MONCTON, N.B. – A total of 320 young hockey players from throughout Atlantic Canada will converge at Moncton’s Red Ball Internet Centre on Friday for the four-day Atlantic Challenge Cup.
This is the 18th anniversary of the tournament, which is billed as Atlantic Canada’s high-performance hockey championship.
The Atlantic Challenge Cup will bring together the top players while representing their provinces in the male under-14 and under-15 categories, along with the female under-15 and under-17 categories. The teams were selected from each of their respective provincial summer evaluation camps.
Players attending the Atlantic Challenge Cup will come from all corners of our region, which truly makes this an Atlantic Canadian event.
On Friday and Saturday, players will practise in the morning and early afternoon, with game times at 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8 p.m., on all four ice surfaces.
Sunday’s games will be at 10 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 12:45 p.m. The bronze- and gold-medal games are Monday at 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., noon and 12:15 p.m.
Bell Aliant and the four Atlantic hockey branches have announced that family members, friends and fans unable to attend the event will be able to watch all of the tournament games on the live webcasts, courtesy of Bell Aliant.
The live webcasts will be available by going to the official tournament website www.atlanticchallengecup.ca. The latest scores, schedules, rosters and news can be found there as well as the Atlantic Challenge Cup Facebook and Twitter page.