The 2000 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 22nd annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, played April 24–30, 2000 at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Quebec.[1] The championship game was an all-Quebec showdown as the Quebec champions Cantonniers de Magog shutout the host Collége Français de Montréal-Bourassa 6-0 in the gold medal game to win the national championship.

Future National Hockey League players competing in this tournament were Joffrey Lupul and Ryane Clowe.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Quebec Cantonniers de Magog Quebec Magog, Quebec
2 Flag of Quebec Collége Français de Montréal-Bourassa Host Montreal, QC
3 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts West Saskatoon, SK
4 Flag of Alberta Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Pacific Fort Saskatchewan, AB
5 Flag of Ontario Richmond Hill Stars Central Richmond Hill, ON
6 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Maple Leafs Atlantic St. John's, NL

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Quebec Cantonniers de Magog 4-1-0 36 13 8
2 Flag of Quebec Collége Français de Montréal-Bourassa 4-1-0 25 14 8
3 Flag of Alberta Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 4-1-0 25 12 8
4 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts 1-3-1 19 19 3
5 Flag of Ontario Richmond Hill Stars 1-4-0 9 41 2
6 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Maple Leafs 0-4-1 13 27 1

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Fort Saskatchewan 6 - Saskatoon 4
  • Magog 14 - Richmond Hill 3
  • Montréal-Bourassa 6 - St. John's 4
  • Saskatoon 7 - Richmond Hill 0
  • Fort Saskatchewan 5 - St. John's 1
  • Magog 5 - Montréal-Bourassa 3
  • Richmond Hill 4 - St. John's 2
  • Magog 7 - Saskatoon 3

  • Montréal-Bourassa 5 - Fort Saskatchewan 2
  • Magog 8 - St. John's 2
  • Fort Saskatchewan 9 - Richmond Hill 0
  • Montréal-Bourassa 2 - Saskatoon 1
  • Fort Saskatchewan 3 - Magog 2
  • St. John's 4 - Saskatoon 4
  • Montréal-Bourassa 9 - Richmond Hill 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • Magog 4 - Saskatoon 3
  • Montréal-Bourassa 4 - Fort Saskatchewan 1

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Saskatoon 6 - Fort Saskatchewan 5

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Magog 6 - Montréal-Bourassa 0

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Quebec Jean-François Kingsley (Montréal-Bourassa)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Alberta Josh Welter (Fort Saskatchewan)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Alberta Josh Welter (Fort Saskatchewan)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Quebec Francis Trudel (Magog)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Saskatchewan Geoff McIntosh (Saskatoon)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Brent Roach (St. John's)

Regional Playdowns[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

  • The St. John's Maple Leafs advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 6–9, 2000 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Quebec[edit | edit source]

  • The Cantonniers de Magog advanced by capturing the Quebec Midget AAA League title.

Central Region[edit | edit source]

  • The Richmond Hill Stars advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 4–9, 2000 in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Teams competing
Flag of Ontario Don Mills Flyers (host)
Flag of Ontario Lambton Lightning
Flag of Ontario Mississauga Reps
Flag of Ontario Ottawa Sting
Flag of Ontario Richmond Hill Stars
Flag of Ontario Southwest Storm
Flag of Ontario Timmins Majors

West Region[edit | edit source]

  • The Saskatoon Contacts advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 6–9, 2000 in Souris, Manitoba.
  • Teams competing
Flag of Manitoba Eastman Selects
Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts
Flag of Manitoba Southwest Cougars (host)
Flag of Ontario Thunder Bay Kings

Pacific Region[edit | edit source]

  • The Fort Saskatchewan Rangers advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 7–9, 2000 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
  • Teams competing
Flag of Alberta Fort Saskatchewan Rangers
Flag of British Columbia Kamloops
Flag of Northwest Territories Northwest Territories

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. News Release #NR.033. Hockey Canada (April 20, 2000). Retrieved on January 16, 2012.

External links[edit | edit source]

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