The 1988 Air Canada Cup was Canada's ninth annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, which was played in April 1987 at the Earl Armstrong Arena in Gloucester, Ontario. The Riverains du Richelieu defeated the Notre Dame Hounds to win their first national title.[1] The Calgary Buffaloes won the bronze medal. Future National Hockey League players competing in this tournament were Rod Brind'Amour, Scott Pellerin, Reggie Savage, Olaf Kölzig, and Stephane Fiset. Savage, playing for Richelieu, was the tournament's top scorer and named Most Valuable Player.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Quebec Riverains du Richelieu Quebec Sorel, QC
2 Flag of Saskatchewan Notre Dame Hounds West Wilcox, SK
3 Flag of Alberta Calgary Buffaloes Pacific Calgary, AB
4 Flag of Ontario Sudbury Burgess Central Sudbury, ON
5 Flag of Ontario Gloucester Rangers Host Gloucester, ON
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Dartmouth Forbes Atlantic Dartmouth, NS

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Quebec Riverains du Richelieu 5-0-0 19 8 10
2 Flag of Saskatchewan Notre Dame Hounds 3-1-1 21 9 6
3 Flag of Alberta Calgary Buffaloes 3-2-0 16 14 6
4 Flag of Ontario Sudbury Burgess 2-3-0 13 16 4
5 Flag of Ontario Gloucester Rangers 1-4-0 14 24 2
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Dartmouth Forbes 1-4-0 14 25 2

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Notre Dame 9 - Gloucester 5
  • Richelieu 5 - Dartmouth 1
  • Calgary 4 - Sudbury 2
  • Gloucester 3 - Dartmouth 2
  • Richelieu 2 - Notre Dame 1
  • Sudbury 3 - Gloucester 2
  • Richelieu 3 - Calgary 2
  • Notre Dame 7 - Dartmouth 2

  • Calgary 5 - Gloucester 2
  • Richelieu 4 - Sudbury 2
  • Notre Dame 4 - Calgary 0
  • Dartmouth 6 - Sudbury 5
  • Richelieu 5 - Gloucester 2
  • Sudbury 1 - Notre Dame 0
  • Calgary 5 - Dartmouth 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • Richelieu 7 - Sudbury 5
  • Notre Dame 5 - Calgary 4 (2OT)

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Calgary 8 - Sudbury 2

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Richelieu 6 - Notre Dame 2

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Quebec Reggie Savage (Richelieu)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Quebec Reggie Savage (Richelieu)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Alberta Jamie Steer (Calgary)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Saskatchewan Jason Herter (Notre Dame)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Quebec Patrick Daigneault (Richelieu)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Ontario David McGahan (Gloucester)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. TELUS40. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2013-04-23.

External links[edit | edit source]

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