RED DEER - Many of the top 2004-born male hockey players from around the province have converged on Red Deer this week for the 2019 Alberta Cup.
The teams will play in a four-day, tournament-format competition. The event also features an education seminar hosted by the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Tournament passes are still available online at abcup.ca or at the door for $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.
Friday and Saturday will also feature a "Kids Zone" in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, free of charge for all families to enjoy.
All 2019 Alberta Cup games will be streamed live on hnlive.ca. You can also follow along with the action on Twitter. Hockey Alberta has also unveiled a new Alberta Cup Snapchat filter for all attendees to use.
The Alberta Cup is the premier event in the province that helps identify the top male players in Alberta. It is well attended by scouts as they prepare for the Western Hockey League’s bantam draft. In addition to player evaluations, the competition is also an opportunity for administrators, coaches, trainers and referees to be evaluated for future positions with the Team Alberta Program.
Alberta Cup graduates include Matt Dumba, Braden Holtby, Jay Bouwmeester, Brayden Point, Scott Hartnell, Jordan Eberle, Devan Dubnyk, and Jake DeBrusk.