Bell Capital Cup Concludes

The Bell Capital Cup is one of the largest minor hockey tournaments in the world, and not only does it bring together teams from across Canada and the United States, it also brings teams from Europe over to compete.

The tournament is a great example of the power of hockey and how it brings us together. Although the players are young, it is still possible to unite from all over the world through our beloved game.

Original story posted on the Bell Capital Cub website.

The 18th edition of the Bell Capital Cup saw nearly 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.

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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