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Updated: Oct 14, 2023

By Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI // Thursday, October 5th, 2023

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Thanksgiving weekend will be a busy one for Hockey PEI High Performance Male & Female Athletes, Coaches and Support Staff. The puck is set to drop at the Atlantic Leg of the 2023 QMJHL Cup taking place from October 5th - 8th at the Uniplex in Dieppe, New Brunswick while the 26th edition of the Atlantic Challenge Cup gets underway up the road at the Superior Propane Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick from October 6th to 10th.

As in previous years, the QMJHL Cup tournament will bring together the top prospects from each of the Atlantic provinces. This is the first opportunity for league scouts to evaluate these prospects, who are eligible for the 2024 QMJHL Entry Draft presented by Fenplast. For the first time this year, the Maritimes prospects will play on teams named after QMJHL alumni from their respective provinces. Prince Edward Island players will form Team Gerard Gallant, New Brunswick hopefuls will be Team Luc-Bourdon, Nova Scotia players will represent Team Cam Russell, while Newfoundland and Labrador prospects will play for Team Zach O’Brien.

Meanwhile at the Atlantic Challenge Cup, 320 young hockey players from throughout Atlantic Canada will converge on Moncton’s Superior Propane Centre on Friday for the four-day Atlantic Challenge Cup. This is the 26th Anniversary of the Atlantic Challenge Cup which is billed as Atlantic Canada’s High Performance Hockey Championship. The Atlantic Challenge Cup will bring together the top players, while representing their provinces in the male under 14 and under 15 categories, along with the female under 14 and under 16 categories. The teams were selected from each of their respective provincial summer evaluation camps. Players attending the Atlantic Challenge Cup will come from all corners of our region, which truly makes this an Atlantic Canadian event.

Here is everything you need to know:

Tournament livestream, stats, schedule and more for both events will be available on the Atlantic Challenge Cup website.


Hockey PEI is the governing body for organized hockey in Prince Edward Island. Hockey PEI’s main purpose is to foster, promote, develop, supervise, regulate, and govern the sport of amateur hockey throughout Prince Edward Island. For more on Hockey PEI and its programs visit or follow through social media on Facebook, X, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

For further information, please contact:

Kris MacPhee
Technical Director
Hockey PEI

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