|The Bentley Generals hosted the Allan Cup in 2013 |
and hope to do so again in 2017
The 2017 Allan Cup championship tournament finds itself without a host.
Both the Bentley (soon to be Lacombe) Generals and Innisfail Eagles hope to fix that.
The Kenora Thistles, who hosted the Allan Cup in 2011, were to do so again next year. That changed when the Thistles suddenly folded this month. Team President Gary Forsyth confirmed the news through a post to the Allan Cup message board.
In light of the news, Hockey Canada has issued a nation-wide call to find a replacement host for the 2017 tournament. Both the Generals and Eagles, along with Stony Plain, will be bidding to take over from Kenora.