In three days of hockey, 25 teams featuring over 500 of Ontario’s finest Midget ‘AAA’ hockey players rolled through the doors of the Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex with the hopes of capturing the title and calling themselves Champions. Unfortunately there could only be one winner in the end.
A tournament that started at 25 teams soon became one as the Ajax-Pickering Raiders took home the crown with a 5-0 win over the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in Sunday’s Final of the 10th Annual Ottawa Senators Midget AAA Showcase Tournament. From the opening faceoff to the final buzzer, both teams put forth a valiant effort. With action in both ends, this game was up for grabs. After a scoreless first period, Ajax-Pickering’s Andrew Hughes broke the tie. The Raiders never looked back as they would eventually score four more goals and sealed the victory.
A special congratulation goes out to Ajax-Pickering Raiders forward Andrew Hughes who was named Tournament MVP, scoring a total of 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) including four game-winning goals in seven games. Congratulations to Andrew and the rest of the Ajax-Pickering Raiders on winning the 2014 Midget AAA Showcase Tournament!
On behalf of the Ottawa Senators, the Ottawa Valley Titans, and the entire Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex staff, we would like thank all participating teams for taking part in this year’s Midget AAA Showcase Tournament. We wish you all the best of luck in your upcoming seasons, and look forward to seeing you all again soon! Have a safe drive home!