OTTAWA – The Peewee Atlantic Championships will be hosted in St. John’s Newfoundland, this weekend that will see a group of teams from the four maritime provinces battle each other for a championship.
With last year’s tournament being held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the tournament shifts eastward to St. John’s, a city rich in history. As one of the oldest cities in North America, the history is endless.
Rick Tiller, the tournament chairperson, commented about the city saying that, “The city of St. John’s offers plenty of opportunities to witness Newfoundland hospitality and the many local tourist attractions. The icebergs, whales and seabirds are examples, while the adults cannot forget George Street.”
Just like in past years, there will be eight teams participating in the tournament, including two teams from each of the four maritime provinces. The eight teams will be split into two groups of four, with one team from each province being in both groups.
Last year’s champions from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, are once again back this year and will be looking to repeat, while host St. John’s will look to keep the trophy on home soil.
Tournament action will begin at 3pm NDT (1:30pm ET) Thursday when Summerside, PEI (PEI #2), takes on Grand Falls – Windsor, Newfoundland (NL #1).