CALGARY – Hockey Canada has announced that the 2022 Esso Cup and 2022 TELUS Cup will be played in Okotoks, Alta., from May 16-22. The tournaments were originally scheduled for Prince Albert, Sask., and Cape Breton, N.S., respectively, before being moved to a centralized location to ensure the safety of all participants.
The 2022 Esso Cup will begin on May 16 with the host Prince Albert Bears facing the Ontario titlists at 10 a.m. MT, followed by the Atlantic champions taking on the West winners at 1:30 p.m. MT and a 5 p.m. MT puck drop between the Pacific and Quebec champs.
The host Sydney Rush opens the 2022 TELUS Cup against the Central champions at 11:30 a.m. MT on May 16, before the West and Atlantic winners face off at 3 p.m. MT and the Quebec and Pacific titlists meet at 6:30 p.m. MT.
Both events will conclude with championship games on May 22. The Esso Cup final will begin at 3:30 p.m. MT, and the TELUS Cup final will start at 7:30 p.m. MT.
Fans looking to attend the national U18 club championships can get their tickets now at HockeyCanada.ca. Event packages begin at $70 plus fees, while single-game tickets can be bought for as low as $10 for preliminary-round games.
“We are thrilled to bring two Hockey Canada national championships to Okotoks this May,” said Dean McIntosh, vice-president of events and properties for Hockey Canada. “Fans in southern Alberta will have the opportunity to watch some of the top teams and players in the country, and we look forward to welcoming the competing participants.
“Three years after the St. Albert Slash won the most recent Esso Cup and the Toronto Young Nationals hoisted the TELUS Cup, we cannot wait to experience this year’s tournaments in a safe and competitive environment.”
All games at the 2022 Esso Cup and 2022 TELUS Cup will be streamed on HockeyCanada.ca.