NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — This weekend, the New York Rangers are going to be holding the first annual Junior Rangers Cup.
On Saturday, 48 youth teams from across the Tri-State Area will compete at rinks in Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut.READ MORE: 2 Shot Aboard Subway Train In Harlem; Suspect At Large
Twelve teams will advance to the championship round, which will be held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday after the Rangers’ game against the Flyers.READ MORE: Parents Of Michigan School Shooting Suspect Arrested After Manhunt
All of the players are ages 8 and under.
Since September, 74,000 kids have participated in Junior Rangers programming, including the recently added Junior Rangers Girls Hockey program.MORE NEWS: Scheifele Has Hat Trick, Jets Beat Devils
For more information, visit nhl.com/rangers/community/junior-rangers-cup.