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Bantam provincials coming to Liverpool

Western Hurricanes set to host tournament March 22-25

Queens County is set to welcome hockey fans from across the province March 22-25 at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.
The O’Regan’s Subaru Western Hurricanes Hockey Club has been awarded the 2018 Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincial Championships. All games will be played on home ice at Queens Place, says a Region of Queens Municipality media release.
“The 2017-2018 major bantam season has been very competitive. Provincial weekend will be no different, and the Hurricanes are very excited to have this opportunity to host such a tremendous event,” said Kevin Benjamin, president of the O’Regan’s Subaru Western Hurricanes.
The Nova Scotia Major Bantam Provincial Championships is a four-day tournament with the top seven teams of elite hockey players, ages 13 and 14, competing for the provincial championship title. Teams will be determined following a play-off series beginning in early March.
“On behalf of the executive of the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League (NSMBHL), I would like to extend a huge thank you to the O’Regan’s Subaru Western Hurricanes for hosting this year’s provincial championship,” said Todd Watson, NSMBHL president.
“This will be the second time they have hosted our provincial championship and we all look forward to a great event. This provincial championship will showcase some of the most competitive hockey to be played in Nova Scotia.”
Games are scheduled to begin at noon on March 22, with the championship game slated to happen at 1 p.m. on March 25. Games will be continuous during daytime and evening hours throughout the weekend. There will be a total of 18 games played. Tournament passes will be available at the door for $20, day passes for $10 and individual passes for $5.
“Hockey fans in Queens County and from across the province will be an enthusiastic fan-base watching the provincial championships at Queens Place Emera Centre. Congratulations to the O’Regan’s Subaru Western Hurricanes on being selected to host this very significant event,” said Region of Queens Mayor David Dagley. “We’re in for an exciting four days of hockey and are pleased to welcome the players, families and fans to Queens.”

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