arby’s (20 locations)
1395 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst
2945 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst
212 W. Main Street, Batavia
75 Foreman Street, Bradford, PA
537 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Galleria Mall, 1 Walden Galleria Drive, Cheektowaga
4827 Broadway, Depew
564 Dick Road, Depew
10438 Bennett Road, Fredonia
5569 Camp Road, Hamburg
McKinley Mall, 3701 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg
800 Foote Avenue, Jamestown
346 Fluvanna Avenue, Jamestown
3793 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore
100 Mall Blvd, Lakewood
5737 S. Transit Road, Lockport
1001 Cedar Avenue, Niagara Falls
3235 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park
2300 Union Road, West Seneca
6845 Main Street, Williamsville
 
All entrants must be legal U.S. residents who are 21 years of age or older, reside in NY or PA and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Additionally, current or former professional or semi-professional hockey players or coaches, college varsity or college club hockey players or coaches who have played or coached at that level in the past five (5) years, junior A (Major or Minor), B, or C hockey players or coaches who have played or coached at that level in the past five (5) years are ineligible. Only one entry per person, please. For official rules and additional eligibility restrictions, please visit: www.wnyford.com.