Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 30, 2012 07:30 ET

Media Advisory: 2013 Bell Capital Cup events for Sunday, Dec. 30

Close to 400 minor hockey teams taking part in Ottawa holiday tradition

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 30, 2012) - The 14th annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with games and events on Sunday, Dec. 30.

The 2013 edition of the Bell Capital Cup, which runs through Tuesday, Jan. 1, includes 19 divisions, 380 teams and more than 6,500 players vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy. This year's field is comprised of teams from five different countries, including Canada (three provinces and one territory), China (Hong Kong), Finland, Germany and the United States (with representation from nine individual states).

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Tournament events for Sunday, Dec. 30

Bell Capital Cup Skills Competition

Beginning at 10:15 a.m. - Please visit for additional start times.

The 2013 Bell Capital Cup will host 28 different tournament skills competitions during the tournament. The skills events are a unique and innovative way to promote fundamental skill development for atom- and peewee-aged players. Each team will have the opportunity to participate in a skills competition, which will include five events: the power-play challenge, breakaway relay, agility relay, 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 a single skills event during this year's tournament.

Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy

Sunday, Dec. 30, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1

After each championship game - Scotiabank Place

The Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy is awarded to the victorious team in each division. The four-foot trophy is named in honour of Allen J. MacDonald, a friend, colleague and passionate member of the minor hockey community, who was a great contributor to the Bell Capital Cup. Each winning team will take home a replica trophy and a championship banner for display in its home arena. Each player will receive a gold miniature championship trophy and a Bell Capital Cup Nike shirt.

Bruce M. Firestone Award

Sunday, Dec. 30, Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1

After each championship game - Scotiabank Place

The Bruce M. Firestone Award, emblematic of perseverance, hard work and a won't-back-down spirit, is awarded to the finalists in each division. Each team will receive a silver miniature trophy for all players on the team. Firestone is a founder of the modern-day Ottawa Senators. A resident of the nation's capital, he takes an active interest in minor hockey, including regular attendance at the Bell Capital Cup.

Games of note for Sunday, Dec. 30

Atom House A - South End Shockwave vs. Vikings d'Aylmer at 12:30 p.m., Barbara Ann Scott Arena

Minor Peewee AA - London Nationals vs. Jokerit Blues (Finland) at 10:30 a.m., Earl Armstrong Arena

Minor Peewee AAA - Sudbury Wolves vs. North Jersey Avalanche at 8 a.m., Kanata Recreation Centre

Atom Girls AA - Championship Game at 1 p.m., Scotiabank Place

Peewee Girls AA - Championship Game at 2:15 p.m., Scotiabank Place

Major Peewee AAA - Championship Game at 3:30 p.m., Scotiabank Place

Minor Atom AAA - Championship Game at 5 p.m., Scotiabank Place

Major Atom AA - Championship Game at 6:30 p.m., Scotiabank Place

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