It's only 66 days away and the Pembina Valley is gearing up for the 2017 Esso Cup.

"I think right now everything is on track. We are getting a lot of interest from the business community and volunteers. I feel really good about we are at," explained chair of the host committee Clare Agnew.

This is one of the bigger events the City of Morden has undertaken in recent years, and with big events, the need for funding and volunteers is always there.

"We were fortunate enough to get a few grants that we had applied for, as well as our local business community, was very supportive for our sponsorship," said Agnew. "I'd say with volunteers, a lot people are talking about it, but a lot of people have a hard time actually going on the computer and registering. I'm going to ask that people make sure that they register if they are interested. To just tell someone when you're passing them in the grocery store isn't good enough. We need you to register.

Agnew went on to say you can sign up to be a volunteer on the City of Morden or Hockey Canada websites. She noted they would like to have around 150 volunteers for the week long event.

The six team tournament will feature teams from the Atlantic, Pacific, Quebec, Ontario, West, and a host team (Pembina Valley) and as of right now the only team the committee knows is coming is the host Pembina Valley Hawks.

"Our ticket sales are slow right now, but we expect that because we don't even know who's coming to play," Agnew said. "We know that when the teams qualify those people will bring some fan support with them and we know they will be purchasing some tickets. That would be one of my unknowns, is the ticket sales. Hockey Canada ensures me that this is normal for these events until the teams start to qualify and you start to know who your teams are going to be."

A pass for the entire week of games is $60, which allows you to watch 19 exciting games throughout the week. That's only $3 a game!

Each team coming to play in the tournament will be receiving their own team bus and host for the week. Agnew noted it's their goal to have the teams visit a number of regional landmarks to get a taste of what the Pembina Valley is all about.

The tournament will get underway Sunday afternoon, with the first game being played between the Ontario and Quebec representatives.

Pembina Valley's preliminary game schedule is as follows;

- Game 1: Hawks vs. West at 7:00 p.m. Sunday April 23rd
- Game 2: Hawks vs. Pacific at 7:00 p.m. Monday April 24th
- Game 3: Hawks vs. Ontario at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday April 25th
- Game 4: Hawks vs. Quebec at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 26th
- Game 5: Hawks vs. Atlantic at 7:00 p.m. Thursday April 27th

 

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Scoreboard

Wednesday, July 26th

Winnipeg Women's Soccer League
2nd Division
South Central Hurricanes vs Fusion
@ Wpg, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba Junior Baseball League

Pembina Valley vs St. James
@ Morden, 6:45 p.m.
(A's lead best of 5 semifinal 2-1)
Elmwood vs Carillon
@ Steinbach, 7 p.m.
(Giants lead series 2-1)

Border West Baseball League
Quarterfinals
Clearwater at Morden, 7 p.m.
(1st game in best of 3 series)

Major League Baseball
American League
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 11:10 a.m.
Boston at Seattle, 2:40 p.m.
Oakland at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Los Angeles at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at Arizona, 2:40 p.m.
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m.
Milwaukee at Washington, 6:05 p.m.
Colorado at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
New York at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.
Interleague
Cincinnatti at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m.
Houston at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Miami at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Chi Cubs at Chi White Sox, 7:08 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25th

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
St. James 7 Pembina Valley 4
(A's lead best of 5 semifinal 2-1)
Carillon 5 Elmwood 4
(Giants lead series 2-1)

Border West Baseball League
Quarterfinals
Killarney 5 Winkler 1
Cartwright 7 Baldur 7
(1st games in best of 3 series)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 4 Oakland 1
Kansas City 3 Detroit 1
Cleveland 11 Los Angeles 7 (11 innings)
Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 4
Seattle 6 Boston 5 (13 innings)
National League
Milwaukee 8 Washington 0
St. Louis 3 Colorado 2
Atlanta 8 Arizona 3
New York 6 San Diego 5
San Francisco 11 Pittsburgh 3
Interleague
Chicago Cubs 7 Chicago White Sox 2
Houston 5 Philadelphia 0
N.Y. Yankees 4 Cincinnati 2
Texas 10 Miami 4
L.A. Dodgers 6 Minnesota 2

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