January 17 2020 – January 19 2020


Tier I Novice (’11), Tier II A/AA Minor & Major Peewee (’08 and ’07 divisions) & Major Atom A/AA (’09) & Tier II/III B/A Minor & Tier III Major Atom & Peewee (’10 to ’07 divisions)


Novice Tier 1: $1,400.00 (tax included)

Minor & Major Atom B/A: $1,465.00 (tax included)

Major Atom A/AA: $1,530.00 (tax included)

Minor & Major Peewee B/A: $1,535.00 (tax included)

Minor & Major Peewee A/AA & AA: $1,570.00 (tax included)

The 16th annual edition of the Capital Winter Classic will be headquartered at the state-of-the-art Bell Sensplex, where parents can enjoy the action from the comfort of Stanley’s Restaurant above. We aim to provide teams with their best tournament experience of the season with the Capital Winter Classic. We are pleased to guarantee a four-game minimum for ALL TEAMS in the tournament regardless of level!

Your team and parents will thank you for coming to Ottawa to start 2020 in style!

Some tournament features include:

  • Prizing awarded to Champions & Finalists
  • Awards ceremony following EVERY game for “Player of the Game” selections from both teams
  • Great competition
  • Best facility anywhere for tournaments (3 NHL, 1 International sized arenas)
  • A guaranteed FOUR (4) game minimum for ALL TEAMS
  • Fantastic hotels, shopping and amenities within 3 minutes of tournament headquarters
  • Exclusive access to Ottawa Senators tickets to see the Senators take on the Golden Knights on Jan 16, and the Flames on Jan 18.
  • Returning after great reviews in its first year – HockeyTV. HockeyTV is a subscription based service that broadcasts all games played at the Bell and Richcraft Sensplex both live and on-demand.

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 Winter Classic. 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 Bell Sensplex features plenty to compliment the action on the ice, including:

  • Stanley’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Hobbins Hockey Shop

The Bell Sensplex is the headquarters for this tournament; however, teams may play games at other local facilities.

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

We are proud to offer a special tournament participant rate to the Ottawa Senators games on Thursday, Jan 16 against the Golden Knights, and Saturday, Jan 18 against the Flames. Interested teams must book through Ottawa Senators group sales account manager Brent Cartwright at [email protected]  or by phone at 613-599-0247. 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 # – 19-007


  • New Jersey Colonials (USA)
  • RBC Falcons (NL)
  • Dollard Buccaneers (QC)
  • Niagara Falls Flyers (ON)
  • Rochester Americans (USA)


All teams in all divisions will play a minimum of four (4) round robin games, followed by playoff rounds for those teams that qualify. Body checking is not permitted. This tournament is for ‘AA’ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘MD’ & ‘AE’ teams, depending on the centre your team is from. No ALL-STAR or SELECT level teams will be admitted into this tournament, as per HEO Minor regulations.

Period Lengths: Atom B/A: 1 x 10, 2 x 12 min stop time; Peewee: 3 x 12 min stop time.

All teams MUST be prepared to start as early as 8:00 am Friday, January 17th.

Note that AE, MD, A, and B teams may compete together.

For the Minor Atom division, the equivalency chart for Ottawa & Ontario in use is:

Tier IAAAA / high-end AA
Tier II / IIIBlow end AA / A / AE / MD (Minor Atom = 3 game minimum)

All tier 2 & tier 3 teams in Atom & Peewee can apply to this event!

Teams at this year’s tournament will enjoy the benefits of our new partnership with Recharge with Milk. Players of the game will be treated to a delicious and nutritious chocolate milk, perfect for recovery between or after games. Recharge with Milk will also be providing some fantastic prizes which teams can enter via a draw. Make sure to stop by the Recharge with Milk booth when you’re playing at the Bell Sensplex.Youth: Competitive / RepGender: Boys (Co-ed)

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