Ottawa Senators Midget AAA Showcase
Thank You for an Outstanding Tournament!
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!
And then there were two ...
The semi-finals are in the books as the Toronto Jr Canadiens and the Ajax-Pickering Raiders were victorious in their respective matchups setting the stage for what will be an outstanding final.
In the first semi-final, the Toronto Jr Canadiens took on a challenging opponent in the Mississauga Reps. With action in both ends, this game came down to the wire, but it was the Jr Canadiens that would prevail as they edged their opponents 6 to 3.
The second semi-final was equally as exciting as the Ajax-Pickering Raiders took to the ice to face-off against the North York Rangers. In this game, it was the goaltenders who stole the show making save after save, keeping their teams in the game. However, the Raiders would pull away in the third period with a 4-0 victory, and booking their ticket to the finals.
With the finals upon us, be sure to head over to the Mattamy Homes Arena at the Bell Sensplex to find out who will take home the crown and call themselves Champions of the 10th Annual Ottawa Senators Midget AAA Showcase. Puck drop is at 3:00pm. See you there!!
And then there were four ...
What a wonderful end to another exciting Scoreboard Saturday. Following a very exciting round-robin where the goaltenders stole the show, eight teams advanced to the playoffs, which commenced this evening on all four pads.
Here is a breakdown for tonight’s Quarter Final matches:
On the Mattamy Homes Arena, the Brampton 45’s (Methot Division) took on the Mississauga Reps (Ceci Division), with both teams looking to extend their weekends into tomorrow. On the Canadian Tire Arena, the hosts Ottawa Valley Titans took on the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, looking to spoil their perfect record and punch their ticket to the semi-finals. On the Palladium Arena, it was a battle of OMHA rivals the Ajax-Pickering Raiders and Barrie Colts. Rounding out the Quarter Final matches on Scotiabank was GTHL rivals the North York Rangers and Don Mills Flyers.
It came down to the wire, with some of the most exciting playoff games played in the evening and all fans in attendance had to wait for the final sound of the buzzer to find out who was moving on to the next round of the Showcase Tournament playoffs. In the end, only a select few could move on to Sunday morning’s Semi-Finals. Here are the results from tonight’s matchups:
Ajax-Pickering Raiders (5) vs. Barrie Colts (2)
Tonight’s winners are back at it tomorrow morning with games starting at 10:30am. Come out and see who will advance to the tournament finals.
In the first semi-final matchup, the Ajax Pickering Raiders will take on two-time defending champions the North York Rangers. In the second semi-final match, it will be another battle of GTHL rivals as the Toronto Jr. Canadiens take on the Mississauga Reps. Good luck to all teams in your semi-final matches.
To all the teams heading home, the Ottawa Senators AAA, the Ottawa Valley Titans and the entire staff at the Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex would like to thank you for your participation at this year’s Midget AAA Showcase tournament. It was wonderful to spend a weekend amongst such incredible talents! Please be safe in your travels home and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
Face-Off Friday Wraps Up!
Day one of the 10th Annual Ottawa Senators Midget AAA Showcase Tournament has drawn to a close and what a way to start! Today’s games featured plenty of excitement as teams began their quest to take home the Showcase Tournament crown and call themselves Champions. A big thank you goes out to all of our participants for making Face-Off Friday a big success.
Shutouts seemed to be the theme of today’s games as multiple goalies kept their opponents off the scoreboard, helping to earn their team a pivotal two points in the standings. A distinctive kudos goes to the Brampton 45’s on their early success in the tournament having posted two wins and yet to let up a goal. Way to go!
Special mention goes out to Luke Burghardt of the Ajax-Pickering Raiders who leads the tournament in scoring with seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in two games.
Day Two kicks off bright and early tomorrow morning at 8:00am as the Ajax-Pickering Raiders and the North Bay Trappers square off in a pivotal matchup to gain ground in the Karlsson Division. With all teams back in action tomorrow, the eight playoff spots are still anyone’s for the taking.\
For up-to-the-minute scores and stats, be sure to check out our Poinstreak page; and follow us on Twitter @Sensplex for tournament updates, photos and info!
Be sure to get some rest tonight, as Scoreboard Saturday is right around the corner!
Let's celebrate 10 years!
On behalf of the Ottawa Senators AAA, the Ottawa Valley Titans and the entire staff here at the Bell Sensplex, we would like to welcome you to what is now the 10th Annual Ottawa Senators Midget AAA Showcase Tournament. From the first puck dropped to the final whistle on championship Sunday, you will be able to find on this website real-time tournament results and up-to-date statistics and standings. As well, be sure to follow us on Twitter @Sensplex to find out the latest news from around the building!
Over the course of the weekend, the Bell Sensplex will play host to 25 Major Midget AAA hockey teams which will offer an action packed weekend of high intensity competitive hockey to all spectators and raving fans! Teams will be travelling from throughout Ontario to compete for the title, and a special mention goes out to the Timmins Majors whom travelled over 9 hours to participate in this year’s tournament. Welcome to Ottawa!
We hope everyone will have a safe and exciting weekend, and we wish every participant the best of luck! Bonne chance!