Seaway Valley Minor Bantam AA Rapids

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The Seaway Valley Minor Bantam AA Rapids are closing off their 2008/09 season by hosting a visiting team from Kungalv, Sweden. It is the fourth year that a Seaway team has hosted the Swedish team. Their visit starts Friday, April 3 with their arrival in Canada. The families of the Minor Bantam AA Rapids have opened their homes to the visiting team and are billeting two players each. The Swedish team and their families will be shown around our area, and the highlight of the weekend being, of course, hockey. Seaway will be hosting a small tournament “The Seaway/Sweden Friendship Series 2009” in Long Sault on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. The Minor Bantam Rapids have also invited two teams from their league to take place in the two-day tournament; the teams are Roseau St. Lawrence Kings and the Cumberland Grads. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday, April 4

6:30 p.m. Sweden vs. Rideau St. Lawrence

8:00 p.m. Cumberland vs. Seaway Valley

9:30 p.m. Cumberland vs. Sweden

Sunday, April 5

5:30 p.m. Rideau St. Lawrence vs. Seaway Valley

7:00 p.m. Rideau St. Lawrence vs. Cumberland

8:30 p.m. Seaway Valley vs. Sweden

All games are being played at the Long Sault Arena.

The Minor Bantam Rapids encourage everyone to come and enjoy some great exhibition hockey. The Rapids also would like to thank the Seaway Valley Minor Hockey Association Executive, Seaway Valley President Blair Fitzpatrick, Scott Lecky and the Ramada Inn staff, Ron Belmore, Kevin Amelotte from the Township of South Stormont, Rookez-Edge Sports Group and the City of Cornwall. Your support of this project is greatly appreciated.

Organizations: Seaway/Sweden Friendship Series, Hockey Association, Ramada Inn Edge Sports Group

Geographic location: Sweden, Minor Bantam Rapids, Kungalv Canada Long Sault Stormont Cornwall

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