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Six Bell Making the Cut Players Drafted by NHL

Canadian NHL teams each draft prospect for 2005 Training Camp during live
    final show

    TORONTO,Dec. 15 2004 --
Tonight's finale of Bell Making the Cut saw six
Canadian hockey players drafted live on national television. Among thousands
of players across Canada who tried out for the show, the winning finalists
were selected by General Managers from each of the six Canadian National
Hockey League (NHL) teams to participate in a 2005 training camp.
    "As a company committed to supporting the individuals, events and great
moments in time that Canadians truly care about, Bell is thrilled to see six
exceptional players realize a dream," said Pierre Blouin, Group President,
Consumer Markets, Bell Canada. "Hockey is part of the heritage of our country
and as Bell prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary, we are proud that
Making the Cut has connected generations of Canadians to the true spirit of a
game we all love."
    Bell Making the Cut All-Stars and their NHL team includes:

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    Name                    Hometown                 NHL Team
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    Jordan Little           Winnipeg, MB             Edmonton Oilers
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    James Demone            St. Alberta, AB          Vancouver Canucks
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    Michael Mole            Moncton, NB              Ottawa Senators
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    Matt Habbauer           Winnipeg, MB             Calgary Flames
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    Kevin Lavallee          Montréal, QC             Montréal Canadiens
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    Dominic Noel            Lamèque, NB              Toronto Maple Leafs
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    Thousands of fans attended the event at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga
to cheer on their favorite Making the Cut players and catch a glimpse of the
long list of NHL celebrities on hand, including Mike Keenan and Scotty Bowman.
    "This is the start of something great for these six young players," said
Mike Keenan, General Manager, Bell Making the Cut. "Second chances don't come
along everyday, so these guys knew they had to play with heart and
determination to be selected as one of the top six. I hope their success,
attitude and desire is an inspiration to young hockey players from across this
great nation."

    About Bell MAKING THE CUT
    Bell Making the Cut is created and produced by Network Entertainment,
Canada's pre-eminent independent production company specializing in sports
programming. All events surrounding the show were produced by Molson Sports &
Entertainment, Canada's leading producer of major live event properties.
    To access player profiles and obtain more information about programming,
please visit www.makingthecut.bell.ca



For further information: Alison King, Media Profile, W: (416) 504-8464,
Cell: (416) 315-3715, Alison@mediaprofile.com; Court
Elliott, Media
Profile, W: (416) 504-8464, Cell: (647) 227-0261, court@mediaprofile.com

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