OTTAWA - The 14th annual Bell Capital Cup, the world’s premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, came to a successful conclusion on Tuesday evening with the final eight championship games played at Scotiabank Place.
The 380 participating teams were vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy, which was bestowed upon each division champion. This year’s field is comprised of teams from five different countries, including Canada (three provinces and one territory), China (Hong Kong), Finland, Germany and the United States (with representation from nine individual 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 will take home a replica trophy and a championship banner for display in its home arena. Each player will receive a gold miniature championship trophy and a Bell Capital Cup Nike shirt.
Champions from the 19 divisions contested during the Bell Capital Cup:
Girls atom AA – Oakville Hornets
Girls peewee AA – Nepean Wildcats
Boys major peewee AAA – Ottawa Sting
Boys major peewee AA – DuHadaway Delco Phantoms
Boys major peewee A – Ottawa West Golden Knights
Boys minor peewee AAA – Rochester Monarchs
Boys minor peewee AA – Jokerit Blue
Boys minor peewee A – Grimsby Peach Kings
Boys peewee house A – West End Ice Hogs
Boys major atom AAA – Ottawa Valley Silver Seven
Boys major atom AA – Mariniers d’Aylmer
Boys major atom A – Skylands Kings Wales
Boys major atom B – Prince Edward County Kings
Boys minor atom AAA – Barrie Colts
Boys minor atom AA – Ottawa Valley Silver Seven (black)
Boys minor atom A – Burlington Bulldogs
Boys atom house A – Iceberg d’Aylmer
Boys atom house B – Athens Aeros
Boys atom house C – North Franklin Shamrocks
For complete information on the Bell Capital Cup, including final statistics and results, visit www.bellcapitalcup.ca.
Bill Patterson Trophy winners
The Bill Patterson Trophy is awarded to the two teams (one house league, one competitive) that best demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship by recording the fewest penalty minutes during round-robin play. A sportscaster for CTV Ottawa, Patterson died suddenly of a heart attack on Sept. 22, 1999. 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 primary booster of amateur sports.
The 2013 recipients of the Bill Patterson Trophy are:
South Grenville Rangers C1 – Boys atom house B
Kanata Blazers – Boys major peewee A
Bell Sensplex Hockey School scholarships
The Bell Sensplex Hockey School scholarships are presented to one player from each team that is awarded the Bill Patterson Trophy. The 2013 recipients are the South Grenville Rangers C1 (boys atom house B) and the Kanata Blazers (boys major peewee A). Winning coaches select a player from their team who best demonstrates 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 during July and August.
Other Event Facts and Figures
Number of participating teams - 380
Number of tournament games played - 786 (including Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star games)
Friendly (exhibition) games played - 69
Number of Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star games - 28
Number of Bell Capital Cup skills competitions - 28 (more than 6,500 players participated in this year's skills competition)
Estimated economic impact from this year’s event - $13 million to province
Estimate of money raised for charity and minor hockey this year - more than $150,000
Fourteen (14) year total of money raised for charity and minor hockey - more than $2.5 million
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