Peace River Preparing For Junior B Hockey Provincials


After over a little over a year preparing for it, the 2024 Junior B Provincials in Peace River are just under a week away.

Joe Fawcett, the chair of the host committee, says they’ve had a strong response from the community on this event.

“We’ve had ticket requests, we have a number of volunteers in place already, the overall sense is that it’s an exciting event and what we’re gonna have in town is going to be a pretty special tournament to watch. Overall I think there’s a sense of excitement out there from the community and I don’t think they will be disappointed in the product on the ice.”

Fawcett believes that a couple of factors will lead to strong ticket sales for the tournament.

“The Navs had pretty good fan support throughout their playoff run so I would suspect that it would be similar or maybe even better than that. Recently La Crete won the NWJHL title as well and obviously they have a strong fan support with their team so we would suspect that they would travel to games also.”

On the volunteers side of things, Fawcett says they’ve got a lot of positions filled but they are still looking for more to help out.

The full schedule for the tournament is as follows.

Wednesday April 3

St. Albert vs HJHL (team still to be determined) 1 PM
Wainwright vs Calgary 4:30 PM
Navs vs La Crete 8 PM

Thursday April 4

St. Albert vs Wainwright 12 PM
La Crete vs HJHL 3:30 PM
Calgary vs Navs 8 PM

Friday April 5

Wainwright vs La Crete 12 PM
Calgary vs St. Albert 3:30 PM
HJHL vs Navs 7 PM

Saturday April 6

La Crete vs Calgary 11 AM
Navs vs St. Albert 2:30 PM
HJHL vs Wainwright 6 PM

Sunday April 7

Bronze Medal Game 10:30 AM
Gold Medal Game 2 PM

Our interview with Fawcett can be found below.

– Kyle Moore, Trending 55 Newsroom