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.

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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.

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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.

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