Ottawa Senators Youth Leagues
The Ottawa Senators Spring and Summer hockey leagues presented by Villanova Dental Studio feature hockey as it was meant to be played: free-wheeling and fast-paced, with limited whistles and no faceoffs. The goal of the league is to encourage creativity and give each player time to develop new skills, in an atmosphere that prioritizes fun.
Only leagues of their kind sanctioned by Hockey Canada (Hockey Eastern Ontario)
In addition to the popular full-ice 4-on-4 league, we are offering a NEW 3-on-3 opportunity in the Spring played over half-ice!
Using hockey analytics, player development in cross-ice games is far superior than traditional full-ice hockey!
Working in tighter spaces, players are doubling their touches on the puck, producing 6x more shots on net and passing to teammates more often when compared to traditional full-ice games. As the pace of the game increases, goalies will see more shots per minute and shots from different angles as the shape of the ice changes, helping them develop their skills along with players. Transitioning from full-ice to half-ice hockey encourages more puck battles, more changes in direction and more scoring opportunities.
Each team will be set up as evenly as possibly using the information provided by parents/guardians as to what level each participant played in the past season. Balancing moves are then made throughout the first four weeks, to ensure that each team is equal in skill and age. There are no coaches in the 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 leagues as we want the participants to think outside of the box and be as creative as possible with their decision making. No body checking is allowed at any age level so that everyone, regardless of size, can focus on the enjoyment of the game.
NOTE: Participants must register for the appropriate division (i.e. competitive or recreational) based on what level of hockey they are playing (or played) during the 2016-17 minor hockey season. Failure to do so may result in you losing their spot.
We Love Goalies!
Goaltenders who register for any of the Ottawa Senators Youth Spring & Summer Leagues will receive a special discounted price and 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:
Guaranteed friend request honoured (goalies can submit the name of any one skater at the same level and they are assured to be placed on their team, provided no other goalie has requested that player)
A promo code valid for 10% off goaltender entry into any of the 2017 Ottawa Senators Summer Hockey Camps at the Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex (promo provided immediately after registration)
Free goalie clinic offered to goalies who register by March 1st, 2018 (date of the clinic will be announce during the season to those eligible).
Priority access to play bonus games to cover for goalie absences at NO ADDITIONAL COST (no “spare” goalies will be given this opportunity before our full-timers!)
100% ice time guarantee (only one goalie will ever be accepted per team)
Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy
Have More Questions? Click Here to view our Frequently Asked Questions page!
Registration for the 2018 Spring and Summer seasons will commence December 2017!