Bell Capital Cup comes to an end after 600 games over six days

_ (Via Bell Capital Cup) _ ** OTTAWA ** – The 18th annual Bell Capital Cup , often recognized as the world’s premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, came to a successful conclusion earlier tonight when the final championship game was played at Canadian Tire Centre .


The 18th annual Bell Capital Cup saw over 600 games (almost 1,000 hours of hockey) played on 23 ice surfaces across Ottawa, from Stittsville to Orleans and points in between. Teams across 18 divisions – including two girls groups, but excluding the Special Hockey Division that was a friendly round-robin competition focusing on sportsmanship, fair play and fun – were vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy, which was bestowed upon each division champion. Local teams faced squads from across Canada, Europe and the United States.


The Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy symbolizes the teamwork, dedication and effort required for success. The four-foot trophy is named in honour of Allen J. MacDonald, a friend, colleague and passionate member of the minor hockey community, who was a great contributor to the Bell Capital Cup. Each winning team took home a replica trophy and a championship banner for display in its home arena, while each player received a gold miniature championship trophy. ** Champions from the 18 divisions contested during the 18th annual Bell Capital Cup: ** Major Peewee AAA – Boston Advantage

Major Peewee AA – Gloucester Rangers

Major Peewee A – Ottawa Sting

Minor Peewee AAA – Gloucester Rangers

Minor Peewee AA – Ottawa Valley Silver Seven

Minor Peewee A – Leitrim Hawks

Major Atom AAA – New Jersey Jr. Titans

Major Atom AA – Voisins de Papineau

Major Atom A – Mississippi Thunder Kings

Minor Atom AAA – St. Clair Shores Stars

Minor Atom AA – Rideau St. Lawrence Kings

Minor Atom A – Stittsville Rams

Peewee House A – Orleans Rush

Atom House A – Richmond Royals

Atom House B – Akwesasne Wolves

Atom House C – Les Aigles de St. Isidore

Girls Peewee AA – Barrie Sharks

Girls Atom AA – Whitby Wolves


All championship games were played at Canadian Tire Centre, the home of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators , where tournament participants were treated to the full NHL experience from the moment they stepped on the ice. ** Bill Patterson Trophy ** Earlier today, the Patterson family awarded the Bill Patterson Trophy to the Ottawa Sting (Minor Atom A) and Leitrim Hawks (Atom House C) for best demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship during round-robin play. A sportscaster for CJOH-TV (CTV Ottawa), Patterson died suddenly on Sept. 22, 1999, of a heart attack. An active family man who is survived by his wife, Pat, and daughters Sherri, Meghan and Sarah, Patterson loved watching and reporting on young athletes and was Ottawa’s No. 1 booster of amateur sports. ** Ottawa Senators Summer Hockey Camps scholarships ** Ottawa Senators Summer Hockey Camps scholarships are presented to one player from each team that is awarded the Bill Patterson Trophy. The 18th annual Bell Canada Cup recipients were the Ottawa Sting (Minor Atom A) and Leitrim Hawks (Atom House C). Winning coaches will select a player from their team who best demonstrated hard work, fair play and good sportsmanship. The scholarship recipients will spend a week receiving the very best in on-ice instruction from the professional staff at the Ottawa Senators Summer Hockey Camps, held annually at the Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex during July and August. ** Other event facts and figures ** Number of participating teams – 263 (including ten special hockey teams)

Number of tournament games played – 618 (including Scotiabank-Canadian Tire All-Star Games)

Special hockey games played – 15

Friendly (exhibition) games played – 24

Number of Scotiabank-Canadian Tire All-Star Games – 4

Number of Scotiabank-Canadian Tire Skills Competitions – 14 (more than 2,500 players participated in this year’s skills competitions)

Facilities used – 10

Rinks utilized – 23

Eighteen (18) year total of money raised for charity and minor hockey – more than $2.65 million


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