Red Deer – The 2007 TELUS Cup Host Committee announced on Friday that tournament passes for the event will go on sale to the general public on . The TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Hockey Championship, has been an annual event since 1974 and is the only recognized national championship for minor hockey in Canada.
The tournament passes, which include all round robin and playoff games, including the championship game, will sell for $69.00.
For more detailed information on tickets please call Ticketmaster at 403-340-4455, the Red Deer Minor Hockey Association at 403-347-9960 or go online at www.reddeerminorhockey.com or www.ticketmaster.ca
The 2007 TELUS Cup Host Committee would also like to announce that both the Red Deer Rebels and the Sutter Foundation have come on board as major local supporters for this event.
“The excitement of the TELUS Cup coming to Red Deer has the Host Committee firing on all cylinders and excited to move forward in producing the best ever TELUS Cup tournament next April 23-29,” stated Red Deer Minor Hockey Association president Graham Moore.
“Hockey Alberta’s Board of Directors and staff are excited that this event will be coming to Central Alberta. Red Deer has a very rich and successful history in Midget hockey and it is only fitting that they have a chance to host this prestigious minor hockey event. Hockey Alberta is looking to be active partners in the event in our Centennial year, celebrating and making hockey history in Red Deer at the 2007 TELUS Cup,”stated Terry Engen, Hockey Alberta president.
Red Deer is no stranger to hosting national events, having played host to the 1994 Brier (national men’s curling championship), 1995 World Junior Hockey Championship, 1998 Alberta Winter Games, 2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts (national women’s curling championship) and 2006 Alberta Summer Games.
Having showcased their talents in the National Midget AAA Championship, many former players have gone on to have outstanding careers in junior hockey and the professional ranks. Team Canada 20 Olympic stars such as Simon Gagné and Joe Sakic have competed in this event, as did current NHL star and 20 National Junior Team member Sidney Crosby.
"We are extremely proud of TELUS's commitment to becoming Canada's premiere corporate citizen and our partnership with Hockey Canada," said David Brown, TELUS general manager for South Central Alberta. "We are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the National Midget AAA Hockey Championship, the TELUS Cup, here in Reed Deer. Our long-term support for organizations such as Hockey Canada is designed to ensure that the athletes, officials and administrators focus on athletic performance, not fund raising."
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.
For more information on the TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Hockey Championship, visit Hockey Canada’s official Web site at www.hockeycanada.ca.