RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the host sites for the 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.
A total of 39 Provincial Championships will be hosted across the province, at locations ranging from La Crete in the north, Taber in the south, to Marwayne in the east and Fort St. John in the west.
Week one (March 15-18) features 14 tournaments: Bantam A, Bantam B, Bantam C, Bantam D, Bantam Female A, Bantam Female B, Atom AA Major, Atom AA Minor, Atom A, Atom B, Atom C, Atom D, and Atom Female.
Another 15 tournaments are set for week two (March 22-25): Senior AA, Midget A, Midget B, Midget C, Midget D, Midget Female AAA, Midget Female A, Midget Female B, Peewee A, Peewee B, Peewee C, Peewee D, and Peeweee Female A.
The 2018 Provincials wrap up with six tournaments in week three (March 29 - April 1): Junior B, Junior C, Midget AA, Midget Female Elite, Bantam AA, Peewee AA.
The following provincial champions will be decided via league playoffs: Senior AAA, Junior A, Midget AAA, and Bantam AAA.
ATB Financial will once again headline as the presenting sponsor of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, continuing a long-standing relationship with Hockey Alberta.
Hockey Alberta’s month-long “March to a title” features provincial championship tournament action during three weekends in March and April, along with four champions crowned through league playoff series. Organizations interested in hosting a provincial championship tournament completed a detailed bid process, with a bid committee evaluating the submissions.
The majority of teams competing in minor Provincial Championship tournaments qualify by winning a zone playdown. Playdowns start in mid-January across the province, with up to 1,000 teams vying for the right to represent their zone at the provincial championships. Host teams receive an automatic berth in the championship they are hosting, although they do participate in zone playdowns, and have the opportunity to win their zone title.
Hosts for the following events are still being accepted and reviewed: Midget Female B, Bantam Female B, and Atom AA Major . Interested applicants can contact Bryden Burrell, Coordinator, Hockey Operations.