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KAZIMER CHOSEN FOR CHEVROLET VOLT MILLION DOLLAR SHOOTOUT

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It could be a New Year's Eve to remember for Barry Kazimer of Campbell River, BC, as the retired military veteran has the opportunity to walk away $1 million richer in TSN's sixth annual, international million-dollar giveaway, the Chevrolet Volt Million Dollar Shootout. As part of the contest, Kazimer also has the chance to win up to three all-new 2012 Chevrolet Volts.

The big event airs live nationally on Dec. 31 during the first intermission of the 2012 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP broadcast featuring a classic cross-border match-up with Canada vs. USA (game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN). Fans can also take in the event on TSN Mobile TV.

Born in Comox, BC and raised in Ottawa, ON, 48-year old Kazimer is a retired master corporal with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Kazimer stays active by skiing and playing squash, baseball and tennis, but he considers hockey to be his favourite sport and Sidney Crosby his favourite athlete. With just over two weeks to go until the Chevrolet Volt Million Dollar Shootout, Kazimer plans to put in ample time at the rink preparing for the event with the Campbell River Storm Junior B team. He is looking forward to having his family and friends with him in Edmonton when he heads to the ice to shoot for a million.

"Growing up, I played road hockey and shot pucks on backyard rinks, so stepping on the ice in front of thousands of people at the World Juniors is a little different from what I'm used to," said Kazimer. "It's overwhelming for sure and a little bit surreal, but it's also a great opportunity and experience for me to share with my family. I'm looking forward to hitting the ice and giving it my best shot on New Year's Eve."

As the selected participant, Kazimer receives a trip to Edmonton for himself and five friends. On Dec. 31, Kazimer and his two shooters – cousin Stew Patterson and brother-in-law Ken Bilski – head to centre ice during the first intermission, where they each have 15 seconds to shoot 10 pucks at an open net (30 pucks in total).

Depending on the number of total goals scored as a group, prizes are awarded as follows:

• 5-9 goals – Kazimer wins a new 2012 Chevrolet Volt

• 10 goals or more – Kazimer, Patterson and Bilski each win a new 2012 Chevrolet Volt

Immediately following the group shots at centre ice, Kazimer moves back to the far blue line where he has 24 seconds to shoot 20 pucks into an open net. If Kazimer scores 15 or more goals within the allotted time, he is eligible to win $1 million in a one-time payout.*

One day prior to the shootout, Kazimer, Patterson and Bilski will hone their wrist shots in a special one-hour private practice session with Hall of Fame defenceman and Chevrolet Hockey Ambassador Bobby Orr at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Dec. 30.

Kazimer was randomly selected from more than 26 million total online entries – a new record for the contest. In total, Kazimer accumulated 1,433 total entries over the course of this year's Chevrolet Volt Million Dollar Shootout promotion.

I say lets all root on our fellow canadian....and show him our support.....Go Barry,were all behind you friend.

*Just don't forget us when you cash in your winnings.;)

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