January 22 2021 – January 24 2021


Tier I U9 (’12), Tier II A/AA U12-U13 (’09 and ’08 divisions) & U11 A/AA (’10) & Tier II/III U10 B/A & Tier III U11-U13 (’11 to ’08 divisions)


U9 Tier 1: $1274.34 + HST ($1440.00 Total)

U10-U11 B/A: $1336.28 + HST ($1510.00 Total)

U11 A/AA; U12-U13 B/A: $1398.23 + HST ($1580.00 Total)

U12 A/AA; U13 AA: $1429.20 + HST ($1615.00 Total)

The 17th 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 2021 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
  • We are proud to offer a special tournament participant rate to the Ottawa Senators games. Offer based on NHL 20/21 season schedule. 
  • Returning after great reviews – 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 U9 aged players, we are excited to announce our new format for the U9 division at the Capital Winter Classic. U9 teams will play three half-ice scrimmage style games per Hockey Canada’s implementation guide, played in hour-long gameblocks, with no score kept. U9 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 U9 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.

HEO Minor Sanction #


  • 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: U10 B/AA, U11 B/A: 2 x 10, 1 x 12 min stop time; U11 A/AA, U12 & U13 B/A: 3 x 12 min stop time; U12 A/AA, U13 AA: 2 x 12, 1 x 15 min stop time

All teams MUST be prepared to start as early as 8:00 am Friday, January 22nd.

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 U10-U11 & U12-U13 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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