LANTZ, N.S. — The top Major Midget teams from across Atlantic Canada hit the ice today.

The Major Midget Atlantic Hockey Championship got underway at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz, N.S. this afternoon. The event runs from March 29 to April 1.

The tournament is hosted by the Cole Harbour WolfPack and also features the following teams:

•Dartmouth Steele Subaru Major Midgets (representing Hockey Nova Scotia)
•St. John’s Maple Leafs (representing Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador)
•Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild (representing Hockey PEI)
•Moncton Flyers (representing Hockey New Brunswick)

The Dartmouth-based Steele Subaru Major Midgets defeated Prince Edward Island’s Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild 8-2 in the first game of the day.

The second match-up of the tournament saw the St. John’s Maple Leafs shut out the Moncton Flyers 7-0 while the hosts from Cole Harbour dealt Kensington their second loss of the day, edging the Wild 4-3 this evening.

For complete game recaps and box scores, please visit the official website.

All of the games from the tournament are streamed live by Bell Aliant at http://tv1.ca/z8vpc23.

The top teams from the event will face off on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the gold medal game. The winner will represent Atlantic Canada at the 2018 TELUS Cup in Sudbury, Ont. next month.

Last year, the Cape Breton West Islanders defeated the Blizzard du Séminaire St François 5-4 in overtime of the TELUS Cup gold medal game. The Islanders were the first team from Atlantic Canada to ever win the national championship.

Hockey Nova Scotia would like to wish all of the teams competing this week the best of luck.

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