The tournament schedule has been unveiled - with the opening day set for April 18th.

Since 1977, Canada’s National Midget Championship can lay claim to the fact that at least 175 of its graduates have gone on to the NHL.

Each year, having showcased their talents in the National Midget competition, many players go on to become outstanding performers in either the Canadian Hockey League or the college ranks. The most successful of these subsequently made the jump to the pros.

Team West will face off against Team Pacific in St. John's Newfoundland

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