The Vancouver Ball Hoggz celebrating their semi-final victory. They advanced to the finals against the Calgary Phantoms. After a well fought battle for the title, the Ball Hoggz secured their 4th National Championship win.
CBC Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! 4th Annual National Championship – Presented by Honda – featured in conjunction with the 10th annual Tim Hortons Hockey Day in Canada celebration on January 29-30, 2010 on CBC TV.
The downtown streets of Victoria, BC was the host location of this tournament, with live TV coverage from this national championship event. A total of 30 teams will compete for the Redwood Cup and the title of "Canada’s Greatest Street Hockey Players" – as recognized during Hockey Night in Canada.
Hosted by: Scott Russell and CBC Sports crew
The event featured a celebrity game on January 30th, 3pm
The Redwood Cup is awarded annually to the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Presents Play On! national champions, who are recognized as the World’s Greatest Street Hockey Players. For the past two years it has been on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
The Cup stands 49" (124.5cm) tall and is made of redwood with plated sterling silver.
The five silver sticks that encompass and support the trophy are representative of the number of players on each original Play On! team. They also guard the silver plated maple leaf, symbolic of the importance of hockey to our nation.
Heavier than the Stanley Cup, it weighs over 63 lbs (28.6 kg)!
The Cup gets its name from Redwood Road in Kingsville, Ontario – the childhood home of the founder of the Play On! program – and serves as a tribute to all hockey players in Canada.
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