The OHF Atom A Championship will be hosted this year by the Kapuskasing Atom A Icehawks. The tournament will be held at Kapusaksing Sports Palace from April 12th to 14th, 2019.
The Atom A Icehawks have had an eventful season leading up to the Championships. A few notable accomplishments for the 2018-19 season were winning the Icebreaker Tournament in Timmins, and taking home the silver medal following a close game to the Atom A China Winter Sport Hunters at the Bell Capital Cup in Ottawa.
The Icehawks and their Hosting Committee are excited to welcome everyone to the community of Kapuskasing for the OHF Championships. While Kapuskasing is known for many things, here are 5 quick facts about the northern community before you get there:
- The population of Kapuskasing is 8,300.
- The community hosted the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2000 and again in 2010. Team Canada – Ontario took home the silver medal at both events.
- Kapuskasing is known for their many festivals that happen throughout the year, including the Lumberjack Heritage Festival in July, the Kapuskasing River Walleye Tournament in August, the Country Music Festival in August and the Festival of Lights in December.
- Nature lovers unite! Kapuskasing is well known for its snowmobile trails, hunting and fishing.
- The local economy in Kapuskasing is driven by pulp and paper milling, thanks to the vast, dense forests.
Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page and watch the first episode of their YouTube series below!
Facebook: 2018-19 Atom ‘A’ OHF Championships
Road to OHF Championship Kapuskasing – Episode 1