The 2002 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 24th annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, played April 22–28, 2002 at the K. C. Irving Regional Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick.[1] The Tisdale Trojans from Saskatchewan defeated the Dartmouth Subways from Nova Scotia 6-2 in the gold medal game to win the national title.

This season's Air Canada Cup gained extra attention from media and hockey scouts as 14-year-old prodigy Sidney Crosby competed as a member of the Subways. He led them to a berth in the championship game, the first time that a team from Atlantic Canada had ever advanced to the gold medal game. Crosby led the round robin in scoring with 18 points in five games and was named the Most Valuable Player.[2][3] Other notable players competing at the 2002 Air Canada Cup were Olivier Latendresse, Guillaume Latendresse, Andrew Gordon, Shaun Heshka, Tyson Strachan, Jay Rosehill, and Torrey Mitchell.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Tisdale Trojans West Tisdale, SK
2 Flag of Nova Scotia Dartmouth Subways Atlantic Dartmouth, NS
3 Flag of Quebec Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne Quebec Sainte-Catherine, QC
4 Flag of Alberta Red Deer Chiefs Pacific Red Deer, AB
5 Flag of Ontario Timmins Majors Central Timmins, ON
6 Flag of New Brunswick Miramichi Rivermen Host Miramichi, NB

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Alberta Red Deer Chiefs 4-1-0 31 20 8
2 Flag of Quebec Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3-1-1 28 13 7
3 Flag of Saskatchewan Tisdale Trojans 3-2-0 16 13 6
4 Flag of Nova Scotia Dartmouth Subways 2-2-1 23 22 5
5 Flag of Ontario Timmins Majors 2-3-0 19 27 4
6 Flag of New Brunswick Miramichi Rivermen 0-5-0 12 36 0

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Red Deer 9 - Timmins 2
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3 - Tisdale 2
  • Dartmouth 8 - Miramichi 2
  • Dartmouth 3 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 3
  • Tisdale 3 - Timmins 0
  • Red Deer 8 - Miramichi 3
  • Timmins 7 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 5
  • Red Deer 8 - Dartmouth 6

  • Tisale 3 - Miramichi 2
  • Dartmouth 5 - Timmins 4
  • Red Deer 5 - Tisdale 3
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne 10 - Miramichi 0
  • Tisdale 5 - Dartmouth 1
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne 6 - Red Deer 1
  • Timmins 6 - Miramichi 5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • Dartmouth 5 - Red Deer 4
  • Tisdale 4 - Collège Charles-Lemoyne 1

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne 6 - Red Deer 4

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Tisdale 6 - Dartmouth 2

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Nova Scotia Sidney Crosby (Dartmouth)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Nova Scotia Sidney Crosby (Dartmouth)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Quebec Olivier Latendresse (Collège Charles-Lemoyne)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Saskatchewan Shaun Heshka (Tisdale)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Quebec François Thuot (Collège Charles-Lemoyne)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Nova Scotia Andrew Gordon (Dartmouth)

Regional Playdowns[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

  • The Dartmouth Subways advanced by winning their regional tournament, which was played April 3–7, 2002 at the Community Gardens Arena Complex in Kensington, Prince Edward Island.[1]

Quebec[edit | edit source]

  • The Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne advanced by capturing the Quebec Midget AAA League title.[1]

Central Region[edit | edit source]

West Region[edit | edit source]

Pacific Region[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 News Release #NR.017. Hockey Canada (March 20, 2006). Retrieved on January 16, 2012.
  2. Jones, Terry. "It takes a village to raise a phenom", Edmonton Sun, 2007-01-17. Retrieved on 2012-01-15. 
  3. News Release Tel.003. Hockey Canada (April 6, 2006). Retrieved on January 14, 2012.

External links[edit | edit source]

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