January 20 2023 – January 22 2023


U10 Tier II/III Division (B/A/AA) – U11 Tier II Division (A/AA) – U11 Tier III Division (B/A) – U12 Tier II Division (AA) – U12 Tier III Division (B/A) – U13 Tier II Division (AA) – U13 Tier III Division (B/A)


U10-U11 (2013-2012) B/A: $1491.15 + HST ($1685.00 Total)

U11 (2012) A/AA: $1548.67 + HST ($1750.00 Total)

U12-U13 (2011-2010) B/A: $1553.10 + HST ($1755.00 Total)

U12 (2011) AA; U13 (2010) AA: $1592.92 + HST ($1800.00 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 2023 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 facilities anywhere for tournaments (3 NHL, 1 International sized arenas @ Bell Sensplex, 4 NHL sized arenas & Richcraft Sensplex, and other area rinks)
  • A guaranteed FOUR (4) game minimum for ALL TEAMS
  • Fantastic hotels, shopping and amenities within a few 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 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 condition of acceptance for all out of town teams. Accommodations for all events at 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 on a FULL range of area hotels.

We are proud to offer a special tournament participant rate to the Ottawa Senators game on Saturday, January 21st at 7pm vs Winnipeg Jets. 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



All teams in all divisions will play a minimum of four (4) games including at least three round-robin games and a guaranteed consolation or playoff game, or four round-robin games plus playoff rounds depending on division size. Body checking is not permitted at any U10 to U13 division. 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, AA: 3 x 12 min stop time

All teams MUST be prepared to start as early as 8:00 am Friday, January 20th.

Note that AE, MD, A, and B teams may compete together. At U10 B/A/AA Division all teams from AE to AA are included together. It is recommended for Tier II or strong Tier III competitive teams.

For the U10 division, the equivalency chart for Ottawa & Ontario in use is:

Tier IAAAA / high-end AA
Tier II / IIIBlow end AA / A / AE / MD

All tier 2 & tier 3 teams in U10-U11 & U12-U13 can apply to this event!

Tournament Website – Stats & Standings

Sensplex – Capital Winter Classic