LANTZ: The Jr. Gent league is coming down to the wire for the championships.
The series is headed to a deciding game 3 in the best of 3 championship final between AC Doors and CKG Elevator. AC Doors won game 1: 5-2, CKG won game 2 – 7-4
Game 3 is set for Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at East Hants Sportsplex
The league, comprised of five teams, has players from East Hants and surrounding areas. Many players have background in Jr. B, Jr. A, or even Major Junior hockey. Jr. Gents League wanted to create a trophy/cup like the East Hants Sr. Gents Hockey League which created a near exact model of the Stanley Cup (weight/height) called the “Lucky Cup” built by Leon Thompson.
But, that lucky cup comes with a special name, the Miller Cup.
“Keith Miller is an individual who did so much for the communities of East Hants as a builder, and was a tremendous athlete in his own right. We thought naming the trophy after Keith was the right thing to do, and ensures it has relevance to East Hants,” said Kody Blois, with the Jr. Gents League.
“The Cup is built from a steel milk can that was graciously provided by Willie and Sherma Versteeg and we would like to thank them for their contribution. Ricky Jones who is goaltender in the league and is a welder, helped assemble the Cup, and add a bowl at the top.
“We wanted to ensure our trophy embodied East Hants, and we think the steel milk can pays homage to our significant farming sector, and naming it after Keith pays respect to someone who put in so much volunteer work to make our area a better place.
The trophy embodies community, steel milk can pay homage to the dairy community in East Hants, Keith Miller also was a milk hauler in his early years
League Organizers are hoping those who enjoy watching hockey will come out for Game 3, and see the Keith Miller Cup awarded. Blois would also like to thank Shooter’s Bar and Grill for their continued support of the league.