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2006 TELUS Cup early bird ticket packages on sale November 30, tournament schedule announced
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November 30, 2005
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CHARLOTTETOWN – The 2006 TELUS Cup Host Committee announced on Wednesday that event tournament passes will go on sale . The event schedule was also released as Quebec takes on Atlantic in the opening game of the 2006 TELUS Cup which will take place in Charlottetown, PEI from April 24-30, 2006. (See the attached schedule for the entire event listing). The TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Hockey Championship, has been a staple in Canada since 1974 and is the only recognized national championship for minor hockey in Canada.

Early bird ticket passes, which include all round robin and playoff games as well as the Championship game, for the 2006 TELUS Cup will go on sale beginning November 30th for $49.00 if purchased prior to . After this deadline, passes will be available for $59.00. Single game tickets will go on sale two weeks prior to the event. For more detailed information on tickets please call 902-626-7106 or go online at www.cmha.isn.net.

“The Host Committee is very proud to be able to play a part in the 2006 TELUS Cup. This is the first time this prestigious tournament has been held in P.E.I.” said Wayne MacDougall, Host Committee Chair. “We know all Islanders have a passion for this great game and no doubt will support the 2006 TELUS Cup. The TELUS Cup ticket package is the best value for hockey ever on P.E.I.”

“The Prince Edward Island Hockey Association is pleased to be the host branch of the 2006 TELUS Cup Midget Championship. As this is the first time that PEI has hosted this National Midget Championship tournament, we are excited about bringing the best Midget age players in the country together and look forward to an excellent tournament. The host committee has done a wonderful job of planning and organizing this event. We are indeed fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers. I am absolutely certain that this will be an outstanding tournament,” stated Wendall Shaw, President of the PEIHA.

Having showcased their talents in the National Midget AAA competition, many former players go on to have outstanding careers in junior hockey and professional leagues. Team Canada’s 2002 Olympic stars such as Simon Gagné and Joe Sakic both competed in this Championship as has current NHL star and 2005 National Junior Team member Sidney Crosby.

TELUS' Atlantic Canadian business Development Manager, Brian Johnstone, says he is "extremely proud of TELUS' commitment to becoming Canada's premier corporate citizen and to be associated with Hockey Canada's National Midget AAA Hockey Championship, the TELUS Cup, here in Charlottetown. The sport of hockey is extremely important to Atlantic Canadians and this is another demonstration of TELUS' strong commitment to the development of Canada's amateur athletes.

I look forward to watching the next Brad Richard's in April 2006."

TELUS is a proud supporter of our communities

Each year TELUS invests more than $10 million in educational, health, arts and charitable organizations across Canada. Consistent with TELUS' commitment to becoming Canada's premier corporate citizen, over the last five years TELUS and its team members have contributed more than $64 million to a wide range of charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada. By focusing on the areas of health & wellness, education & sport and arts & culture, TELUS is committed to investing in opportunities that include the innovative use of technology and make the future friendly for Canada’s youth. To find out how TELUS is working hard in your community, visit us online at telus.com/community.

Gm # Time Game Round Location
No Heure Partie Ronde Endroit
Monday, /le lundi
01 12:00 QC - ATL Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
02 16:00 WST - PAC Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
- 19:30 Opening Ceremonies Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
03 20:00 ON - HST Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
Tuesday, /le mardi
04 12:00 QC - WST Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
05 16:00 PAC - CEN Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
06 19:30 ATL - HST Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
Wednesday, /le mercredi
07 12:00 CEN - QC Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
08 16:00 WST - ATL Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
09 19:30 HST - PAC Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
Thursday, /le jeudi
10 12:00 ATL - CEN Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
11 16:00 PAC - QC Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
12 19:30 HST - WST Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
Friday, /le vendredi
13 09:30 PAC - ATL Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
14 13:00 CEN - WST Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
15 16:30 QC - HST Round Robin Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
- 20:30 Awards Banquet Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
Saturday, /le samedi
16 14:00 TBD Semi-Final Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
17 19:30 TBD Semi-Final Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
Sunday, /le dimanche
18 TBD TBD Bronze Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
*19 TBD TBD Gold/Or Charlottetown, PEI (Civic Center)
* Pending TSN Schedule

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