Gearing up for the Cup
Confederation Cup action starts this week with three area teams in action
It is Confederation Cup time again for three local high school teams.
The 16th edition of the high profile tournament is scheduled for Feb. 6-9 at various stadiums around the St. John’s region.
Vying for the title from the Trinity-Conception-Placentia region will be the Ascension Collegiate Astros from Bay Roberts, the Carbonear Collegiate Sentinels and the Laval High Cavaliers from Placentia.
Ascension Collegiate is the lone local team in the upper division of the tournament.
For the Astros, it will be the team’s first action since the Wesley Gosse Memorial Tournament at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts in November.
The Astros will square off with teams from Gonzaga High in St. John’s, Gander Collegiate, Mount Pearl Senior High and Queen Elizabeth in Foxtrap in its quest to contend for the coveted championship.
Things get started for Ascension at 3 p.m. on Feb. 6, when they will meet the always formidable Gonzaga Vikings at the Mount Pearl Glacier.
On Feb. 7, the Astros will travel to the Goulds Arena for an afternoon tilt with the Mount Pearl High Huskies at 2:30 p.m.
The team’s next action will be at the Fieldien Gardens in St. John’s when Ascension will play Gander at 7 p.m.
The Astros will finish the round robin portion of their tournament at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 with a matchup against the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers at the Robert French Memorial Stadium in Conception Bay South.
Carbonear and Laval
Both Laval High and Carbonear Collegiate are in Tier 2 of the Confederation Cup.
Both teams get their tournaments started on Feb. 6.
The Sentinels will face off with Holy Spirit High from Manuels, Elwood High from Deer Lake and Northumberland Nighthawks from Wesleyville, Nova Scotia.
At 3 p.m. at the Robert French Memorial Stadium, Carbonear will get things started against the Holy Spirit Falcons.
Next up will be the Elwood High Lakers at 7 p.m. at the Hyundia Arena in St. John’s.
The Sentinels will follow that up with a evening tilt with Northumberland at 6:30 p.m. in CBS.
The Laval Cavaliers only play once on the opening day of the Cup. It is a 6:30 p.m. game with the Corner Brook Titans at the Robert French Memorial Stadium.
Next up for the Cavaliers is the squad from Booth Memorial, of St. John’s, on Feb. 7. Laval and the Braves meet at the Goulds Arena with puck drop scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
Laval will finish its round robin portion of the tournament later that evening with a tilt against Barrington High of Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia. That matchup gets underway 7 p.m. at the Roger Bussey Arena in St. John’s.
The playoff portion for Tier 2 will kick off the morning of Feb. 8, while Tier 1 will kick off Feb. 9.