2019-07-17

Liverpool and Privateers to host Atlantic hockey championships

by Kevin Mcbain

  • <p>KEVIN MCBAIN PHOTO</p><p>Bruce Inglis, president of the Liverpool Privateers Junior B hockey club, announced July 12 at noon from Queens Place Emera Centre, that the Privateers will host the 2021 Don Johnson Memorial Cup in 2021. The tournament will feature the four championship teams from the Atlantic provinces, plus the host club.</p>

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Liverpool and the Junior B Privateers hockey club will host the Don Johnson Memorial Cup in April 2021.

Bruce Inglis, president of the Privateers, made the announcement at Queens Place Emera Centre.

"It's really exciting. Queens Place is a great place to host events and this is really a marquee event. Junior B hockey players in Atlantic Canada have one goal in mind and that is to play in the Don Johnson Cup," he said.

"It also gives our boys the opportunity to play in it. But we want to get there the old-fashioned way. We want to earn it, we don't want to be there just as a host. I think we have the foundation for a team that can win that tournament."

The event will take place during the final week of April, featuring four championship teams from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, plus the host club.

The event will take place April 27 to May 2 featuring three games per day up until semifinal Saturday and the finals Sunday, May 2.

The Privateers team is entering its fifth season of operation.

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