HDCO Penalty Free Sweepstakes

Re:  2017 Penalty Free Sweepstakes Promotion

Once again we request your assistance in raising awareness of the Penalty Free Sweepstakes program contest, which concludes January 31st.   We encourage all member associations to continue to promote the Sweepstakes program to their membership by including the Sweepstakes information on their respective web sites, social media, newsletters or other communications vehicles. 

Please use the following URL  http://hdco.on.ca/penalty_details  

The 2017 PFS Official Entry Form and PFS MVP Nomination form can be accessed from this link.

Ottawa Sens Major Bantam AAA

We received this story which just begs to be published and shows how our members can make a difference.

Community Spirit!

Hockey teaches many different things: determination, dedication, teamwork and leadership. It also teaches kids about sacrifice, integrity and character.

This December 2016, the Ottawa Sens Major Bantam AAA team sponsored a family through the ‘Adopt a Family’ program with the Kanata Food Cupboard. Over 450 families received food and gifts this holiday season due to the kindness and support of many volunteers.

We are proud of this team for taking time to provide a family with a memorable Christmas this year. This kind of community spirit not only helps people in need, but it teaches us about teamwork and helps develop our kids into responsible citizens.


Tom Renney announced that Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer, Scott Smith, has been appointed president and COO effective July 1, 2017.
Renney, who joined the organization as president and CEO in 2014, will continue to lead and set the direction for Hockey Canada in his role as chief executive officer. He said the move to promote Smith will allow the organization to more effectively deliver on its mandate to grow the game within Canada, and abroad.

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Rogers Hometown Hockey Cheer Like Never Before

Hey Ottawa! Rogers Hometown Hockey wants to hear you Cheer Like Never Before!

What’s up for grabs?

Your team could win the ultimate hockey experience, including a Stanley Cup® Playoffs Viewing Party hosted by an NHL® Alumni in your very own hometown! Plus, get an on-ice hockey experience hosted by a surprise guest, meet and greet with NHL® Alumni and a surprise equipment package!

Here’s what you need to do:

•             Record a 10-30 second video of your teams cheer and share your video encouraging your team’s fans to vote for your cheer online. The top 5 teams with the most votes will be invited to take part in the festivities when the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour visits your town. The winning team in each town will be in the running to win an ultimate hockey experience.

Spread the word! Let your friends and family know about the contest so everyone is ready to vote.

Upload your team cheer here

1. Create a youtube account

2. Upload your cheer video to youtube

3. Import youtube video to

ATTENTION OTTAWA: The deadline to upload your team cheer is Monday, March 13th @ 11:59pm local time

NHL Alumni Hockey Camps & Clinics

Brad Smyth Clinics

The NHL Alumni Hockey Camps & Clinics is a youth development program designed to progress players (boys & girls) of all ages and skill levels

We provide a structured and energetic environment aimed at accelerating aspiring young hockey players' individual game to greater heights. Our bilingual camps & clinics will focus primarily on the following essential components of the game:
skating, stickhandling, passing, shooting, body positioning, timing/hockey sense & on ice awareness. 

We will be running camps in January & February during PA Days, as well as March Break & throughout the summer.  Additionally, I am available for consulting with teams and private & semi-private lessons with individual players.

Register and pay online at www.bradsmythhockey.com

ORMHA Holiday Break Camps 

Holiday CAMP #1
When: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Novice: 12:30pm -2pm
Atom & Peewee: 2pm - 3:30pm
Where: Osgoode Community Centre/Arena
5660 Main Street Osgoode, Ontario
Cost:  $40 per 90 minute session

Holiday CAMP #2
When: Friday, January 6th, 2017
Novice: 12:30pm -2pm
Atom & Peewee: 2pm - 3:30pm
Where: Osgoode Community Centre/Arena
5660 Main Street Osgoode, Ontario
Cost:  $40 per 90 minute session

Passing of Gary Beech

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Beech.  For close to twenty years, Gary was the President of the City B League, then known as the ODMHL B

BEECH, Gary Edward
April 13, 1949 – November 23, 2016
On November 23, 2016, Gary bravely ended his 9 year battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. He will be forever loved and missed by his devoted and adored wife of 45 years, Brenda (Ascott), his children Todd (Lauren Faulkner) and Stacy (Brad Fagan), and his grandchildren Alexa and Jack, whom he was so proud of. He is survived by his brothers Brian (Marlene) and Warren, nieces and nephew, all of whom were blessed to have had him as a part of their lives. Gary was a friend and mentor to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Dr. Bence-Bruckler and her team at the Ottawa General Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, (1 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa), from 6:30-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society .