Bell Capital Cup

Bell Capital Cup

January 03, 2011 16:12 ET

Media Advisory: Curtain Falls on Successful 2011 Bell Capital Cup

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 3, 2011) - The 12th annual Bell Capital Cup, the world's premier atom and peewee hockey tournament, came to a successful conclusion on Monday evening with the final four championship games played at Scotiabank Place. The 493 participating teams were vying for the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy as bestowed upon each division champion. 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.

The Bell Capital Cup Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy is awarded to the victorious team in each division at the end of the tournament. The trophy symbolizes the teamwork, dedication and effort required for success. Each winning team receives 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 also received a Bell Capital Cup dri-fit shirts as a souvenir of their game and victory. There were 19 teams crowned Champions in their respective categories and awarded the Allen J. MacDonald Championship Trophy. Champions from the 19 divisions were as follows:

Girls Atom AA – Oakville Hornets

Girls Peewee AA – Kitchener Lady Rangers

Boys Major Peewee AAA – Nepean Raiders

Boys Major Peewee AA – Brick Hockey Club

Boys Major Peewee A – Guelph Jr. Storm

Boys Peewee Minor AAA – Assabet Valley Patriots

Boys Peewee Minor AA – Ottawa Valley Silver Seven White

Boys Peewee Minor A – Belleville Jr. Bulls

Boys Peewee House A – South End Comets

Boys Atom Major AAA – Syracuse Nationals

Boys Atom Minor AAA – Whitby Wildcats

Boys Atom Major AA – Vaughan Panthers

Boys Atom Major A – Germany Eagles

Boys Atom Major B – Napanee Stars

Boys Atom Minor AA – Nepean Raiders

Boys Atom Minor A – Valley East Rebels

Boys Atom House A – Beijing Little Wolf

Boys Atom House B – West End Sharks

Boys Atom House C – Deep River Knights

For complete information on the Bell Capital Cup, including final statistics and results, visit www.bellcapitalcup.ca.

Bill Patterson Trophy winners

The Bill Patterson Trophy is awarded to the two teams (one house league team and one competitive league team) that demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship by recording the fewest penalty minutes during round robin tournament. The trophy is awarded in memory of Bill Patterson who passed away September 22, 1999 of a heart attack. Bill Patterson was a well-respected member of our community. A sportscaster for CJOH TV, Bill was an active family man and is survived by his wife Pat and daughters Sherri, Meghan and Sarah. His true love was watching and reporting on young athletes and he was Ottawa's number one booster of amateur sports.

The 2011 recipients of the Bill Paterson Trophy are:

Canterbury Knights – Atom House B

Gloucester Rangers – Atom Minor AA

Hockey School Scholarships

The Bell Sensplex Ottawa Senators Hockey School Scholarships are presented to one player from each of the teams that win the Bill Patterson Trophy, which this year are the Canterbury Knights (Atom House B) and the Gloucester Rangers (Minor Atom AA) teams. Players who demonstrate hard work, fair play and good sportsmanship as selected by their coaches will have an opportunity to attend the Kanata-based hockey school during July or August. The two recognized players will spend a week receiving the very best in on-ice instruction from the professional staff of the Bell Sensplex. They will also participate in other sports such as basketball and soccer during the week.

Other Event Facts and Figures

Number of participating teams - 493

Number of Tournament Games Played - 993 games (including all-star) 

Friendly (exhibition) Games Played - 52 

Number of All Star Games - 32 

Number of Skills Competitions - 38 (more than 8,380 players participated in this year's skills competition)

Estimated Economic Impact from this year's event - $15.5 million to province 

Estimate of Money Raised for charity and minor hockey this year - more than $200,000

Twelve (12) Year Total of Money Raised for Charity and Minor Hockey - more than $2 million

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