CCMHA House league tourney
AMHERST - One of the area's largest minor hockey tournaments will bring an end to another season for the Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association's house league program.
The 2010 Ross Anderson Pharmacy-CCMHA House League tourney begins today at the Amherst Stadium and Richard Calder Arena in Springhill and runs through Saturday with the championship games slated for Sunday in Springhill.
"We're looking forward to another successful tournament. It's something the players on all the local teams have been looking forward to all season," said minor hockey's second vice-president Richard Allen. "We have 24 teams participating in four divisions with 16 of those teams coming from elsewhere in Nova Scotia as well as New Brunswick."
With 24 teams participating, Allen is expecting the tournament will bring in as many as 400 players. Combined with visiting families, he believes the three-day event also brings a significant economic impact to the region.
"It should provide a boost to the economy. It's going to be busy for hotels and restaurants to say the least," said Allen.
Joining the Blue Sharks, Team Canada and the St. Pats in the atom division will be West Colchester, Petitcodiac Flames and Petitcodiac Blazing Flames while the peewee division includes the Springhill Community Pharmacy team and Amherst Pharmasave competing with Truro, Shediac, Riverview and Salisbury.
The bantam category features Napa and Canadian Tire from the CCMHA with Dieppe-Memramcook, Stanley, Petitcodiac and Sussex while midget features the host Emco squad against the Petitcodiac Flames, Petitcodiac Inferno, East Hants Sackville and Dieppe-Memramcook.
Allen said the tournament will feature a silent auction at the Richard Calder Arena while there will also be a hospitality room at the Springhill rink.
Friday, March 19
3 p.m. Atom Cumberland Blue Sharks vs. Petitcodiac Blazing Flames
4:15 p.m. Atom St. Pats vs. West Colchester
5:30 p.m. Bantam Sussex vs. Dieppe-Memramcook
6:45 p.m. Bantam Napa vs. Petitcodiac Flames
8 p.m. Midget Petitcodiac Inferno vs. Sackville
Saturday, March 20
8 a.m. Peewee Truro vs. Riverview
9:15 a.m. Midget Petitcodiac Inferno vs. Dieppe Mudbugs
10:30 a.m. Bantam Canadian Tire vs. Dieppe-Memramcook
11:45 a.m. Bantam Stanley vs. Napa
1 p.m. Peewee Springhill Community Pharmacy vs. Riverview
2:15 p.m. Midget East Hants vs. Sackville
3:30 p.m. Atom Cumberland Blue Sharks vs. Petitcodiac Flames
Friday, March 19
8 a.m. Peewee Springhill Community Pharmacy vs. Amherst Pharmasave
9:15 a.m. Atom Cumberland Blue Sharks vs. St. Pats
10:30 a.m. Bantam Canadian Tire vs. Napa
11:45 a.m. Midget Emco vs. East Hants
1 p.m. Peewee Springhill Community Pharmacy vs. Truro
2 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
2:15 p.m. Atom Team Canada vs. Petitcodiac Flames
3:30 p.m. Peewee Amherst Pharmasave vs. Shediac
4:45 p.m. Midget East Hants vs. Petitcodiac
6 p.m. Peewee Salisbury vs. Riverview
7:15 p.m. Bantam Stanley vs. Canadian Tire
8:30 p.m. Midget Dieppe Mudbugs vs. Emco
Saturday, March 20
8 a.m. Atom Team Canada vs. West Colchester
9:15 a.m. Peewee Shediac vs. Salisbury
10:30 a.m. Midget Petitcodiac vs. Sackville
11:45 a.m. Atom St. Pats vs. Petitcodiac Flames
1 p.m. Bantam Petitcodiac Flames vs. Sussex
2:15 p.m. Midget Petitcodiac Inferno vs. Emco
3:30 p.m. Atom Team Canada vs. Petitcodiac Blazing Flames
4:45 p.m. Peewee Amherst Pharmasave vs. Salisbury
6 p.m. Bantam Stanley vs. Sussex
7:15 p.m. Bantam Petitcodiac Flames vs. Dieppe-Memramcook
8:30 p.m. Midget Petitcodiac vs. Dieppe Mudbugs
Sunday, March 21
8:30 a.m. Atom West Colchester vs. Petitcodiac Blazing Flames
9:45 a.m. Peewee Truro vs. Shediac
11 a.m. Atom Championship
12:15 p.m. Peewee Championship
1:30 p.m. Bantam Championship
2:45 p.m. Midget Championship