After much consideration, the John Reid Memorial Tournament - Team Selection Committee are proud to announce the following teams have been successful in their application to compete in the 42nd Annual Edition of the event, January 16th to 19th , 2020 at Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert, Alberta:
United States -Los Angeles Jr. Kings
British Columbia - Greater Vancouver Canadians (BC Major AAA), Delta Hockey Academy Green (Delta B.C.) , Yale Hockey Academy Lions (Abbotsford, B.C.), St. George’s Saints (Vancouver, B.C.) West Van Academy Warriors (West Vancouver, B.C.), Okanagan Rockets (BC Major AAA)
Saskatchewan - Balgonie Prairie Storm
Southern Alberta - Calgary Bisons, Red Deer Rebels, Calgary Flames
Northern Alberta - OHA Academy (Edmonton), Leduc Oil Kings, Lloydminster Bobcats, South Side Athletic Club Lions (Edmonton), St. Albert Sabres (host)
Our eight-person committee’s mandate is to bring together an elite group of Bantam AAA teams from across Western North America. We are well aware that many other teams, over and above the sixteen named, have had strong seasons and would have been very competitive in this event. However, the unfortunate reality is we only have resources for sixteen teams and as much as we attempt to be analytical and fair in the process, there is always some subjectivity.
To those who were unsuccessful, we sincerely appreciate your interest in our event and are hopeful that your organizations will consider us worthy of your application again next year.
For those teams who were successful in your bids, we look forward to hosting your teams in less than two months - and in the interim there is much to do. You will be contacted over the next few days with some requirements and documentation that are due in short order. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
On behalf of the JRMT Team Selection Committee we again sincerely appreciate your interest in our event. To all the Bantam AAA teams who applied to participate in the John Reid Memorial Tournament, we wish you Good Luck on the remainder of your season.
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Bantam AAA Hockey Tournament - Selection Committee