2017 RBC DAY OF CHAMPIONS BEGINS TODAY IN BRIDGEWATER
Apr. 7, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - The best minor hockey teams from across the province are in Bridgewater this weekend for the 2017 RBC Day of Champions.
Hockey Nova Scotia and our partners at RBC and Pro Hockey Life are proud to announce that the 2017 RBC Day of Champions is getting underway today at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater, N.S. The event runs from April 7-9, 2017 and will feature more than a dozen games in both female and minor hockey divisions from Atom to Midget.
Hockey Nova Scotia is thrilled to have RBC return as the presenting sponsor for this season’s Day of Champions.
(PHOTO: Hockey Canada mascot Puckster cheers on the Halifax Hawks at the 2016 RBC Day of Champions.)
“Whether it’s a pickup game in a backyard rink, a hockey game in Nova Scotia, or the gold medal game in the Olympics, Canadians have a passion for hockey that is unrivalled by any other sport,” says Michelle Clare, RBC’s Regional Vice President for Central & Western Nova Scotia. “We’re really excited to help bring one of Nova Scotia’s most important hockey events to Bridgewater.”
The 2017 event will mark the first time the event has been played on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
“We are so excited to be able to host the RBC Day of Champions here at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre,” said Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre general manager Kevin Benjamin. “We can’t wait to welcome our province’s top minor hockey teams to the South Shore and to our great venue.”
Hockey Nova Scotia is excited to have Bell Aliant TV1 return as our official webcast partner. To watch the games from Bridgewater, please click here.
To view the RBC Day of Champions schedule for the Minor divisions, please click here.
To view the RBC Day of Champions schedule for the Female divisions, please click here.
(PHOTO: Jill Saulnier and Blayre Turnbull drop the puck at the 2016 RBC Day of Champions.)
The RBC Day of Champions format was introduced in 2015 and sees the top team from Hockey Nova Scotia’s North Conference take on the best team from the South Conference in a single championship game that will determine a provincial winner.
“The RBC Day of Champions event has been embraced by our membership and we know that teams from across the province will have their eyes set on Bridgewater throughout the 2016-17 season,” said Hockey Nova Scotia president Garth Isenor. “We look forward to bringing our season finale to a venue that has proven to be a great host of important hockey events.”
In January 2016, the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre was the host venue for Hockey Canada’s World Sledge Hockey Challenge. National sledge teams from Canada, the United States, South Korea and Russia vied for gold at the tournament.
Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate all of the teams competing this weekend for qualifying for the RBC Day of Champions. Good luck!