OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today the rosters for Team Red and Team White for the upcoming Sens Skills competition, presented by Bell Canada, this Sunday, Feb. 10, at Scotiabank Place at 1 p.m. The Senators will warm up beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Team Red: Martin Gerber, Daniel Alfredsson, Luke Richardson, Chris Phillips, Shean Donovan, Mike Fisher, Andrej Meszaros, Dany Heatley, Chris Kelly, Chris Neil, Dean McAmmond, Ron Low (coach), Randy Lee (assistant coach)
Team White: Ray Emery, Wade Redden, Christoph Schubert, Joe Corvo, Brian McGrattan, Jason Spezza, Antoine Vermette, Anton Volchenkov, Randy Robitaille, Patrick Eaves, Cody Bass, Nick Foligno, Greg Carvel (coach), Tim Pattyson (assistant coach)
The Senators will compete head-to-head in the following skill-testing events:
- Microsoft Puck Control Relay – observe players illustrating versatility in stick-handling
- Esso On the Run Fastest Skater – see players showcasing their speed on skates
- Holiday Inn Select Hardest Shot – hear the power of an NHL slapshot
- Danone Accuracy Shooting - find out which player shoots with precision
- Juniper Networks PowerPlay Challenge – watch as players execute the 3-on-1 to perfection
-Scotiabank Breakaway Relay – observe which players demonstrate winning teamwork
On behalf of Bell, the NHL and the NHL Players' Association Goals and Dreams Fund, the Ottawa Senators will donate all of the net proceeds from Sens Skills to Easter Seals and Roger’s House through the Senators Foundation and the NHLPA's Goals and Dreams Fund. Last year’s event raised more than $120,000 for Easter Seals and Roger’s House.
“Bell is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Sens Skills because of the contributions this event makes to our community. The funds raised provide Easter Seals and Roger's House with the support needed to help brighten the lives of many special children and families. Compassion and caring for kids is at the heart of what these organizations do. Bell is very proud to be a part of this important event,” said Sal Iacono, senior vice-president of Bell Canada.
Tickets for the Sens Skills competition start at $7.50 in advance and will also be available for $10 at the door. Ticket prices include taxes, but exclude applicable convenience charges.
Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267), in person at any Sport Experts location in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and at the Scotiabank Place box office.
Fans will be welcomed to Scotiabank Place with free parking and a festive atmosphere, which will include magicians, stilt-walkers, balloonists,face painters and a host of other entertainers roaming the building. Fans can also purchase Mystery Prize Balloons at Gate #1 for a chance to win autographed and non-autographed memorabilia.
In conjunction with Bell Canada, the Senators will host the second annual Sens Skills Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Scotiabank Place’s Coliseum rooms. Tables are still available for purchase for this event. Visit the Senators Foundation website (www.sensfoundation.com) to purchase full (eight seats) and half (four seats) tables. 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 fans.
The Senators and Scotiabank Place will also host the Skills First Challenge Finals, presented by Bell Canada, prior to Sunday’s Sens Skills. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. – novice session; 8:50 a.m. – atom session; 10:05 a.m. – peewee session), minor hockey players from across the region will compete in a number of skills challenges against their peers to determine the top minor hockey players in Ottawa. The top three atom house and competitive players (nine- and 10-year-olds), along with the top three peewee house and competitive players (11- and 12-year-olds) will win the opportunity to compete alongside the Senators in the Sens Skills competition on Sunday afternoon. The top atom- and peewee-level goalies will also advance to compete in Sens Skills. Players qualified for the Skills First Challenge Finals through regional and individual team qualifying sessions last fall.
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