The top 120 under-16 male athletes are taking the ice till Sunday in Red Deer to play for the Alberta Cup.

The tournament kicked off Thursday , and continues through until the championship game on Sunday at 2 P.M.

Throughout the weekend, six teams will face off in a modified round-robin tournament at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Each team is comprised of two goaltenders, six defence and 12 forwards.

Central Alberta is home to 11 players competing in the tournament:

  • Lacombe (Daxon Rudolph)
  • Maskwacis (Ordell Saddleback)
  • Olds (Dermot Johnston, Tucker Tullikopf)
  • Red Deer (Dallin Antos, Ryder Cyrenne, Easton Daneault, Kohen Lodge, George Monaghan)
  • Rocky Mountain House (Nash Nicolay)
  • Sylvan Lake (Blayze Wheeler)

On Friday, Hockey Alberta will host over 150 students from Fairview Elementary School and Penhold Elementary School. In partnership with the Hockey Alberta Foundation, the school program allows students to experience the game and participate in off-ice activities.

Over the course of three weeks, Hockey Alberta will welcome hundreds of people from across the province to Red Deer for the Spring Showcase. The Alberta Cup launches the annual event, followed by the Alberta Challenge (May 3-7) and Prospects Cup (May 10-13).