AMHERST – The Amherst Ramblers have a new corporate sponsor.
The Maltby Casey Investment Group & CIBC Wood Gundy Amherst will be the new major corporate sponsor. The Maltby Casey Investment Group is a local team of investment professionals who operate the CIBC Wood Gundy, in Amherst and service clients throughout the Maritimes.
CIBC Wood Gundy and Renaissance Investments both divisions of CIBC, are assisting in contributing to the sponsorship.
CIBC Wood Gundy is one of Canadas oldest and most respected investment firms, offering wealth management solutions to individuals and corporate accounts since 1905. The Amherst office of CIBC Wood Gundy is operated by the team of Stephen Maltby and Mark Casey and their supporting staff of Deann Boudreau, Carol Hurley as well as their Planning and Estate advisors Neil Stover and Bruce Morrison.
The Ramblers organization is celebrating it's 45th anniversary and is the only original franchise to continue to operate out of the same location and under the same name. The Ramblers are a community based hockey club, headed by president Jim Henwood, vice president Keith Blenkhorn and vice president Jamie Matthews. The Ramblers are operated by a volunteer board of Directors. The Ramblers have not had the luxury of a major sponsor for a number of years.
"With the addition of The Maltby Casey Investment Group & CIBC Wood Gundy Amherst, the team has been given an opportunity to be on a equal playing field with most teams in the MHL" states team GM/Coach, Jim Bottomley.
Both the Maltby & Casey name, goes back a long way in supporting Amherst organizations. Stephen's father Roy, has worked tirelessly volunteering his time and his financial support in the hockey community in Amherst. Roy was both president of the Metro Valley Junior Hockey League (the predecessor of the MHL) and of the Ramblers organization, while his uncle Walter was a coach and general manager of the Ramblers, and to this day is a volunteer member. Stephen Maltby has been active in hockey in the minor and junior levels as a coach, player, referee and sponsor of many events and teams.
Mark Casey's father, Dan, is a long time businessman in Amherst and his uncle, Bill, is the former MP for Cumberland Colchester and Musquodoboit Valley. The Casey families have always been generous supporters of a variety of community events and organizations.
Stephen Maltby, who is Maritime district vice-president and manager for CIBC Wood Gundy stated that "We are very pleased to be able to assist the Ramblers in their operations. Our organization both locally and nationally believe in giving back to the communities where we make our livings and we quietly support a large number of organizations. CIBC Wood Gundy is a leading investment group with 13 branches in the Maritimes and we are active supporters both personally and corporately in every community that we work and live in.”
"A new chapter in the history of the Amherst Ramblers is starting today. I couldn't be more proud to be a Rambler and be associated with CIBC Wood Gundy and The Maltby Casey Team. This is going to bring the financial stability and professionalism that we've been looking for a longtime to obtain. The Ramblers organization is looking forward to long working relationship with The Maltby Casey Group and CIBC Wood Gundy." stated Jim Henwood, president.