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March 17, 2016

Immediate Release

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL- Beginning tomorrow, March 18th, Hockey NL in partnership with Irving Oil will be presenting the 2016 Irving Oil Bantam AAA provincial play downs in Rocky Harbour, NL. The event features the best 13 and 14 year old players in the province and is hosted by the Gros Morne Minor Hockey Association.

The winner of the tournament will earn the right to represent the province and attend the final and 25th Irving Oil Atlantic Regional Championship being held in Moncton, NB from April 7-10, 2016.

The teams will compete in a single round robin followed by a championship round on Sunday at the Gros Morne Complex in Rocky Harbour.  The five teams are Host team –Western Kings, Central Ice Pak, St. John’s Hitmen, Tri Pen Ice and Tri Com Thunder.  The St. John’s team is the defending provincial champions and also won the 2015-2016 league championship last month.  All five teams competed in a twenty (28) game regular season, plus playoff provincial league this season.

For a complete Schedule as well as Results, Standings and Statistics throughout the weekend, please visit Hockey NL’s new provincial tournament website at the following link and our new AAA twitter account @hkynlaaa

The Bantam AAA program is the second step in the AAA program in the province with players developing and potentially graduating to Major Midget, Junior A, and Major Junior in years to come.  Irving Oil has been a proud sponsor of Bantam Hockey in Atlantic Canada for a remarkable twenty-five years and will be delivering their last one this year to mark the 25th anniversary.

For more information, please contact:


Craig Tulk

Executive Director, Hockey NL

P.O. Box 176

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

A2A 2J4

[email protected]

709-489-5512 office

709-486-0442 cell

709-489-2273 fax