WINNIPEG, MB – The 2013 Hockey Manitoba Cup – Adult Rec Provincials are underway this weekend at the MTS Iceplex and several other local arenas. The provincial event will officially run April 19-21 although several games were also scheduled on Thursday, April 18th. This year a total of 68 teams competing for 9 different division championships will result in another fun celebration of hockey in our province as was the case at the inaugural Hockey Manitoba Cup in 2010, where 24 teams took part. The 2013 “Cup” will see the inaugural Sr.A Provincials tournament which will feature the 5 Sr.A league champions from across Manitoba and 1 wildcard team. Nearly half of the teams entered again this year are rural based from all corners of the province such as Boissevain, Churchill, Thompson, and Vita.
Hockey Manitoba is once again pleased to offer all participants an unrivalled experience, unlike any other adult recreational tournament in the country. The Hockey Manitoba Cup will feature several internal promotions such as the Budweiser Team Party, Tavern United Team Headquarters, All-Star Draft, and All-Star Game.
As in 2012, the participating teams will enjoy the Tavern United Team Headquarters with each Hockey Manitoba Cup team receiving two complimentary nacho platters and beverage pitchers at any Tavern United location, as well as team specials all weekend. The Budweiser Team Party will be held on the evening of Friday, April 19th at the Press Box Restaurant & Sports Bar (MTS Iceplex). In addition to games, trivia and prize draws hosted by the Bud Girls, the Budweiser Team Party will also feature the Hockey Manitoba All-Star Draft featuring Sara Orlesky (TSN), Andrew “Hustler” Paterson (TSN 1290) and special guest Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings). Each participating All-Star is tasked to canvass their teammates, friends and family to attend Budweiser Team Party and watch them “get drafted”. The 10 all-star participants with the largest entourage in attendance will be entered to win 1 of 3 gift cards from Tavern United valued at $100 each.
All-Stars, nominated by their own team, are placed onto one of four all-star teams to play on Saturday, April 20th at MTS Iceplex.
GAME A) 2:30 PM – Team Tavern United vs Team Winnipeg Free Press
GAME B) 3:40 PM – Team Budweiser vs Canad Inns
Teams will compete for 9 different division championships being Men’s Division 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, Sr.A, and the Women’s division. Championship teams will receive Hockey Manitoba Provincials medals, Budweiser prize items, a take home replica of the Hockey Manitoba Cup, and a team gift card for Tavern United.
Hockey Manitoba would like to wish all teams good luck and guarantees a good time to all participants!
Full tournament details including teams, schedules, game results and stats visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/hmc.php.