Aldergrove tabbed as host for Western Canadian championships

Aldergrove Athletic Park will host bantam AAA baseball tournament this August

The Aldergrove Minor Baseball Association (AMBA) has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2013 Western Canadian Bantam AAA Tournament.

The event, for players aged 14 and 15, will take place Aug. 15 to 18 at Aldergrove Athletic Park at 26715 26 Ave.

Last year, the tournament was held in Regina, Sask.

As host team, the Aldergrove Bantam AAA Dodgers are guaranteed a spot in the tournament, and will be joined by seven other teams who qualify.

The Aldergrove squad’s head coach is Darren Rock, with Dean Cantelon as general manager.

AMBA serves a catchment that stretches north and south from the Fraser River to Zero Avenue. East and west, it stretches from Mount Lehman Road to 196 Street.

This area includes Langley Township, Langley City, and the Bradner and Mount Lehman areas of Abbotsford.

AMBA is seeking either financial sponsorship or the donation of items to help host the Western Canadians. For more information, email Dean Cantelon at Coastal7@shaw.ca.