THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Kings will welcome five regional champions to the 2019 TELUS Cup, Canada’s 46th National Midget Championship, set for April 22-28.
The Kings and five regional champions – the Halifax Macs (Atlantic), Toronto Young Nationals (Central), Cantonniers de Magog (Quebec), Calgary Buffaloes (Pacific) and Tisdale Trojans (West) – will go head-to-head for the national championship at the 3,371-seat Fort William Gardens.
“After months of hard work from our community preparing for the 2019 TELUS Cup, we are excited to finally welcome the teams, players, their families and hockey fans to Thunder Bay,” said Michael Power, chair of the local host committee. “We look forward to kicking off the event on Monday with three great match-ups, and to give hockey fans in Thunder Bay the opportunity to watch the best Midget teams in the country compete for a national championship.”
Full-event ticket packages, which include one general admission ticket to all 19 TELUS Cup games, are available for purchase online now at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets for $89 for adults and $67 for youth. Regional team packages, which include one ticket to each preliminary-round game for a specific team, and medal-round packages, which include one ticket to both semifinals, and the bronze and gold medal games, are also available for $50.
Organizers of the 2019 TELUS Cup have also announced single-game price options for the national championship, which start as low as $14 per ticket and can be purchased online or at the Fort William Gardens box office. As with all of Hockey Canada’s national championships, all net proceeds from ticket sales remain in the host community.
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will air the gold-medal game on April 28. All preliminary-round games and both semifinals, as well as the bronze-medal game, will be available via live stream at HockeyCanada.ca/TELUSCup.
Historically, the event has generated more than $1.5 million in local economic impact, with the event proceeds remaining in the host community as a legacy directed to supporting hockey development in the community.
Hockey Canada Foundation to make Dreams Come True in Thunder Bay
Local children from 30 Indigenous families are directly benefitting from a unique program funded by the Hockey Canada Foundation as part of the positive impact Hockey Canada looks to bring to the communities that host national championships such as the TELUS Cup.
The Dreams Come True program provides children with head-to-toe Bauer equipment, as well as one on-ice skill development session in an effort to help families who require assistance to allow their children a chance to start playing or stay in the game. In addition to the activities on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, the Hockey Canada Foundation will also help cover registration costs for next season.
Dreams Come True participants will also receive tickets to the first semifinal on April 27.
For more information on the 2019 TELUS Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/TELUSCup or follow through social media on Facebook and Twitter.