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Mar. 31, 2014

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The Major Midget Atlantics are coming to Pictou County this week!

The 2014 Major Midget Atlantic Championship hits the ice at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Thursday, April 3 as the best Major Midget teams from the Atlantic provinces make the trip to Pictou County.

After pulling off three straight overtime victories in their best-of-7 Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League (NSMMHL) championship series, the Halifax McDonalds defeated the Newbridge Academy Gladiators four games to one to earn the right to represent Hockey Nova Scotia at the tournament. The Macs will join the tournament host Weeks Major Midgets as the two Nova Scotia-based teams at Atlantics.

Hockey Newfoundland will be represented by the Central IcePak at the tournament while the Kensington Wild will represent Hockey PEI. The Saint John Vitos are Hockey New Brunswick's entry.

"This is a fantastic event that will bring some of the region's top midget talent to Pictou County," says Hockey Nova Scotia president Randy Pulsifer. "I think hockey fans are in for a real treat."

The action gets underway on Thursday as the Halifax McDonalds take on Kensington. 

Another game that fans will want to circle on their calendars is the Friday night match-up (8:00 pm) that will see the two Nova Scotia teams face off. A complete schedule can be found below.

All of the tournament games will be streamed live on Bell Aliant Community One and updates will also be available on both the website and on the @Hockey NS Twitter account. Ticket information can also be found on the tournament website.

Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate all of these teams on qualifying for the 2014 Atlantic Major Midget Championship and encourage fans to come out and support the tournament.


Thursday, April 3

1:00 pm: Halifax McDonalds (Hockey NS) vs Kensington Wild (Hockey PEI)
4:00 pm: Central IcePak (Hockey NL) vs Saint John Vitos (Hockey NB)
7:30 pm: Opening ceremonies
8:00 pm: Kensington Wild (Hockey PEI) vs Weeks Major Midgets (Host)

Friday, April 4

10:00 am: Saint John Vitos (Hockey NB) vs Halifax McDonalds (Hockey NS)
1:30 pm: Weeks Major Midgets (Host) vs Central IcePak (Hockey NL)
5:00 pm: Saint John Vitos (Hockey NB) vs Kensington Wild (Hockey PEI)
8:00 pm: Halifax McDonalds (Hockey NS) vs Weeks Major Midgets (Host)

Saturday, April 5

9:00 am: Kensington Wild (Hockey PEI) vs Central IcePak (Hockey NL)
12:30 pm: Weeks Major Midgets (Host) vs Saint John Vitos (Hockey NB)
3:30 pm: Central IcePak (Hockey NL) vs Halifax McDonalds (Hockey NS)
7:30 pm: Awards banquet

Sunday, April 6

1:00 pm: Gold Medal Game

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