Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 31, 2010 09:34 ET

Media Advisory: 2011 Bell Capital Cup Events for Friday, Dec. 31

More than 490 teams participating as hockey tournament continues Ottawa holiday tradition

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 31, 2010) - The 12th annual Bell Capital Cup – the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament – continues with games and events on Friday, Dec. 31. 

The 493 participating teams are vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy. This year's field is comprised of teams from Canada (five provinces, one territory), China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, South Korea and the United States (with representation from 14 individual states).

Tournament events for Friday, Dec. 31

Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star games

Please visit www.bellcapitalcup.ca for start times

The Bell Capital Cup is pleased to continue offering players in each division the opportunity to participate in a Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star game. In total, 32 Canadian Tire all-star games will be played during the tournament. Teams have been 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 Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star jersey as a souvenir. At the conclusion of the game, Canadian Tire three stars will be selected -- a goaltender (Adam Harlow Award winners), a defenceman and a forward.

Adam Harlow Trophy

The Adam Harlow Trophy is awarded to the top goalie in each of the all-star games. Adam Harlow died at the age of 10 on March 24, 2002. He played in the Kemptville District Minor Hockey League for three years and came into his own as a goalie for the Kemptville Panthers. Adam 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.

Players, coaches and delegates to meet at Ottawa's new Chinese Imperial Archway

The Bell Capital Cup organizing committee is preparing to welcome six of this year's participating teams to the recently opened Chinese Imperial Archway in Ottawa's Chinatown district. Today at 1:15 p.m., players and coaches from three local minor hockey associations will convene with players and coaches from teams representing Beijing, Ottawa's sister city.

The event will be also be attended by Jim Watson, mayor of Ottawa; Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; Cyril Leeder, chairman, Bell Capital Cup and president, Senators Sports & Entertainment; Noel Buckley, president and chief executive officer, Ottawa Tourism, and Matt Bennett, general manager, Bell Capital Cup.

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

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