Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

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Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 30, 2006 18:13 ET

Media Advisory: 2007 Bell Capital Cup Events For Sunday, Dec. 31

Guinness world record breaking Bell Capital Cup enters playoffs and championships

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 30, 2006) - The eighth annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with the playoff round and championship games on Sunday, Dec. 31.

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.

Seven division champions were crowned on Saturday, Dec. 30: Girls atom AA, Girls peewee AA, Boys atom house C, Boys major peewee AAA, Boys minor atom AA, Boys Quebec atome BB and Boys Quebec peewee BB.

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

Tournament events for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006

Bill Patterson Trophy

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, 1:50 p.m. - Scotiabank Place

The Bill Patterson Trophy is awarded to the two teams (one house league team and one competitive league team) that demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship by recording the fewest penalty minutes during round robin tournament. The trophy is awarded in memory of Bill Patterson who passed away September 22, 1999 of 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 and he was Ottawa's number one booster of amateur sports.

Hockey School Scholarships

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 - Scotiabank Place

The Jacques Martin Hockey School and Bell Sensplex Scholarships are presented to one player from each of the teams that win the Bill Patterson Trophy. Players that demonstrate hard work, fair play and good sportsmanship, as selected with by their coaches will have an opportunity to attend one of the schools, which are located in Rigaud, Que. and Kanata, Ont. The two winning players will spend a week at the site and will receive the very best in on-ice instruction from the Bell Sensplex hockey instructors and former Ottawa Senators coach Jacques Martin and his staff. They will also engage in other sports such as swimming, basketball and soccer during the week.

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.

Boys 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.

Boys 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.

Boys 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.

Boys 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.

Boys 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

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 - After each championship 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

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 - After each championship 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.

Contact Information

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