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
Major Atom Don Mills Mustangs Ottawa Valley Silver Seven 4-0
Minor Peewee Gloucester Rangers Ottawa Valley Silver Seven 2-0
Major Bantam Oakville Rangers Toronto Aeros 3-1
Major Midget Vaughan Rangers Gloucester Rangers 3-2
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!