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The Dundas real mccoys to host 2023 Allan CUp Challenge

The Ontario Hockey Association is pleased to announce that one of its members, namely the Dundas Real McCoys, will hostingThe Challenge for the Allan Cup in Dundas, Ontario April 17-22, 2023. It will be the third time the Real McCoys have hosted this Canadian iconic championship. The Real McCoy’s are former Allan Cup Champions as well as reigning Robertson Cup Champions.

The event will consist of 4 Teams including theReal McCoys and the Innisfail Eagles from Alberta. There will also be a second team from the OHA’s Allan Cup Hockey league and a 4th team to be announced. All games will be played at the newly renovated J L Grightmire Arena in Dundas. The Allan Cup is Canada’s oldest national hockey championship and is awarded annually to the Senior AAA ice hockey champions in Canada.

Tickets will be available to purchase here on April 1st.

“The OHA is absolutely thrilled to be hosting the 2023 Allan Cup Challenge within its membership. We are proud to be bringing this event back to Ontario, especially after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” said OHA Board of Directors Chair Marc Mercier. “It only seems appropriate that the oldest hockey association in Canada is hosting the oldest hockey championship in the country in the great hockey community of Dundas.”

Tickets will be available to purchase here on April 1st

The event kicks off on April 17. Here is the full schedule:

Monday April 17ACH vs TBD3:30 PM
Monday April 17Dundas vs Innisfail7:30 PM
Tuesday April 18Innisfail vs TBD3:30 PM
Tuesday April 18Dundas vs ACH7:30 PM
Wednesday April 19ACH vs Innisfail7:30 PM
Thursday April 20Dundas vs TBD7:30 PM
Friday April 21Semi Final TBD vs TBD7:30 PM
Saturday April 22Final TBD vs TBDTBD

  About the Ontario Hockey Association

The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) was founded on November 27, 1890 and is the governing body for a vast majority of Junior and Senior hockey in the Province of Ontario under the auspices of the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), one of thirteen Provincial and Regional Branches of Hockey Canada. The OHA is comprised of three Junior hockey leagues and one Senior hockey league,  Junior A (Ontario Junior Hockey League); Junior B (Greater Ontario Junior Hockey LeagueJunior C (Provincial Junior Hockey League and Sr. AAA (ACH). In 2017-18, these four leagues encompassed 110 teams at the Junior and Senior levels. 

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 directly participates in the OHF and provides administrative resources, coordinates various programs, services and events for hockey participants and supports a variety of development programs for coaches, officials, trainers and players, safety and risk management issues and offers resources for education aimed at leading, developing and promoting positive hockey experiences.

About the Allan Cup

The Allan Cup is the trophy awarded annually to the senior ice hockey champions of Canada. It was donated by Sir Montagu Allan of Ravenscrag, Montreal, and has been competed for since 1909.  The current champions are the Lacombe Generals, who captured the 2019 Allan Cup in Lacombe, Alberta. The 2023 event will be the 112th time the Allan Cup has been awarded.


For more information or to set up an interview, please contact:

Chris McCleary                                                                                                                        

General Manager, Operations & Marketing                                

Ontario Hockey Association                                          

[email protected]        

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