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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.

TeamsEdit

Result Team Region City
Gold medal icon Flag of Quebec Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy Quebec Sainte-Foy, QC
Silver medal icon Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Kings West Thunder Bay, ON
Bronze medal icon 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 robinEdit

StandingsEdit

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

ScoresEdit

  • 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

PlayoffsEdit

Semi-FinalsEdit

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

Bronze medal gameEdit

  • North Kamloops 2 - Red Deer 1

Gold medal gameEdit

  • Ste-Foy 6 - Thunder Bay 4

Individual awardsEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

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