OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today their community initiatives that will surround the week-long lead up to Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6. Each year, the Senators join Scotiabank in this national celebration of the game of hockey. This year’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada events in Ottawa will include a minor hockey team joining the Senators at a team practice, an alumni game on the Rideau Canal and will conclude with the Ottawa Senators hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Goulbourn Rockets minor hockey team to join Ottawa Senators practice
In partnership with Scotiabank, the Senators will welcome the Goulbourn Rockets Peewee House Girls hockey team to the team’s practice on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m.
The Rockets are a Scotiabank sponsored team whose players donate their time volunteering and making a positive impact in their community. The team is one of 27 sponsored teams that Scotiabank supports in the Ottawa region and one of 5,000 in Canada.
At the end of today’s practice, the Rockets will be surprised with an invite to the ice to join Senators coaches and players to enjoy some time at Canadian Tire Centre together.
Sens Alumni vs. Leafs Alumni – Saturday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. on the Rideau Canal
In advance of the Senators and Maple Leafs matchup at Canadian Tire Centre at 7 p.m., members of the Senators Alumni will take on members of the Maple Leafs Alumni in a 3-on-3 game of shinny on the Rideau Canal across from the NAC and Government Conference Centre at 1 p.m. The Senators Alumni will be represented by Laurie Boschman, Denis Hamel, Brad Smyth, Rick Smith and Ed Staniowski, while the Leafs Alumni will be represented by Peter Ing, Tom Fergus, Kent Manderville, Jack Valiquette, Greg Hotham and Kevin Maguire.
The game will take place on the Rideau Canal (north end) across from the NAC and Government Conference Centre. The teams will play two, 20-minute periods of 3-on-3 shinny hockey featuring pond hockey nets and no goaltenders.
Fans are encouraged to cheer on the players from the banks of the canal or on the canal itself. In the event of inclement weather, the game will be moved to the Senators Rink of Dreams at City Hall.
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will conclude when captain Erik Karlsson and the Senators take on the Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre for the first time this season. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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