The 1988 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 10th annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, which was played in April 1988 at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Regina Pat Canadians defeated the Calgary NorthStars to win their second national title. The host Thunder Bay Bearcats won the bronze medal.[1] Calgary's Wes Walz was named Most Valuable Player. Other future National Hockey League players playing in this tournament were Greg Johnson, Rob Pearson, Chris Snell, Brent Thompson, and Dale Craigwell.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Regina Pat Canadians West Regina, SK
2 Flag of Alberta Calgary NorthStars Pacific Calgary, AB
3 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Bearcats Host Thunder Bay, ON
4 Flag of Ontario Oshawa Kiwanis Central Oshawa, ON
5 Flag of New Brunswick Fredericton Redwings Atlantic Fredericton, NB
6 Flag of Quebec Laval Laurentides-Lanaudiere Quebec Laval, QC

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Alberta Calgary Northstars 4-1-0 26 14 8
2 Flag of Saskatchewan Regina Pat Canadians 3-1-1 27 17 7
3 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Bearcats 3-2-0 18 15 6
4 Flag of Ontario Oshawa Kiwanis 3-2-0 14 15 6
5 Flag of New Brunswick Fredericton Redwings 1-4-0 10 24 2
6 Flag of Quebec Laval Laurentides-Lanaudiere 0-4-1 18 28 1

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Regina 5 - Thunder Bay 1
  • Fredericton 4 - Laval Laurentides-Lanaudiere 3
  • Oshawa 2 - Calgary 1
  • Thunder Bay 4 - Fredericton 2
  • Regina 6 - Laval Laurentides-Lanaudiere 6
  • Thunder Bay 3 - Oshawa 1
  • Calgary 8 - Laval Laurentides-Lanaudiere 5
  • Regina 7 -Fredericton 2

  • Calgary 6 - Thunder Bay 4
  • Oshawa 4 - Laval Laurentides-Lanaudiere 3
  • Calgary 6 - Regina 3
  • Oshawa 5 - Fredericton 2
  • Thunder Bay 6 - Laval Laurentides-Lanaudiere 1
  • Regina 6 - Oshawa 2
  • Calgary 5 - Fredericton 0

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • Calgary 6 - Oshawa 4
  • Regina 4 - Thunder Bay 3 (2OT)

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Thunder Bay 5 - Oshawa 4

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Regina 7 - Calgary 4

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Alberta Wes Walz (Calgary)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Ontario Jason Bortolussi (Thunder Bay)

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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