Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

January 01, 2011 11:11 ET

Media Advisory: 2011 Bell Capital Cup Events for Saturday, Jan. 1

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 1, 2011) - The 12th annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with games and events on Saturday, Jan. 1. 

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). Representation from seven countries has set an all-time tournament-high.

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

Tournament events for Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011

Bell Capital Cup Skills Competition

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. - Please see www.bellcapitalcup.ca for additional start times

The Bell Capital Cup will host 39 Bell Capital Cup 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 among the tournament's biggest 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.

Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7 p.m.

For the second time this week, family members, volunteers and tournament officials will be in attendance as the Ottawa Senators host NHL action at Scotiabank Place.

Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy

Saturday, Jan. 1; Sunday, Jan. 2; Monday, Jan. 3

After each championship game - 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 victory.

Bruce M. Firestone Award

Saturday, Jan. 1; Sunday, Jan. 2; Monday, Jan. 3

After each championship game - Scotiabank Place

This award is presented to the finalists in each division at the conclusion of championship games. 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. 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 persevering spirit.

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