Halifax’s Bubba Ray’s Irving Oil Gulls Take Home The Challenge Cup At The Atlantic Provincial Champ

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MOUNT PEARL, NL — The Halifax Bubba Ray’s Irving Oil Gulls are Atlantic Canada’s 2014 Bantam AAA champions. Atlantic Provincial Champion Bantam AAA hockey teams played in the Irving Oil Challenge Cup tournament over the last four days in Mount Pearl, NL. Sunday’s championship match featured the Moncton Irving Oil Hawks and the Halifax Bubba Ray’s Irving Oil Gulls. 

After an intense game, the Halifax Bubba Ray’s Irving Oil Gulls took home the coveted Challenge Cup, coming from behind in the 3rd to beat the Hawks 3-2.

The Hawks finished the round robin with a 2W-2L record and secured their spot in the championship game by beating St. John’s Irving Oil Ice Breakers in their final round robin game. The Gulls were undefeated in round robin play with an impressive 4W-0L record.

The Bronze Medal game featured the Mount Pearl host team, the Tri Com Irving Oil Thunder and the St. John’s Irving Oil Ice Breakers.  The close battle came down to overtime with the St. John’s Irving Oil Ice Breakers taking the Bronze Medal with a 4-3 win.

Bantam AAA teams from across Atlantic Canada had been in fierce competition for their respective Bantam AAA Provincial Championship titles and a spot in the largest Bantam AAA tournament in Atlantic Canada; the 2014 Irving Oil Challenge Cup.

Prince Edward Island’s Charlottetown Irving Oil Abbies, Nova Scotia’s Irving Oil Bubba Ray’s Gulls, New Brunswick’s Irving Oil Hawks and two teams from Newfoundland and Labrador; the host team, Tri Com Irving Oil Thunder and the provincial champions, the St. John’s Irving Oil Ice Breakers arrived in Mount Pearl, NL this past weekend to play in the Challenge Cup Tournament.

Former Irving Oil Challenge Cup Alumni include several current and former professional hockey players like Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburg Penguins, Colin White of the San Jose Sharks and Sawyer Hannay of the Vancouver Canucks.

Irving Oil has supported Bantam AAA hockey throughout Atlantic Canada since 1991, sponsoring all Bantam AAA hockey teams, their respective provincial league championships and the Irving Oil Challenge Cup.

About Irving Oil

Irving Oil is a privately owned, increasingly global energy and marketing company that provides Eastern Canada and New England with high-quality products and customer service. Founded in 1924 and based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Irving Oil maintains a strong tradition of committed community service and partnerships through programs in healthcare, the environment, education and sports. For more information about Irving Oil and its community programs, please visit us at https://www.irvingoil.com/or follow us at facebook.com/irvingoil

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