The Ottawa Senators 4-on-4 League is back and better than ever!

This league showcases fun and free-flowing hockey, without stoppages, face-offs, or coaches. Participants can expect a minimum of 22 fast-paced games including playoffs, music during all games, player-of-the-game awards, and a Senators youth league jersey. 

The goal of the league is to encourage creativity and give each player time to develop new skills, in an atmosphere that prioritizes fun. Each year countless parents comment that this was THE most fun hockey of the season for their child.

Only leagues of their kind sanctioned by Hockey Canada (Hockey Eastern Ontario)!

KEY DETAILS

Birth Years2002-2012
Cost$325 (Hockey Canada Member)
$360 (Non Hockey Canada Member – Includes $35 insurance fee)
LocationsBell Sensplex – Co-ed and Girls Only Divisions Available
Richcraft Sensplex – Co-ed Divisions Available

LEAGUE FEATURES

  • League runs April – June, 2020
  • Participants will play 22 games, 25 minutes in length
  • More convenient than ever before for parents!
    • Online schedules published directly to mobile devices through TeamSnap
    • Set game days for most divisions
    • Expanded and re-vamped playoff format to maximize ice time
  • Body checking is not permitted at any level
  • Zero coaching to maximize player creativity
  • Ages for the 2020 Spring League are based on the 2019/20 minor hockey levels:
    • Novice – 2011-2012
    • Atom – 2009-2010
    • Peewee – 2007-2008
    • Bantam – 2005-2006
    • Midget – 2002-2004
  • 4-on-4 league games scheduled to avoid conflict with coinciding 3-on-3 league games for players wishing to take part in both leagues

At the IP /Junior Fundamentals (2013-2015), Novice (2011-2012) and Atom (2009-2010) levels, half-ice 3-on-3 will be available to support the Hockey Canada mandate and provide even further development for young hockey players. Click here to view our Spring 3-on-3 League

GAME DAYS

BELL SENSPLEX (West League) – 4 on 4 Gamedays

Note: Nearly all divisions will take place on set game days, other than the final date of the season for each division which may take place on the June 19-21 weekend.

Novice Intermediate (Tiers II, III, IV)Sundays.
April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 18*, 24, 31, June 7, 14
*Please note the session May 18th is on Monday
Novice Advanced (Tiers I, II only)Mondays.
April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15
Girls NoviceThursdays.
April 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
Atom RecreationalSundays.
April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 15*, 24, 31, June 7, 14
*Please note the session May 15 is on Friday
Atom CompetitiveThursdays.
April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
Atom GirlsTuesdays.
April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16
Peewee Recreational Sundays.
April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 15*, 24, 31, June 7, 14
*Please note the session May 15 is on Friday
Peewee Competitive Mondays.
April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15
Peewee GirlsThursdays.
April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
Bantam Recreational Sundays.
April 4*, 11*, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 18*, 24, 31, June 7, 14
*Please note the April 4th and 11th sessions take place on Saturday
*Please note the May 18th session takes place on Monday
Bantam Competitive Tuesdays.
April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16
Bantam/Midget Girls (Combined division) Wednesdays.
April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17
Midget Wednesdays.
April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17

RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX (East League) – 4 on 4 Gamedays

Note: Nearly all divisions will take place on set game days, other than the final date of the season for each division which may take place on the June 19-21 weekend.

Novice IntermediateSundays
Novice AdvancedMondays
Atom RecreationalMondays
Atom CompetitiveMondays
Peewee RecreationalThursdays
Peewee CompetitiveThursdays
Bantam/Midget Combined Thursdays

Playoff Game Days – To Be Announced.

At the Novice level, the intermediate division is for those participants who are currently enrolled in Tier 2, 3 or 4 of House League Hockey in the 2019/20 minor hockey season. The Advanced division is for participants who play at Tier 1 or 2 during the 2019/20 minor hockey season.

At the Atom, Peewee and Bantam level, the recreational division is for those participants who are currently at any level of Hockey League in the 2019/20 minor hockey season. The Competitive division is for participants who play at the Competitive levels during the 2019/20 season.

If you are unsure about the appropriate division for your hockey player please call (613-599-0222) or email ([email protected]) prior to completing your registration. Participants enrolled in the incorrect division may be moved without prior notice. Also, please note that the divisions referenced above will be separated into exclusive divisions by ability where enrollment warrants. Combined divisions (Rec / Advanced) will be run where enrollment does not warrant a split. In each case, teams will be balanced to ensure the best possible experience for all.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

WE LOVE GOALIES PROGRAM

Goaltenders who register for any of the Ottawa Senators Youth Spring & Summer Leagues will receive a 100% (or more) ice time guarantee with a fabulous development opportunity of facing MANY more shots than in any typical minor hockey setting. They will also receive ALL of the following exclusive benefits:

  • A promo code valid for 10% off goaltender entry into most 2020 Ottawa Senators Summer Hockey Camps at the Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex (Promo code provided immediately after registration. Terms and conditions apply)
  • FREE goalie clinic offered to goalies who register by March 1, 2020!
    • Clinic date will be announced during the season to those eligible
  • 100%+ ice time guarantee (only one goalie will ever be accepted per team, and priority access to play bonus games to cover for goalie absences at NO additional cost!)
  • Perfect attendance rewards: Goalie who play in 100% of their scheduled games will receive a $50 credit towards any Ottawa Senators Hockey Program. Goalie who only miss one (1) game day in the season will receive a $25 credit. (terms and conditions apply)

GAME FORMAT

  • All league games are played in 25-minute blocks which includes warm-up + 22 minutes of action (with two games occupying a one-hour block of ice time).
  • The buzzer will sound every 90 seconds to signal a line change, so that all players receive equal ice time.
  • Games will be scheduled back-to-back or with a one game break in-between, so that each team plays two games on every game day.
  • Scores are kept but not posted to reinforce the fun atmosphere this league presents.

DRESSING ROOM POLICY

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HOCKEY EASTERN ONTARIO (HEO) INSURANCE/SANCTIONING

All Ottawa Senators Youth Leagues are sanctioned under Hockey Canada through HEO (Hockey Eastern Ontario). All participants who played in a registered minor hockey association during the 2019/20 season are fully covered under this sanctioning. Any participant who did not play in a registered minor hockey association is required to purchase the HEO Sanctioning fee at the time of registration.

Girls who are currently registered players within the OWHA are already insured by Hockey Canada and therefore are not required to pay the additional HEO sanctioning fee. Only in the case where the participant has not been registered with either of the OWHA or the HEO would you be required to pay the fee.

FRIEND REQUESTS

In order to ensure balanced teams, please be advised that only ONE (1) friend request will be accepted per participant. All one-to-one friend requests will be honoured by league administrators, as long as they are received prior to March 1, 2020. Requests may be completed during your registration. Any participants who request more than one friend will automatically void their submission. This policy will help the 4-on-4 league strive for fair and well-balanced teams; while allowing participants to meet new teammates!

Please note that circular friend requests will not be honoured. A one-to-one friend request is valid when Player A requests to play with Player B and Player B requests to play with Player A. A circular request (that will not be honoured) is when Player A requests to play with Player B, Player B requests to play with Player C, and Player C requests to play with Player A. All three of the requests in the circular example will be automatically voided.

LEAGUE BALANCING

League administrators will use information provided during registration (league, level, team played during the 2019-20 season) to create teams of equal skill level at the start of the season. During the first four weeks of the season, each team will be evaluated by league coordinators and staff. Balancing moves will be made in order to ensure all teams are as equal as possible.

These balancing moves will be made in such a way that friend requests are continuously honoured throughout the season. If you have any questions about the balancing process, please don’t hesitate to contact league staff.

INFORMATION

Please call 613 599 0222, or email youthleagues@sensplex.ca for more information regarding the league.

REFUND POLICY

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FAQS

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