The Moncton Flyers will represent the Atlantic Region at the Telus Cup in Okotoks AB, May 16th-22nd after a 2-1 win over the Halifax Macs in the final of the Atlantic Major U18 Championship in Paradise NL April 24th. The Flyers were 4-0 going into the final game while Halifax had a 2-2 record.
The Charlottetown Knights representing PEI finished the tournament with a 2-2 record and ended up in 3rd place at the end of round robin play. Excellent showing from the NBPEIMU18HL.
Congratulations to the Flyers and best of luck at the Telus Cup !!
Both the Charlottetown Knights and Moncton Flyers complete four game sweeps of the final series to punch their tickets to the Major U18 Atlantics in Paradise NL April 21st to 24th. The Knights will represent Hockey PEI after defeating Kensington Wild in the Island final. The Flyers will represent Hockey NB after finishing their 4 series with the Saint John Vito's on April 11th.
Both teams will now have a break to rest and prepare for their first game at the Atlantics where they face off again one another at 2 pm on April 21st. The winner of the Major U18 Atlantics will represent the Atlantic region at the TELUS Cup In Okotoks, Alberta May 16th to May 22nd.
The NBPEIMU18HL playoff matchups are set for the run to the Major U18 Atlantics being held in Paradise, NL. April 21-24. The Charlottetown Knights and Kensington Wild start their best of seven PEI Major U18 Championship series Saturday March 26th in Kensington at 7:30 pm. The winner of the series will advance to the Atlantics as PEI's representative
In New Brunswick, Moncton Flyers square off against the Northen Moose in one semi final series on Saturday March 26th in Moncton at 7:30 pm and in the other series Saint John hosts the Fredericton Caps Friday, March 25th at 8:30 pm. Both series are "first to six point " affairs. The winners will playoff in a "first to eight " point NB Major U18 Championship series to determine the NB representative at the Atlantics.
Series schedules are posted on the leagues website NBPEIMU18HL.ca.
The Major U18 Atlantics is a five team tournament being hosted by the East Coast Blizzard and representatives from each of the Atlantic provinces. The winner of Atlantics will compete for the 2022 TELUS Cup, May 16-22 in Alberta.
The NBPEI Major U18 Hockey League will hold its second league showcase of the season this weekend (March 12th & 13th) at the Willie O'Ree Sports Complex in Fredericton. After having to reschedule the showcase originally set for February 18th and 19th due to Covid cases the host Fredericton Caps have everything ready to go this weekend.
Teams are down to the last few games of the regular season and it's an excellent opportunity to get to see players before heading into playoffs. All games are full length and count toward the regular season statistics.
Games get underway at 11:30 am both Saturday and Sunday with the final game of the day starting at 5:30 pm. For game details check the schedule on the league website: NBPEIMU18HL.ca
Unfortunately due to a Covid outbreak with three of the NBPEI Major U18 teams the League showcase February 19 & 20 had to be postponed. The showcase has now been scheduled for March 12 & 13 back in Fredericton at the Willie O'Ree. The showcase schedule and times will be posted on the league website in the next couple weeks.
Both the Charlottetown Knights and Kensington Wild will be back in action playing games with the NB Teams after Covid restrictions were relaxed this week in PEI. The annoucement from the Chief Public Health Office in PEI, Tuesday February 8th permits games to be played starting Thursday February 17th. "This is great news for the league and just in time for PEI teams to be able to participate in the League Showcase, February 19th and 20th at the Willie O'Ree Arena in Fredericton", stated Barry Thompson, League President.
The League had essentially been shutdown since mid-December with limited icetime and practices. The four New Brunswick teams were able to resume play February 5th after their restrictions were eased earlier that week.
As a result of the pause in play the League has extended its regular season to the weekend of March 20th afterwhich playoffs will begin in both NB and PEI.