- Taken from High River Online:
- Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:03
- Written by Benjamin Clay
- With the holidays rounding the corner hockey fans are getting excited for the Mac’s Major Midget Tournament.
The tournament features 25 teams from around the globe coming to Calgary and play for a chance at the Mac’s Midget Trophy.This year’s tournament celebrates 42 years of the Mac’s and this year’s theme is “Bringing Communities Together.”
The tournament runs from Boxing Day to New Year’s Day. Five local teams host five pools of five teams each for a total of 25 teams.
Pool 1 is hosted by The Calgary Buffaloes in the pool;
– Calgary Buffaloes
– Lethbridge Hurricanes
– Prince Alberta
– Sherwood Park Ennis Kings
– AK Bars Academy
Pool 2 is hosted by the Calgary AAA Midget Flames in the pool;
– Calgary Flames
– Chicago Mission
– Red Deer Optimist Chiefs
– Saskatoon Blazers
– Vancouver North West Hawks
Pool 3 is hosted by The Okotoks Bow Mark Oilers in the pool;
– Okotoks Bow Mark Oilers
– Fort Saskatchewan Rangers
– Lloydminister Bobcats
– Okanagan Rockets
– Swift Current Legionnaires
Pool 4 is hosted by The Calgary Royals in the pool;
– Calgary Royals
– Airdrie CFR Bisons
– Cariboo Cougars
– Moose Jaw Warriors
– St Albert Raiders
Pool 5 is hosted by The Calgary Northstars in the pool;
– Calgary Northstars
– Beardys Blackhawks
– Grande Peace Storm
– Saskatoon Contacts
– Vancouver North East Chiefs
Among the 25 teams, only two do not represent Canada. Pool 1’s AK Bars Academy out of Russia comes in as an obvious team to keep an eye on.
Also joining the tournament from outside of the country is the Chicago Mission, the U.S. team in Pool 2 will not have as long of a flight as the Russians however will still need to settle in after coming up from the U.S.
The Mission’s first match-up will be against the NW Hawks out of Vancouver on day 1 of the tournament.
The Calgary Royals start their Mac’s hunt on Boxing Day at 3:30pm against the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Flames Community Arena Blue.
|9||Thu, Dec. 26, 2019 3:30 PM||Flames Community Arena Blue (Formerly Centennial)||Moose Jaw Warriors||Calgary Royals|
|11||Fri, Dec. 27, 2019 9:00 AM||Max Bell Centre – Ken Bracko Arena||St Albert Nektar Raiders||Calgary Royals|
|29||Sat, Dec. 28, 2019 8:00 PM||Max Bell Centre – Ken Bracko Arena||Calgary Royals||Cariboo Cougars|
|50||Mon, Dec. 30, 2019 2:30 PM||Flames Community Arena Blue (Formerly Centennial)||Calgary Royals||Airdrie CFR Bisons|