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The 1981 Air Canada Cup was Canada's third annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, which was played April 14 – 19, 1981 at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Lions du Lac St-Louis won their first national championship, defeating the Kitchener Greenshirts in the gold medal game. The Antigonish Novas from Nova Scotia won the bronze medal. Future National Hockey League players competing in this tournament were Lyndon Byers, Bobby Dollas, Normand Lacombe, Gary Leeman, Darryl Reaugh, Mike Tomlak and Brad Shaw.[1]

TeamsEdit

Result Team Branch City
Gold medal icon Flag of Quebec Lions du Lac St-Louis Quebec Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Silver medal icon Flag of Ontario Kitchener Greenshirts Ontario Kitchener, ON
Bronze medal icon Flag of Nova Scotia Antigonish Novas Nova Scotia Antigonish, NS
4 Flag of Ontario Current River Comets Thunder Bay District Thunder Bay, ON
5 Flag of Saskatchewan Notre Dame Hounds Saskatchewan Wilcox, SK
6 Flag of Ontario Gloucester Rangers Ottawa District Gloucester, ON
7 Flag of Alberta Calgary Northstars Alberta Calgary, AB
8 Flag of Prince Edward Island North River Atlantic Insulators Prince Edward Island North River, PE
9 Flag of Manitoba M.N.S. Stars Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
10 Flag of New Brunswick Saint John Pepsi New Brunswick Saint John, NB
11 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Corner Brook Newfoundland Corner Brook, NL
12 Flag of British Columbia Prince George Kings British Columbia Prince George, BC

Round robinEdit

DC8 FlightEdit

StandingsEdit

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Ontario Kitchener Greenshirts 4-1-0 24 15 8
2 Flag of Quebec Lions du Lac St-Louis 3-1-1 29 15 7
3 Flag of Saskatchewan Notre Dame Hounds 3-1-1 22 12 7
4 Flag of Alberta Calgary Northstars 2-3-0 19 25 4
5 Flag of Manitoba M.N.S. Stars 2-3-0 12 18 4
6 Flag of British Columbia Prince George Kings 0-5-0 7 28 0

ScoresEdit

  • M.N.S. 4 - Kitchener 2
  • Calgary 5 - Prince George 1
  • Lac St-Louis 3 - Notre Dame 3
  • Notre Dame 4 - M.N.S. 0
  • Lac St-Louis 8 - Prince George 2

  • Kitchener 6 - Calgary 4
  • Lac St-Louis 7 - M.N.S. 1
  • Notre Dame 6 - Calgary 4
  • Kitchener 5 - Prince George 2
  • Lac St-Louis 8 - Calgary 2

  • M.N.S. 3 - Prince George 0
  • Kitchener 4 - Notre Dame 2
  • Calgary 5 - M.N.S. 4
  • Notre Dame 7 - Prince George 2
  • Kitchener 7 - Lac St-Louis 3

DC9 FlightEdit

StandingsEdit

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Nova Scotia Antigonish Novas 4-1-0 25 11 8
2 Flag of Ontario Current River Comets 3-2-0 15 14 6
3 Flag of Ontario Gloucester Rangers 3-2-0 16 8 6
4 Flag of Prince Edward Island North River Atlantic Insulators 1-2-2 13 16 4
5 Flag of New Brunswick Saint John Pepsi 1-3-1 12 20 3
6 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Corner Brook 1-3-1 9 21 3

ScoresEdit

  • Corner Brook 2 - North River 2
  • Current River 2 - Gloucester 0
  • Anigonish 7 - Saint John 3
  • Current River 5 - Saint John 3
  • Gloucester 6 - Corner Brook 1

  • Antigonish 4 - North River 1
  • Gloucester 4 - Saint John 0
  • Current River 4 - North River 2
  • Antigonish 8 - Corner Brook 2
  • North River 4 - Gloucester 2

  • Saint John 2 - Corner Brook 0
  • Antigonish 5 - Current River 1
  • Saint John 4 - North River 4
  • Corner Brook 4 - Current River 3
  • Gloucester 4 - Antigonish 1

PlayoffsEdit

Quarter-FinalsEdit

  • Antigonish 5 - Gloucester 3
  • Lac St-Louis 8 - Calgary 2
  • Current River 7 - North River 6
  • Kitchener 5 - Notre Dame 2

Semi-FinalsEdit

  • Lac St-Louis 3 - Antigonish 2
  • Kitchener 6 - Current River 0

Bronze medal gameEdit

  • Antigonish 9 - Current River 3

Gold medal gameEdit

  • Lac St-Louis 7 - Kitchener 2

Individual awardsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Saskatchewan Dale Derkatch (Notre Dame)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Saskatchewan Normand Lacombe (Lac St-Louis)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Saskatchewan Dale Derkatch (Notre Dame)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Nova Scotia Calvin Fraser (Antigonish)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Ontario James Falle (Gloucester)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Manitoba Mike Vinsky (M.N.S.)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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