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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