14th Annual Capital Mid-Season Showdown Presented by the Stittsville Rams


November 23 2018 - November 25 2018


Tier III - B/A, MD, AE, CC (or Midget BB) Minor Atom to Major Midget ('09 to '01/'02 divisions)


Minor & Major Atom ('09 & '08): $1275 ($1128.32 + HST)

Minor & Major Peewee ('07 & '06) / Minor & Major Bantam ('05 & '04): $1340 ($1185.84 + HST)

Minor & Major Midget ('03 - '01): $1375 ($1216.81 + HST)

The Annual Capital Mid-Season Showdown presented by the Stittsville Rams is back for its 14th season.  This very popular annual tournament represents the best chance of the season for Ottawa area 'B' competitive teams (and 3rd tier teams from out of town) to compete against some great competition at the best facility for tournaments anywhere.
Whether you are new to this event, or returning as one of the over 800 participating teams from the first 13-years of this tournament, you are sure to have a blast!

Additionally, the Bell Sensplex is pleased to offer free admission for all spectators for the duration of the Capital Mid-Season Showdown.
Make sure to sign up as early as possible to avoid disappointment, as several teams do end up on the waiting list each season.
With 4 pads (3 NHL, 1 International), a full-service restaurant overlooking the tournament action, and a friendly group of staff and volunteers looking after every detail, this tournament should be your best of the year!
Some tournament features include:

  • Prizing awarded to Champions & Finalists
  • THREE game minimum
  • Awards ceremony following EVERY game for "Player of the Game" selections from both teams
  • Great competition & thoughtful scheduling
  • Best facility anywhere for tournaments
  • Fantastic hotels, shopping and amenities within 3 minutes of tournament headquarters
  • Exclusive access to Ottawa Senators tickets (Subject to NHL Scheduling)
  • New this year - Sensplex Tournaments is pleased to announce our partnership with 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
  •  Hobbin's Hockey Shop

Though the Bell Sensplex is the headquarters of this tournament, teams may also play at other local facilities including our state-of-the-art facility, the Richcraft Sensplex.

HTG Sports is the exclusive travel partner for all tournaments hosted by Sensplex Tournaments. Booking with them is a mandatory condition of acceptance for all out of town teams. Accommodations for all events will be arranged on your behalf by Kelly Dooley at [email protected] or 1-800-668-5596 . This will offer 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 pending NHL schedule. Interested teams can contact Ottawa Senators group sales account manager Nick Butts at [email protected] or by phone at 613-599-0247 for more details. 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 # 18-042



  • Caledon Hawks
  • King Rebellion
  • West-Ferris Trappers
  • Aurora Tigers
  • Eclairs de Monteuil (QC)


Teams will participate in three round-robin games, followed by quarters or semis for those teams who qualify. This tournament is for tier III competitive (Rep) teams consisting primarily of B, A, AE, MD teams from Ontario and the USA, along with CC teams from Quebec (BB teams at the Midget age group). No ALL-STAR or SELECT level teams will be admitted into this tournament, as per HEO Minor regulations. *Note that AE, MD, A, and B teams will compete together. Body checking will be permitted at the Minor Bantam levels and up.

Period Lengths: Atom: 2 x 10, 1 x 12 minute stop time periods; Peewee: 1 x 10, 2 x 12 minute stop time periods; Bantam: 3 x 12 minute stop time; Midget: 2 x 12, 1 x 15 minute stop time Body checking will be permitted at the Minor Bantam levels and up.

All teams must be prepared to play as early as 8:00am on Friday November 23rd.


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




Tier I


AAA / high-end AA

Tier II / III


low end AA / A / AE / MD (Minor Atom = 3 game minimum)

Competitive / Rep
Boys (Co-ed)

Stats & Standings Website

Stats & Standings


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