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2017 Esso Cup Chair Clare Agnew. (JOEL NICKEL/Morden Times)

Esso Cup a financial success

Final financial numbers for the 2017 Esso Cup show the event was a massive success. In a press release issued July 21, the host committee reported a profit of $57,000, all of which will flow into the community. The committee had budgeted to break even before a single ticket was sold.

Erin Doherty of Morden is one of three graduating players of the Pembina Valley Female Hawks AAA team to earn an Esso Cup 2017 Legacy Scholarship.

Esso Cup scholarships presented

The success of the 2017 Esso Cup in Morden continues to benefit local hockey players today. Scholarship Committee Chair Darcie Reimer announced the presentation of three Esso Cup 2017 Legacy Fund scholarships to local female hockey players as they pursue their careers.

Brian Burke addresses the media Monday at the Saddledome. Photo by Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun

Burke: No arena threats, 'we'll just leave'

In what has been the bluntest talk yet about the future of the Calgary Flames, president of operations Brian Burke said the much-loved NHL team will leave the city if they don't get the new arena they've been seeking.