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About the Macs
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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.
Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament
You can blame — what else? Tournament organizers made the difficult decision earlier this month due to the challenges for the usual contingent of international teams as well as the health and safety of all the players, volunteers, spectators and facility staff. Every year, the tournament brings hundreds of players to Calgary over the Christmas holidays. Last year, 25 teams participated, and each one also brought coaches and families along with them. Everyone understands that, but it still stings.
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.