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

Saturday, May 27th

Manitoba Ladies Super Softball League
U14
1st game: Central Energy 9 Smitty's 6
2nd game: Central Energy 7 Smitty's 7 (tie)

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg 8 Wichita 2

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 3 Texas 1
New York 3 Oakland 2
Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 3
Boston 6 Seattle 0
Kansas City 5 Cleveland 2
Houston 5  Baltimore 2
1st game: Chicago 3 Detroit 0
2nd game: Detroit 4 Chicago 3
National League
Washington 3 San Diego 0
Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 3
Milwaukee 6 Atlanta 1
Los Angeles 5 Chicago 0
Pittsburgh 5 New York 4 (10 innings)
San Diego at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.
Atlanta at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.
Interleague
L.A. Angels 5 Miami 2

Sunday, May 28th

Winnipeg Women's Soccer League
2nd Division
SC Hurricanes vs Hanover Elite
@ Steinbach, 7 p.m.

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
Brandon at Altona
Carillon at St. James
d/h 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Elmwood vs Interlake
@ Stonewall, 2 p.m.

Border West Baseball League
Morden at Cartwright, 2 p.m.
Pilot Mound at Winkler, 2 p.m.
Killarney at Clearwater, 2 p.m.

Manitoba Ladies Super Softball League
U14
Central Energy vs South Interlake Phillies
@ Morden
d/h 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Oakland at New York, 12 p.m.
Texas at Toronto, 12:07 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland, 12:10 p.m.
Seattle at Boston, 12:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.
Detrot at Chicago, 1:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Houston, 1:10 p.m.
National League
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m.
San Diego at Washington, 12:35 p.m.
Arizona at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
Atlanta at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Chicago at Los Angeles, 3:10 p.m.
New York at Pittsburgh, 7:08 p.m.
Interleague
L.A. Angels at Miami, 12:10 p.m.

 

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