The Dudley Hewitt Cup week is officially underway.
On Monday night, several hundred guests, fans, players, dignitaries, hockey staff and volunteers were on hand at the National Air Force Museum, for the celebration dinner for the start of the Central Canadian Hockey Championship.
The Dryden Ice Dogs, Powassan Voodoos, Georgetown Raiders and Trenton Golden Hawks are taking part in the tournament.
Fans had a chance to meet the players, have dinner and gear up for the five days of hockey to come.
Dallas Stars forward and former OJHL’er Devin Shore was the guest of honour for the evening as well.
The committee bringing the tournament to Quinte West and the Bay of Quinte has been working for over a year. Dudley co-organizer Sarah Ditmars says it is great to see a dream become a reality.
OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy says what the fans, volunteers and staff have done is unbelievable.
Dallas Stars forward Devin Shore played for the Whitby Fury in the OJHL and says these athletes have a great opportunity in front of them.
800 CJBQ will carry each and every Trenton Golden Hawks game throughout the Dudley Hewitt Cup.