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Hounds Set To Host Minor Midget Weekend
Gerry Liscumb Jr. for local2 sault ste. marie
September 12th, 2012 at 9:45pm
The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Hockey Club is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Minor Midget Hockey Showcase this coming weekend – Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th.
Over the course of two days, four games will take to the Essar Centre ice featuring the Soo Thunder, Nickel City Sons and North Bay Promo Sports Trappers.
"Our club is proud to partner with the three Minor Midget programs in Northern Ontario and host the first of two 2012/2013 Minor Midget Showcase Weekends here in Sault Ste. Marie” began Hounds GM Kyle Dubas.
“We are delighted to welcome all three teams to this weekend event. The Thunder coached by Sal Lamentea are the 1st official Minor Midget program in our city and last year, Coach Lamentea guided the Thunder to a Silver medal at the OHF Championships in Vaughan at the Major Bantam AAA level.”
The schedule for the weekend is as follows :
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
11:00 a.m. - Sault Ste. Marie vs Sudbury
4:00 p.m. - Sault Ste. Marie vs North Bay
Sunday, September 16th, 2012
10:00 a.m. - North Bay vs Sudbury
2:30 a.m. - Sault Ste. Marie vs Sudbury
ADMISSION FOR THE FOUR MINOR-MIDGET CONTESTS, TO BE PLAYED AT THE ESSAR CENTRE IS FREE TO ALL SPECTATORS.
“Our Greyhounds club, features a number of players developed right here in Northern Ontario including Colin Miller from Sault Ste. Marie, Jacob Smith & Trent Mallette who are products of the Sudbury Minor midget program run by Adrian Gedeye, and Dylan Staples from North Bay. Our hockey club feels that we must do all that we can to promote the growth and development of all players in Northern Ontario and this weekend gives us an opportunity to host the top 1997 birth year players from the Soo, Sudbury, and North Bay as they kick off their season” continued Dubas.
“This will be a great weekend for hockey in Sault Ste. Marie with the Minor Midget Showcase, the Opening Weekend for the 2013 Telus Cup Host Sault Ste. Marie Northstars, our own game Saturday night against the Saginaw Spirit, and the Sault Thunderbirds at home Sunday night against Elliot Lake."
Fans are reminded that the Hounds round out their 2012-13 exhibition schedule on Saturday Night by hosting the Spirit. Tickets are available at the Essar Centre Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Phone orders can be placed by calling 1-866-775-9422.