WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the start of the 2014 Hockey Manitoba Provincials presented by Cargill Ltd. beginning today at five different host locations. Over the next several weeks a total of 30 different locations throughout the province will host provincial championship tournaments. In addition to this opening weekend, February 21-23, championships are also scheduled for the weekends of February 28-March 2, March 7-9, March 14-16 and March 21-23. The minor hockey Provincials consist of Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age divisions with various categories in both male and female hockey.
Hockey Manitoba welcomes 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 our communities. With approximately 5,000 participants from across the province including players, officials and coaches, this annual competition represents the largest event on the hockey calendar. Hockey Manitoba is also pleased to contribute to the numerous rural hosts benefiting from the tremendous support and business injected by local media, participants, parents and community involvement to ensure a positive and memorable experience for all.
Bill Whitehead, President of Hockey Manitoba, expresses his enthusiasm for the start of the Provincials. “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., shares 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.”
Keep up to date with the 2014 Hockey Manitoba Provincials presented by Cargill Ltd. by visiting www.hockeymanitoba.ca/provincials for all schedules, scores, standings, player stats and host information. Also follow various provincial league playoffs such as Midget AAA, Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, and various Senior categories crown more 2014 Provincial champions.