A busy weekend is ahead for the Vancouver North West Giants (MML), Fraser Valley Phantom (FMAAA) and Burnaby Winter Club (BWC) Bantam A1 Team as they are set to compete in Regional Championships. The Giants will travel to Red Deer, Alberta to compete in the Male Midget Pacific Regional Championship, the Fraser Valley Phantom will host Edmonton in the Female Midget Regional Championship and BWC will travel to Stony Plain, Alberta to compete in the Western Canadian Bantam Championship.
Midget Female Regional Championship Schedule:
- Friday, April 6 – 6:00 pm at the Surrey Sport & Leisure Arena
- Saturday, April 7 – 1:15 pm at the Surrey Sport & Leisure Arena
- Sunday, April 8 – 10:30 am to Surrey Sport & Leisure Arena
The Male Midget Regional Championship is a repeat of the 2010-2011 championship when the Giants swept Red Deer 2-0. The winner will advance to the 2012 TELUS Cup that will be held in Leduc, Alberta from April 23-29, 2012.
The Edmonton Thunder have won three (3) consecutive Female Midget Regional Championship and will look to make it four (4) when they take on the Phantom. The winner will advance to the 2012 ESSO Cup that will be hosted in Charlottetown, PEI from April 22-28, 2012. For more information on the Fraser Valley Phantom please visit their website at www.fraservalleyphantom.com
After defeating Cloverdale 6-5 in the Bantam Tier 1 Championship, BWC will look to repeat as Western Canadian Bantam Champions. The Bruins captured the 2011 Championship that was hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.
The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite Female Midget teams.