Monday, July 29, 2013

Four AJHL Clubs in Competition to Host 2015 Western Canada Cup

Press Release

The AJHL communities of Brooks, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Lloydminster have each submitted a Letter of Intent for the right to host the 2015 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.  The committees from each of the four communities will now be required to submit a formal bid by the November 7th, 2013 deadline.

On November 23rd, each organization will have the opportunity to make a consolidated bid presentation to the AJHL Board of Governors at the 2013 AJHL Semi-Annual Meeting.  The AJHL Board of Governors will vote to determine the host community immediately following the presentations.

“The Alberta Junior Hockey League is committed to making this event the best it can be and nothing short of an absolute success”, said AJHL Commissioner Ryan Bartoshyk.  “We are confident in the unique abilities of all four potential host communities, and we look forward to the process of determining a host for the 2015 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.  The team staff, fans, volunteers and media across the AJHL will truly embrace the event in 2015 and proudly represent Alberta.”

The 2015 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup Championship will include the host team and the champion from each of the four western leagues (AJHL, BCHL, SJHL, MJHL) competing in a five-team tournament. The 13-game tournament will include a round robin schedule followed by two semi-final games and a championship game. The Western Canada Cup Champion and the Runner-up will both represent Western Canada at the RBC Cup National Junior A Championship.

The inaugural Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup was held from April 26 - May 5, 2013 at the Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo, BC and hosted by the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL.  The Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup will be hosted by Dauphin, MB (MJHL) in 2014, followed by the AJHL (2015), and SJHL (2016).

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