THUNDER BAY – Sports – Thunder Bay will be the host for this years Dudley Hewitt Cup. From April 17-21st the tournament hosted by the Thunder Bay North Stars Junior A Hockey Club will bring the top teams of the Central Canada Division of Junior A hockey to compete for the championship.
The Cup is awarded to the champions of the Central Canada Division of Junior A hockey and is named after George Dudley and W.A. Hewitt, two pioneers of amateur hockey in Ontari
The Dudley Hewitt Cup is named after George Dudley and W. A. Hewitt, two pioneers of amateur hockey in Ontario. The first Dudley Hewitt Cup was awarded in 1971 to the Detroit Jr. Red Wings of the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League. The tournament is played in round robin format with the host team as well as representatives from the NOJHL (Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League), OJHL (Ontario Junior Hockey League) and SIJHL (Superior International Junior Hockey League).
The winner of the Dudley Hewitt Cup moves on to compete for the RBC Royal Bank Cup, Hockey Canada’s National Junior A Championship.
The Thunder Bay North Stars and the 2012 Dudley Hewitt Cup Tournament Committee are proud to dedicate this year’s tournament in memory of Gary “Cookie” Cook, a hockey legend in his own right. It is in honour and memory of Cookie’s commitment to the development of young hockey talent in Northwestern Ontario that the slogan for this year’s tournament has been selected: “Developing Players, Creating Champions.”
The tournament is being supported by sponsorships, including NetNewsledger.com as one of the local media sponsors. If your company is interested in supporting local hockey, visit www.thedudleyhewittcup.com.