(the “Official Rules”)

2020 Predict the Playoffs Contest

(the “Contest”)

These Official Rules govern the Contest. By participating or attempting to participate in the Contest, you will be deemed to have received, understood, and agreed to these Official Rules. 

  1. WHO are the Sponsors?

The Contest is sponsored and administered by Rogers Communications Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or their affiliates (“Rogers”).

Rogers and any co-sponsors of the Contest are referred to collectively or individually as the “Sponsors”.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by the National Hockey League (“NHL”), its member teams, NHL Enterprises, L.P., NHL Enterprises Canada, L.P., NHL Enterprises B.V. and NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises, LLC (the foregoing NHL entities, collectively, the “NHL Entities”), or any of their respective parents, governors, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders and agents and each of them is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Sponsors and not to the NHL Entities.

Although the Contest may be communicated, promoted, or administered by means of a third party social media or social networking service or site (a “Third Party Service”), the Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Service; any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Rogers and not to any Third Party Service.


The Contest is open only to residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence as of the date of entry.

The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest:

  1. employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of: (i) the Sponsors, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries or affiliates; (ii) the NHL Entities (iii) any prize suppliers; (iv) any and all other companies associated with the Contest;
  2. a household member of any of the individuals listed in (a), above, whether or not related;
  3. members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling) of the individuals listed in (a), above.
  1. WHEN DOES the contest START/END?

You may enter the Contest throughout the 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs starting at the beginning of Round 1 on Tuesday August 11th, 2020 and ending on the last scheduled game of the of the 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. (“Entry Period”). All times referenced in these Official Rules are Eastern Time.

  1. How do I enter the contest?

No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. 

The Contest consists of a game where you need to submit a Prediction (defined below). Before submitting a Prediction, you must register as follows:

  1. go to (the “Webpage”) or open the Sportsnet app (the “App”) using a compatible device;
  2. click on the Contest banners, buttons or links to access the Contest;
  3. click the “register” button and complete the registration form.

How to submit a Prediction:

  1. at the start of a 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs game during the Entry Period (a “Playoffs Game”), go to the Webpage or open the App using a compatible device;
  2. during the Playoffs Game, wait for the question to appear on the Webpage / in the App; and make your prediction to the question shown (a “Prediction”).

Questions will be available and open to be answered during a limited timeframe during a Playoffs Game. Your Prediction must be submitted before the question is closed to count as one entry as follows:

Each submitted Prediction found to be incorrect will count as one (1) entry in the Grand Prize Draw.

Each submitted Prediction found to be correct will count as two (2) entries in the Grand Prize Draw and as one (1) entry in the Daily Prize Draw (defined in Section 10).

If a question shown on the Webpage / in the App was identified as a bonus question, each answer submitted as instructed (whether right or wrong) to such question will count as one (1) entry in the Grand Prize Draw.

One (1) Daily Prize as defined in Section 8 below is available to be won each day of the Entry Period on which there is at least one (1) Playoffs Game. 

  1. How many times may I ENTER THE CONTEST?

You may answer each question throughout the Contest only once, provided you comply with these Official Rules. There will be multiple questions per Playoffs Game.


Your entry could be refused or rejected if:

  1. you attempt to enter the Contest in a fashion not authorized by these Official Rules;
  2. your entry contains false or misleading information, or is late, falsified, illegible, damaged or incomplete or otherwise irregular;
  3. your entry is submitted using robotic, automated, programmed, or other illicit means; or
  4. your entry is not in compliance with these Official Rules.

In addition, the Sponsors reserve the right to refuse any entry for any other reason as they may determine. 


By entering the Contest:

  1. you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsors, which decisions are final, binding and conclusive;
  2. you represent and warrant that (i) your entry, including any material comprising your entry (e.g. name, user name, profile picture, etc., as applicable) and any material submitted with your entry (e.g. photograph, video, written submission, or other form of submission, as applicable) (all such material, collectively, the “Entry Material”) is original to you, (ii) you have all necessary rights in and to your Entry Material to enter the Contest, including the consent of any third parties whose personal information is included in your Entry Material, and (iii) your Entry Material does not contain, depict, include or involve content that is, or could reasonably be considered to be, inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by the Sponsors;
  3. you understand and agree that your entry, including your Entry Material, will not be returned to you and may be moderated or edited by Rogers as it deems appropriate;
  4. you grant to the Sponsors the irrevocable right to use your Entry Material in any media worldwide and for any purpose related to the Contest (or any similar contest), including the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works from, your Entry Material without notification, compensation or additional consideration to you;
  5. you waive all claims of moral rights in any use of your Entry Material by Rogers pursuant to the rights granted in these Official Rules;
  6. you agree that the Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity or eligibility to enter the Contest; failure to provide any such proof upon request may result in disqualification;
  7. you release and forever discharge the Sponsors, the NHL Entities, their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, any other companies associated with the Contest, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensees, successors and assigns, as well as any Third Party Services, (collectively, the “Releasees”), and agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Releasees, from and against any and all claims, damages or liability, including any costs or losses related to personal injury, death, damage to or loss or destruction of property, arising out of, or in any way related to, (i) your participation in the Contest, (ii) the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize, in whole or in part, or any travel or activity related to any prize, (iii) the use of any Entry Material or Publicity Material (defined below) in accordance with the rights granted in these Official Rules, or (iv) any breach of these Official Rules.

Up to fifty-six (56) prizes are available to be won in the Contest, as follows:

  1. DAILY PRIZES: There are up to fifty-five (55) Daily Prizes available to be won in the Contest, each consisting of one $1,000 CDN Prepaid Card. Terms and conditions received with delivery of prepaid card apply.

The total number of Daily Prizes to be awarded in the Contest will depend on the number of days during the Entry Period on which there is at least one Playoffs Game;

  1. GRAND PRIZE: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won in the Contest, consisting of fifty thousand Canadian dollars ($50,000 CDN). The Grand Prize will be awarded by a cheque issued in the winner's name.

The Daily Prizes and the Grand Prizes herein individually referred as a “prize” or collectively as “prizes”. Prizes may take up to six (6) weeks to be issued.

  1. are there any prize conditions?

In addition to any prize conditions provided elsewhere in these Official Rules, any prize awarded in the Contest is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Except for gift cards, vouchers or cash prizes, the prize value in these Official Rules is approximate only. You will not be compensated if actual prize value is lower than the value quoted in these Official Rules.
  2. The prize may be substituted, in whole or in part, with a prize or prize component of equal or greater value if the prize or prize component cannot be awarded for any reason.
  3. The prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred, unless otherwise determined by the Sponsors. The prize may not be exactly as advertised. The prize is provided “as is” without representation or warranty of any kind by the Sponsors or the NHL Entities.
  4. The prize may not be resold.
  5. Any unused portion of the prize, once awarded, will be deemed forfeited. The prize will not be replaced if lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen.

  1. How will the potential winner(s) be selected?

  1. Daily Prize Draws: On each business day following every Stanley Cup® Playoffs Game at approximately 4:00pm in Toronto, ON, Rogers will conduct a random draw to select a potential Daily Prize winner from among all eligible entries received during the corresponding date of the Playoffs Game(s).

Non-selected entries in a Daily Prize draw will not be carried over to the next Daily Prize draw.

  1. Grand Prize Draw: On the first business day after five days following the final 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs game at approximately 4:00pm in Toronto, ON, Rogers will conduct a random draw to select the potential Grand Prize winner from among all eligible entries received in the Grand Prize draw.

The name of the potential winners may be announced in broadcast during the following programming: Tim & Sid, Sportsnet Central, Hockey Central or 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs game broadcast.

For each prize to be awarded pursuant to these Official Rules, one entrant will be randomly selected as a potential winner and notified within one (1) business day of the draw using the information provided at the time of entry. In the event any potential winner does not respond to such notification within three (3) business days of first attempt of contact, declines a prize for any reason, or does not meet the requirements set forth in these Official Rules, as determined by the Sponsors, the potential winner will be disqualified and the prize may be cancelled.

  1. how can a potential winner BECOME A winner?

To be declared a winner, a potential winner:

  1. must correctly answer, without assistance, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by the Sponsors;
  2. must be in compliance with these Official Rules;
  3. must sign and return, within any designated time period, a release of liability and consent to publicity form and any other documentation as reasonably required or, if the potential winner is a minor, must have his or her parent or legal guardian sign and return, within a specified time period, any such paperwork. The Sponsors may require any winner’s guest to sign and return, within any designated time period, a release of liability and consent to publicity form and any other documentation as reasonably required, as a pre-condition to participation in the prize. In the event any guest is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the guest will be required to sign and return such paperwork on behalf of the minor guest;
  4. may be required to provide proof of identification to confirm eligibility or to claim a prize, or provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of any account associated with the selected entry.

The odds of winning a Daily Prize depend on the number of predictions and eligible entries received in each Daily Prize draw. The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of accurate predictions and eligible entries received in the Grand Prize draw.

  1. how do i claim a prize?

Once a potential winner is confirmed as a winner, prize distribution will be promptly coordinated.

Except as otherwise indicated by the Sponsors, a winner must personally take delivery of the prize as instructed within thirty (30) days of being notified that such prize is available or within such other time period as may reasonably be advised.

If a winner fails to take delivery of the prize as instructed, the prize will be deemed forfeited.


If you are a winner, the Sponsors may require you to appear in publicity related to the Contest or to any similar contest.

By accepting a prize:

  1. you grant to the Sponsors the irrevocable right to record, photograph or otherwise capture or document you, your likeness, your voice, or any statements you make regarding the Contest or the prize, by any available means;
  2. you agree that any such captured material, together with your biographical information, such as name or place of residence, or your Entry Material (collectively, all such materials, the “Publicity Material”) may be used by the Sponsors, the NHL Entities or their licensees, successors, or assigns (collectively, the “Publicity Parties”) in any media, whether now known or later devised, worldwide and in perpetuity, for advertising or promotional purposes related to the Contest or any similar contest. Any such use of the Publicity Material may include the reproduction, modification, adaptation, translation or creation of derivative works from your Entry Material;
  3. you acknowledge that the Publicity Parties shall not be required to compensate you, notify you, or request your permission in connection with their use of any Publicity Material, unless otherwise prohibited by law; and
  4. you waive any rights that you may have or that may otherwise exist in connection with any use of the Publicity Material by any of the Publicity Parties, including any moral rights in any such Publicity Material.


By entering the Contest, you consent to Rogers’ collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy, available at the “Rogers Privacy Policy”), for purposes of administering the Contest as described in these Official Rules.

Over the course of participating in the Contest, you may be given the option to receive commercial emails or other communications of a commercial nature (collectively, “Commercial Communications”) from the Sponsors or other parties. Should you elect to receive Commercial Communications from Rogers, your personal information will be used by Rogers to that end, in accordance with the Rogers Privacy Policy. 

Your personal information may be disclosed to a third party in the following circumstances:

  1. in accordance with these Official Rules, or with your consent, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
  2. if you elect to receive Commercial Communications from a party other than Rogers, Rogers will disclose your personal information to that other party for that purpose;
  3. if you are a potential prize winner, Rogers may disclose your personal information to any prize supplier for purposes of prize fulfillment; and
  4. if you have been asked to sign and return a release of liability and consent to publicity form or other documentation in accordance with the terms of these Official Rules, Rogers may disclose your personal information to any interested party, such as an entity who is released from liability.


  1. how DO the releasees LIMIT THEIR LIABILITY?

The Releasees assume no liability for the following:

  1. stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, jumbled, or garbled entries, transmissions, email, mail, or other communications;
  2. any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication;
  3. failures or malfunctions of, or difficulties with, computer hardware or software, telephones, telephone lines, telephone systems, or network, cable, satellite, server, or website connections;
  4. printing, typographical, or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements, or in Contest-related materials;
  5. incorrect or inaccurate information, including where caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated or used in connection with the Contest;
  6. injury or damage to any computer or other device resulting from or otherwise related to participation in the Contest, the use of any website, or the downloading or accessing of any materials;
  7. anyone being incorrectly or mistakenly identified as a winner or potential winner; or
  8. any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, relating in any way to the Contest, including those errors, problems or difficulties that may relate to the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the advertising of the Contest, the announcement of any prize or prize winner, or the cancellation or postponement of any event.
  1. What laws apply to the contest?

The laws of the province or territory in which you reside apply to the Contest.

Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.


The Sponsors may cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or amend these Official Rules for any reason whatsoever, subject to prior approval by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, if legally required. For example, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, the Sponsors may adjust any of the dates, timeframes or other Contest mechanics, or suspend or cancel the Contest.

You may not amend these Official Rules in any way.

  1. would the Sponsors ever DISQUALIFY or ban someone from a contest?

The Sponsors may disqualify without notice or ban someone from the Contest or any future contest for any other reason, including if the Sponsors find that a person has:

  1. resold or attempted to resell a prize, in whole or in part;
  2. tampered with or attempted to tamper with, or undermined or attempted to undermine, the legitimate operation of the Contest;
  3. provided false or misleading information;
  4. acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person; or
  5. otherwise violated these Official Rules.
  1. What HAPPENS if these official rules contradict other contest materials?

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between these Official Rules and disclosures or statements made by the Sponsors or appearing in other Contest-related materials, these Official Rules shall govern.


If any part of these Official Rules is legally unenforceable or inapplicable, then that part will be deemed invalid; however, the remainder of these Official Rules will otherwise continue to be legally binding.

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