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Brandon MacDougall, captain of the Alberton Pee Wee A Regals and his coach, Mitch Illsley campaigning for votes in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.
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With Friday’s 1 a.m. deadline for online votes looming the top two teams in the running for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup are pressing hard.
Chevrolet named 13 Pee Wee hockey teams from across Canada as regional finalists to compete for online votes and two teams, really took the campaign to heart.
As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday the Glace Bay Miners were in the lead with 90,478 votes with the Alberton Regals running a close second with 89,419 votes in their favour.
Each of the top two teams have more than three times the votes as the other 11 teams combined.
Vote totals for both of the top two teams surged throughout the day Wednesday.
Glace Bay was in the lead by 1,864 votes (82,765 to 80,901) at 8:30 a.m. but the Alberton-based Regals briefly took the lead shortly before 3 p.m. (86,460 to 86,445) before the Miners answered back.
Online voting ends at 1 a.m. Friday, April 21 and supporters can vote once per 24 hour-period per device.
A prize package consisting of $10,000 for the team, $15,000 for charities of the team’s choice and $5,000 each for the local and provincial Minor Hockey branches are up for grabs by the team Chevrolet determines to have the most votes at the end of the competition.