The Saskatoon Contacts, five-time winners of the Telus Cup West Regional, host the midget AAA hockey tournament from March 31 to April 3, 2016, at Rod Hamm Memorial Arena.
They’ll be joined by champions of the Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario leagues. The winner advances to the national Telus Cup tournament in Quispamsis, N.B. The West qualifier was last contested in Saskatoon in 1999 when the Regina Pat Canadians used it as a stepping stone to the national title.
Since 1974, the best midget hockey teams in the country have gathered to compete for the national championship. Telus Cup alumni includes Sidney Crosby, Patrick Roy, Ron Francis and Steve Yzerman.