Winnipeg – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that registration for the inaugural Hockey Manitoba Cup successfully closed last week with all 24 team entry spots being filled. As hoped, the event has shaped up to be a great celebration of amateur hockey with participation from all parts of the province. The tournament will feature 3 tiered divisions with 6 teams in Division 1, 8 teams in Division 2, and 10 teams in Division 3. The tournament will kickoff early Friday evening at Dakota Community Centre with the first game set for 4:50 PM. The vast majorityof the Hockey Manitoba Cup games will be playedat Dakota Community Centre, along with several games atDutton Memorial Arena, Gateway Rec. Centre and River Heights Community Centre.
In addition to some fun hockey action, teams will also enjoy the Team Party Headquarters hosted by Boston Pizza and Molson Canadian on Friday and Saturday. As part of the entry gifts each team will receive two free pizzas at the Team Party Headquarters. The primary Team Party Headquarters will be at Boston Pizza – St. Vital (Bishop Grandin Blvd at Ste. Anne’s Road), however all Hockey Manitoba Cup vouchers and team specials will be valid at all Boston Pizza locations in Winnipeg.
Championship prize packages have been finalized as each division winner will receive provincial championship gold medals,Molson Canadian hockey bags by Reebok, and 2010 Hockey Manitoba Cup hats by Reebok. At the end of each championship final theHockey Manitoba Cup hats will be given out immediately so that teams can celebrate in style just like to pros!To cap off the championship sceneteams will also earn the honour of getting their photo taken with the Hockey Manitoba Cup itself.
Hockey Manitoba would like to thank the 2010 Hockey Manitoba Cup Presenting Partners;Boston Pizza and Molson Canadian. Hockey Manitoba also thanks our Event Partners; Alpine Limited – Eco-Friendly Home and Garden Products, Awards & More – Official Supplier of Hockey Manitoba, and Hockey Canada.
Members of the media are encouraged to drop by and take in some hockey action this weekend. Hockey Manitoba Cup schedules and other event information can be found online at www.hockeymanitoba.mb.ca/adultrec.php.