Team Nova Scotia Wins Silver and Team Newfoundland & Labrador Wins
MONTAGUE, PE, March 24, 2013 /CNW/ - After an intense gold medal final
game, Team New Brunswick, the North West Irving Oil Bulls, emerged
victorious in overtime against Team Nova Scotia, the Halifax Irving Oil
ACCEL Hawks, with a score of 3-2.
"Wow, this is the best moment of my hockey career since I started
playing," says Bradley Sappier, Captain of the North West Irving Oil
Bulls. "Our team played hard and I'm so proud of the guys; the hard
work paid off. We will always be able to call ourselves Challenge Cup
"This has been an incredible journey and I'm so proud of our team," says
Steven Jones, Coach of the North West Irving Oil Bulls. "Every team
represents excellence on ice so to be the Challenge Cup Champions is a
dream come true. Thank you to Irving Oil for bringing it all together."
The Bulls came out on top after a nail-biting game with the Hawks, who
had previously been undefeated in the tournament. Team Newfoundland &
Labrador, the St. John's Irving Oil Ice Breakers, won bronze after
defeating the Host Team, the Kings County Irving Oil Kings, with a
score of 4-1.
For over 20 years, Irving Oil has sponsored all 36 teams in the Atlantic
Canada Bantam AAA Hockey League on an annual basis, supporting over
23,000 young athletes in communities across the region. Over the
years many famous hockey players have participated in this tournament
on their path to the pros, including Sidney Crosby, Jon Sim, Luke Adams
and Colin White.
The Irving Oil Challenge Cup Facebook Contest continues until April 5th, in support of Kidsport organizations throughout Atlantic Canada. When
fans vote for their favourite province, their vote helps that
province's KidSport organization get one step closer to a donation of
up to $5000 from Irving Oil. Every vote is also the fan's chance to win
an NHL weekend getaway for four people in Montreal. For details, visit www.facebook.com/irvingoil.
SOURCE: Irving Oil Operations Ltd.
For further information:
Lesley Dickson, Irving Oil