ROCKLAND HOSTS THE CEN­TRAL REGION MIDGET AAA CHAM­PION­SHIP

The 2018 Cen­tral Region Midget AAA Cham­pion­ship ki­cked off in Rockland on Mon­day, April 2 at the CIH Are­na.

Vision (Canada) - - La Une - ALEXIA MAR­SILLO alexia.mar­sillo@eap.on.ca

A to­tal of six teams will com­pete all week long in Rockland, un­til Sun­day, April 8, in 19 games. The tournament is part of the road to the TELUS Cup, since the gold me­da­list team will com­pete in the Na­tio­nal TELUS Cup. The ope­ning ce­re­mo­ny took place on Mon­day night at the CIH Are­na. To­ron­to and Sud­bu­ry com­pe­ted against each other du­ring the first game of the tournament that same af­ter­noon.

Du­ring the ope­ning ce­re­mo­ny, each of the six teams playing in the tournament was an­noun­ced on­to the ice. Rockland Coun­cil­lor Jean-Marc La­londe wel­co­med all the guests to Clarence-Rockland. “I want to wish all of you the best of luck. En­joy the games be­cause this is a ve­ry im­por­tant midget ho­ckey tournament,” he said. “I hope you all en­joy your stay here.”

The Rockland Nats AAA Midget team played their first game on Mon­day night as well, against the Wa­ter­loo Wolves. The Nats took home their first win of the tournament, bea­ting the Wolves 2-0. Nats’ goal­ten­der, Jus­tin Lee, stop­ped all 23 shots that came his way. At press time, the Nats fa­ced off against the Haw­kes­bu­ry Hawks on Tues­day night.

Games will be hap­pe­ning eve­ry day this week, du­ring the af­ter­noon and in the eve­ning, un­til Sun­day. Rockland will be playing on Wed­nes­day, April 4 at 7 p.m. against To­ron­to, on Thurs­day, April 5 at 7 p.m. against Sud­bu­ry, and at 3 p.m. on Fri­day, April 6 against Ajax-Pi­cke­ring.

The tournament will then conti­nue over the wee­kend, with the bronze and gold me­dal games being held on the fi­nal day, Sun­day, April 8. The bronze me­dal game will be held at 12 p.m. and the gold me­dal game at 3:30 p.m. Clo­sing ce­re­mo­nies and award give outs will take place af­ter the last game.

—pho­tos Alexia Mar­sillo

Le cham­pion­nat ré­gio­nal cen­tral midget AAA se dé­roule à l’aré­na CIH à Rockland. Le pre­mier match, To­ron­to contre Sud­bu­ry, a été joué l’après-mi­di du lun­di 2 avril. La cé­ré­mo­nie d’ou­ver­ture s’est dé­rou­lée ce soir-là, sui­vie par le pre­mier match de...

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