Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 31, 2007 12:55 ET

Media Advisory: 2008 Bell Capital Cup Events for Monday, Dec. 31

World's Largest Hockey Tournament's Championship Games Continue Monday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 31, 2007) - The ninth annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with 10 of the final 15 championship games on Monday, Dec. 31. The 2008 Bell Capital Cup will come to a close on Tuesday, Jan. 1 with the final five championship games at Scotiabank Place.

The 489 participating teams are vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy as bestowed upon each division champion. On the heels of last year's record-breaking event, this year's Bell Capital Cup continues to welcome the world. This year's tournament hosts more than 80 teams from the United States, as well as teams from China, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Russia and Switzerland.

Six division champions were crowned on Sunday, Dec. 30:

Girls atom AA - Gloucester-Cumberland Stars

Girls peewee AA - Burlington Barracudas

Boys major peewee AAA - Nepean Raiders

Boys minor atom AA - North York Knights

Boys Quebec atome BB - Voliers d'Aylmer

Boys peewee BB - Les Olympiques de Hull

Ten champions will be crowned on Monday, Dec. 31 in the following divisions: Boys peewee major AA, Boys peewee major A, Boys peewee minor AAA, Boys peewee minor AA, Boys peewee minor A, Boys atom major AAA, Boys atom major AA, Boys atom major A, Boys atom minor AAA and Boys atom house C.

The remaining five champions will be crowned on Tuesday, Jan. 1 in the following divisions: Boys peewee house A, Boys atom major B, Boys atom minor A, Boys atom house A and Boys atom house B.

For more information on the Bell Capital Cup, including updated schedules, statistics and results, visit www.bellcapitalcup.ca.

Tournament events for Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008

Rogers Television Broadcasts

Rogers Sportsnet will broadcast the Major Atom AAA Championship Game between the Syracuse Stars and Long Island Gulls across Canada on Monday, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m.

Bill Patterson Trophy winners

Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, 2:30 p.m. - Scotiabank Place

The Bill Patterson Trophy is awarded to the two teams (one house league team and one competitive league team) that demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship by recording the fewest penalty minutes during round robin tournament. The trophy is awarded in memory of Bill Patterson who passed away September 22, 1999 of a heart attack. Bill Patterson was a well-respected member of our community. A sportscaster for CJOH TV, Bill was an active family man and is survived by his wife Pat and daughters Sherri, Meghan and Sarah. His true love was watching and reporting on young athletes and he was Ottawa's number one booster of amateur sports.

The 2008 recipients of the Bill Paterson Trophy are:

West End 67's - hosted Spartak Moscow Minor Peewee AAA and recorded only one three minute minor penalty throughout the entire tournament.

Char-Lan Rebels - did not record one penalty in the duration of the tournament.

Hockey School Scholarships

Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 - Scotiabank Place

The Jacques Martin Hockey School Scholarships are presented to one player from each of the Bill Patterson Trophy recipient teams - the Char-Lan Rebels (Major Atom B) and the West End 67's (Atom House A). Players who demonstrate hard work, fair play and good sportsmanship as selected by their coaches will have an opportunity to attend the Rigaud based school. The two recognized players spend a week receiving the very best in on-ice instruction from former Senators' coach Jacques Martin and his staff. They will also engage in other sports such as swimming, basketball and soccer during the week.

Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy

Monday, Dec. 31, 2007; Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 - After each championship game at Scotiabank Place

The Bell Capital Cup is awarded to the victorious team in each division at the end of the tournament. This trophy receives its name from our generous title sponsor, Bell Canada. The trophy symbolizes the teamwork, dedication and effort required for success. Each winning team will receive a miniature version of the Bell Capital Cup to take home, a championship banner for display in their home arena and individual Bell Capital Cups for all players on the team. Players from winning teams will also receive a Bell Capital Cup championship hockey bag to take home as a souvenir of their game and victory.

The MacDonald family will be in attendance following the Minor Atom AAA Championship game, scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on Monday (and conclude at approximately 3:40 p.m.) to present the trophy to the Bell Capital Cup champions of the Minor Atom AAA division.

Bruce M. Firestone Award

Monday, Dec. 31, 2007; Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 - After each championship game at Scotiabank Place

This award is presented to the finalists in each division on championship Sunday. Each of the finalists will receive a take home trophy and a silver miniature version of the Bell Capital Cup for all players on the team. Bruce M. Firestone was the original founder of the modern day Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Dr. Firestone resides in Ottawa and takes an active interest in minor hockey including regular attendance at the Bell Capital Cup. The trophy that bears his name is emblematic of hard work and a "won't back down" spirit.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, 613-599-0326
    Aaron Robinson, 613-599-0161