Capital Fall Classic
We have come to the conclusion of another great tournament at the Bell Sensplex. The Capital Fall Classic Weekend 2 Tournament is now in the history books as a great success. 16 Major Atom teams, 11 Major Peewee teams, 12 Major Bantam and 15 Major Midget teams came together to battle it out for the title of Tournament Champion. The competition was fierce and very entertaining.
We witnessed some very exciting round-robin games on Friday and Saturday, with games being played at the Bell Sensplex, Kanata Recreation Complex, Canadian Tire Centre (Home of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators), Cavanagh Sensplex, and the brand new state-of-the-art Richcraft Sensplex. After every team completed their four games, only a select few could move on to the playoffs.
Over the course of two days, we witnessed some amazing games in all four divisions. In the Major Atom division, Les Chevaliers de Lachenais finished with four wins, an impressive feat. In the Peewee division the Nepean Raiders played their four games without allowing a goal. In the Major Bantam division, the Oakville Rangers and the Ottawa Sting won their respective groups and in the Major Midget division, the Vaughn Rangers, Gloucester Rangers and Toronto Aeros stood on top of their divisions.
Bright and early Sunday morning, the playoff teams arrived at the Bell Sensplex all looking to rise to the top. After two quarter-final games and two semi-final games in the Major Atom division, the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven and the Don Mills Mustangs rose to the occasion, and went head to head in the Championship game. In the end, it was the Don Mills Mustangs who came out on top, claiming the title. In the Major Peewee division the Gloucester Rangers and the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven played a close exciting game. Both goalies looked sharp between the pipes, but in the end, the Gloucester Rangers would prevail. The Major Bantam championship game was much of the same as the goalies were not going to let up very easy. After a hard fought match, the Oakville Rangers captured the title as Champions with a 3-1 win. And at the end of a long day, the Vaughn Rangers and the Gloucester Rangers in the Major Midget division were ready to take to the ice. This was it, the grand finale. The game took five period and shootout to decide a winner, but in the end, it was the Vaughan Rangers who came out on top.
Here are the complete results from our Championship games:
Division Champion Finalist Score
On behalf of the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, and all the staff at the Sensplex we would like to thank all the teams, their families and friends for making this weekend a very successful tournaments. Congratulations to all of our Tournament Champions on an outstanding performance. We wish you all the best of luck in your seasons, and look forward to seeing you all again soon! Have a safe drive home!
What better way to end Scoreboard Saturday than some pivotal matchups in tournaments’ final round-robin games, ultimately deciding who was in and who was out.
Here is a breakdown of tomorrow’s first-round playoff matches:
Major Atom Quarter-Finals (2004)
Major Peewee Semi-Finals (2002)
Major Bantam Semi-Finals (2000)
Major Midget Quarter-Finals (1997-98)
It came down to the wire, with some of the most exciting round-robin games played in the evening and all fans in attendance had to wait for the final sound of the buzzer to find out who was moving on to the playoff rounds of the 10th Annual Fall Classic tournament – Weekend 2. In the end, only a select few could move on to Sunday’s playoffs.
To all the teams heading home, the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, Nepean Raiders, and the entire staff at the Bell Sensplex, Richcraft Sensplex, Cavanagh Sensplex, Canadian Tire Centre, and Kanata Recreation Centre would like to thank you for your participation at this year’s Capital Fall Classic Weekend 2 tournament. It was wonderful to spend a weekend amongst such incredible talents! Please be safe in your travels home and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
Face-Off Friday Comes to a Close!
Day one of the 10th Annual Capital Fall Classic Tournament Weekend 2 has drawn to a close and what a way to start! Today’s games featured plenty of excitement as teams began their quest to take home the tournament crown and call themselves Champions. Hats off to the goaltenders today as many of them stole the show, making save after save and keeping their teams in the game; and in many cases, their opponents off the scoreboard. A big thank you goes out to all of our participants for making Face-Off Friday such a big success!
Today’s games brought forth a lot of exciting moments as many players stepped out onto the ice and were nothing less than flawless for their respective clubs. The tournament has seen some close games thus far, setting the stage for another exciting day tomorrow.
Special mention goes out to Taylor Durand of the Toronto Aeros Jr. in the Major Midget division who leads the tournament in scoring with 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists) in two games played so far.
Day Two kicks off bright and early tomorrow morning with all four arenas in action at the Bell Sensplex beginning with the Major Peewee division as les Mariniers d’Aylmer take on the Toronto Aeros on the Palladium Insurance Arena at 8:00am. With all teams back in action tomorrow, playoff spots amongst all divisions are still anyone’s for the taking.
For up-to-the-minute scores and stats, be sure to check out our Pointstreak page; and follow us on Twitter @Sensplex for tournament updates, photos and info!
After a long busy day at the rinks, be sure to get some rest tonight, as Scoreboard Saturday is right around the corner!
Welcome to the 10th Annual Capital Fall Classic - Weekend 2!
With the first weekend in the books, the Bell Sensplex will be back in full force as we get set to welcome 54 teams from across Ontario, Quebec, and upstate New York in the second weekend of the 10th Annual Capital Fall Classic presented by the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven. The tournament is set to start on Friday with all 54 teams from the Major Atom to Major Midget divisions in action across five facilities: the Bell Sensplex, Richcraft Sensplex, Cavanagh Sensplex, Kanata Rec Centre, and the Canadian Tire Centre (Home of the Ottawa Senators).
From the tournaments’ opening faceoff on Friday morning to the last sound of the buzzer in Sunday’s final, you will be able to find on this website live scoring and tournament results, as well as stay up to date with the tournaments standings and statistics for each division. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Sensplex to find out the latest news from around the building.
Special mention goes out to our American friends, the Canton Bears in the Major Atom division and the St. Lawrence Thunder in the Major Bantam division. Welcome!!
On the behalf of the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, the Nepean Raiders, and all the staff at the Bell Sensplex, Richcraft Sensplex, Cavanagh Sensplex, Canadian Tire Centre, and Kanata Recreation Centre, we would like welcome you all to the 10th Annual Capital Fall Classic – Weekend 2 and we wish you all a safe and exciting tournament, and the very best of luck throughout!