The 2018 Alberta Cup runs April 25-29 in Spruce Grove.
Alberta Cup Zone Camps were held March 23-25 across the province. Rosters were announced on March 27.
Tournament passes for the 2018 Alberta Cup are no longer available online. Day passes will be sold at the door for $17 each (plus GST).
Alberta Cup Banquet
The 2018 Alberta Cup Banquet is Saturday, April 28 at the Stony Plain Pavillion. Doors open at 5 p.m., the program begins at 6 (enter at west entrance).
Tickets sales for the Alberta Cup Banquet are now closed.
Alberta Cup Apparel
2018 Alberta Cup apparel is now available for pre-order. All orders must be placed by April 12. To place an order, click the link below.
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The Alberta Cup aids in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with more than 700 players annually trying out for 160 spots (20 positions on each of the eight zone teams).
The Alberta Cup is a comprehensive and unique program, and an absolute grassroots program where every bantam-aged player, regardless of experience or community size, has the opportunity to try out for his Zone team.
In addition to player development, the Alberta Cup also features opportunities for administrators, referees, coaches, therapists and equipment managers to be identified for potential positions at higher level events, such as the World U17 Hockey Challenge and Canada Winter Games.
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The Alberta Cup is a core Hockey Alberta Development program, providing players, coaches, therapists, equipment managers, administrators and referees an equal opportunity to discover the great qualities of competitive hockey.
The Alberta Cup begins in March each year with over 700 players trying out at their respective zone camps. There are eight Alberta Cup zones and each player is attempting to land one of 20 spots on each of the eight teams. The eight zone teams compete in the Alberta Cup tournament in April of each year. At the end of the four-month process the Alberta Cup leads to the U16 Male Provincial Camp.
The Alberta Cup began in 1986 as a program for midget-aged hockey players, running until 1988. It went on hiatus until 1993 when it re-emerged as a bantam level competition.
The Alberta Cup aids in the preparation, evaluation and identification of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with more than 700 players annually trying out for 160 spots. The Alberta Cup is a very comprehensive and unique program, and an absolute grassroots program where every bantam-aged player, regardless of experience or community size, has the opportunity to try out for his Zone team.
Through the Zone Camps, the hockey players are able to measure themselves against other players of the same age and receive instruction from some of the best coaches in the province. For those selected to the zone teams, the Alberta Cup is a taste of top level competition. The pressure felt in the Alberta Cup has been said to come close to that of the Western Hockey League. Bantams are getting a taste of the pressure of high performance hockey as well as the opportunity to excel under that pressure.
Over the years, the Alberta Cup has evolved into an event known for its professionalism and grassroots approach. It is not only an athlete development program, but it also encompasses development opportunities for administrators, referees, coaches, therapists and equipment managers. The competition identifies top level ‘hockey people’ for potential positions at higher level events such as the World U17 Hockey Challenge and Canada Winter Games.