WINNIPEG, MB- Hockey Manitoba is pleased to release the schedules for Bantam AAA Showcase 2 to be held December 7-9, 2012. Two showcase events will be occur simultaneously over the weekend seeing the male program held in Steinbach hosted by the Eastman Selects, meanwhile the female showcase will be held in Rivers hosted by the Yellowhead Chiefs.
Established in 2011, the Hockey Manitoba Bantam AAA Showcase series hosts Bantam AAA teams (male and female) from all regions of the province. This project was set forth in a continued effort to provide our athletes with elite competition amongst their peers throughout the hockey season in an event-based schedule open to all Bantam AAA teams in the province. Each Showcase provides unrivalled exposure to scouts for our athletes along with development opportunities for players, officials, and coaches. As in 2011-12, this season will see a total of three showcase events, the first (both male & female) hosted back in early October by Hockey Manitoba in Winnipeg, the second hosted December 7-9 through bid applications awarded to Steinbach and Rivers, and the third event (both male & female) hosted February 15-18 by Hockey Manitoba in Brandon.
Bantam AAA Showcase 2 (Male) in Steinbach will feature a total of twelve teams consisting of 9 rural Manitoba Bantam AAA teams, 2 Winnipeg Bantam II AAA teams, and a AAA selects team from Northwestern Ontario. The second female event will feature all 7 rural Manitoba Bantam AAA teams. Both December hosts will also operate a special Showcase Skills Competition with events such as "Super Skills Relay", "Sharp Shooter", "Quick Shots", "Puck Control Relay", "Sick Hands Freestyle", and the "Breakaway Shootout."
Hockey Manitoba is pleased to recognize Canad Inns as an Event Partner of the Bantam AAA Showcase series. Hockey Manitoba also thanks the key volunteers of the Eastman Selects (Male) and Yellowhead Chiefs (Female) for their efforts in hosting these great events. For more information about the Hockey Manitoba Bantam AAA Showcase series including rosters, schedules, and scores, please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca/bantam-aaa.php.