Atlantic AAA Hockey Returns to Jack Byrne Arena!
The Northeast Minor Hockey Association, in partnership with the St. John's Hitmen Hockey Club, 2016 Atlantic Champions, are delighted to bring Atlantic AAA hockey back to Jack Byrne Arena when they host the 2018 Bantam AAA Hockey Championships from April 5 to 8.
Provincial Champions from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will join the Hitmen and one other team from the province in a ten-game preliminary round leading up to the gold medal and bronze medal matches on Sunday, April 8th.
In the 2017 Championship Game in PEI, the Fredericton Blues, led by four-point performances from Max Grant and Dawson Stairs, defeated the ACA Rangers from Nova Scotia by a 6-1 score to coast through the tournament undefeated. The Eastern Express claimed the bronze by a 3-2 score over the Tri-Com Thunder from Newfoundland and Labrador, thanks to a late period goal from Jesse McGrath.
Atlantic Bantam AAA hockey is a super crowd pleaser. Tournament passes are a real bargain at $30 each. Since we are a kid-friendly tournament, kids 10 and under get in free!