Saturday, August 10, 2013

Winterhawks Announce Neely Cup Schedule

Press Release

The first step in the Winterhawks’ defense of the WHL Championship begins in just under two weeks, when players report to training camp on Wednesday, August 21.

Over 90 players will report to the Rose Garden that day to undergo fitness testing, with on-ice sessions beginning at Winterhawks Skating Center the following day - Thursday, August 22.

Once again, Hawks fans will be able to enjoy the intrasquad Neely Cup Tournament from Aug. 22 – 25. This year the teams will be named after players from the previous four Winterhawks squads that made Memorial Cup appearances and who went on to play in the National Hockey League: Jeff Finley (1986 Memorial Cup team), Brenden Morrow (1998), Jim Playfair (1982 & 1983) and Mike Vernon (1982 & 1983).

All Neely Cup sessions, which will be held at Winterhawks Skating Center, are free.
Thursday, August 22nd                   
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Playfair vs. Vernon      
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Finley vs. Morrow      

Friday, August 23rd
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Morrow vs. Vernon
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Finley vs. Playfair

Saturday, August 24th                    
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Finley vs. Vernon      
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Playfair vs. Morrow      

Sunday, August 25th
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Teams TBD – Third place game
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Teams TBD – First place game


 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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