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MEDIA RELEASE - Sept 24
Sep. 24, 2008



For Immediate Release - September 24, 2008

VARSITY HOCKEY STARS RETURN
for 6th Annual Tournament
www.MolsonOldStars.com

The 6th annual Molson University Old Star Hockey Challenge is being staged in Halifax at Saint Mary's Alumni Arena, Friday Sep 26 –Saturday Sep 27, 2008.

This year’s Tournament will feature all 10 of the original AUAA teams. The current 8 AUS teams (Acadia, Dalhousie, Saint Mary's, St FX, UPEI, Universite de Moncton, STU, UNB) will be joined by former AUAA teams from Cape Breton University and Mt Allison. Line ups will feature numerous former AUS/AUAA All-Stars and CIS/CIAU All Canadians as well as former pros, in pursuit of the Molson Challenge Cup trophy.

Last year, the Acadia Axemen captured their first Molson Cup. In the previous four years, both SMU and DAL had each won the tournament’s bragging rights on two occasions.

"This tournament represents an opportunity for hockey alumni to reconnect with their alma mater's hockey programs and signals the start of the upcoming varsity season", said Chris Larsen, Tournament Managing Director.

The Maritimes is fortunate to be home to the nation's most competitive university hockey programs. Year after year, the AUS produces a galaxy of star players. The Tournament will provide former star players an opportunity to enjoy a hockey reunion with their alma mater teammates in a fun-filled alumni hockey tournament.

Returning to the ice will be stars such as UNB’s CIS All-Star Jesse Ferguson, 2-time SMU MVP Strat Kane, 2-time DAL MVP Keifer House along with former pro's such as Acadia’s Jeff MacLeod, Robbie Sutherland, Mike Fougere, SMU's Doug Doull, UNB’s Sid Veysey and SFX’s Dave Stewart.

In addition to tournament play, team's will enjoy some off-ice hospitality at receptions planned for each evening after the games. In addition to the bragging rights associated with winning the Molson Challenge Cup, one player will be chosen as MVP of the tournament.

TEAMS
ACADIA (ACA)
CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (CBU)
DALHOUSIE (DAL)
MOUNT ALLISON (MTA)
SAINT MARY'S (SMU)
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER ( SFX)
ST. THOMAS (STU)
UNIVERSITE de MONCTON (UdM)
UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK (UNB)
UNIVERSITY OF PEI (UPEI)

SCHEDULE
Friday Sept 26
1.30pm DAL v ACA
2.30pm SMU v SFX
3.30pm CBU v UPEI
4.30pm UNB v UdM
5.30pm MTA v STU
6.30pm ACA v SMU
7.30pm DAL v SFX
8.30pm STU v UNB

Saturday Sep 27
9:30am UdM V CBU
10:30am UPEI v MTA
11:30am SMU v UNB
12:30pm DAL v STU
1.30pm SFX v CBU
2.30pm ACA v MTA
3.30pm UdM v UPEI
5:30pm Semi-Final #1
#4 Rank v #1 Rank
6:30pm Semi-Final #2
#3 Rank v #2 Rank
7:30pm CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Winners: Game 15 v Game 16

The Molson University Old Star Hockey Challenge is another sport management production of Larsen Marketing Solutions.
For more information, visit www.MOLSONOLDSTARS.com

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For More Information
Chris Larsen
Tel - 422-1156
Cell- 478-3624