The 2003 Air Canada Cup was Canada's 25th annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship, played April 21–27, 2003 at the Sault Memorial Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.[1] The Calgary Northstars defeated the Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard 5-1 in the gold medal game to win the national title. It also marked the last season that the midget championship was known as the Air Canada Cup; it would be renamed the Telus Cup.

Future National Hockey League players competing in this tournament were Kris Letang, Jay Beagle, Colin Greening, and Teddy Purcell, who was named the most valuable player of the tournament.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Result Team Region City
1 Flag of Alberta Calgary Northstars Pacific Calgary, AB
2 Flag of Quebec Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard Quebec Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
3 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Maple Leafs Atlantic St. John's, NL
4 Flag of Saskatchewan Yorkton Harvest West Yorkton, SK
5 Flag of Ontario Waterloo Wolves Central Waterloo, ON
6 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie North Stars Host Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Quebec Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard 5-0-0 23 6 10
2 Flag of Alberta Calgary Northstars 4-1-0 15 12 8
3 Flag of Saskatchewan Yorkton Harvest 3-2-0 14 13 6
4 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Maple Leafs 2-3-0 12 15 4
5 Flag of Ontario Waterloo Wolves 1-4-0 13 18 2
6 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie North Stars 0-5-0 10 23 0

Scores[edit | edit source]

  • Collège Antoine-Girouard 7 - Calgary 0
  • Yorkton 4 - St. John's 0
  • Waterloo 4 - Sault Ste Marie 3
  • Calgary 4 - Waterloo 3
  • Collège Antoine-Girouard 7 - Yorkton 3
  • St. John's 6 - Sault Ste. Marie 2
  • Collège Antoine-Girouard 2 - St. John's 1
  • Yorkton 2 - Waterloo 1

  • Calgary 6 - Sault Ste. Marie 2
  • Calgary 2 - Yorkton 1
  • St. John's 4 - Waterloo 3
  • Collège Antoine-Girouard 2 - Sault Ste. Marie 0
  • Collège Antoine-Girouard 5 - Waterloo 2
  • Yorkton 5 - Sault Ste. Marie 3
  • Calgary 4 - St. John's 0

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

  • Collège Antoine-Girouard 3 - St. John's 2
  • Calgary 2 - Yorkton 1

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

  • St. John's 5 - Yorkton 4

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

  • Calgary 5 - Collège Antoine-Girouard 1

Individual awards[edit | edit source]

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador Ted Purcell (St. John's)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Quebec Mathieu Aubin (Collège Antoine-Girouard)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Quebec Alexandre Imbeault (Collège Antoine-Girouard)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Saskatchewan Dustin Nehring (Yorkton)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Saskatchewan Justin Mzarek (Yorkton)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Alberta Justin St. Louis (Calgary)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. News Release #NR.032. Hockey Canada (April 17, 2003). Retrieved on January 16, 2012.

External links[edit | edit source]

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