Apr25
9:00AM

YLLW

BLCK

11:30AM

RED

GREY

2:00PM

BLUE

GRN

5:30PM

BLCK

GREY

8:00PM

RED

YLLW

Apr26
9:00AM

GREY

GRN

11:30AM

YLLW

BLUE

3:30PM

GRN

BLCK

6:00PM

BLUE

RED

Apr27
10:00AM

GRN

YLLW

12:30PM

BLCK

RED

3:00PM

GREY

BLUE

Apr28
8:30AM

6th Place

5th Place

11:15AM

4th Place

3rd Place

2:00PM

2nd Place

1st Place

About The Alberta Cup

The Alberta Cup is being held in Red Deer, at the new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, April 24-28. The 2019 event has a new structure, with six teams competing in a tournament format.

The Alberta Cup aids in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with hundreds of players annually trying out for 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams).

2019 Alberta Cup Rosters > | 2019 Alberta Cup Schedule >


Tournament Passes

Tournament passes for the 2019 Alberta Cup are now on sale. A weekend pass is $42 (includes GST and service fee), and children 12 and under will be free of charge. Day Passes will also be available at the door for $10 each.

Tournament Passes >

*Note - in order to purchase tickets through the Red Deer College ticketing system, you will first need to create an account.*


All regional camps took place on March 29-31 in Spruce Grove, Blackfalds and Calgary. Rosters were announced on Tuesday, April 2.

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.

Through the Regional 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 regional 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. 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.

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities >

Starting this season, the Alberta Cup has been amended to a regional format of three ‘tryout’ / selection camps with each camp leading to the selection of two teams. The six teams of players will then move on to compete at the Alberta Cup tournament.

This updated model establishes a better environment for providing ‘best-on-best’ competition for 14-year old players.

Prior to changes by Hockey Canada to the national U17 program several years ago, the Alberta Cup was the entry point for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program. The current model now places the Alberta Cup age group and program as the ‘pinnacle’ program leading to the U16 Team Alberta that competes at the WHL Cup.

Since then, Hockey Alberta has revamped the Team Alberta program to offer more development opportunities to players of Peewee and Bantam ages. The new Alberta Cup format is the latest step in the evolution of Hockey Alberta’s high-performance programming.

Over the past five years, several new opportunities within the Team Alberta program have been created.

The Peewee Prospects Cup and Alberta Winter Games now serve as the entry point to Team Alberta programming, providing the environment for players to learn and grow through a short-term competitive atmosphere. The format for the Alberta Winter Games shifted from club teams to a zone selection process in 2014, and in 2015, the inaugural Peewee Prospects Cup was held. Peewee Prospects and Alberta Winter Games are now held in alternating years for peewee-aged players.

Hockey Alberta has also created skill development opportunities such as the Team Alberta/ Peewee Skills Camp, Team Alberta/ WHL Skills Camp and AJHL Development Camp. These programs focus on developing the mental and physical skills and character traits that players need to be successful at provincial, national and international competitions. Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League to access some of the top instructors in Canada – thereby enhancing the learning opportunities for our players.

Combined, the adjustments to the Team Alberta program provide more options than ever before for players to access high performance development opportunities throughout their prime developmental years. Hockey Alberta is continually reviewing our Team Alberta program to provide better and more opportunities for players to enhance their skills.