Date

January 6 2023 – January 8 2023

Category

Tier II (AA) & III (B/A) – U14 – U18 (2009, 2008, 2007, & 2005/2006 divisions)

Cost

U14 (2009) – U15 (2008) B/A – $1654.87 + HST ($1870.00 Total)

U14 – U15 (2009-2008) AA: $1672.57 + HST ($1890.00 Total)

U16 (2007) – U18 (2005/2006) B/A – $1690.27 + HST ($1910.00 Total)

U16 – U18 (2007-2005/2006) AA: $1805.31 + HST ($2040.00 Total)

The 17th annual edition of the Capital Winter Classic will be jointly headquartered at the state-of-the-art Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex, where parents can enjoy the action from the comfort of Stanley’s Restaurant above.

The Sensplex is pleased to now guarantee a four-game minimum for all teams and aim to provide teams with their best tournament experience of the season with the Capital Winter Classic!

Your team and parents will thank you for coming to Ottawa for your first tournament of the new year!

Some tournament features include:

  • A guaranteed FOUR game minimum for Tier II AND Tier lll teams
  • Longer games than many tournaments (see period lengths below) 
  • Prizing awarded to Champions & Finalists
  • Awards ceremony following EVERY game for “Player of the Game” selections from both teams
  • Great competition
  • Best facilities anywhere for tournaments
  • Fantastic hotels, shopping and amenities within 3 minutes of tournament headquarters
  • 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. 

The Bell Sensplex AND Richcraft Sensplex facilities feature exceptional amenities, including:

  • Stanley’s Restaurant & Bar (overlooking the action on the Canadian Tire & Mattamy Homes arenas at the Bell Sensplex, along with the Canadian Tire, Scotiabank and HEO arenas at the Richcraft Sensplex)
  • Hobbins Hockey Shop

Note that AE, MD, A, and B teams will compete together in the B/A division. The AA division will feature strictly AA teams.

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

We are proud to offer a special tournament participant rate to the Ottawa Senators game on Saturday, January 7th at 7pm vs Seattle Kraken. Interested teams must book with Ottawa Senators group sales account manager Matt Haddad at [email protected] or by phone at 613-295-2518. Tournament scheduling will accommodate those group tickets purchased through these official channels. Please note that ticket sales will be limited and sold on a first come first serve basis to accommodate tournament scheduling needs. Some divisions may not be able to attend Saturday games (due to possible playoff matchups). Those divisions will be posted at a later date.

HEO Minor Sanction #: 22-015

Format: 

U14 & U15 (2009-2008), B/A & AA Divisions: Games will consist of 3 x 12 minute stop-time periods 

U16 & U18 (2007-2005/2006) B/A Divisions: Games will consist of 2 x 12, 1 x 15 minute stop-time periods 

U16 & U18 (2007-2005/2006) AA Divisions: Games will consist of 1 x 12, 2 X 15 minute stop-time periods with a flood occuring mid-game (every second period)

*Please note that all divisions in this tournament will feature body checking*

Four game minimum (4) with up to seven games possible depending on division.

Teams may play all or most of their games in either the east or west end of the City due to the fact that this year’s tournament boasts TWO 4-pad facilities as the tournament headquarters (Bell Sensplex & Richcraft Sensplex)

All teams MUST be able to start as early as 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6th.

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