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Tom Wilson Peewee Classic (Minor/Major)


Details

The 2018 Tom Wilson Peewee Classic (formerly the Bell Challenge Cup, Bauer Challenge Cup and GTHL Challenge Cup) will play host to Minor Peewee and Peewee “AAA” players from Canada and the USA.

Sanction Number: 5372

When and Where
October 19-21, 2018
Scotiabank Pond
Toronto, ON

Eligibility
The Peewee tournament is open to Minor and Major Peewee “AAA” teams across Canada and the United States.

Application Form
There are no gate fees at the Tom Wilson Peewee Classic.

Teams Registered
As of August 8, 2018

Minor Peewee Division
Ajax Pickering
Brampton 45s
Burlington Jr. Cougars T1 Blue
Greater Kingston Jr Frontenacs
Halton Hurricanes
Kanata Blazers
Kitchener Rangers
Mississauga Rebels
Niagara North
North York Rangers
Oakville Rangers
Peterborough
Rideau St. Lawrence Kings
Sudbury Wolves
Toronto Red Wings
Toronto Titans

Peewee Division
Ajax- Pickering
Eastern Ontario Wild
Kitchener Rangers
Markham Majors
Oakville Rangers
Ottawa Jr 67s
Quinte Red Devils
Toronto Young Nationals
Vaughan Kings
Windsor Jr. Spitfires

Minor Peewee Registration
To register, please contact Jennifer Crawford at jcrawford@gthlcanada.com

Major Peewee Registration
To register, please contact Jennifer Crawford at jcrawford@gthlcanada.com


About Tom Wilson

Starting off his hockey career playing for North Toronto, Tom Wilson was quick to climb the ranks, finishing off his time in the GTHL with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. Tom was drafted by the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League out of Minor Midget – an organization he represented for three seasons. His physical and crafty play caught the eye of the Washington Capitals, who drafted Tom  16th overall in 2012.

This past season, Tom played a crucial role in helping lead the Capitals to a Stanley Cup victory – a first for the franchise.

Tournament History

Previously called the Bell Challenge Cup, Bauer Challenge Cup, and GTHL Challenge Cup, the annual Peewee-aged tournament ran for over 20 years over the Christmas break. Teams from Canada and the United States would compete over the four-day tournament, which acted as an early-season preview to the Quebec Peewee tournament. Alumni of the event include the likes of Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban, Patrick Kane, Tyler Seguin, and more.

Steven Stamkos (C) with his Peewee Markham Waxers team.
Steven Stamkos (C) with his Peewee Markham Waxers team.

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The tournament circa 1978.

Format
Quality is better then quantity as a total of 20 teams at each of the Minor Peewee “AAA” and Peewee “AAA” levels will participate in the 2018 tournament.  The tournament consists of a round-robin format with each team guaranteed four games. All games will be run under stop time. Game length for all games will be 12-12-15.

Skills Competition
Both Minor Peewee and Peewee divisions will participate in a tournament-wide skills competition. Details regarding skills challenges will be posted closer to the tournament date.

Accommodations
The host hotels for the 2018 Tom Wilson Peewee Classic will be the Toronto Airport Marriott, Courtyard by Marriot – Toronto Airport, Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga, and Hotel Carlingview. All teams requiring overnight accommodations MUST stay at these hotels for the duration of the tournament.

Hotel Contact Information

Kayla Hunter, Sales Executive
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
901 Dixon Road. Toronto
T 416.674.9400  |  D 416.679.7313 |  torontoairportmarriott.com Kayla.Hunter@marriott.com

Arvinder Kaur
Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga, and Hotel Carlingview
T 416.623.2526 | F 416.798.2010 | C 647.522.9844 | akaur@atlificyyz.ca

Contact Information
Jennifer Crawford – Coordinator, League Operations and Events
Phone: (416) 636-6845 x.233
Fax: (416) 636-2035
E-mail: jcrawford@gthlcanada.com

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