For 103 years the Allan Cup has been the premier Senior Mens AAA tournament in Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador’s time to bring this prestigious tournament home has finally come.
On Monday, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) announced that for the first time in 30 years, the Allan Cup, one of the oldest hockey championships in Canada, would be coming to the province in April of 2015.
According to HNL’s Senior Chair, the decision was made this weekend during Hockey Canada’s Annual General Meeting in Halifax, NS.
Gale said both himself and HNL President Jack Lee made a strong case throughout the weekend for Newfoundland and Labrador to host the tournament, which ended in a positive result when the organization held a vote on Saturday.
“We’ve paid our dues, we’ve been there the past three years,” Gale told the Advertiser. “It’s our turn, it’s our time.”
For the full story on this exciting anncouement, see Thursday's Advertiser.