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Youth hockey teams from Russia, Canada and U.S. to play in local tournament

Pittsburgh Viper Hockey to host midget triple-A tournament

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Viper Hockey will play host to 27 of the top midget AAA teams in the United States and Canada, as well as a top Russian team, at the 2012 Midget AAA Steel City Cup Hockey Tournament, Feb. 3-5, 2012, in Pittsburgh.

The tournament will offer two brackets of competitive play midget major (18 and under) and midget minor (16 and under).

The Midget Major division has 11 teams, including: Burlington Eagles (ONT); Canadian International Hockey Academy (ONT), Gilmour Academy (OH), Lake Erie Warriors (OH), Mission Arizona Ice (AZ), New Jersey Raiders (NJ) Okanagan Hockey Academy (BC), Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins, Pittsburgh Viper Stars, Pittsburgh Predators, and SHAHA (PA).

The Midget Minor division has 16 teams, including: Ashburn Xtreme (VA); Buffalo Regals (NY); Fort Wayne Komets (IN), Hoosier Wings (IN); Lake Erie Warriors (OH), Mission Arizona Ice (AZ), Mississauga Reps (ONT), Ontario Hockey Academy (ONT), Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins, Pittsburgh Predators, Pittsburgh Viper Stars (American), Pittsburgh Viper Stars (National), Red Deer Iroc Chiefs (AB), Team Atlant (RU) and Thunder Hockey (TN).

“This a great opportunity for a true hockey fan to see some of the game’s brightest stars of tomorrow,” offered Dave Kosick, head coach of the 18U AAA Pittsburgh Viper Stars.

Games will be played at the Ice Castle Arena in Castle Shannon; BladeRunners Ice Complex in Harmarville; and at the Valley Sports Complex in New Kensington (tournament central for the event).

Please check schedule for exact times and locations.  A complete schedule for the tournament can be found at www.pittsburghvipers.com.

Tournament and single game passes are available at the door.  

For additional information on the 2012 Midget AAA Steel City Cup, please contact www.pittsburghvipers.com.

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