2015-16 Competitive Minor Hockey Tournaments in Ottawa Now Accepting Applications
Applications have begun to pour in from near and far for the 10 weekends that make up the competitive Hockey Canada sanctioned 2015-16 minor hockey tournament season. Each tournament is professionally run and hosted by the Ottawa Senators organization at one of their state-of-the-art four-pad facilities, the Richcraft Sensplex in east Ottawa and the Bell Sensplex in west Ottawa.
Teams from all across Canada and throughout the United States visit Ottawa to participate in Tier I, II and III competitive level tournaments hosted at these top-notch facilities. Great prizes (featuring custom Senators-themed quality medals and team trophies), tournament mementos and a high energy in-game experience are just some of the reasons more than one thousand minor hockey teams from across Ontario, Quebec and the United States flock to Ottawa for these events each year.
“The 2014-15 season was a banner year for us with more than 2,000 teams participating in tournaments run by our organization,” said Andy Bryan, director of hockey programs. “With the opening of our newest facility (Richcraft Sensplex), we were able to host more teams, which in turn created even better and more diverse competition for all our participating teams.”
The Sensplex facilities set the bar for full-service, unique tournament experiences. Four game minimums and extended length games are now offered at most competitive levels, while select tournaments (subject to availability and the NHL schedule) offer participants the opportunity to play games at Canadian Tire Centre, the home of the Ottawa Senators. Additionally, special access to Ottawa Senators’ tickets and thoughtful tournament scheduling gives teams the freedom to attend NHL games as part of their weekend experience.
Many divisions are nearing capacity for the 2015-16 season, therefore, teams are encouraged to submit their applications in the spring to avoid missing out on the most professionally run tournament of the year.