Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 28, 2006 18:14 ET

Media Advisory/2007 Bell Capital Cup: Events for Friday, Dec. 29

Guinness World Record Breaking Bell Capital Cup Continues

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 28, 2006) - The eighth annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with games and events on Friday, Dec. 29.

The 510 participating teams will by vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy as tournament champion. The tournament welcomes teams from all over the globe, including 90 teams from the United States, as well as teams from the Czech Republic, China, Finland, France and Russia. With the assistance of the Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner, a team from Torino, Italy will represent the newest country to participate.

Update on team Moscow's lost equipment

In a true feel-good story, the businesses and citizens of hockey country rallied around the Moscow North Stars minor peewee team, who arrived in Toronto on Wednesday without their hockey equipment after it was left on the tarmac in Europe.

The Bell Capital Cup put a call to the community at 7 p.m. on Wednesday to help find equipment for these boys, and Hockey Country responded in a big way. The Ottawa Senators, Play It Again Sports, Bell Canada, M&M Fournel's Corp. Ltd. (Rock Fournel), Rogers Television and Gowling, Lafleur and Henderson L.L.P. donated various items of hockey gear to the boys, while individual persons and teams make donations too numerous to count, including over $6,000 in cash.

By 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning enough equipment had been donated to allow the Moscow North Stars to take the ice for their first game of the tournament at 1:20 p.m. in Orleans against the Long Island Rebels. Moscow and Long Island game ended in 1-1 tie.

Tournament events for Friday, Dec. 29, 2006

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 Canadian Tire all-star game. In total, 35 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 Canadian Tire all-star jersey as a souvenir and memento from this game. At the conclusion of the game, the Canadian Tire three stars will be selected including a goaltender, a defenceman and a forward.

Bell Capital Cup awards for players

Player-of- the-game awards: Following each game, two awards will be presented following each game of the tournament (approximately 1,800 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 stunning pewter and rosewood statuette to commemorate their hard work and effort from the game. No player may win one of these twice, unless the second award is for play in the final game on championship Sunday.

Adam Harlow Trophy

The Adam Harlow Trophy is awarded to the top goalie in each of the all-star games. Adam Harlow died tragically at the tender 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. His parents, Lajla and Bob, and siblings Julie and Mark survive him. He was devoted to the game and was very proud to be picked as his team's only goalie. Hockey was Adam's greatest passion in life. Trophies will be awarded after each all-star game, at each teams' home arena during tournament.

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

Contact Information

  • Brian Morris, 613-599-0289
    Aaron Robinson, 613-599-0161