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Bulletin: Senators Announce Teams for Sunday's Sens Skills Presented by Bell

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today the rosters for Team Red and Team Black for the upcoming Sens Skills competition, presented by Bell, in conjunction with the Ottawa Citizen, TEAM 1200 Radio and Rogers Television, this Sunday, Jan. 18, at Scotiabank Place starting at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon for the Senators warm-up, which begins at 12:30 p.m. 


Team Red: Alex Auld, Chris Phillips, Brendan Bell, Mike Fisher, Dany Heatley, Filip Kuba, Jesse Winchester, Antoine Vermette, Brian Lee, Nick Foligno, Jarkko Ruutu, Greg Carvel (coach), Tim Pattyson (assistant coach)

Team Black: Brian Elliott, Christoph Schubert, Shean Donovan, Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Jason Smith, Chris Kelly, Anton Volchenkov, Chris Neil, Dean McAmmond, Alexandre Picard, Curtis Hunt (coach), Adam Douglas (assistant coach)

The Senators will compete head-to-head in the following skill-testing events:

- Ottawa Citizen puck control relay – observe players illustrating versatility in stick-handling
- Esso fastest skater – see players showcasing their speed on skates
- Canadian Tire hardest shot – hear the power of an NHL slapshot
- Danone accuracy shooting - find out which player shoots with precision
- Juniper Networks power-play challenge – watch as players execute the 3-on-1 to perfection
- Scotiabank shootout – new this year, the Scotiabank shootout features three breakaway-shootout components including Freestyle skills, the breakaway relay and the survivor shootout

The Senators will participate in a 15-minute warm-up, from 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by the Sens Skills competition.

Fans will be welcomed to Scotiabank Place with free parking and a festive atmosphere, which will include stilt-walkers, balloonists, face painters and a host of other entertainers roaming the building. Fans can also purchase raffle tickets at Gate #1 for a chance to win one of ten great prizes including a suite to an upcoming Senators home game as well as tickets and autographed memorabilia.

On behalf of Bell, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, the Senators will donate this year’s net proceeds to the Easter Seals of Ottawa and the Sens Foundation through the NHLPA's Goals & Dreams Fund.

Over the past two years, more than 35,000 fans have enjoyed Sens Skills presented by Bell, with the Senators donating more than $250,000 to local charities on behalf of their partners.

 “Bell is extremely proud to be the presenting sponsor of Sens Skills not only because it offers up some great entertainment value for the entire family but because of the greater contribution it makes to this community.  Every child deserves the opportunity to live life to the fullest and the organizations benefitting from this event are committed to ensuring that this goal is achieved.  Bell is happy to be making the assist!”, said Gary Cameron, vice-president, Professional Services, Bell.

The Sens Foundation along with Bell will host the third annual Sens Skills Sunday brunch presented by Microsoft from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Scotiabank Place’s Coliseum rooms (Gate #2). Four members of the Senators will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a meet-and-greet session with participants.

Earlier in the day, the Ottawa Senators and Bell will host the on-ice finals of the Skills First Challenge presented by Bell. Throughout the season, minor hockey teams have hosted sessions for the Skills First Challenge presented by Bell and submitted their scores to the Ottawa Senators. Top performers have been invited to participate in the finals at Scotiabank Place; novice players will compete at 8 a.m., atom players will compete at 9 a.m. and peewee players will compete at 10 a.m. The top 3 winners from the atom and peewee sessions (house division and competitive division) will win the opportunity to skate alongside the Ottawa Senators during the Sens Skills presented by Bell, taking place later that afternoon. The winners from the novice sessions will be invited to participate in an Ottawa Senators intermission activity during the January 27 home game versus the New Jersey Devils.

100-, 200- and 300-level tickets for Sens Skills presented by Bell are $15, $10 and $8.50 respectively in advance to the general public. Tickets for groups of 20 or more may also be purchased; contact the Senators group sales department at 613-599-0210 or groups@ottawasenators.com for Sens Skills group benefits. All tickets will be $17.50, $12.50 and $10 respectively at the door on event day. Ticket prices include taxes, but exclude applicable convenience charges.

Tickets for the Sens Skills presented by Bell are available through Capital Tickets at www.capitaltickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-599-FANS (3267) or at Scotiabank Place box office, The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d’Orleans, Centrepointe Theatre, and all Ottawa Sports Experts locations

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