WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to confirm that the 2014 Hockey Manitoba Cup will once again include the Male Sr.A Provincials category. The inaugural Sr.A Provincials tournament was held last season at the 2013 Hockey Manitoba Cup with the Altona Maroons of the SEMHL walking away with championship. The event continue with a league-championship qualifying process where the province’s five (Male) Senior leagues will earn a berth into the Sr.A Provincials along with one league having a second representative as a wild card team. This year’s six team provincial tournament will be hosted over two weekends, April 11-13 and April 17-19, seeing an addition of a semi-final round. The last two round-robin games along with the semi-finals and finals will be hosted in conjunction with the 2014 Hockey Manitoba Cup – Adult Rec Provincials at the MTS Iceplex during the Easter weekend.
The five Sr.A leagues that will be represented at the Sr.A Provincials tournament are; Carillon Senior Hockey League (CSHL), Manitoba Senior Hockey League (MSHL), North Central Hockey League (NCHL), South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League (SEMHL) and the Tiger Hills Hockey League (THHL). The 2014 wild card team will be the league runner-up from the SEMHL; the wildcard team will rotate league-by-league on an annual basis. The Sr.A Provincials will have two pools with three teams in each side playing a round-robin format. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the semi-finals leading into the championship final set for Saturday, April 19 with a tentative start time of 4:30 PM.
To track the progress of qualifying teams, please visit the various league websites to follow their respective league playoffs;
- CSHL – www.cshl.info
- MSHL – www.mshl.info
- NCHL – www.northcentralhockeyleague.ca
- SEMHL – www.semhl.net
- TTHL – www.thhl.ca
Hockey Manitoba would like to recognize Budweiser presenting partner of the 2014 Sr.A Provincials and 2014 Hockey Manitoba Cup – Adult Rec Provincials. For more information about the Sr.A Provincials and Hockey Manitoba Cup, including schedules, stats, and standings; please visit www.hockeymanitoba.ca.
Limited registration space remains for the Hockey Manitoba Cup – Adult Rec Provincials, teams are encouraged to register soon. Interested teams with potential Sr.A players still in playoffs are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org for special circumstance arrangements; Senior players eligible for Division 1, 2, 3 of the Hockey Manitoba Cup, see tournament rules package for full details.