Hockey prize Allan Cup up for grabs

By Ontario Hockey Association

Canada’s oldest hockey championship will be competed for April 20-27 in Dundas  at J L Grightmire Arena. The 2024 Allan Cup Challenge will feature the host team Dundas Real McCoys along with representatives from Newfoundland and Alberta, as well as a representative from the Ontario Hockey Association’s (OHA) Allan Cup Hockey league. This Cup has been competed for since 1908 and is Canada’s oldest hockey championship.

The Ontario Hockey Association will host the event again this year.

“The OHA is extremely proud to be once again hosting the prestigious and historic Allan Cup in Dundas, Ontario which will welcome teams from across Canada. It is particularly gratifying for the OHA to host this piece of Canadiana in a season when eleven (11) new senior teams were welcomed to the OHA family. I encourage local hockey fans to come out and enjoy this great national celebration of hockey“, said OHA Chairman Marc Mercier.

Rod Black and Rick Vaive pose with the coveted Allan Cup, which will be competed for in Dundas. The Fort Frances Canadians won the cup in 1952, which inspired the renaming of the arena in the Memorial Sports Centre to the ‘52 Canadians Arena. – Submitted photo

“The Real McCoys plan to build on last year’s successful event, along with Alberta and Newfoundland to bring the Allan Cup back to its rightful place in Canada’s great hockey tradition. We plan to expand the footprint of teams competing for the Allan Cup by providing Senior AA teams the opportunity to challenge as well”,  stated Don Robertson of the Real McCoys.

We are also excited to announce that this year’s Allan Cup final will be carried live on Saturday April 27th at 3:00 OM by CHCH TV which is available across Canada and Cable 14 in Hamilton. The Semi Final on Friday night will be on Cable 14 with same hosts. We are also very excited to announce that legendary broadcaster Rod Black will do play by play and be joined in the booth by Rick Vaive former Toronto Maple Leafs captain. Fun fact – Vaive played for the Real McCoys in the 2003 Allan Cup in Dundas.

Tickets packages will be available online at realmccoys.ca next week. For more information contact Don Robertson (905) 627-4880

About the Ontario Hockey Association

The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) was founded on November 27, 1890, and is the governing body for the majority of Junior and Senior hockey in the Province of Ontario.  The OHA is a Member Partner of the Ontario Hockey Federation which is one of thirteen Provincial and Regional Branches of Hockey Canada. 

It is comprised of three Junior hockey leagues and two Senior hockey leagues: Junior A – Ontario Junior Hockey LeagueJunior B – Greater Ontario Junior Hockey LeagueJunior C – Provincial Junior Hockey LeagueSenior  – Allan Cup Hockey (AAA)and Ontario Elite Hockey League (AA). For the 2023-24 season, these five leagues encompass 125 teams.

The objectives of the OHA are to foster and encourage the sport of amateur hockey, to conduct competition in the various categories established, to determine teams for entry into the inter-branch competitions that may be provided by Hockey Canada, and to provide for the affiliation of other hockey organizations.

The OHA provides administrative resources, coordinates programs, services and events for hockey participants and provides support to various Development Programs for coaches, officials, trainers and players, Safety and Risk Management Issues and offers resources for Harassment and Abuse education.