Fourteen teams will participate in the tournament, including six members of the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League: the host JSerra Ice Lions, Santa Margarita Eagles, Damien Spartans, Servite Friars, Huntington Beach Edison Chargers, and Long Beach Prep. The tournament also features teams from Arapahoe High School (Colorado), Okanagan Hockey Academy (British Columbia), St. John’s-Ravenscourt (Manitoba), and St. Paul’s High School (Manitoba).
The tournament features three divisions consisting of five varsity teams, six junior varsity teams and three girls teams, including entries from the Lady Ducks program. The tournament kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 23 with six games at Anaheim ICE and Westminster ICE. On Thanksgiving Day, the Varsity division shifts to Honda Center for a special two-game set featuring JSerra, St. Paul’s, St. John’s-Ravenscourt and the Okanagan Hockey Academy from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The final day of round-robin play will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 before the Semifinal and Championship games are played on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Anaheim ICE and Westminster ICE.
The Ducks launched the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League on July 1, 2008 with JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano) as its charter member with Santa Margarita Catholic High (Santa Margarita) closely following in 2009. The league swelled to seven clubs for the 2010-11 season, with the addition of five teams and three new schools: Servite High School (Anaheim), Damien High School (La Verne) and Lutheran High School of Orange County (Orange). The ADHSHL entered the 2011-12 season with a membership of eight schools and 11 teams, including newcomers Bishop Amat/Upland Christian Academy (Upland), Huntington Beach Edison (Huntington Beach) and Long Beach Prep (Long Beach).
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