Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 27, 2007 15:02 ET

Media Advisory: Bell Capital Cup Event Schedule

Dec. 27, 2007 to Jan. 1, 2008

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Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

Esso friendly games

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bell Sensplex (Kanata, ON); Scotiabank Place (Kanata, ON) - secondary venue

Various international teams will participate in friendly exhibition games prior to the start of the tournament from noon to 8 p.m. at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata.

Bell Capital Cup Opening Ceremonies

Finland EJK-95 vs. Ottawa Valley Titans

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

1:15 p.m. - Scotiabank Place


Aaron Robinson, General manager, Bell Capital Cup

Sal Iacono, Senior vice president, Enterprise Markets, Bell Canada

Mike Depratto, President, Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association

This year's opening ceremonies will take place prior to the major peewee AAA game between Finland EJK-95 and the Ottawa Valley Titans at Scotiabank Place.

Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

Senators' open practice

Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

11 a.m. to noon, Scotiabank Place

Washington Capitals' open practice

Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Scotiabank Place

Teams participating in the tournament are invited to watch the Ottawa Senators and/or the Washington Capitals practice on Friday, Dec. 28.

Scotiabank-Canadian Tire All-Star games

Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

Please see 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, 35 Scotiabank-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 Scotiabank-Canadian Tire All-Star jersey as a souvenir from the game. At the conclusion of the game, the Canadian Tire three stars will be selected to include a goaltender (Adam Harlow Award winners), a defenceman and a forward.

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007

Algonquin College Skills Competition

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, Beginning at 10 a.m.

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.

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007

Rogers Sportsnet Broadcast

Rogers Sportsnet will broadcast the Major Atom AAA Championship Game across Canada on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 31, 2007

Bill Patterson Trophy

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) which demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship by recording the fewest penalty minutes during the round robin portion of the tournament. The trophy is awarded in memory of Bill Patterson who passed away on September 22, 1999 due to 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 as Ottawa's number one booster of amateur sport.

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. 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.

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008

Jack Rowbotham Volunteer of the year Award - Colleen Drisdelle, France Kent-Duval

Each year the Bell Capital Cup organizing committee recognizes the outstanding contributions of a volunteer during the tournament. Awarded to the individual for his/her work and dedication to the Bell Capital Cup this year's Jack Rowbotham Volunteer of the year award will be bestowed on two long-serving members of the Bell Capital Cup - Colleen Drisdelle (coordinator for the Nepean Sportsplex) and France Kent-Duval (coordinator of the Aylmer Arena). The award will be presented following the conclusion of the Bell Capital Cup and during the Ottawa Senators' home game on Saturday, Jan 5, 2008.

Tournament Awards

Player of the game awards

Following each game of the tournament, two awards will be presented (approx. 1800 trophies for the duration of the tournament). The awards will be presented at the arena following the game.

At the conclusion of each game, a Player of the Game and a Defensive Player of the Game will be selected. The players will be awarded a pewter and rosewood statuette to commemorate their hard work and effort from the game. Recipients are ineligible on a second occasion, unless the second award is for play in the championship game or a team's final game of the tournament.

Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy

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

After championship each 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 11:20 a.m. (and conclude at approximately 12:30 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 which bears his name is emblematic of hard work and a "won't back down" spirit.

Adam Harlow Trophy

Awarded after each All Star game

Awards to be presented at home arena during tournament.

The Adam Harlow Trophy is awarded to the top goalie in each of the all-star games. Adam Harlow died tragically at the age of 10 on March 24, 2002. He played in the Kemptville District Minor Hockey League for three years but 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.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore