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.
Calgary Hosts 41st Annual Mac’s Midget Tournament
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The female division of this tournament was contested from to The round robin games are seen by around 3, fans, per game, at three local arenas in Calgary. Overall, the tournament draws in as many as , spectators over the seven days. Many of the male players here would have played at their highest point of their ice hockey careers. However, some of them went on to play in the National Hockey League. These players are recognized by the Mac's tournament officials by having their photos added to the Wall of Fame at the Max Bell Centre.
Mac’s AAA Midget hockey tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Dozens of the best young hockey players from all over Western Canada and as far away as Russia are in Calgary this week for a top-level tournament. It's been called the Mac's Midget since But Hockey Canada is dropping terms like midget, peewee and atom next year, and replacing them with names descriptive of the ages of the players, from under-7 up to U Tournament chair Larry Herbison, however, said that's not the direction organizers want to take. We try to present something that's different," he said.
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