The Tournament committee and host team Saint John Vito’s would like to welcome and announce the participants in this year’s 2009 Atlantic Major Midget regional this weekend at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink.
This year’s host team the Saint John Vito’s will be joined by the Hockey New Brunswick provincial title winning Moncton Mark’s Work Wearhouse Flyers after winning a 4-0 series against the Vito’s. Joining the Flyers and Vito’s from the NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League will be Hockey PEI’s Cornwall Superior Sanitation Thunder, after their 4-0 series with the Charlottetown Mark’s Work Wearhouse Islanders.
Representing Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is the St. John’s Fog Devils after a 4-0 series win in the Newfoundland & Labrador Major Midget AAA Hockey Championship over the Tri-Pen Frost at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts.
Finishing off the list of the list of contenders is the returning 2008 championship team Cole Harbour McCain Major Midgets representing Hockey Nova Scotia. The McCains had one of the closest final series with a 4-1 series against the Halifax McDonalds Major Midgets.
The tournament kicks off Thursday, April 2nd at 1 pm with the HNL Fog Devils against the HNB Flyers. The second game will feature the HPEI Thunder against HNS Cole Harbour Major Midgets at 4 pm. Then finishing off the evening will be HNL Fog Devils against the Host team Saint John Vito’s. The Opening Ceremonies will be held at 7:30 pm prior to the HNL vs. Host game.
The Atlantic Major Midget Regionals will determine the Atlantic Region contender to the Telus Cup National Midget Championship, to be held at the Selkirk Recreation Complex in Selkirk / Winnipeg, MB from April 20-26.
Additional event information can be obtained at the official tournament website, www.majormidgetatlantics2009.ca.