Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

December 27, 2006 19:35 ET

Media Advisory/Bell Capital Cup

Ottawa Hockey Community Called Upon to Assist Russian Team with Missing Equipment Moscow team arrives for Bell Capital Cup - equipment does not

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 27, 2006) - While the majority of European and Asian teams arrived in Ottawa on time and with all of their belongings in tow, the Bell Capital Cup has learned from Russian contacts that the Moscow North Stars minor peewee team arrived in Toronto, but their equipment was left on the tarmac in Europe.

The Bell Capital Cup is calling on Ottawa's minor hockey community and Hockey Country to rally around the team of 11-year-old players in the hope of finding equipment for the team to participate in this year's Bell Capital Cup after making the long trek from Moscow.

Play It Again Sports has already committed to loaning skates to the North Stars for the duration of the tournament, while the Ottawa Senators have stepped forward with a set of jerseys and socks for the team to wear.

Parties interested in donating other pieces of equipment are encouraged to contact Jim MacLean of the Gloucester Blackhawks minor peewee A team this evening, the host team for the Moscow North Stars, at 613-816-9419 or 613-822-9419 or by e-mail at nealcam@rogers.com.

The North Stars are currently en route to Ottawa. They are expected to arrive and meet up with the Blackhawks later this evening. Moscow is scheduled to begin play at this year's Bell Capital Cup tomorrow at 1:20 p.m. at Orleans Recreation Centre.

The Ottawa International Hockey Festival is a non-profit organization with the mandate, as set forth by its volunteer board of directors, to support local children's charities and minor hockey. The Bell Capital Cup provides young athletes with an opportunity to compete against their peers at a high level, meet new friends and develop their skills both on and off the ice, in a fun, yet competitive setting. Money raised from this year's tournament will, once again, be given to minor hockey and local charities. Last year, $140,000 was raised through Bell Capital Cup initiatives, bringing the seven-year total for the festival to more than $950,000.

Contact Information

  • Aaron Robinson, general manager,
    Bell Capital Cup, 613-599-0161
    Brian Morris, Scotiabank Place
    and Ottawa Senators, 613-599-0289