2000 Air Canada Cup

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2000 Air Canada Cup
Tournament details
Dates April 24–30, 2000
Teams 6
Venue(s) Maurice Richard Arena in Montréal, QC
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Quebec Cantonniers de Magog
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Quebec Collége Français de Montréal-Bourassa
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts
Scoring leader(s) Alberta Josh Welter
MVP Quebec Jean-François Kingsley
1999
2001

The 2000 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 22nd annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, played April 24–30, 2000 at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Quebec.[1] The championship game was an all-Quebec showdown as the Quebec champions Cantonniers de Magon shutout the host Collége Français de Montréal-Bourassa 6-0 in the gold medal game to win the national championship.

Future National Hockey League players competing in this tournament were Joffrey Lupul and Ryane Clowe.

Teams[edit]

Result Team Region City
1 Quebec Cantonniers de Magog Quebec Magog, Quebec
2 Quebec Collége Français de Montréal-Bourassa Host Montreal, QC
3 Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts West Saskatoon, SK
4 Alberta Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Pacific Fort Saskatchewan, AB
5 Ontario Richmond Hill Stars Central Richmond Hill, ON
6 Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Maple Leafs Atlantic St. John's, NL

Round Robin[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Quebec Cantonniers de Magog 4-1-0 36 13 8
2 Quebec Collége Français de Montréal-Bourassa 4-1-0 25 14 8
3 Alberta Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 4-1-0 25 12 8
4 Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts 1-3-1 19 19 3
5 Ontario Richmond Hill Stars 1-4-0 9 41 2
6 Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Maple Leafs 0-4-1 13 27 1

Scores[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • Magog 4 - Saskatoon 3
  • Montréal-Bourassa 4 - Fort Saskatchewan 1

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

  • Saskatoon 6 - Fort Saskatchewan 5

Gold Medal Game[edit]

  • Magog 6 - Montréal-Bourassa 0

Individual Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player: Quebec Jean-François Kingsley (Montréal-Bourassa)
  • Top Scorer: Alberta Josh Welter (Fort Saskatchewan)
  • Top Forward: Alberta Josh Welter (Fort Saskatchewan)
  • Top Defenceman: Quebec Francis Trudel (Magog)
  • Top Goaltender: Saskatchewan Geoff McIntosh (Saskatoon)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Newfoundland and Labrador Brent Roach (St. John's)

Regional Playdowns[edit]

Atlantic Region[edit]

  • The St. John's Maple Leafs advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 6–9, 2000 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Quebec[edit]

  • The Cantonniers de Magog advanced by capturing the Quebec Midget AAA League title.

Central Region[edit]

  • The Richmond Hill Stars advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 4–9, 2000 in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Teams competing
Ontario Don Mills Flyers (host)
Ontario Lambton Lightning
Ontario Mississauga Reps
Ontario Ottawa Sting
Ontario Richmond Hill Stars
Ontario Southwest Storm
Ontario Timmins Majors

West Region[edit]

  • The Saskatoon Contacts advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 6–9, 2000 in Souris, Manitoba.
  • Teams competing
Manitoba Eastman Selects
Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts
Manitoba Southwest Cougars (host)
Ontario Thunder Bay Kings

Pacific Region[edit]

  • The Fort Saskatchewan Rangers advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 7–9, 2000 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
  • Teams competing
Alberta Fort Saskatchewan Rangers
British Columbia Kamloops
Northwest Territories Northwest Territories

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News Release #NR.033". Hockey Canada. April 20, 2000. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 

External links[edit]