Torbay, NL – The 2018 Bantam AAA Atlantic Championships are set to begin Thursday, April 5th in Torbay, NL. The event hosted by the Northeast Minor Hockey Association is the premier tournament for Bantam AAA hockey in the Atlantic region. The event will feature teams from Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, Hockey Nova Scotia, Hockey Prince Edward Island and Hockey New Brunswick.

The following teams will be competing on behalf of their respective hockey branches:

  • Host: St. John’s Hitmen
  • Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador: Tri Com Thunder 
  • Hockey New Brunswick: North West Bulls
  • Hockey Nova Scotia: The Gulls Major Bantam
  • Hockey Prince Edward Island: Prince County Warriors

The Bantam AAA Atlantic hockey championships has been a launching point for many young players who’ve gone on to become hockey stars, including NHL first overall selections Nathan McKinnon (Colorado Avalanche) and Sidney Crosby of the (Pittsburgh Penguins).

“Our host committee has worked tremendously hard to provide a first-class experience for the participating players, coaches and parents”, stated Tournament Host Chair, Tim Power “This is a great opportunity to showcase the best of the best in Atlantic Bantam hockey, the communities of the Northeast region are honoured to host such a prestigious event”.

The tournament which takes place at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay will run from Thursday, April 5th concluding on Sunday, April 8th with the Bronze and Gold Medal games.

The full tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 5th

1:00 pm                The Gulls (HNS) vs. Tri Com Thunder (HNL)

4:00 pm                North West Bulls (HNB) vs. Prince County Warriors (HPEI)

7:15 pm                  Opening Ceremonies

7:30 pm                The Gulls (HNS) vs. St. John’s Hitmen (HOST)


Friday, April 6th              

10:00 am               Prince County Warriors (HPEI) vs. Tri Com Thunder (HNL)

1:00 pm                 St. John’s Hitmen (HOST) vs. North West Bulls (HNB)

4:30 pm                 Prince County Warriors (HPEI) vs. The Gulls (HNS)       

7:30 pm                 Tri Com Thunder (HNL) vs. St. John’s Hitmen (HOST)


Saturday, April 7th

9:00 am                  The Gulls (HNS) vs. North West Bulls (HNB)

12:00 pm                St. John’s Hitmen (HOST) vs. Prince County Warriors (HPEI)

3:30 pm                  North West Bulls (HNB) vs. Tri Com Thunder (HNL)

7:30 pm                                                 Awards Banquet


Sunday, April 8th

9:00 am                  Bronze Medal Game

12:00 pm               Gold Medal Game


Official Bantam AAA Atlantic Championships Website:

AAA Atlantic Championships Website Portal:

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LIVE WEBCAST: Friends, fans and family members unable to attend the event, Bell Aliant Community One will provide a live and free webcast of the entire event. CLICK HERE for Webcast or visit



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For more information, please contact:


Tim Power

Email: [email protected]

Host Chair

Bantam AAA Atlantic Championships