Senators Cup 2018 starts in P.A.

The 2018 Senators Cup hockey tournament is now underway in Prince Albert at the city’s Art Hauser Centre.

Games started at 12 noon on Friday and will continue until 7 p.m. on Sunday with the tournament’s final game.

To mark the beginning of the tournament, team captains from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Stars and the Norway House Bruins participated in a ceremonial puck drop ahead of their 6 p.m. game on Friday evening.

The captains were joined by elders, chiefs, vice chiefs, senators and chiefs of police for the puck drop.

As of 7 p.m. on Friday, Norway House, Stanley Mission and Opaskwayak Cree Nation had all won their opening games of the three-day tournament.

Games on Saturday begin at 11 a.m. and continue on to 8 p.m. On Sunday, games start at 10 a.m. Semifinals are slated for Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., while the final game is set for Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

The Ochapowace Thunder are 2017’s defending champions; they’ll be looking to defend their title this year.