Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 30, 2013 07:30 ET

Media Advisory: 2014 Bell Capital Cup events for Monday, Dec. 30

More than 300 minor hockey teams participating in Ottawa holiday tradition

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 30, 2013) - The 15th annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, continues with games and events on Monday, Dec. 30.

The 2014 edition of the Bell Capital Cup, which runs through Wednesday, Jan. 1, includes 19 divisions, 310 teams and more than 5,300 players vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy. This year's field is comprised of teams from seven different countries, including Austria, Canada (four provinces and one territory), China, Finland, Germany, Japan and the United States (with representation from eight individual states).

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

Tournament events for Monday, Dec. 30

Sens Gameday Experience presented by Esso

Fans from across the Ottawa-Gatineau region and minor hockey teams taking part in the Bell Capital Cup will have the opportunity to watch as the Senators' coaching staff put players through their paces in an assortment of high-energy drills as they prepare to face the Washington Capitals. Canadian Tire Centre doors will open at 10 a.m. (Gate 1), with the Senators scheduled to take to the ice 15 minutes later. Fans are welcome to the stay for the Capitals morning skate, which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Admission to Canadian Tire Centre is free, however, fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Ottawa Food Bank.

Scotiabank-Canadian Tire Skills Competitions

The remaining skills competitions begin today at 10:30 a.m. when participants from the Atom House B division take to the ice at the Ray Friel Centre (Rink 2). Please visit www.bellcapitalcup.ca for additional start times and locations.

Over the course of two days, the 2014 Bell Capital Cup will have hosted 22 different skills competitions. 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 that will include five events: power-play challenge, breakaway relay, agility relay, target shooting and a 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.

Ottawa Senators vs. Washington Capitals - 7:30 p.m.

For the second time in three days, minor hockey players and their families, volunteers and tournament officials will be in attendance as the Ottawa Senators host National Hockey League action at Canadian Tire Centre.

Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy

Monday, Dec. 30, Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1 - Awarded after each championship game at Canadian Tire Centre

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.

Bruce M. Firestone Award

Monday, Dec. 30, Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1 - Awarded after each championship game at Canadian Tire Centre

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 Monday, Dec. 30

Atom House B - Kanata Badgers vs. Almonte-Pakenham Thunder B1 at 8:30 a.m., Jack Charron Arena

Peewee House A - Kahnawake Junior Condors vs. SouthEnd Spartans at 9:05 a.m., Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex

Atom House C - Kanata Kings vs. Panthères Rouges (Deux-Montagnes, Que.) at 9:05 a.m., Minto Skating Centre

Atom House A - Beijing Snow Leopards vs. Ottawa East Warriors at 11:15 a.m., Barbara Ann Scott Arena

Girl's Atom AA (championship game) - 12:45 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre

Girl's Peewee AA (championship game) - 1:55 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre

Major Peewee AAA (championship game) - 3:10 p.m., Canadian Tire Centre

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