Hockey season is generally over in May for most young players, but since 2004, the Challenge Cup has been bringing top talent to Vancouver for a massive tournament.
For many hockey players across British Columbia, once Provincials or playoffs end, so to do their seasons. But for a select group of B.C.’s premier 14- and 15-year-olds, potentially one of the most important parts of the year is now.
The male U16 BC Cup gets underway on April 22, 2016 with 120 players making their way to Salmon Arm, B.C. for the event. Some alumni of the event include Curtis Lazar, Brent Seabrook, Brandon McMillan and Brett Connolly.
The semifinals are set to take place on Friday, but Wednesday’s results all but wrapped up the top-two seeds. The Rocky Mountain Raiders (3-1-0) and Brantford Ice Cats (3-1-0) are currently tied for first, with nine points through their first four games.
The 2016 Telus Cup began Monday and now the race to become Canada’s best midget AAA team is underway. The Saint John Vito’s are hosting the event based out of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, while the five regional champions throughout the country have qualified for the event.
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