Welcome to the online home of the
Mac's AAA Midget World Invitational Tournament
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
December 26 to January 1
PLEASE NOTE: TEAM LISTS & SCHEDULES WILL BE POSTED FOLLOWING OUR PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013.
About the Tournament
The Mac's Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament is a prestigious ice hockey tournament held annually for midget aged players in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. First held in 1978 as the CP Challenge Cup, the tournament features 25 male and 15 female teams from across Canada, the United States and Europe.
The defending champions are the Vancouver Northwest Giants in the male division, who won their second Mac's title in 2012. The female champions are the Edmonton Thunder.
The Mac's tourney is held every year beginning on Boxing Day, and concluding with the male and female championship games on New Year’s Day at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The championship game has been held in front of as many as 10,000 spectators, while tournament games see as many as 3,000 fans per game, the largest crowds many of the players will have played in front of at that point of their careers. Overall, the tournament draws as many as 100,000 spectators over seven days.
Match games are played at several Calgary arenas with the Max Bell Centre being the primary facility. Games are also held at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena and Flames Community Arenas.
Many participants of the Mac's tourney have gone on to play in the National Hockey League. These players are recognized by Mac's tourney officials by having their photos added to the tournaments wall of fame at the Max Bell Centre.
Championship Final Games are broadcast live on Shaw TV on January 1st.
Viewers in Western Canada and Northern Ontario can watch reruns throughout January on their local Shaw TV channel (check local listings) or Channel 299 (SD) or 303 (HD) on Shaw Direct (satellite).
Shaw TV programming can be watched online *live only* at: http://new.livestream.com/shawtvcalgary
Copies of the Male Final or Female Final games are eligible to be purchased by contacting Shaw TV at +1-403-716-6070 and formally requesting them.
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