Twenty-two teams — including a couple of from Nova Scotia — are among those entered in the 20th edition of the Confederation Cup high school hockey tournament which opens Tuesday.
Ten teams are entered in Tier I A and B divisions, including Avon View High School from Windsor, N.S., and Central Kings Rural High School from Cambridge, N.S.
Three pools with four teams per pool comprise the tournament’s Tier II division.
Thirty-eight round-robin games are scheduled, with another 14 playoff games planned, meaning nine arenas in metro St. John’s are required.
The tournament opens 8 p.m. Tuesday with one game scheduled for The Glacier in Mount Pearl, featuring that city’s two high school rivals, O’Donel Patriots and Mount Pearl Senior High Huskies.
The Tier I and II finals are set for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Mile One Centre.
Teams in the tourney
Teams entered in the 20th Confederation Cup high school hockey tournament, beginning Tuesday in metro St. John’s:
Avon View High, Cambridge, N.S.
Gander Collegiate Concordes
Holy Heart Highlanders, St John’s
Mount Pearl Huskies
O’Donel Patriots, Mount Pearl
Ascension Collegiate Astros, Bay Roberts
Central Kings Rural High, Windsor, N.S.
Gonzaga Vikings, St. John’s
Queen Elizabeth Pioneers, Foxtrap
St Kevin’s Mavericks, Goulds
Corner Brook Titans
Crescent Collegiate Coyotes, Blaketown
O’Donel Patriots 2, Mount Pearl
Waterford Valley Warriors, St. John’s
Elwood Lakers, Deer Lake
PWC Cavaliers, St. John’s
Carbonear Collegiate Sentinels
Exploits Valley Eagles, Grand Falls-Windsor
Holy Spirit Falcons, Manuels
Holy Trinity Tigers, Torbay