2017 Telus Cup Legacy Fund Largest Ever
Prince George, B.C. – The 2017 Telus Cup, hosted by the Cariboo Cougars in Prince George, has resulted in the largest-ever legacy in the 44-year history of the Canadian National Midget Hockey Championship.
City, provincial, corporate and Cariboo Cougars representatives were on hand at Kin 1 this afternoon as host committee co-chairmen Shawn Rice and John Morrison announced that five organizations will benefit from the $180,000 legacy of the tournament held here in April.
The fund breakdown is as follows:
-$72,000 to BC Hockey to establish a Regional Centre in Prince George
-$45,000 Scholarship program for BC Major Midget League
-$36,000 to Cariboo Cougars
-$13,500 to KidSport
-$13,500 to JumpStart
BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer Barry Petrachenko says plans are to open the Regional Centre-North this fall, providing support and assistance to local minor hockey associations across northern BC. BC Hockey Board chair Randy Henderson says the centre will “facilitate the development of coaches, parent education, officials and, hopefully, minor hockey associations.”
“The north,” he says “is a big expanse and I look forward to joining you all here in the very near future to announce the opening of the regional centre for BC Hockey.”
Officials say the 2017 Telus Cup contributed approximately $1.8 million in economic activity to the region and over $2.8 million provincially.