TRURO – The Fred Page Cup is coming to Truro in 2013.
The Truro Bearcats were awarded the Eastern Canadian junior A hockey championship Monday morning by the Maritime Junior Hockey League and premier sponsor Kent.
The Bearcats last hosted the event in 2002 and will host junior A champions from the MHL, the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League and Ontario’s Central Junior A Hockey League.
The Bearcats made their presentation just over a week ago to a selection committee in Moncton. The Amherst Ramblers, who have never hosted the event, were the only other MHL squad to bid.
It will be an excellent way for the team to showcase it’s new home as the Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012.
“We’re very excited with this announcement, especially with the new facility being in place in time for the tournament,” Bearcats owner Stu Rath said in a release.
“We were successful with the event in 2002, so we’re very pleased to host the Fred Page Cup again in Truro.”
Specific dates for the event have yet to be announced.