Saturday brought with it another exciting day at the Canada Day Cup at the Sensplex. Action kicked off bright and early at 8:00am, and continued all day long.
What better way to end the day than some pivotal matchups in tournaments’ final round-robin games, ultimately deciding who was in and who was out. Following a very exciting round-robin all of the semi-finals have been set. It came down to the wire as many divisions needed the final games to determine the playoff matches. Fans in attendance waited for the final sound of the buzzer to find out who was moving on. In the end, only a select few could move on to Championship Sunday.
The Canada Day Cup is always pleased to host our out of country hockey clubs, as this year is no exception. These teams have performed admirably, as fans can expect both the Syracuse Nationals, and Syracuse Mountain Hockey to be heard from before the final buzzer tomorrow. If this tournament is any indication, the long standing rivalry in international hockey between Canada and the USA, is only going to heat up over the years!
Tomorrow morning will come quickly for players who will go to sleep tonight dreaming of winning a tournament championship tomorrow. Some teams will have to play two games to get there, while other squads have earned a trip straight to the finals. No matter the road that these teams take, nothing will come easy, as there is a lot of hockey left to play. Remember that you can check out playoff matchups on the "schedule" tab on this site, and we will see you tomorrow at the Sensplex!
To all the teams heading home, the Canada Day Cup and the entire staff at the Bell Sensplex would like to thank you for your participation at this year’s 6th Annual Canada Day Cup. It was an absolute pleasure to spend a weekend amongst such incredible talents! Please be safe in your travels home and we can’t wait to see you again next year!