Saturday, September 26, 2009

Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup

Press Release

Red Deer, AB -- The four Western Provincial Hockey Associations – Hockey Alberta, BC Hockey, Hockey Manitoba and the Saskatchewan Hockey Association – in partnership with the Western Hockey League (WHL) are pleased to release the schedule and ticketing information for the first ever Western Canada Under 16 Challenge Cup.

The Western Canada Under 16 Challenge Cup will be held just north of Red Deer in Blackfalds, Alberta and will feature the highest rated players in the Under 16 age category representing the four Western Provinces of Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The four team round robin tournament format, which will be held October 28 to November 1, 2009 at the Blackfalds Multiplex, will assist the four Western Provincial Hockey Associations in evaluating these top prospects for future Program of Excellence competitions.

*all games will take place at the Blackfalds Multiplex (5302 Broadway Ave, Blackfalds, Alberta)

Thursday, October 29
Game #1 – Manitoba vs Saskatchewan @ 4:00pm
Game #2 – Alberta vs British Columbia @ 7:00pm

Friday, October 30
Game #3 – British Columbia vs Manitoba @ 4:00pm
Game #4 – Alberta vs Saskatchewan @ 7:00pm

Saturday, October 31
Game #5 – British Columbia vs Saskatchewan @ 12:00noon
Game #6 – Alberta vs Manitoba @ 3:00pm

Sunday, November 1
Game #7 – BRONZE MEDAL GAME (3rd Place vs 4th Place) @ 11:00am
Game #8 – GOLD MEDAL GAME (1st Place vs 2nd Place) @ 2:00pm

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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