Champions Cup Host Selected for 2023

The Hinton Timberwolves have been selected to host the 2023 Champions Cup Finals.

This announcement comes just over 3 weeks after the finals were played in Cold Lake, Alberta, at the Cold Lake Energy Centre. The finals featured all 6 CAJHL franchises in a round robin/knockout tournament format.

"I think it's fantastic that the Timberwolves are taking on the Champions Cup Finals," said Axel Axmann, President of the Cold Lake Aeros. They are the second longest members of the league and I personally think they're going to do a great job in hosting. Hinton's a great community with lots of amenities."

Photo Courtesy of The Town of Hinton

The town of Hinton, Alberta, was founded in 1928. It was named for the Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, at the time, William P. Hinton. Located 284 kilometers west of the provinces capital city, the small town holds a population of under 10,000 people. Hinton is known as the 'Gateway to the Rockies' due to its location on the eastern edge of Alberta's Rocky Mountains and is sometimes considered part of that region.

"Hinton is close to Jasper and has great views and memories for me as I was born in Hinton," said Brian Brown, CAJHL President. "I played my last few Junior B games at Hinton. I love the rink there and they always have great fan support."

Photo Courtesy of The Town of Hinton

The Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre is home to the Hinton Timberwolves. The structure features 2 indoor arenas, 4 courts, and an indoor pool with lane swimming. The Hinton Skateboard park is located next to the Recreation Centre, as is the Rotary Spray & Play, along with a variety of sports fields including 4 baseball diamonds, 2 soccer pitches, a football field, 400m running track, and food booth. The building also houses the Hinton Parent Link, Hinton Youth Centre, and Hinton Municipal Library.

"The Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre is a great building for hosting," said Axmann. "I believe their rink seats about 975 persons and it'll be packed for the finals. That will be a loud barn!"

The Canadian-American Junior Hockey League is excited for the town of Hinton and the Timberwolves to host next years Champions Cup Finals! 

Dates for the event are to be determined. Keep up to date with the CAJHL on all social media platforms for updates.