The 2012 Bell Capital Cup drew more than 6,500 hockey players, making up 380 teams at the 14th annual international hockey tournament held at over 30 rinks in the Ottawa area over the Christmas holidays.
Among those teams were three from the Renfrew Minor Hockey Association.
The Renfrew Atom Timberwolves completed in the Major Atom B division.
Canadian Tire and Barker’s Collision Centre were among 60 teams who skated in the Atom House B loop.
The Atom Wolves had a 3-3 tie with the Char-Lan Rebels, surrounded by 4-2 and 7-3 setbacks to the Ottawa West Golden Knights and Binghamton Jr. Senators.
Colby Bleeks had three goals in the tournament. Jack O’Grady, Connor Zohr, Alex Vanderploeg, Kelson Hart and Carter Sammon pegged singles.
Jonathan Roach and Summer Simons shared netminding duties.
Canadian Tire finished second in its four-team division at 1-1-and-1, but was unable to advance.
The Renfrew team tied the Nepean Gladiators 1-1, lost 3-1 to the South End Killer Bs and defeated the Leitrim Hawks 1-0 on a Hayden Moore goal with 25 seconds left. Brandon McCrea and Matthew Sarsfield had other CTC markers. Meadow Congdon earned the shutout.
Congdon and defenceman McCrea also won trophies for Best Overall Defence in the skills competition powerplay challenge by not allowing a single goal against them.
Barker’s Collision Centre had a tough on-ice experience, going 0-and-3.
The local side lost 5-1 to the West End Hurricane, 7-1 to the Kanata Ice Bullets and 8-2 to the Perth Lanark Wings.
Ethan White had two Barker’s goals. Ashton Bennett and Karson Vaillancourt collected singles.
Brodie Bennett was between the pipes for Barker’s.