Gord Denny may have been the only Canadian to leave Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon with a smile on his face after last night's IIHF World Junior gold medal game.
A system for selling 50/50 tickets which was pioneered by Summerside's Credit Union Place lead to big pots and big winnings during the elite hockey tournament over the past two weeks.
Denny was the winner of $149,700 during Tuesday night's championship game between Canada and the U.S.
A two-year-old Summerside-based firm, 50/50 Central, developed the innovative software and wireless technology that has given a modern, high-speed twist to the long-standing rinkside tradition.
The electronic system allows ticket buyers to see how big the pot has grown every time a ticket is purchased, an obvious and immediate incentive that has translated into rapidly growing prize pools.
Although the Saskatoon resident left the arena a lot richer, Team Canada had to settle for silver in its quest for gold after a 6-5 overtime loss to the American squad.
The 50/50 winners must claim their prize by March 5, and cheques are issued to the winners within 10 business days.