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The Par-en-Bas Sharks with the Timber Cup on December 18th, 2022 at Mariners Centre (Photo courtesy Timber Cup on Facebook)

YCMHS, PEB ready to host Timber Cup

By Kevin Northup Dec 14, 2023 | 11:39 AM

The puck is set to drop on a big high-school hockey tournament.

The 2023 Timber Cup is at Mariners Centre Friday to Sunday.

10 teams will be competing, the event is hosted by the defending champion Par-en-Bas Sharks, and the Yarmouth High Vikings.

Sharks Head Coach Julien Boudreau says it will be a great weekend.

“There is a lot that goes into it, we start in September. We’ve had people getting the programs and schedule ready, and of course our world famous hospitality room. We are ready to go,” says Boudreau.

Vikings Head Coach Jake MacLeay says it’s always a memorable tournament, especially for the Grade 12’s.

“You’re at home, playing in front of your friends and family. It’s always fun and they want to play the best they can,” said MacLeay.

The Vikings fell to the Sharks in last year’s final, it was the first time 2 local teams met in the Timber Cup championship game.

Sharks captain Alyre Richardson was on that team, and says they’ll have to play well to repeat.

“We’ll have to work hard, and we can’t panic, everyone will have to have confidence in themselves.”

The first games go Friday morning as Yarmouth plays Barrington and the Sharks take on Clare.