THUNDER BAY – The field is now set for next week’s TELUS Cup West Regional, April 5-8, at Fort William First Nation Arena.
Joining the Hockey Northwestern Ontario champion Thunder Bay major midget Kings will be the title holders of the Manitoba Midget Hockey League, the Winnipeg Wild, as well as from the Saskatchewan AAA Midget Hockey League, the Notre Dame Hounds.
Rounding out the four-team field will be the HNO finalist representative, the Kenora Thistles.
All three district finals finished in three-game sweeps in a trio of best-of-five affairs.
The Kings claimed the HNO crown over the Thistles while the Wild need just the minimum to handle the Brandon Wheat Kings in a series that ended Monday and the Hounds took care of the Prince Albert Mintos by claiming the Saskatchewan championship Wednesday night with a 3-2 triumph.
Awaiting the West Regional winner will be a berth to the TELUS Cup Canadian National Midget event April 23-29 in Sudbury, Ont.
TELUS Cup West Regional
All games at Fort William First Nation Arena
Thunder Bay major midget Kings (HOST-HNO)
Kenora Thistles (HNO)
Winnipeg Wild (MAN)
Notre Dame Hounds (SASK)
Thursday, April 5
Kenora vs. Notre Dame 4 p.m. (FWFNA)
Winnipeg vs. Thunder Bay 8 p.m. (FWFNA)
Friday, April 6
Winnipeg vs. Notre Dame 4 p.m. (FWFNA)
Thunder Bay vs. Kenora 8 p.m. (FWFNA)
Saturday, April 7
Kenora vs. Winnipeg 12 p.m. (FWFNA)
Notre Dame vs. Thunder Bay 3 p.m. (FWFNA)
Sunday, April 8
Final: 2nd round robin vs. 1st round robin 2 p.m.
Winner advances to TELUS Cup Canadian National Midget Championship, April 23-29, in Sudbury, Ont.