THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The TELUS Cup West Regional, presented by Windsor Plywood, gets underway Thursday (April 5) and runs through Sunday (April 8) at Fort William First Nation Arena as four teams vie for the AAA Midget Championship and a berth to the Nationals in Sudbury, Ont. from April 23-29, 2018.
Representing the Manitoba Midget Hockey League for a third straight year is the Winnipeg Wild.
They will join the Notre Dame Hounds from Saskatchewan, the Kenora Thistles and the host Thunder Bay Kings at the four-team event.
The Wild look to become the first MMHL side to win the West Regional since 2011 when the Winnipeg Thrashers accomplished the feat and went on to capture the TELUS Cup Canadian National Midget Hockey Championship.
The Thrashers also claimed the regional back in 2008 joining the 2004 Brandon Wheat Kings and 1991 Winnipeg Hawks as the other teams from Manitoba to earn the title.
Thursday, April 5
Kenora Thistles (HNO) vs. Notre Dame Hounds (SASK) 4 p.m.
Winnipeg Wild (MAN) vs. Thunder Bay Kings (Host-HNO) 8 p.m.
Friday, April 6
Winnipeg Wild (MAN) vs. Notre Dame Hounds (SASK) 4 p.m.
Thunder Bay Kings (Host-HNO) vs. Kenora Thistles (HNO) 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7
Kenora Thistles (HNO) vs. Winnipeg Wild (MAN) 12 p.m.
Notre Dame Hounds (SASK) vs. Thunder Bay Kings (Host-HNO) 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 8
Championship Game: 2nd Round Robin vs. 1st Round Robin 2 p.m.
*Eastern Standard Time