The invitations have been accepted, and 160 athletes are ready to participate in Hockey Alberta’s inaugural ATB Peewee Prospects Cup.
The ATB Peewee Prospects Cup is a new component of the Team Alberta program. This year’s event is for male athletes born in 2002, and will be held in Olds from May 7-10. It will feature a tournament format along with off-ice sessions focusing on the principles of Long Term Player Development.
Eight teams – two selected from players attending each of four regional camps held April 17-19 – will compete in the tournament. Twenty athletes comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coaches, coach mentor, trainer, and director of operations.
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The teams will play in a four-day, tournament-format competition held at the OldsSportsplex. Preliminary round play will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with final games on Sunday.
“Last weekend’s zone camps showed that Alberta has an immense amount of young hockey talent across the province,” said Dustin Moore, coordinator for Team Alberta. “We are pleased these athletes will be able to compete against each other, but also learn from one another and a very knowledgeable group of coaches, as they begin their journey through the Team Alberta program.”
More than 750 players from across the province participated in zone camps. Games at the Peewee Prospects Cup tournament are open to the public.