Welcome to the online home of the
Mac's AAA Midget World Invitational Tournament
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - December 26 to January 1
Tournament Schedule and Pools
The official schedule for this year's tournament have been posted. You can find game times, pools, and a full schedule in the below links:
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.
Shaw is proud to be the Host Broadcaster of Championship Day at the Macs Tournament on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2014.
Television and on-line viewers have 4 options to enjoy this great hockey tradition:
· Viewers can watch High Definition broadcasts of both the Female Final and Male Final on Channel 303 on both Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct services;
· Viewers in Western Canada and Northern Ontario can watch both the Female Final and Male Final in standard definition on their local Shaw TV community channel (check local listings);
· Viewers across Canada can watch in standard definition on Shaw Direct satellite service on Channel 299;
· Outside of Shaw’s broadcast area, the championship games can be viewed *live only* online at: http://new.livestream.com/shawtvcalgary (Click on LIVE NOW to begin your stream)
Copies of the Male Final or Female Final games are eligible to be purchased by contacting Shaw TV at +1-403-539-6711 and formally requesting them. Copies are for personal usage only.
Please be advised that webcasting of any Mac’s AAA Midget Hockey Tournament games is strictly prohibited in all of our venues. In addition to technology limitations at our arenas, the exclusivity of our contract with Shaw Media, the official broadcaster and a valued sponsor of the tournament, restricts any and all broadcasts or rebroadcasts, including webcasts of games during the 2013 Mac’s Tournament.
We recognize the interest of teams to share their games live with their local communities and will continue to explore this topic at the tournament executive level in hopes that we can accommodate webcast requests in future years.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.