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 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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Login My Portal. Who knows? What gift do you get for the hockey fan who has everything? How about a Tournament Pass for all the hockey action you can handle this holiday season. Tournament passes are available for an action packed week of hockey in Calgary. Single day passes are also available, with free admission for kids under 12 when accompanied by an adult excluding championship day. Top level teams from North America and Europe make the trek to Calgary for a chance at the championship trophy.
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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.
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.