Capital Mid-Season Showdown
That’s a wrap on the #RAMSShowdown2013!
The 9th Annual Capital Mid-Season Showdown is officially over and our champions have been crowned! All eight Championship finals provided us with nail biting action and intensity and with that we not only congratulate our Champions but as well as our Finalists:
On behalf of the Stittsville Rams and the entire Bell Sensplex, we thank each team for your participation in this year’s remarkable tournament. Thank you to all of our out-of-town teams for making the trip to Ottawa this weekend and please travel home safely. And thank you to our local teams for allowing us to provide you with world class hockey experiences so close to home.
It was a pleasure to host you all and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
Down to the Wire on Scoreboard Saturday
After a day of excitement, anticipation, intensity and a lot of Scoreboard watching, Scoreboard Saturday is officially over and playoff matchups are finalized. Even early hints of winter couldn’t stop the #RAMSShowdown2013 and the same could be said of the teams moving on to our quarter and semifinals tomorrow:
Minor Atom – Cumberland Grads Blue, Mississippi Thunder Kings, Ottawa Sting, and Stittsville RAMS
Major Atom – Aurora Tigers, Ottawa Sting, Stittsville RAMS, Perth-Lanark Wings, Brampton 45s, and Uxbridge Stars
Minor Peewee – North Toronto, Credit Valley Wolves, Nepean Raiders Black, and Kanata Blazers
Major Peewee – Gloucester Orleans Blues, Perth-Lanark Wings, Ottawa Sting, and Stittsville RAMS
Minor Bantam – Ottawa West Golden Knights, RWC Crusaders, Mississippi Thunder Kings, Innisfil Winterhawks, and Gloucester Orleans Blue
Major Bantam – Nepean Raiders, Markham Waxers, Ottawa West Golden Knights, and Port Credit Storm
Minor Midget – Vaughan Panthers, Quinte West Hawks, Stittsville RAMS, and Waterloo Wolves
Major Midget – Stittsville RAMS, North Toronto, Ottawa West Golden Knights, Nepean Raiders, Kanata Blazers, and Sieurs du College Francais
We would like to extend our thanks to all the Minor Midget teams who played at the Cavanagh Sensplex today. Your patience during our Zamboni issues and subsequent start time delays were much appreciated.
To our teams heading home tonight, the Bell Sensplex thanks you for your participation in what has been the best an amazing couple of days at the Capital Mid-Season Showdown. You were a pleasure to watch and we wish you safe travels home and the best of luck in the rest of your season.
To our playoff-bound teams, congratulations on making it through! Make sure to catch some zzzz’s because tomorrow is Championship Sunday and it’s all on the line!
Scoreboard Saturday rolls on!!!
We’re halfway through Scoreboard Saturday and we already have our first round of playoffs set! The Minor Atom Division’s round robin games are complete and the playoff picture looks like this:
The Mississippi Thunder Kings will face-off in our first Semi-final match up against the Ottawa Sting at 9:10 in the morning on Championship Sunday at Palladium Insurance Arena. While the second Semi-final match up will feature the Cumberland Grad Blue against the Stittsville Rams just 15 minutes later (9:25 am) at Scotiabank Arena. The winners of these two matches will be able to enjoy their victory only for a brief time as the Minor Atom Championship is slated for 2:15pm.
The playoff picture for our other seven divisions is beginning to form, but in hockey, nothing is certain until the final buzzer. Many teams are still in the hunt for spots in the quarter and semifinals, and we won’t be certain of playoff matchups until after our final round robin games tonight. The Minor Midget Waterloo Wolves take on the Kingston Canadians at 9:25 to close out Scoreboard Saturday.
Don’t forget to follow all the action here and on Twitter @BellSensplex. Remember to use #RAMSShowdown2013 in all of your tweets this weekend!
Round-Robin Friday Comes to a Close
Day one of the 9th Annual Mid-Season Showdown presented by the Stittsville RAMS is officially in the books, and it was anything but dull. Thirty-nine of Friday’s games were decided by two or fewer goals, as teams from all over Ontario and Quebec battled new opposition in entertaining, close contests.
Special mention goes out to two Major Bantam players that have helped their teams to 2-0 records on Friday: Broderick Black of the Innisfil Winterhawks and Griffin Forbes of the Ottawa West Golden Knights. Black piled up a tournament-best five goals for the Winterhawks on Friday, while Forbes was unbeatable in net for the Golden Knights, posting consecutive shutouts.
Teams at the Bell Sensplex also got a special treat this morning, as the Ottawa Senators took to the ice for a practice prior to departing for a game in Detroit tomorrow evening. Players and parents alike crowded the boards at the Canadian Tire Arena to get an up-close look at an NHL practice (and I may have even seen some coaches taking notes).
Day two promises to be just as exciting, as teams vie for playoff positioning. Don’t forget to follow along with the day’s action on twitter@BellSensplex and to tweet us your best photos from throughout the day (use the hashtag #RAMSShowdown13).
Get some rest, because Scoreboard Saturday kicks off at 8 AM tomorrow morning!
Welcome to the 9th Annual Capital Mid-Season Showdown Tournament!
On behalf of the Stittsville Rams and the entire staff here at the Bell Sensplex, we would like to welcome you to the 9th Annual Capital Mid-Season Showdown Tournament. Check back here all weekend long for real-time tournament results and up-to-date statistics and standings. As well, be sure to follow us on Twitter @BellSensplex to find out the latest news around the building!