Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 30, 2007 11:34 ET

Media Advisory: 2008 Bell Capital Cup Events for Sunday, Dec. 30

Bell Capital Cup enters playoff rounds on Sunday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 30, 2007) - The ninth annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with the playoff round and championship games on Sunday, Dec. 30.

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.

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

Tournament events for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007

Algonquin College Skills Competition

Beginning at 10 a.m. - Please see www.bellcapitalcup.ca for additional start times

The Bell Capital Cup will host 34 Algonquin College Skills Competitions during the tournament.

Each team will have the opportunity to participate in a skills competition which will include five events: the breakaway shootout, powerplay challenge, agility relay race, target shooting and the team relay race. The skills competition is among the tournament's biggest highlights for players, coaches, parents and fans. In some divisions, over 200 players will compete in the skills competition during this year's festival.

Bell Capital Cup Tournament Gala

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

More than 1,200 Bell Capital Cup participants and their families from Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia will gather for an evening of fun, music and friendship in the Grand Hall at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Que. The evening includes an awards presentation for the tournament's top scorers, a silent auction and a Hockey Hall of Fame trophy display. The sold-out event is the first gala in the tournament's history.

Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007; Monday, Dec. 31, 2007; Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008

After each championship game - 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 victory.

The MacDonald family will be in attendance following the Minor Atom AAA Championship game, scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. (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

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007; Monday, Dec. 31, 2007; Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008

After each championship game - 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. Dr. Firestone resides in Ottawa and takes an active interest in minor hockey including his 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