1997 Air Canada Cup

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1997 Air Canada Cup
Tournament details
Dates April 22–27, 1997
Teams 6
Venue(s) New Glasgow Stadium in New Glasgow, NS
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Ontario Thunder Bay Kings
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Ontario New Liskeard Cubs
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Alberta Calgary Royals
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Ontario Tim Zafiris
MVP Ontario Tim Zafiris
1996
1998

The 1997 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 19th annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, played April 22–27, 1997 at the New Glasgow Stadium in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The Thunder Bay Kings defeated the New Liskeard Cubs in the championship game to win their second gold medal in three years. The Calgary Royals won the bronze medal.

Teams[edit]

Result Team Region City
1st, gold medalist(s) Ontario Thunder Bay Kings West Thunder Bay, ON
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ontario New Liskeard Cubs Central New Liskeard, ON
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alberta Calgary Royals Pacific Calgary, Alberta
4 Quebec Riverains de Collège Charles-Lemoyne Quebec Sainte-Catherine, QC
5 Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Abbies Atlantic Charlottetown, PE
6 Nova Scotia Pictou County Weeks Host New Glasgow, NS

Round Robin[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Ontario Thunder Bay Kings 4-1-0 23 13 8
2 Quebec Riverains de Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3-1-1 28 11 7
3 Ontario New Liskeard Cubs 3-2-0 23 14 6
4 Alberta Calgary Royals 2-2-1 18 19 5
5 Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Abbies 1-4-0 120 36 2
6 Nova Scotia Pictou County Weeks 0-3-2 15 26 2

Scores[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • New Liskeard 4 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3
  • Thunder Bay 3 - Calgary 2 (OT)

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

  • Calgary 3 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 2

Gold Medal Game[edit]

  • Thunder Bay 4 - New Liskeard 1

Individual Awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player: Ontario Tim Zafiris (New Liskeard)
  • Top Scorer: Ontario Tim Zafiris (New Liskeard)
  • Top Forward: Alberta John Bistihas (Calgary)
  • Top Defenceman: Ontario Erik Adams (Thunder Bay)
  • Top Goaltender: Quebec David St. Germain (Collège Charles-Lemoyne)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Nova Scotia Derek Field (Pictou County)
  • Air Canada Scholarship: Ontario Tim Zafiris (New Liskeard)
  • Esso Scholarship: Quebec Vincent Blanchette (Collège Charles-Lemoyne)

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