BC Hockey, in partnership with the Cariboo Cougars, Northern Capitals and the Nak'azdli Whut'en Territory, is excited to host the Winter Classic in Fort St. James from January 16 - 19, 2020.
The Winter Classic features a regular-season matchup between the Cariboo Cougars and Vancouver North West Hawks of the Major Midget League (MML) and a regular-season matchup of the Northern Capitals and the Greater Vancouver Comets of the Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA).
The MML held the inaugural Winter Classic in 2019 and this year's event will be the first for the FMAAA. Both games will be held at the newly upgraded Ernie Sam Memorial Arena on the Nak'azdli Whut'en Territory. Professional boards and regulation glass were installed last season and this year dressing rooms and a zamboni bay have been added.
In conjunction with the Winter Classic, all four (4) teams will take part in community outreach opportunities in Vanderhoof and Fort St. John. Coaches and team leadership will help local coaches conduct on-ice practices at the Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels and attend schools to promote the sport of hockey and healthy, active living to elementary-age kids.
The Winter Classic games are:
MML - Cougars versus Hawks - Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 5:30pm
FMAAA - Capitals versus Comets - Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:00am