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.

KEY DETAILS

Birth Years2003-2013
Cost$329.00 (Hockey Canada Member)
$364.00 (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
    • All divisions feature set days (same day each week)!
  • Body checking is not permitted at any level
  • Zero coaching to maximize player creativity
  • 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 (2014-2016), Novice (2012-2013) and Atom (2010-2011) 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

U8 (2013) Elite – House A and aboveWednesday
U9 (2012) Elite – House A and aboveWednesday
U8 (2013) Recreational – House B+CTBA
U9 (2012) Recreational – House B+CTBA
U8-9 (2012-13) Girls OnlyTBA
U10 (2011) CompetitiveTuesday
U11 (2010) CompetitiveThursday
U10-11 (2010-11) RecreationalTBA
U10-11 (2010-11) Girls OnlyMonday
U12 (2009) CompetitiveMonday / Wednesday*
U13-14 (2007-08) Elite – 2008 Tier 1, 2007 Tiers 1+2Tuesday
U13 (2008) Competitive TBA
U12-13 (2008-09) Recreational TBA
U12-13 (2008-09) Girls OnlyTBA
U14 (2007) CompetitiveWednesday
U15 (2006) CompetitiveMonday / Thursday**
U14-15 (2006-07) RecreationalTBA
U14-18 (2003-07) Girls OnlyMonday
U16-18 (2003-05) OpenTBA

*U12 (2009) Competitive is offered on Monday and Wednesday. Players may choose which day they want to play on, at the time of registration.

**U15 (2006) Competitive is offered on Mondays and Thursdays. Thursday nights are exclusively for players who are playing AAA, AA, and all SSHD players. All Competitive players (AAA, AA, & B) may register for Mondays.

RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX (East League) – 4 on 4 Gamedays

U8-U9 (2012-13) CompetitiveThursday
U8-U9 (2012-13) RecreationalTBA
U10 (2011) CompetitiveWednesday
U11 (2010) CompetitiveThursday
U10-11 (2010-11) RecreationalTBA
U12 (2009) CompetitiveWednesday
U13 (2008) CompetitiveThursday
U12-13 (2008-09) RecreationalTBA
U14-15 (2006-07) CompetitiveWednesday
U14-15 (2006-07) RecreationalTBA
U16-18 (2003-05) OpenTBA

At the U8-U9 (formerly Novice) level, the elite division is for those participants who are currently enrolled in tier 1 or 2 of hockey (Competitive A, or House A). The recreational division is for those participants currently enrolled in tier 3 or 4 of hockey (House B, House C)

At the U13 and U14 levels, the elite division is for tier I U13 (2008) players, and tiers I and II U14 (2007) players. The regular “competitive” divisions at U13 and U14 are for competitive players who do not fall into the above categories.

At all other levels the recreational division is for those participants who are currently playing any level of House League in the 2020/21 minor hockey season. The Competitive division is only for participants who play at the Competitive levels during the 2020/21 season. Players who register for competitive and do not play competitive hockey, may be removed from the program.

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 2021 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, 2021!
    • 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. Goalies 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. There will be no buzzer used for the Elite U13/U14 and competitive divisions at U14 and above. At those divisions, players will be expected to display maximum effort and change considerately for their teammates. Players who demonstrate selfish play or take consistently “long shifts” may be removed from the program at any time.
  • Scores are kept but will not be posted.
  • At all competitive and elite divisions, players will be expected to play hard and display unselfish behaviour with respect to team play. Passing will be encouraged throughout.

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 2020/21 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, 2021. 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 2020-21 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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