The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs will once again be in the mix at Canada’s top Midget AAA hockey tournament later this month.
In an announcement Wednesday, the Chiefs were invited to the 40th Annual Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament that takes place from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 in Calgary.
The Chiefs are one of 25 male hockey teams invited to the event that includes five international entries. Red Deer will be in a pool with the defending champion Belarus National U17 Team, the Calgary Flames, Saskatoon Contacts and Vancouver NW Giants. The Chiefs will open the tournament on Dec. 27 against Calgary at 9 a.m.
Optimist Chiefs will be playing Christmas hockey as we have qualified for the @MacsTournament we are in pool 2 along with @NWGiants @saskcontacts and the Belarus U17 National team.. our pool hosts are the Calgary Flames pic.twitter.com/Z4s4DNb2Kp
— RD Optimist Chiefs (@RDOptimstChiefs) December 13, 2017
Last year, Red Deer went 3-2 in round robin play and lost to the Belarus National U17 Team 4-0 in the quarterfinals.