Little Sens AAA Spring Hockey Program
The Ottawa Senators and Capital Sports Management Inc. (CSMI) are proud to once again offer an exciting Spring AAA Development Program. The 2018 edition of the Little Sens program provides an unparalleled opportunity for young hockey players to fulfill a dream, representing and playing for the Ottawa Senators family. The West-End Bell Sensplex (the official practice facility of the Ottawa Senators) and the brand-new Richcraft Sensplex will be home to the young skaters of Sens Army, giving them access to the region's top sports facilities.
We're committed to providing the best customer service & the most support of any spring hockey organization and will work with any manager to ensure that their team receives the best-possible experience. For additional details, please contact [email protected] or call 613-599-0222.
Included in each team entry fee is:
- Either six or twelve hours (Novice and Atom), or eight or seventeen hours (Peewee and Bantam) of ice to be used for practices or games at the Bell Sensplex, the official practice facility of the Ottawa Senators, the Richcraft Sensplex and/or the Cavanagh Sensplex.
- In order to ensure the best possible ice allocation, teams will be asked to choose whether they are primarily based in the west end or east end of Ottawa.
- Teams can compliment their base program ice by booking hours at other facilities or by securing additional hours beyond those included in the stadard package at one of our three facilities (subject to availability). The packages are designed to provide maximum flexibility for teams in securing the best-possible ice allocation.
Entry as a "host" team into the region's top spring tournament - the Ottawa Little Sens Spring Cup (including exclusive ability to fundraise at this huge event)
Either one or two skill development session(s) during a team practice, developed by Ottawa Senators Head of Hockey Development Ryan Smyth, alongside a team of our best Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs instructors (including one goaltending instructor). Coaches will be able to work with Lead Hockey Instructors Jordan K. and Ryan H. to customize a focus that best suits each team's skills during your team's alloted ice time.
Discounted rates on officially-licensed Ottawa Senators jerseys for each team
Discounted entry into other Sensplex Spring/Summer AAA tournaments
Unlimited use of meeting rooms at the Bell Sensplex or Richcraft Sensplex for team and parents meetings (subject to availability)
Scheduling consideration and input for the Ottawa Little Sens Spring Cup (so as to help prevent matchups against teams that your squad has played previously during the spring season)
The exclusive ability to book a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition game at the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators! (Subject to availability and at an additional cost to the base program fee)
Priority access and preferred rates to additional ice time at the Bell Sensplex, Richcraft Sensplex & Cavanagh Sensplex (subject to availability)
Priority acccess and preferred rates for additional hours in the Argyle Associates Field (Bell Sensplex) to increase the off-ice conditioning and agility of the players (subject to availability)
Discounted rates on additional team skill sessions run by our best Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs staff
If you're interested in forming a team and would like more information, please contact us at [email protected] or call 613-599-0222
If your child is interested in playing for a Little Sens team, please contact the coaches directly. Coach contact information will be listed above. If your level does not have a coach listed as of yet, please email [email protected] to be added to the notification list.
The Bell Sensplex: Official practice facility of the Ottawa Senators®, this state-of-the-art facility includes one international-sized rink (Mattamy Homes Arena) and 3 NHL-sized rinks (Canadian Tire Arena, Scotiabank Arena and Palladium Insurance Arena).
The Richcraft Sensplex: A brand-new facility, opened in August, 2014, featuring four arenas (Canadian Tire Arena, HEO Arena, Scotiabank Arena and Potvin Arena).
Meeting Rooms: Available at both the Bell Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex, Little Sens teams receive unlimited use of these meeting rooms (subject to availability). Overlooking the Mattamy Homes ice pad (BSP) or the HEO Arena (RSP), the rooms includes conference tables, chairs, a white board, a DVD player and large screen HD television (which can be connected to a portable computer), should coaches wish to hold presentations for parents, or video sessions with their players.
Argyle Associates Field: Located at the main entrance of the Bell Sensplex, this 20,000 sq. ft. indoor training field includes soccer lines and nets, and can be used for a variety of off-ice training opportunities, from hockey-specific off-ice conditioning to playing auxiliary sports such as soccer and flag football.
The Cavanagh Sensplex: A world-class single-pad facility located in Kinburn, 20 minutes west of the Bell Sensplex. It will welcome Little Sens teams for some practices, as well as host a few tournament games.