The 1996 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 18th annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, played April 16–21, 1996 at the Kamloops Memorial Arena in Kamloops, British Columbia. The Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy defeated the Thunder Bay Kings in the championship game to win the gold medal. The host North Kamloops Lions won the bronze medal.[1] Future National Hockey League players competing in this tournament were Brad Stuart and Simon Gagné.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Quebec Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy Quebec Sainte-Foy, QC
2 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Kings West Thunder Bay, ON
3 Flag of British Columbia North Kamloops Lions Host Kamloops, BC
4 Flag of Alberta Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Pacific Red Deer, AB
5 Flag of Nova Scotia Dartmouth Subways Atlantic Dartmouth, NS
6 Flag of Ontario New Liskeard Cubs Central New Liskeard, ON

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Kings 3-2-0 22 19 6
2 Flag of British Columbia North Kamloops Lions 3-2-0 27 15 6
3 Flag of Quebec Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy 3-2-0 24 20 6
4 Flag of Alberta Red Deer Optimist Chiefs 2-2-1 17 15 5
5 Flag of Nova Scotia Dartmouth Subways 1-2-2 18 25 4
6 Flag of Ontario New Liskeard Cubs 1-3-1 16 30 3

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • New Liskeard 6 - Dartmouth 6
  • Ste-Foy 3 - Red Deer 1
  • Thunder Bay 6 - North Kamloops 3
  • Ste-Foy 4 - Dartmouth 2
  • Thunder Bay 6 - New Liskeard 3
  • North Kamloops 6 - Red Deer 2
  • Ste-Foy 10 - New Liskeard 2
  • Red Deer 4 - Dartmouth 4

  • Thunder Bay 8 - Ste-Foy 5
  • New Liskeard 3 - North Kamloops 2
  • Red Deer 4 - Thunder Bay 0
  • North Kamloops 7 - Ste-Foy 2
  • Dartmouth 4 - Thunder Bay 2
  • Red Deer 6 - New Liskeard 2
  • North Kamloops 9 - Dartmouth 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • Thunder Bay 6 - Red Deer 2
  • Ste-Foy 2 - North Kamloops 1

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • North Kamloops 2 - Red Deer 1

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Ste-Foy 6 - Thunder Bay 4

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of British Columbia Derek Paget (North Kamloops)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Nova Scotia Ken MacPherson (Dartmouth)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Quebec Francois Fortier (Ste-Foy)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Alberta Paul Manning (Red Deer)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Alberta Joey Stephenson (Red Deer)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Ontario Jesse Pyatt (Thunder Bay)
  • Air Canada Scholarship: Flag of British Columbia Derek Paget (North Kamloops)
  • Esso Scholarship: Flag of Ontario Shawn Hebert (Thunder Bay)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. News Release #NR.0044. Hockey Canada (May 21, 1996). Retrieved on April 16, 2012.

External links[edit | edit source]

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