WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2015) -  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- Last night Cisco Canada presented its Hockey's Hidden Heroes Contest grand prize of $20,0001 to the Winnipeg Warriors Hockey Club. The contest invited the community to recognize the hidden heroes that contribute countless hours and efforts -- both inside and outside the rink, by nominating them to win weekly prizes and a chance to win a grand prize of $20,000 for their Hockey club. These included the coaches that go in early to the office so they can be there for practice after school or the parent who carpools the teams and works remotely form the stands.

Scott Coates, a coach on the Winnipeg Warriors Hockey Club, was nominated by Paul Blashko and chosen by a combination of online voting and Cisco's jury members. "Throughout the program we recognized 40 weekly winners who had amazing stories. Scott's story, however, captured the essence of dedication to Canada's favourite sport," said Mark Collins, vice president, marketing, Cisco Canada. "In addition to a busy full-time job working with people with disabilities and helping them re-enter the workforce, Scott dedicates every night to guiding kids to not only be better hockey players, but to believe in themselves. Congratulations to Scott and the Warriors! We hope this win will help provide meaningful funds to support ongoing success and nurture the spirit of hockey."

Read Scott's full story here.

"I am extremely humbled that my story was recognized and our team was awarded the grand prize," said Scott. "It takes a lot of hard work, but feels great to coach and instill passion for this amazing sport with our young players. I'd like to thank Cisco Canada for this opportunity and hope to continue doing meaningful work with my Winnipeg Warriors family."

Cisco Canada launched this contest because maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Professionals need to be able to stay connected from anywhere, anytime, on any device and tools like Cisco® WebEx™ and collaboration solutions allow for flexibility to manage hectic schedules like never before.

We applaud and thank allthe Hockey's Hidden Heroes for their dedication, perseverance and love for the game.

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