The Jr. A Bobcats are very excited to announce that Hockey Canada has chosen the community of Lloydminster as host of the 2016 RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship!
Hockey Canada’s announcement comes on the heels of official approval at the national governing body’s 2014 Annual General Meeting, which took place May 28-31 in Calgary.
The national championship, which will feature five teams, including the host Lloydminster Bobcats, will take place at the Centennial Civic Centre in Lloydminster over the course of eight days, from May 14-21. The participating teams are the three regional champions (West, Central, East), the West Region runner-up, and the host team. The championship game will be broadcast live on TSN, once again putting Lloydminster on the national stage.
The Jr. A Bobcats would like to thank the Centennial Civic Centre, City of Lloydminster, Lloydminster Economic Development Corporation, local RBC branch, Alberta Junior Hockey League, Hockey Alberta and Canadian Junior Hockey League for their help and support throughout the bidding process.
The work immediately starts for Lloydminster’s host organizing committee, which will be co-chaired by Bobcats business manager Malcolm Radke and president Bryan Morrison. The committee will work with Hockey Canada to release further details in the near future. Anyone interested in volunteering for the tournament can contact the Bobcats head office at 780.871.0900.
The host organizing committee will be hosting a public press conference at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 2 at the local RBC branch (4716 50th Avenue). Representatives from Hockey Canada, the Jr. A Bobcats, City of Lloydminster and RBC will all be available for interviews. All hockey fans in Lloydminster are invited to this event to kick off the exciting next chapter of hockey in Canada’s Border City!