The T.G. Smith Centre will be home to all tournament games. Each team will be provided a comfortable locker room for the duration of the tournament. All games will take place in the Centennial Arena.
The T.G. Smith Centre is an ice hockey complex in Steinbach, Manitoba. It features two indoor arenas and one outdoor ice rink.
The older part of the complex, the Centennial Arena, opened in 1967 and has a capacity of about 1,300. A second indoor rink was added in the mid-1990s, after which the entire complex was named after the late T.G. Smith, a local banker and strong supporter of local sports. The second rink was named the T.G. Smith Arena and has a capacity of approximately 300.
The T.G. Smith Centre has been the home of the Steinbach Pistons of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League since 2009. It is also the longtime home of the Steinbach Huskies junior and senior hockey teams, as well as the community’s minor hockey, ringette, and figure skating programs.
The Steinbach Arena is a hub for Senior ‘AAA’ hockey in Manitoba. From 2007 to 2010, the arena was home to the Steinbach North Stars, who hosted the 2009 Allan Cup in Steinbach. Since 2006, the South East Prairie Thunder have played the majority of their home games in Steinbach, having won two national championships and hosted the 2016 Allan Cup in Steinbach.
In international hockey, the T.G. Smith Centre hosted the ninth place game of the 2002 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.