The puck has dropped at the 2016 Central Region Midget AAA Championship, thanks to Waterloo Mayor, Dave Jaworsky, and Geoff Ollson from sponsor, Sunlife Financial. They were on hand for the Opening Ceremony yesterday (March 28th) and were joined by Sam Cherry of the Waterloo Wolves and Connor Tessier of the Sudbury Wolves for the official puck drop.
The host Wolves then skated to a 6-3 victory over the NOHA Champions, thanks in part to the 3-point performance by Cherry.
“The first day of Championship play was filled with the exact excitement we were hoping for,” said Greg Best, Tournament Host Committee member. “The home fans saw a big win by their Wolves, while the league champions from the OMHA and GTHL also won their opening games.”
The North York Rangers (GTHL) beat the London Jr. Knights (ALLIANCE) 4-3 in the opening game of the Central Region Midget AAA Championship. In the second game of the opening day, Whitby Wildcats (OMHA) also scored four times on route to the 4-1 victory over the Kanata Lasers (Hockey Eastern Ontario).
“Every single player who steps on the ice in Waterloo this week is already a champion,” said Tony Foresi, Tournament Governing Chair and OHF President. “Regardless of which team you are cheering for, the hockey you will see this week is exceptional and incredibly entertaining. If you are able, go out and support these teams on their quest to represent the Central Region at the Telus Cup, Canada’s national midget Championship.”
Live streaming is available through www.fasthockey.com
The OHF has been in existence since 1989 and is comprised of seven Member Partners: the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (Alliance), the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA.)
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For more information:
2016 Central Region Midget AAA Championship Host Committee
Ontario Hockey Federation
Manager, Membership Services and Events