Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 31, 2009 10:24 ET

Media Advisory: 2010 Bell Capital Cup Events For Thursday, Dec. 31

More than 500 teams participating as hockey tournament continues Ottawa holiday tradition

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 31, 2009) - The 11th annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with games and events on Thursday, Dec. 31.

The 502 participating teams are vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy. This year's field is comprised of teams from six different countries, including Canada (three provinces, one territory), China, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United States (with representation from 14 individual states).

Tournament events for Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009

Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star games

Please see www.bellcapitalcup.ca for start times

The Bell Capital Cup is pleased to offer each division the opportunity to participate in a Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star game. In total, 32 Canadian Tire all-star games will be played during the tournament. Teams are asked by the organizing committee to provide their most skilled players for previously determined positions for these games. Players in the game will receive a take-home Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star jersey as a souvenir. At the conclusion of the game, the Canadian Tire three stars will be selected -- a goaltender (Adam Harlow Award winners), a defenceman and a forward.

Adam Harlow Trophy

The Adam Harlow Trophy is awarded to the top goalie in each of the all-star games. Adam Harlow died at the age of 10 on March 24, 2002. He played in the Kemptville District Minor Hockey League for three years and really came into his own as a goalie for the Kemptville Panthers. He is survived by his parents, Lajla and Bob, and siblings Julie and Mark. He was devoted to the game and was very proud to be chosen as his team's only goalie. Hockey was Adam's greatest passion in life.

Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders - 7 p.m.

For the third time this week, family members, volunteers and tournament officials will be in attendance as the Ottawa Senators host NHL action at Scotiabank Place.

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

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