Please be sure to read through all the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us via email
Fill out the entry form and pick the winning teams from a selection of 15 NHL games scheduled for the upcoming week. The participant who selected the most correct outcomes wins the Weekly Prize and receives a ballot into the Grand Prize draw.
If there is a tie for highest score in a given week, then a random draw will be made among those ‘tied’ participants to determine the Weekly Prize winner. All ‘tied’ participants will receive a ballot into the Grand Prize draw.
For example, John Smith and Mary Jones each correctly selected the outcome for 13 out of 15 games in week 3. A random draw will determine who wins the Weekly Prize (John or Mary) but both John and Mary will receive ballots into the Grand Prize draw.
Yes, each week is a new opportunity for all participants to win the Weekly Prize and qualify for a Grand Prize ballot.
No – only one entry per participant per week is allowed. All entries are tracked for verification purposes and any user found with multiple submissions in a single week will be disqualified from further play for the rest of the Hockey Pool season.
No – only one entry per participant per week is allowed so please double-check your entry before you submit.
Yes. Each week of play is independent of the next so if you don’t play during a given week, you simply forfeit the opportunity at winning a ballot into the Grand Prize draw for that week.
Yes – this contest is open to residents of London, Ontario and communities within the terrestrial broadcast range of 98.1 FREE FM (including Woodstock, St. Thomas, Exeter, Strathroy – but excluding Chatham, Sarnia, Windsor, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Hamilton, etc.). Please note that, unfortunately, this competition is not open to residents outside of this defined geographic area.
If you have any further questions that have not been answered above, please send us an email via the Contact Us page.
Please be sure to read through all the Official Contest Rules before contacting us via email
PORKY’S HOCKEY POOL Official Rules – September 19, 2016
No purchase necessary. One valid entry per contestant per week of play.
You must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Ontario at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.
Weekly winners will be notified by email. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. If Blackburn Radio Inc. or its affiliates cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Blackburn Radio Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value.
Blackburn Radio Inc. reserves the right to restrict the local winners to only persons whose primary residence is within a 50km radius of Blackburn Radio’s head office, located at 700 Richmond Street, London, Ontario.
Employees of Blackburn Radio Inc. and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible.
Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest.
Entrants further grant to Blackburn Radio Inc. and its affiliates the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest.
Blackburn Radio Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, Blackburn Radio Inc., Inc., and/or its affiliates. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.
Blackburn Radio Inc. and its affiliates are not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God.
If a question cannot be answered because the “action” to result the “answer” is cancelled, forfeited, or indefinitely suspended for any reason, or if there proves to be two correct listed answers for the question, that question shall not count for any contestant and scores will be computed as if the question did not exist.
All results posted are unofficial until winners respond to e-mail notification.
Each winner is responsible for all federal, provincial and local taxes where deemed necessary.
The points for each question are clearly marked.
For an individual round:
Each week, participants pick an answer for each question.
The participant with the most correct answers wins that weekly round and gets a single ballot into the Grand Prize draw.
In the event of a tie for most correct answers, those participants are entered into a random draw for the Weekly Prize and each receives a single ballot into the Grand Prize draw.
For the overall winner:
A random draw will be performed from ballots of the weekly qualifiers.
All decisions of the judges are final.
Blackburn Radio Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to change the rules at any time.
End User Agreement Terms of Service
Welcome to the PORKY’S HOCKEY POOL . This service is offered free of charge to users in conjunction with this web site of Blackburn Radio, Inc. (“Blackburn”). Your (“End User”) use of the Service is, however, conditioned upon completion and acceptance of the “End User Agreement” Terms of Service, as well as continued compliance with its provisions. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. BY CHECKING THE “I AGREE” CHECKBOX DURING WEEKLY SUBMISSION AND REGISTERING WITH 98.1 FREE FM, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION. IF AFTER READING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU DO NOT WISH TO AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE, DO NOT SUBMIT THE ONLINE WEEKLY PICKS FORM AND PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
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Blackburn collects personally identifiable information such as name, email address, and birth date to authenticate Users and to send notifications to those Users relating to the appropriate Service. Blackburn collects other personally identifiable information from a Profile, including but not limited to, gender, age and address, in order to assist Members in finding and communicating with each other. Members’ photographs and names are displayed in order to facilitate interaction in the Website’s social networking community. Email addresses are also used to send notifications regarding the Services. Otherwise, a Member’s email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user’s personal network. Users within a personal network communicate on the Website with each other through the Website, without disclosing their email addresses. A Member’s email address may be used to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding a particular Service. Members may choose not to receive email of this type by un-checking the appropriate box on the Member’s “Profile” page.
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