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It's father's day

CHRIS STEVENSON, OTTAWA SUN

, Last Updated: 8:35 AM ET

What goes around comes around and that's true at the Bell Capital Cup.

How many NHLers got their start having their dads coach their teams?

There are more than a few NHL connections among the 510 teams at the Bell Capital Cup with an interesting matchup in the Major Atom AAA division.

Former Senators goaltender Ron Tugnutt is the coach of the Ottawa Valley Titans Major Atom AAA team, helped by former Senator Rob Murphy as an assistant coach.

The Titans started yesterday with a 2-1 win over the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs, but fell to 1-1 with a 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Colonials in the afternoon.

Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Brian Bradley is the coach of the Major Atom AAA team from Tampa. The Lightning started with a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Colonials and went to 2-0 with a 5-0 win over the Chiefs.

The Titans and the Lightning will square off tonight at 6:45 p.m. at the Bell Sensplex.

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Luke Richardson, an Ottawa native, has two kids playing in the Bell Capital Cup.

Morgan Richardson, who helped win the Minor Atom A championship despite a broken wrist last year, is with the Nepean Raiders Major Peewee AA team this year. They'll start this morning against the Belleville Bulls.

Daron Richardson is with the National Capitals competing in the girls Atom AA division.

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After playing to a 1-1 draw yesterday in borrowed equipment, the Moscow North Stars are hoping to have their wayward equipment arrive in time for today's second game at noon against the Connecticut Lazers. The Lazers opened the tournament yesterday with a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Sting in the Peewee Minor AA division.

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In the Peewee Major AAA Chiarelli Division, local teams got off to a decent start with the Cumberland Barons defeating the Long Island Royals 4-1, the Gloucester Rangers tying the Oshawa Crows 3-3 and the Cumberland Barons defeating the Rangers in the Rangers' second game of the day, 3-1.

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In the Peewee Minor AAA Brooks Division, the Gloucester Rangers lost 8-1 to the Toronto Red Wings and the Ottawa Valley Titans beat the Mississauga Senators 4-0.


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