Ottawa Senators Spring 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 is back and better than ever!

This program showcases fun and free-flowing hockey, without stoppages, face-offs, or coaches. Participants can expect a minimum of 12 fast-paced scrimmages including playoffs, music during all games, and a Senators youth program jersey. 

The goal of the program 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.

In light of the provincial re-opening plan, we are planning on starting this program on July 26, 2021. Should there be any delays in reaching stage three of Ontario’s re-opening plan, this program will be shortened, and costs will be pro-rated.

Should minor hockey start in August and players be forced to miss games for minor hockey commitments, pro-rated credits on file will be issued; you won’t be punished financially for a conflict! We do know that based on the Hockey Canada Pathway program, players born in 2011 or later will not see their minor hockey begin prior to Labour Day.

KEY DETAILS

Birth Years2014-2006
Cost$219.00 (Hockey Canada Member) –
$254.00 (Non Hockey Canada Member – Includes $35 insurance fee)
LocationsRichcraft Sensplex

FEATURES

  • All divisions will run for 6 weeks, starting the week of July 26, 2021.
  • 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

At the 2014 division, games will be played 3-on-3 using a half-ice format.

DAYS BY DIVISIONS

note that all games are played at the Richcraft Sensplex

2014 Open (3-on-3)Wednesday
2012-13 AdvancedThursday
2012-13 RecreationalTuesday
2011 CompetitiveMonday
2010 CompetitiveMonday
2010-11 RecreationalTuesday
2009 CompetitiveMonday
2007-08 EliteThursday
2008 CompetitiveTuesday
2007 CompetitiveThursday
2008-09 RecreationalWednesday
2006 CompetitiveWednesday

At the 2012-13 level, the advanced division is for those participants who in 2020-21 played tier 1 or 2 hockey (Competitive A, or House A). The recreational division is for those participants who in 2020-21 played tier 3 or 4 of hockey (House B, House C)

At the 2007-08, the elite division is for tier I 2008 players, and tiers I and II 2007 players. The regular “competitive” divisions at 2007 and 2008 are for competitive players who do not fall into the above categories.

At all other levels the recreational division is for those participants who played 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

SCRIMMAGE FORMAT

  • All scrimmages are played in 25-minute blocks which includes warm-up + 22 minutes of action (with two scrimmages 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 and Competitive 2006, 2007, and 2008 divisions. 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

This 4-on-4 program is 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 administrators. 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 program 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.

BALANCING

Administrators will use information provided during registration (league, level, team played during the 2020-21 season) to create groups of equal skill level at the start of the season. During the first four weeks of the season, each group will be evaluated by 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 4on4@sensplex.ca for more information regarding the program.

REFUND POLICY

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