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The Bell Capital Cup, formerly the Bell Canada Cup is an annual ice hockey tournament staged in Ottawa, Ontario. It is open to youth teams aged 9–13, from all over the world. The tournament attracts over 500 teams annually and bills itself as "the world's largest hockey tournament."[1] Proceeds from the tournament help to fund local minor hockey programs in the Ottawa area. It also serves, in an unofficial capacity, as the atom-level World Championships.

FormatEdit

The Bell Capital Cup offers twenty one divisions in atom (squirt) and peewee divisions. Nineteen divisions feature boys teams in AAA, AA, A, B and House league divisions (classified as A, B and C) and 2 atom and peewee girls divisions (AA). The tournament provides each team with a 3 game minimum for AA, A, B and House league divisions while teams in the AAA divisions receive a 4 game minimum. The tournament features a round-robin format with the winner of each group advancing to the playoff round. The finals are held at Scotiabank Place. The games are played in 20+ venues and 35 rinks, including the Bell Sensplex, the Kanata Rec Centre, the Nepean Sportsplex, the Ray Friel Centre, the Orleans Recreation Centre and the Ottawa Civic Centre.

2007 TournamentEdit

The 2007 tournament had 510 teams, 8,145 players, setting a Guinness World Record.[2] $196,000 was raised by the 2007 tournament for local minor hockey associations and charities.[2]

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References and notesEdit

  1. Bell Capital Cup information. Retrieved on 2007-12-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 (2007) Ottawa Senators Media Guide 2007-08. Ottawa Senators, 206. 

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