NHL and TEAM Coalition

The National Hockey League is a long-time member of TEAM Coalition. The two organizations have worked together to train thousands of arena employees in alcohol management and to encourage hockey fans across the U.S. and Canada to pledge to be designated drivers.

Nearly every NHL arena offers fans a designated driver program. Fans who register to be a designated driver pledge to not drink alcohol, drive their friends and family home safely, and ensure that everyone always buckles up. In return for their pledge, these fans are entered to win the NHL Responsibility Has Its Rewards (RHIR) sweepstakes.

Every year, TEAM Coalition recognizes the teams, concessionaires, and other game day staffing companies who have shown an outstanding effort in making sure their employees are certified in effective alcohol management. Award winners are listed in the table below:

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2016-2017 NHL Operations Training Winners

The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified.

Prestigious Achievement

Madison Square Garden

2016-2017 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2016 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an .

Championship Performance

Aramark – Pepsi Center

Excellent Performance

Aramark – Wells Fargo Center

Aramark – PPG Paints Arena

Aramark – SAP Center at San Jose

Delaware North Sportservice – TD Garden

Delaware North Sportservice – Amalie Arena

2016-2017 NHL Top 5 Teams for Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 18,943 Designated Drivers

Winnipeg Jets: 18,126 Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 15,385 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 10,974 Designated Drivers

Tampa Bay Lightning: 7,582 Designated Drivers

2016-2017 NHL Most Improved Teams for Designated Drivers

Anaheim Ducks had a 265% increase in Designated Drivers in 2016-2017 season compared to 2015-2016.

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2015-2016 NHL Operations Training Winners

The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified.

The Excellent Performance award recognizes those organizations in which at least 50% of operations staff necessary to operate the stadium is TEAM certified.

Prestigious Achievement Award

Madison Square Garden

Excellent Performance Awards

Olympia Entertainment at Joe Louis Arena

2015-2016 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2014 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an .

Championship Performance

Aramark – CONSOL Energy Center

Aramark – Pepsi Center

Aramark – Verizon Center

Aramark – Wells Fargo Center

Delware North Sportservice – Amalie Arena

Excellent Performance

Aramark – SAP Center at San Jose

2015-2016 NHL Top 5 Teams for Designated Drivers

 

Winnipeg Jets: 16,933 Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 14,360 Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 11,921 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 9,649 Designated Drivers

Tampa Bay Lightning: 7,537 Designated Drivers

2015-2016 NHL Most Improved Teams for Designated Drivers

Florida Panthers had a 260% increase in Designated Drivers in 2015-2016 season compared to 2014-2015.

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2014-2015 NHL Operations Training Winners

The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

Argus Event Staffing at Pepsi Center
Madison Square Garden

2014-2015 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2014 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an .

Championship Performance

Aramark – CONSOL Energy Center
Aramark – Pepsi Center
Aramark – Verizon Center
Aramark – Wells Fargo Center
Delaware North Sportservice – Target Center

Championship Performance

Aramark – SAP Center at San Jose
Delaware North Sportservice – TD Garden

2014-2015 NHL Top 5 Teams for Designated Drivers

Winnipeg Jets: 16,325 Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 14,185 Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 13,371 Designated Drivers

Chicago Blackhawks: 9,106 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 7,851 Designated Drivers

2014-2015 NHL Most Improved Teams for Designated Drivers

Florida Panthers had a 1,658% increase in Designated Drivers from the previous season.

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2013-2014 NHL Operations Training Winners

Three categories of awards were given this year. The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2013 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

Madison Square Garden

Championship Performance

AEG at STAPLES Center
Argus Event Staffing at Pepsi Center

2013-2014 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2013 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

Championship Performance

ARAMARK – CONSOL Energy Center
ARAMARK – Pepsi Center
ARAMARK – Verizon Center
ARAMARK – Wels Fargo Center
Levy Restaurants – STAPLES Center

Excellent Performers

ARAMARK – Prudential Center
ARAMARK – SAP Center at San Jose

2013-2014 NHL Top 5 Teams for Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 16,104 Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 15,605 Designated Drivers

Winnipeg Jets: 12,769 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 8,122 Designated Drivers

Chicago Blackhawks: 7,459 Designated Drivers

2013-2014 NHL Most Improved Teams for Designated Drivers

Calgary Flames 727% increase in Designated Drivers from the previous season.

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2012-2013 NHL Operations Training Winners

The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

Madison Square Garden

2012-2013 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2012 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

Championship Performance

ARAMARK – CONSOL Energy Center
ARAMARK – Honda Center
ARAMARK – Verizon Center
ARAMARK – Wells Fargo Center

Excellent Performers

ARAMARK – HP Pavilion at San Jose
Centerplate – Prudential Center

2012-2013 NHL Top 5 Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 9,574 Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 7,167 Designated Drivers

Chicago Blackhawsk: 5,184 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 4,026 Designated Drivers

Winnipeg Jets: 3,273 Designated Drivers

2012-2013 NHL Most improved Team for Designated Driver

Boston Bruins increased their Designated Driver sign ups by 278% from the previous season.

  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers
  • Designated Drivers

2011-2012 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2011 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

Excellent Performers

ARAMARK – CONSOL Energy Center
ARAMARK – HP Pavilion at San Jose
ARAMARK – Verizon Center
ARAMARK – Wells Fargo Center

2011-2012 NHL Top 5 Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 13,501 Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 12,220 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 8,213 Designated Drivers

Carolina Hurricanes: 7,376 Designated Drivers

Chicago Blackhawsk: 7,336 Designated Drivers

2011-2012 NHL Most improved Team for Designated Driver

Columbus Blue Jackets increased their Designated Driver sign ups by 278% from the previous season.

2012-2013 NHL Top 5 Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 9,574 Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 7,167 Designated Drivers

Chicago Blackhawsk: 5,184 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 4,026 Designated Drivers

Winnipeg Jets: 3,273 Designated Drivers

2012-2013 NHL Most improved Team for Designated Driver

Boston Bruins increased their Designated Driver sign ups by 278% from the previous season.

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2010-2011 NHL Operations Training Winners

The Prestigious Achievement award recognizes those organizations in which at least 90% of TOTAL STAFF is TEAM certified.

Prestigious Achievement Awards

Madison Square Garden

2010-2011 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2010 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

Championship Performance

ARAMARK – Honda Center
ARAMARK – HP Pavilion at San Jose
ARAMARK – Verizon Center

Excellent Performers

ARAMARK – CONSOL Energy Center
ARAMARK – Target Center
Centerplate – Prudential Center

2010-2011 NHL Top 5 Designated Drivers

St. Louis Blues: 12,855 Designated Drivers

Pittsburgh Penguins: 10,372 Designated Drivers

Dallas Stars: 9,013 Designated Drivers

Carolina Hurricanes: 7,530 Designated Drivers

Chicago Blackhawsk: 6,885 Designated Drivers

2010-2011 NHL Most improved Team for Designated Driver

Tampa Bay Ligthning increased their Designated Driver sign ups by 25% from the previous season.

  • Operations / Teams
  • Concessionaires
  • Designated Drivers

2009-2010 NHL Operations Training Winners

Two categories of awards were given this year. The Championship Performance category recognizes those organizations which, in 2009 alone, certified 100% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event. The Excellent Performer category recognizes those organizations which, in 2009, certified more than 50% of the operations staff necessary to operate the building for an average event.

Championship Performance

Madison Square Garden

Excellent Performers

Detroit Red Wings

2009-2010 NHL Concessionaire Training Winners

During the 2009 fiscal year, concessionaire companies continued to post strong numbers of TEAM-certified employees. TEAM awards include two categories.

The Championship Performance category is defined by training 500 employees as the primary concessionaire or 250 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

The Excellent Performer category is defined by training 250 employees as the primary concessionaire or 125 employees as a premium concessionaire at an NHL arena.

Excellent Performers

Aramark – HP Pavilion at San Jose
Aramark – Target Center
Aramark – Verizon Center
DNC Sportservice – St. Pete Times Forum

2009-2010 NHL Top 5 Designated Drivers

Carolina Hurricanes: 6,871 Designated Drivers

Winnipeg Jets: 4,871 Designated Drivers

Detroit Red Wings: 4,500 Designated Drivers

Ottawa Senators: 4,387 Designated Drivers

Washington Capitals: 4,305 Designated Drivers

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