Cavalier Cup will cure the pre-NHL season blues

Anyone jonesin’ for some sweet NHL action is in luck this weekend – Cavalier: The Fine Jewellery Shoppeis launching the inaugural Cavalier Cup ball hockey tournament on Saturday at Sunset Beach.

Six teams and 30 players will vie for $5,000 in prizes and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Proceeds from the event will benefit and raise awareness for ALS BC.

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If you’re expecting average beer league talent at this tournament, think again. Along with running a successful jewelry shop, Cavalier co-owners Dane Stevens and Keith Seabrook are both professional athletes. Seabrook was recently signed to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the New York Islanders affiliate in the American Hockey League (and is the brother of Chicago Blackhawk Brent Seabrook), while Stevens was recently traded to the Vancouver Stealth of the National Lacrosse League.

If that’s can’t appease the hungry hockey fans, let’s just say there could be some a slight chance a few NHL pros will be playing but, ahem, can’t say for sure who they are exactly since their contracts prohibit them from playing such events. But miracles happen every day…

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