THE ATLANTIC CHALLENGE CUP GETS UNDERWAY TODAY IN MONCTON
Oct. 6, 2017
MONCTON, N.B. — The Atlantic Challenge Cup hits the ice today in Moncton.
For the next four days, more than 300 young hockey players from across Atlantic Canada will represent their respective provinces in four different divisions at Moncton’s Superior Propane Centre.
This is the 22nd anniversary of the Atlantic Challenge Cup, an important date on the regional hockey calendar and Atlantic Canada’s High Performance Program hockey championship. The tournament brings together the top players from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. The teams were selected by their respective provincial hockey branches after spring and summer evaluation camps.
(PHOTO: In 2014, Nova Scotia's four teams swept the gold medals at the Atlantic Challenge Cup.)
“We are certainly pleased and honored to be able to host these exceptional athletes in the City of Moncton,” said Community Lead Louis Gaudet. “Everyone coming to the City of Moncton will be treated in a first class manner. The event organizers and our volunteers have put a lot of time into ensuring that every detail has been looked after and these athletes are in for a great experience.”
Bell Aliant and the four Atlantic hockey branches are pleased to announced that all of the games will be streamed live from the venue throughout the weekend. The games can be viewed by clicking here.
Over the years, the Atlantic Challenge Cup has featured players like Sidney Crosby, Sean Couturier, Luke Adam, Brandon Gormley, Nathan MacKinnon, Jillian Saulnier, Sarah Davis, and Shannon MacAulay.
Below are Nova Scotia's four provincial rosters:
For more information on the Atlantic Challenge Cup, please visit the official tournament website.