The 2013 Veitch Memorial Championship is set to begin at the Stephenville Dome in Stephenville this coming Thursday night April 4, 2013.

The provincial junior championship will feature a single round robin and a one-game championship between the Host Stephenville Jets, the Bishop’s Falls Express, winners of the Home Hardware Central West Junior Hockey League and the Hickman Automotive Group Junior Caps, Representatives of the Kent’s St. John’s Junior Hockey League.

The Express defeated the Port Aux Basques Mariners in six games to claim the championship in the Central West League, while the Caps swept Avalon in their league finals.

The Veitch Memorial Trophy was first played for in 1953 in which Grand Falls were awarded the trophy. The trophy was presented by the Buchan’s Social and Athletic Club in memory of John, Cyril and Phillip Veitch, for perpetual competition. This trophy is to be awarded to the provincial championship team in the highest category of junior. The trophy has been up for competition over 60 years and has been played 46 times.

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador invites all hockey fans who have an interest in junior hockey to come out and see the series as three teams compete for the top prize in junior hockey in the Province. The winner will earn the right to represent the Province in the Atlantic Provinces Junior “B” Hockey Championships for the Don Johnson Memorial Cup which will be played in Moncton, NB from April 23-28, 2013.

A complete 2013 Veitch Memorial Championship tournament schedule is below:

THURSDAY April 4TH

GAME 1 – 8:00 P.M

Bishop’s Falls Express vs. Stephenville Jets

FRIDAY, April 5TH

GAME 2 – 8:00 P.M.

Hickman Automotive Group Junior Caps vs. Bishop’s Falls-Express

SATURDAY, April 6th

GAME 3 – 8:00 P.M.
Stephenville Jets vs.  Hickman Automotive Group Junior Caps

SUNDAY, APRIL 7th

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – 1:00 P.M.
1st. and 2nd Place Teams meet in the Championship Game
For further information, please contact:
Craig Tulk
Executive Director
Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 176
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
A2A 2J4
(709) 489-5512 (O)
(709) 486-0442 (C)
(709) 489-2273 (F)
ctulk@hockeynl.ca
www.hockeynl.ca