Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 29, 2006 17:29 ET

Media Advisory: 2007 Bell Capital Cup Events for Saturday, Dec. 30

Guinness world record breaking Bell Capital Cup continues

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 29, 2006) - The eighth annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with games and events on Saturday, Dec. 30.

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

After two days and plenty of hard work, the Moscow North Stars had their equipment arrive today. After earning a tie yesterday, the North Stars defeated the Connecticut Lazers 10-1 today, and play again this evening at 6:35 p.m.

Tournament events for Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006

Skills competition

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, Beginning at 8:45 a.m.

The Bell Capital Cup will host 38 Skills Competition to take place 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 one of the highlights of the festival for players, coaches, parents and fans. In some divisions, over 200 players will compete in the skills competition during this year's festival.

Rogers Television Broadcasts

Rogers Television 22 will broadcast six of the championship games across Ontario:

Girls Peewee AA - Game played on Dec. 30 at 3:10 p.m.; Game broadcast on Rogers Television on Dec. 31 at 3 p.m.

Major Peewee AAA - Game played on Dec. 30 at 5:50 p.m.; Game broadcast on Rogers Television on Dec. 31 at 4:15 p.m.

Minor Atom AA - Game played on Dec. 30 at 7:20 p.m.; Game broadcast on Rogers Television on Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Minor Peewee AAA - Game played on Dec. 31 at 9:40 a.m.; Game broadcast on Rogers Television on Jan. 1 at 10 a.m.

Major Atom AAA - Game played on Dec. 31 at 12:30 p.m.; Game broadcast on Rogers Television on Jan. 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Minor Atom AAA - Game played on Dec. 31 at 1:50 p.m.; Game broadcast on Rogers Television on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.

Please check local listings for confirmation of game times.

Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006; Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006; Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 - After championship each 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 Peewee AAA Championship game, scheduled to begin at 9:40 a.m. (end at approximately 10:55 a.m.) on Sunday, Dec. 31, to present the trophy to the Bell Capital Cup champions of the Minor Peewee AAA division.

Bruce M. Firestone Award

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006; Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006; Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 - After championship each 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.

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