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Mac's AAA Midget World Invitational Hockey Tournament
Mac’s Midget Tournament Playoff Begins
In , the Calgary Buffaloes captured the male title; the first host team to win the title since , while the Swift Current Wildcats won their second consecutive female championship. The Mac's tourney is held every year beginning on Boxing Day, and concluding with the male and female championship games on New Years Day at the Pengrowth Saddledome. The championship game has been held in front of as many as 10, spectators, while tournament games see as many as 3, 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 , spectators over seven days. Match games are played at several Calgary arenas with the Max Bell Centre being the primary facility. 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.
Mac’s AAA Midget Hockey Tournament turns 40
The current male champions are the St. Albert Raiders. The current female champions are the Rocky Mountain Raiders. 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.
This article by Krista Sylvester was funded by Patreon. Contribute now to help build a wider range of voices and stories covering our city. Another factor: The number of other tournaments happening throughout the year, with a main rival being the Notre Dame tournament. While the female division may be suffering, the male divisions is thriving with 25 teams attending the tournament annually. In fact, organizers turn teams away due to the high demand.