Tim Hortons Coaches Clinic - Oct 18, 2008

Scotiabank Place
Saturday, October 18, 2008
8:00am – 12:30pm
Click HERE for information.
Learn from the pros! The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club has teamed up with local minor hockey associations to help shape the future of minor hockey in Ottawa and the surrounding regions!
Over the past five seasons, more than 3,500 coaches have participated, at no cost, in the Tim Hortons Coaches Clinic. This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills as a coach and ultimately make a difference to your minor hockey team.
The Ottawa Senators and Tim Hortons, along with the ODMHA, Hockey Outaouais and the ODWHA believe that we need to continue to educate our coaches, allowing them access to more information and resources to ensure a level of comfort delivering a variety of drills that focus on skill development while emphasizing fun.
Each coach will be provided with the opportunity to participate in an interactive training session. Your course manual will allow you to follow along with a visual agenda, which will enable you to take notes throughout the day.
The recommendations of 1999’s Open Ice Summit clearly focused on player skill development as the key building block towards a stronger minor hockey community. These recommendations continue to form the basis of the Senators minor hockey programs today and will assist in formulating the on-ice sessions and discussion topics for this year’s Tim Hortons Coaches Clinic.
Coaches from across eastern Ontario and western Quebec will be in attendance…will you? Help shape the future of hockey in our region today!
Past clinic formats have included:
-Keynote Address
-Senators Instructional practice
-Off-ice and On-Ice Warmups
-Off-ice Training Tips
-Goaltending Fundamentals
-Mini-games and activities that promote skill development
For more information, visit

Helmet Recall - CCM and RBK

Health Canada has issued a notice with respect to a recall on certain models of RBK and CCM helmets. It has been found that the chin strap of the recalled helmets may disengage while being used by consumers. If the chin strap disengages, the helmet can fall off, posing a potential safety hazard. Note that Health Canada has not received reports of incidents or incidents to Canadians related to the use of these helmets to this point. For complete information on this recall and corrective action that can be taken please visit:
Todd Jackson - Senior Manager, Safety and Insurance - Hockey Canada

Volunteers needed for the Hockey Canada World Junior Championships

News from the co-chair of Volunteer Recruitment for the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships that will be held here in Ottawa at the Civic Centre and SoctiaBank Place at the end of December 2008 and beginning of January 2009.

We are in the midst of our volunteer recruitment campaign. We need over 1800 volunteers to make this championships a success.
Please see the link to the Hockey Canada 2009 World Junior Championships Volunteer Registration site


Ottawa Sting Peewee AA team off to the Provincial Championships


The Ottawa Sting Major Peewee ‘AA’ team clinched the OEMHL ‘AA’ League Championship on March 22nd with a 3-2 win in the third overtime period of Game 7 against the Ottawa Valley Titans. In 2007-08 regular season play, the Sting finished in second place behind the Ottawa Valley Titans. The Ottawa Sting will represent the ODMHA at the Provincial ‘AAA’ Peewee Championships in Thunder Bay, March 31-April 05.

Under 16 Camp

The CJHL is pleased to announce a partnership with the ODMHA and the
Ontario East AAA League to conduct the first Under 16 Camp in the ODHA.
As a member of the ODHA, the CJHL is proud to work in close conjunction with
the elite young players in the branch. It is an example of the cooperation
between elite junior hockey and elite minor hockey in the Ottawa District.
While other groups are running camps outside the sanctioning of the ODHA,
ODMHA and Hockey Canada, this camp is the ONLY SANCTIONED UNDER 16 PROGRAM for the 1993 birth year player.

The camp is considered the pre-cursor to the entry level of Canada's Program
of Excellence and the Under 17 program. As a result of recent changes to the
Canada Winter Games (held every four seasons), each province shall send a
group of U16 players as opposed to U17 as in previous years.

Any 1993 player who has already registered for the CJHL Camp will
automatically be in the ODHA U16 as a part of the registration. This serves
the dual purpose of the U16 program, as well as providing CJHL teams with
the opportunity to evaluate these players for the new Bantam Protected
Process. 1993 players will play in a separate division, but in the same
venue to maximize opportunity and exposure.

At this time we encourage all 1993 birth players wishing to be enrolled in
the ODHA Under 16 Camp to register through the CJHL Prospects Camp and note
1993 in the comments section.The website address is www.cjhl.on.ca. If you
are a Bantam AAA player, please mention this in the comments section as
well. If you wish to register bye-mail or phone, contact Alison Bergin at
the Bell Sensplex at bergina@bellsensplex.ca or call her direct line at

Any questions about the camp, the CJHL, the CJHL Draft or Protected System
can be answered at cjhlcamp@yahoo.com
CJHL Commissioner Kevin Abrams can be reached at kevinabrams_3@sympatico.ca