DARTMOUTH, N.S. – After defeating the best teams from their provinces, four Major Bantam provincial championship teams joined the host Dartmouth Whalers today at the 2015 Irving Oil Challenge Cup in Dartmouth, N.S.

The Irving Oil Challenge Cup got underway this afternoon and will run until Sunday, April 12. All games will be played at the Dartmouth Sportsplex.

Joining the host Dartmouth Whalers at the event are their provincial rivals The Novas, the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League champions. The St. John’s Ice Breakers (Hockey Newfoundland), Prince County Warriors (Hockey PEI) and the Moncton Hawks (Hockey New Brunswick) will also compete for regional bragging rights.

Here is a recap of Day One:

Game 1: The Novas (Hockey NS) 5 vs St. John’s Ice Breakers (Hockey NL) 3

Time: 2 p.m.


Novas: Chase Ellis (2), Jacob Hudson, Stephen Fox, Jake Stewart

Ice Breakers: Alex Newhook, Brett Budgell, Alex Hickman


Novas: Colten Ellis (W)

Ice Breakers: Braden Kean (L)

Players of the Game

Novas: Chase Ellis

Ice Breakers: Brett Budgell

Game 2: Moncton Hawks (Hockey NB) 4 vs Prince County Warriors (Hockey PEI) 3

Time: 5 p.m.


Hawks: Jared Prescott , Jason Gallant , Maxime Grandmaison , Brennan Laverty

Warriors: Evan Gallant (2), Brad Morrisey


Hawks: Jamel Nelson (W)

Warriors: Caleb Coyle (L)

Players of the Game

Hawks: Chad Doiron

Warriors: Caleb Coyle

Game 3: Dartmouth Whalers (Host) 6 vs The Novas (Hockey NS) 0

Time: 8 p.m.


Whalers: Jacob Quillan, Evan MacKinnon, Luc Arsenault, Ozzie King, Jordan McKenna, Luke Henman


Whalers: Cole McLaren (W, SO)

Novas: Colten Ellis (L; starter); Kolby Baker (came in during second period)

Players of the Game

Whalers: Evan MacKinnon

Novas: Jacob Hudson.

All games from the 2015 Irving Oil Challenge Cup are streamed live online by Bell Aliant Community One. To view those games, please click here.

For a full schedule and additional event information, please visit the official website of the 2015 Irving Oil Challenge Cup.

Garreth MacDonald

Communications and Special Events Director

Hockey Nova Scotia

7 Mellor Avenue Unit 17

Dartmouth, NS B3B 0E8


902.454.9400 ext. 223 (p)

902.454.3883 (f)