Capital Fall Classic
The Champions Have Been Crowned!
The 9th Annual Capital Fall Classic has come to an end! In three days we saw our fair share of exciting games, incredible plays, fantastic saves, intense shootouts, and even a few new dents to our tournament trophy, and in the end, four new champions were crowned:
Congratulations and thanks go out to these eight teams for giving us an exciting end to a great tournament!
On behalf of the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, the Nepean Raiders and the entire staff of the Bell Sensplex, we would like to thank all of our participating teams for a great weekend of hockey! It was a pleasure to host your teams and we can’t wait to see you all again next year!
It’s the end of Scoreboard Saturday: the second half of our round robin games are complete and our playoff spots have all been set. It came down to the wire, with some of the most exciting games played in the final few hours of the day, and our four divisions had to wait for the final buzzer to sound before playoff spots were finalized.
In the end, twenty of our fifty four teams will move on to Championship Sunday. Here’s what the day’s first matchups look like:
Major Atom Semifinals
Newmarket Redmen v. TNT Tornados
Versant Ouest Tornades v. Ottawa Valley Silver Seven
Major Peewee Semifinals
North Toronto v. Gloucester Rangers
Kanata Blazers v. St. Catharines Falcons
Major Bantam Quarterfinals
Hamilton Huskies v. Upper Ottawa Valley Aces
Aurora Tigers v. Gloucester Rangers
Major Midget Quarterfinals
Cumberland Jr Grads v. Streetsville Tigers
Gloucester Rangers v. Ajax Knights
Four teams also earned a bye into the semifinals: the Major Midget Brampton 45s and London Jr Knights and the Major Bantam Kanata Blazers and Toronto Penguins. Congratulations to all of our advancing teams!
A big thank you goes out to all of the teams who battled hard for a chance at playoff spots today. To all the teams heading home, the entire staff at the Bell Sensplex truly appreciates your participation this weekend. It was wonderful to spend a weekend amongst such incredible talents! Please be safe in your travels and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
Halfway to Playoffs!
Day One of the 9th Annual Capital Fall Classic has officially ended, and what an action-packed day it was! A big thank you goes out to all of our participating teams for an incredible and enjoyable day of hockey! We’re now half way through our round robin games, and though we have some front runners, each and every playoff spot is still up for grabs.
Special mentions go out to Ian Perrault-Sanders of the Major Bantam Upper Ottawa Valley Aces, who leads the tournament in points with six, and Major Peewee Georgina Blaze’s Cullen Beierl, who recorded the tournament’s first hat trick this morning. We also had an incredible 14 goalies record shutouts throughout the day! Well done boys!
The second half of our round robin starts bright and early tomorrow morning, when the Major Atom Kanata Blazers take on Versant Ouest Tornades at 8am. Stay tuned to Pointstreak for up-to-date scores and standings, and don’t forget to tweet @BellSensplex using #CapitalFallClassic2013 with your best hockey photos of the day! We'll retweet our favourites!
Welcome to Weekend Two of the Capital Fall Classic
The 9th Annual Capital Fall Classic presented by the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Hockey Club and the Nepean Raiders kicked off two weeks ago with its first weekend of Minor hockey action. This weekend, it’s the Majors’ turn! We have 54 of the finest Tier II competitive major-age level teams joining us from across Ontario, Quebec and even upstate New York!
Stay tuned to this site for the most up-to-date stats and schedule information, and follow us on Twitter @BellSensplex, where you can find tournament photos, playoff game scores and fun info throughout the weekend.
On behalf of the Bell Sensplex, the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven and the Nepean Raiders, we’d like to thank you for joining us this weekend and wish you and your teams the best of luck!
Here are your Capital Fall Classic Champs ...
The 9th Annual Capital Fall Classic is officially over and our champions have been crowned! Congratulations go out to all of our champions and finalists:
On behalf of the entire Bell Sensplex, we thank each team for your participation in this year’s Capital Fall Classic. Thank you to all of our out-of-town teams for making the trip to Ottawa this weekend and please travel home safely. And thank you to our local teams for allowing us to provide you with world class hockey experiences so close to home.
It was a pleasure to host you all and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
Championship Sunday is almost here!
After a day of excitement, anticipation, intensity and a surprise visit from the Ottawa Senators, Scoreboard Saturday is officially over and playoff matchups are finalized. Here the teams moving on to our quarter and semifinals tomorrow:
Minor Atom – Gloucester Rangers, Kanata Blazers, Ottawa Valley Silver Seven White, Don Mills Mustangs, Ottawa Sting, Markham Waxers
Minor Peewee – Oakville Rangers, Caledon Hawks, Nepean Raiders, York Toros, Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, Gloucester Rangers
Minor Bantam – Ottawa Sting, Markham Islanders, Ottawa Valley Siler Seven, Streetsville Tigers
Minor Midget – Toronto Penguins, Hamilton Huskies, Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, Brampton 45s, Kanata Blazers, Nepean Raiders
We would like to extend our thanks to all the Minor Midget teams who played at the Cavanagh Sensplex today. Your patience during our Zamboni issues and subsequent start time delays were much appreciated.
To our teams heading home tonight, the Bell Sensplex thanks you for your participation in what has been the best Capital Fall Classic yet. You were a pleasure to watch and we wish you safe travels home and the best of luck in your regular season.
To our playoff-bound teams, congratulations on making it through! Make sure to get your rest, because tomorrow is Championship Sunday!
It's Scoreboard Saturday!
We’re halfway through Scoreboard Saturday and we already have our first round of playoffs set! The Minor Atom Division’s round robin games are complete and the round of twelve matchups look like this:
Markham Waxers v. Nepean Raiders
Oshawa Minor Generals v. Ottawa Sting
West Mall Lightning v. Gloucester Rangers
Vaughan Rangers v. Kanata Blazers
Don Mills Mustangs v. Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Black
Ajax Knights v. Ottawa Valley Silver Seven White
The 3rd to 6th seeded winners of the round of twelve games will move on to Sunday morning’s quarterfinals, while the top two seeds gain a bye into the semis.
The playoff picture for our other three divisions is beginning to form, but in hockey, nothing is certain until the final buzzer. Many teams are still in the hunt for spots in the quarter and semifinals, and we won’t be certain of playoff matchups until after our final round robin games tonight, when the Minor Peewee York Toros face off against the Oakville Rangers at 7:45, the Minor Bantam Ajax Knights battle the Niagara Jr Purple Eagles at 8:05 and the Minor Midget Kingston Canadians close out the night against Ottawa Valley Silver Seven at 9:25.
Day One is in the books
Day One of the 9th Capital Fall Classic was filled with excitement, intensity and incredible displays of skill! The tournament kicked off bright and early this morning with a 1-1 tie between the Minor Peewee Nepean Raiders and the Vaughan Rangers at Bell Sensplex, and ended with the Minor Midget Toronto Penguins winning 3-1 over the Kingston Canadians.
After thirty nine games, our teams are half way through round robin and playoff pictures are beginning to form. Very special mentions go out to the Minor Peewee Gloucester Rangers’ Simon Labelle and the Minor Atom Ottawa Sting’s Kocha Delic, who have each recorded seven points in two games and lead the tournament in points, as well as Minor Midget Nepean Raiders’ goaltender Braden Goebel, who recorded shutouts in both of his team’s victories today. Well done boys!
Day Two promises even more excitement, as teams complete their round robin games and vie for a spot in Sunday’s playoffs. Don’t forget to follow all the action here and on Twitter @BellSensplex. Remember to use #CapitalFallClassic2013 in all of your tweets this weekend!
Capital Fall Classic Tournament -Minors
Welcome to the official tournament website for the 9th Annual Capital Fall Classic presented by the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Hockey Club.
From the first puck drop to the final whistle on championship Sunday, you will find real-time statistics and standings and up-to-date tournament results from all the weekends action. Look for News articles posted throughout the weekend keeping you informed of all the compelling storylines that are sure to develop. As well, be sure to follow us on Twitter @BellSensplex throughout the weekend to stay 'in the loop'!
Weekend #1, sanctioned by the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association (ODHMA), features 50 of the finest tier II competitive minor teams from all over Ontario and the Niagara Jr Purple Eagles joining us from New York.
We wish each team the best of luck!