The 1980 Air Canada Cup was Canada's second annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, which was played April 15 – 20, 1980 at the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Ontario. The Notre Dame Hounds won their first national championship, defeating the Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy in the gold medal game. The North Shore Winter Club of North Vancouver, British Columbia won the bronze medal.[1]

The two most notable players in this tournament were future Hall of Famers Steve Yzerman of the Nepean Raiders and Ron Francis of the Sault Ste. Marie Legion. Other future National Hockey League players competing were Lyndon Byers, Brian Curran, Dean Evason, Gary Leeman, Gerard Gallant, Ron Hextall, James Patrick, Darren Pang, and Michel Petit.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Branch City
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Notre Dame Hounds Saskatchewan Wilcox, SK
2 Flag of Quebec Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy Quebec Ste-Foy, QC
3 Flag of British Columbia North Shore Winter Club British Columbia North Vancouver, BC
4 Flag of Nova Scotia Halifax McDonald's Nova Scotia Halifax, NS
5 Flag of Ontario Nepean Raiders Ottawa District Nepean, ON
6 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Legion Ontario Sault Ste. Marie, ON
7 Flag of Alberta Calgary Northstars Alberta Calgary, AB
8 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Flyers New Brunswick Moncton, NB
9 Flag of Manitoba Brandon Wheat Kings Manitoba Brandon, MB
10 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Christian Brothers Newfoundland St. John's, NL
11 Flag of Prince Edward Island Sherwood-Parkdale Prince Edward Island Sherwood, PE
12 Flag of Ontario Fort Frances Boise Cascade Thunder Bay District Fort Frances, ON

Round robin[edit | edit source]

DC8 Flight[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Notre Dame Hounds 5-0-0 31 14 10
2 Flag of British Columbia North Shore Winter Club 3-2-0 26 13 6
3 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Legion 3-2-0 19 15 6
4 Flag of Alberta Calgary Northstars 3-2-0 22 14 6
5 Flag of Manitoba Brandon Wheat Kings 1-4-0 13 23 2
6 Flag of Ontario Fort Frances Boise Cascade 0-5-0 8 40 0

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Notre Dame 9 - Fort Frances 3
  • North Shore 9 - Brandon 0
  • Sault Ste. Marie 5 - Calgary 2
  • North Shore 7 - Fort Frances 1
  • Notre Dame 7 - Calgary 2

  • Sault Ste. Marie 4 - Brandon 2
  • Calgary 3 - Brandon 1
  • Sault Ste. Marie 5 - Fort Frances 0
  • Notre Dame 6 - North Shore 4
  • Calgary 12 - Fort Frances 1

  • Notre Dame 4 - Brandon 2
  • North Shore 6 - Sault Ste. Marie 2
  • Calgary 3 - North Shore 0
  • Brandon 7 - Fort Frances 3
  • Notre Dame 5 - Sault Ste. Marie 3

DC9 Flight[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Quebec Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy 5-0-0 37 8 10
2 Flag of Nova Scotia Halifax McDonald's 3-2-0 14 12 6
3 Flag of Ontario Nepean Rangers 3-2-0 29 15 6
4 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Flyers 2-3-0 17 20 4
5 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Christian Brothers 1-4-0 15 37 2
6 Flag of Prince Edward Island Sherwood-Parkdale 1-4-0 17 37 2

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Moncton 6 - Sherwood-Parkdale 3
  • Ste-Foy 11 - St. John's 1
  • Halifax 3 - Nepean 2
  • Halifax 3 - Moncton 1
  • Ste-Foy 12 - Sherwood-Parkdale 2

  • Nepean 9 - St. John's 2
  • Halifax 5 - St. John's 2
  • Ste-Foy 5 - Moncton 2
  • Nepean 10 - Sherwood-Parkdale 3
  • Ste-Foy 4 - Halifax 1

  • St. John's 7 - Sherwood-Parkdale 6
  • Nepean 6 - Moncton 2
  • Moncton 6 - St. John's 3
  • Sherwood-Parkdale 3 - Halifax 2
  • Ste-Foy 5 - Nepean 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • North Shore 5 - Halifax 1

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Notre Dame 5 - Ste-Foy 1

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Saskatchewan Gord Flegel (Notre Dame)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Quebec Richard Linteau (Ste-Foy)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Quebec Rejean Bignola (Ste-Foy)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Saskatchewan James Patrick (Notre Dame)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Nova Scotia Robbie Richardson (Halifax)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of British Columbia Randy Heath (North Shore)

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