FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 1, 2013
2013 HOCKEY MANITOBA PROVINCIALS
PRESENTED BY CARGILL LTD.
Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the start of the 2013 Hockey Manitoba Provincials presented by Cargill Ltd. beginning today and scheduled at over 30 different locations throughout the Province. In addition to this opening weekend, championships are also scheduled for the weekends of March 8-10, March 15-17 and March 22-24. The tournaments consist of Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age divisions in both male and female hockey.
Hockey Manitoba is excited to welcome back Cargill Ltd. as the official presenting sponsor of the Provincials and looks forward to continuing a positive relationship with an organization of its profile who is proud to support the spirit and excitement that hockey brings to the communities in which we work and live.
With 5,000 direct participants from across the province that include players, officials and coaches this represents the single largest event on the hockey calendar. In addition, numerous rural centers will benefit from the tremendous support injected by local media, parents and community involvement to ensure a positive and memorable experience for all participants.
Bill Whitehead, President of Hockey Manitoba expressed his enthusiasm on the start of the first Provincials weekend. Bill exclaimed,
“This is always an extremely exciting time of year and certainly one of the highlights of the hockey season. This is an opportunity for players, coaches, officials and fans to establish great memories and celebrate some of the best hockey within Manitoba. Thank you to our sponsor Cargill Ltd. and to all host communities, volunteers and minor hockey associations. Best of luck to all participants!”
Len Penner, President of Cargill Ltd. shared this enthusiasm and confirmed Cargill's commitment to the local community.
“For over 80 years, Cargill has been sensitive to providing support in education and nourishment towards growth for our youth. Importantly we stand behind young individuals as they strive for success and life learning experiences. As such, we are pleased to be associated with Hockey Manitoba and look forward to this year’s Provincials."
Provincials details regarding draws, locations, contact information and up to date scores and stats can be found on the Hockey Manitoba website at http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/provincials.php.
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