CALGARY, Alta. – The one-year countdown is on to the 2010 RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship.
The 2010 tournament will be held in Dauphin, Man., from May 1-9, 2010. On Tuesday, Hockey Canada announced the first ticket packages, giving fans throughout Canada the chance to reserve their seats for one of Canada’s most prestigious national championships.
Early-bird ticket packages for regular seats are $195 and, for club seats, $230, plus taxes and fees. For VIP access, a fee of $160 will be added to the price. VIP access includes front-of-line service, a full-week pass for cabarets and VIP parking and lounge access.
Dauphin Kings season ticket holders will have the first chance to buy tickets for the 2010 RBC Cup from May 4-15, 2009. Between May 11 and 29, early-bird ticket sales will be offered to the general public.
Complete ticket information is available by calling 1-888-459-2010.
“We’re extremely proud to have this tremendous opportunity to play host to the National Junior A Championship,” say Kit and Randy Daley, co-chairs of the 2010 RBC Cup.
The Daleys add that they’re please with the support the event has received from the City of Dauphin and the rural municipality, Dauphin Recreation Services, local MLA Stan Struthers, Hockey Manitoba, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and Hockey Canada.
“We look forward to a busy and productive year to come and encourage everyone to get caught up in the Spirit of the Game,” say the Daleys.
The 2010 RBC Cup will include the host Dauphin Kings, along with four regional teams that will be determined during league playoffs in spring 2010. Dauphin Kings president Darren Russell says he’s looking forward to a great 2009-10 season, culminating with the RBC Cup.
“Summer will soon pass and we will drop the puck on the 2009-2010 season,” says Russell. “We hope everyone will take the time to experience the excitement of Dauphin Kings home games and join us on the road to the 2010 RBC Cup. We appreciate everyone’s support and encourage you to come back and join us again and again.”
“Hockey fans in Dauphin should expect to see some of the best Junior A hockey around,” says Scott Smith, Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer. “This tournament continues to grow and we’re looking forward to a wonderful week next year in Dauphin.”
The 2009 RBC Cup is currently being held in Victoria, B.C. TSN/RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcaster, will televise the gold medal game on Sunday, May 10. Check local listings for specific broadcast times.