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Date

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4

Category

U9 – Tier 1

U10 – All Competitive Levels (local A and B)

U11 – All Competitive Levels (local AA, A, and B)

Cost

U9 Tier 1 (2012) – $1,318.58 + HST ($1,490 in Total)

U10 (local B, out of town A/AA) – $1,415.93 + HST ($1,600 in Total)

U10 (local A, out of town AAA) – $1,446.90 + HST ($1,635 in Total)

U11 (local B, out of town A) – $1,415.93 + HST ($1,600 in Total)

U11 (local A, out of town AA) – $1,446.90 + HST ($1,635 in Total)

U11 (local AA, out of town AAA) – $1,473.45 + HST ($1,665 in Total)

This 7th annual edition of the Capital Gold Rush Tournament presented by the Gloucester Rangers and Gloucester Orleans Blackburn Blues will be headquartered at the state-of-the-art 4-pad Richcraft Sensplex with some games played at the Bell Sensplex (Official practice facility of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators), where parents can enjoy the action from the comfort of Stanley’s Restaurant above at both venues.

Some tournament features include:

  • A guaranteed FOUR game minimum (up to 7 possible depending upon final division sizes) for all U10/U11 divisions. U9 teams will compete in 3 scrimmages and 2 skills competitions.
  • Free admission for all spectators! (No gate / admission fees)
  • Best facilities anywhere for tournaments
  • Prizing awarded to Champions & Finalists
  • Awards ceremony following EVERY game for “Player of the Game” selections from both teams
  • Diverse competition featuring great teams
  • Fantastic hotels, shopping and amenities within 5 minutes of tournament headquarters
  • Returning after great reviews, HockeyTV is a subscription based service that broadcasts all games played at the Bell and Richcraft Sensplex both live and on-demand. 

NOVICE TIER I DIVISION FORMAT:
With Hockey Canada’s switch to half-ice hockey for Novice aged players, we are excited to announce our new format for the Novice division at the Capital Gold Rush. Novice teams will play three half-ice scrimmage style games per Hockey Canada’s implementation guide, played in hour-long gameblocks, with no score kept. Novice teams will also participate in two, hour-long competitive skills competitions. Overall skills competition winners will receive our incredible Sensplex signature medals and trophies. While HC guidelines do not permit scores to be kept in games, our competitive skills competitions will featuring a scoring system and several events designed to reward exceptional skills, compete levels, and scoring ability.

All Novice scrimmages will be played on surfaces separated by professional rinkboard stlye dividers, ideally suited to turn one NHL-sized surface into two.

The Richcraft Sensplex features plenty to compliment the action on the ice, including:

  • Stanley’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Breakout Sports Pro Shop
  • Tournament Vendors

All teams MUST be prepared to start as early as 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 2.

While the Richcraft Sensplex is the headquarters for this event, some teams may play games at other local facilities.

HTG Sports is the exclusive travel partner for all tournaments hosted by Sensplex Tournaments. Booking with them is a mandatory condition of acceptance for all out of town teams. Accommodations for all events will be arranged on your behalf by Kelly Dooley at [email protected] or 1-800-668-5596 . This will offer your team the lowest rates on a FULL range of area hotels!

We are proud to offer a special tournament participant rate to Senators pre-season game. Interested teams can contact Ottawa Senators group sales account manager Nick Butts at [email protected] or by phone at 613-599-0247 for more details. Team tournament scheduling will accommodate group ticket purchases. Please note that ticket sales will be limited and sold on a first come first serve basis to accommodate tournament scheduling needs.

HEO Minor Sanction – TBD

Format: 

U10 + U11: Teams will play a minimum of four games, including or followed by the playoff rounds for those that qualify (either quarters, semis, or finals depending upon number of teams at each division). 

Period Lengths:

U10/U11 B – 10-10-12

U10/U11 A/AA – 12-12-12

U9: Teams will play three scrimmages, and participate in two skills competitions.

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