Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 30, 2008 09:24 ET

Media Advisory: 2009 Bell Capital Cup Events For Tuesday, Dec. 30

Bell Capital Cup enters playoff rounds on Tuesday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 30, 2008) - The 10th annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with the completion of round-robin play, Algonquin College skills competitions, playoff round and championship games on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

The 485 participating teams are vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy as tournament champion. The Bell Capital Cup continues to welcome the world as more than 69 teams from the United States, as well as teams from China (2), Finland (3) and Germany, are entered in the event.

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

Tournament events for Tuesday, Dec. 30

Algonquin College Skills Competition

Beginning at 10 a.m. - Please see www.bellcapitalcup.ca for additional start times

The Bell Capital Cup will host 35 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, power play challenge, agility relay race, target shooting and the team relay race. The skills competition is one of the biggest tournament highlights for players, coaches, parents and fans. In some divisions, more than 200 players will compete in the skills competition during this year's festival.

Bell Capital Cup Night at Samsung Fanfest - Aberdeen Pavilion

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bell Capital Cup participants and their families from Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia will gather for an evening of fun and friendship at Samsung Fanfest located at Lansdowne Park's Aberdeen Pavilion. The evening features pin trading, Upper Deck Trading Card pack wars and the interactive games and displays available throughout Fanfest.

Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy Presentations

Tuesday, Dec. 30; Wednesday, Dec. 31; Thursday, Jan. 1

After championship each game - Bell Sensplex

The Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy is awarded to the victorious team in each division at the end of the Bell Capital Cup. This trophy receives its name from our generous title sponsor, Bell Canada, and is presented in memory of longtime Bell employee and Bell Capital Cup supporter Allen MacDonald. 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 to display in their home arena and individual Bell Capital Cups for all players on the team. Players from the winning teams will also receive a Bell Capital Cup Nike Dri-Fit T-shirt in addition to a championship patch that may be placed on their jerseys or hockey bags for the remainder of the season as souvenirs of their victory.

Bruce M. Firestone Award

Tuesday, Dec. 30; Wednesday, Dec. 31; Thursday, Jan. 1

After each championship game - Bell Sensplex

This award is presented to the finalists in each division following championship games. Each of the finalists will receive a take-home trophy and a silver miniature version of the Bell Capital Cup for each player on the team. Bruce M. Firestone was the original founder of the modern 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 that bears his name is emblematic of hard work and a "won't back down" spirit.

Contact Information

  • Francois Marchand, 613-599-0326
    Aaron Robinson, 613-599-0161