Deer Lake will play host to the 2014 Atlantic midget (15-17 years) female hockey championship starting today at the Hodder Memorial Centre.
The host Western Warriors and the Central IcePak, the Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador representative, join the Pro Cresting Penguins from Nova Scotia, Kings County Kings of P.E.I. and New Brunswick’s Moncton Rockets in the five-team tournament.
The event gets under way at 1 p.m. today when the puck drops between the Penguins and Central Ice Pak. The championship game will be played 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
The winner will represent the region at the 2014 Esso Cup later this month in Stoney Creek-Hamilton, Ont. The tournament will be streamed online, at www1.bellaliant.net/communityone/.
Players: Heather Richards, Ashley Bromley, Vanessa Brown, Rebecca Maher, Mallory Hicks, Sarah Barker, Aimee Rideout, Tana Genge, Morgan McLean, Samantha Hann, Kelsey Lush, Kerry Patey, Brianna Brophy, Karli Gale, Jillian Romaine, Carrie Thomas, Sarah Reid, Megan White.
Staff: Coach Don Tulk, assistant coach Roger Barker, trainer Michelle Brophy and manager Brad Romaine.
Players: Natalie Burt, Robyn Rideout, Emily Edison, Kristie MacDonald, Katie McKay, Brianna Pretty, Kelley Jewer, Elena King, Samantha Dalley, Melissa Mercer, Sarah Manual, Sarah Hamlyn, Leah Pritchett, Katie Nichol, Kaitlyn Watkins, Keesha John and Sarah Greene.
Staff: Coach Derrick Dalley, coach Dave Edison, trainer Lisa Edison and manager Bob Rideout.
1 p.m. — N.S. vs. Central IcePak
4 p.m. — P.E.I. vs. N.B.
7:15 p.m. — Opening ceremonies
8 p.m. — N.S. vs. Western Warriors
10 a.m. — Central IcePak vs. P.E.I.
1 p.m. — Western Warriors vs. N.B.
4 p.m. — P.E.I. vs. N.S.
7 p.m. — IcePak vs. Western Warriors
9 a.m. — N.B. vs. N.S.
12 p.m. — Western Warriors vs. P.E.I.
3 p.m. — N.B. vs. Central IcePak
7 p.m. — Awards banquet
9 a.m. — Bronze medal game
11:30 a.m. — Championship game