The 1997 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 19th annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, played April 22–27, 1997 at the New Glasgow Stadium in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The Thunder Bay Kings defeated the New Liskeard Cubs in the championship game to win their second gold medal in three years. The Calgary Royals won the bronze medal.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Kings West Thunder Bay, ON
2 Flag of Ontario New Liskeard Cubs Central New Liskeard, ON
3 Flag of Alberta Calgary Royals Pacific Calgary, Alberta
4 Flag of Quebec Riverains de Collège Charles-Lemoyne Quebec Sainte-Catherine, QC
5 Flag of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Abbies Atlantic Charlottetown, PE
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Pictou County Weeks Host New Glasgow, NS

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Kings 4-1-0 23 13 8
2 Flag of Quebec Riverains de Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3-1-1 28 11 7
3 Flag of Ontario New Liskeard Cubs 3-2-0 23 14 6
4 Flag of Alberta Calgary Royals 2-2-1 18 19 5
5 Flag of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Abbies 1-4-0 12 36 2
6 Flag of Nova Scotia Pictou County Weeks 0-3-2 15 26 2

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • New Liskeard 5 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 2
  • Calgary 9 - Charlotteown 2
  • Thunder Bay 6 - Pictou County 3
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne 13 - Charlottetown 1
  • Thunder Bay 6 - New Liskeard 3
  • Calgary 4 - Pictou County 4
  • New Liskeard 5 - Charlottetown 1
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne 4 - Thunder Bay 1

  • Calgary 4 - New Liskeard 2
  • Charlottetown 5 - Pictou County 4
  • Thunder Bay 4 - Calgary 0
  • New Liskeard 8 - Pictou County 1
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne 7 - Calgary 1
  • Thunder Bay 6 - Charlottetown 3
  • Pictou County 3 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • New Liskeard 4 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3
  • Thunder Bay 3 - Calgary 2 (OT)

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Calgary 3 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 2

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Thunder Bay 4 - New Liskeard 1

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Ontario Tim Zafiris (New Liskeard)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Ontario Tim Zafiris (New Liskeard)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Alberta John Bistihas (Calgary)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Ontario Erik Adams (Thunder Bay)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Quebec David St. Germain (Collège Charles-Lemoyne)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Nova Scotia Derek Field (Pictou County)
  • Air Canada Scholarship: Flag of Ontario Tim Zafiris (New Liskeard)
  • Esso Scholarship: Flag of Quebec Vincent Blanchette (Collège Charles-Lemoyne)

See also[edit | edit source]

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