The Lacombe Generals and the City of Lacombe are thrilled with Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada’s recent announcement that the Lacombe Generals have been selected as hosts of the 2019 Allan Cup Tournament, the Canadian Men’s AAA Hockey national championship.
“On behalf of the Lacombe Generals Hockey Club, we thank Hockey Alberta for awarding us the opportunity to host the 2019 Allan Cup Tournament,” said General Manager Jeff McInnis.
“Our City, our team, our people and our facility will do everything we can to create a celebration of amateur hockey in Alberta that makes all members of the Allan Cup fraternity proud.”
“We are excited to partner with the Lacombe Generals to host the 2019 Allan Cup,” said Mayor Grant Creasey. “We look forward to showcasing Lacombe on the national stage and highlighting our incredible community spirit. I am also excited by the positive economic impacts this event will have on our local businesses.”
Six teams, representing six regions nationally, will take part in the Allan Cup in April 2019. The week-long tournament will be held at the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex. Tournament schedule and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
“We have a great passion for hockey in Lacombe, a newly renovated recreation facility, and first-class amenities to help make this event a success,” said Acting Chief Administrative Officer Matthew Goudy.
“It is sure to be a fantastic week for hockey fans,” said Community Economic Development Manager Guy Lapointe. “Attractions such as the Molson Canadian Hockey House and all of its exhibits are sure to be a fan favorite. This is also a big win for the local businesses; we can expect an economic impact north of $1 million to our community.”