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Ottawa Senators launch the 2017-18 Little Sens Learn to Play program

More than 400 participants have signed up in the first week of registration

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators), along with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, have opened registration for the 2017-18 Little Sens Learn to Play program across Ottawa, Kingston and the surrounding areas, including new programs in Alexandria, Beachburg and Richmond.

This year's programs will be hosted by the Senators with the assistance of local minor hockey associations and development groups. Programs will be held at the Glengarry Sports Palace (Alexandria Minor Hockey), Beachburg Arena (Muskrat Minor Hockey), Richcraft Sensplex (Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs), Bell Sensplex (Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs), Richmond Arena (Richmond Munster Minor Hockey), Minto Recreation Complex (Nepean Minor Hockey), Osgoode Arena (Osgoode Rideau Minor Hockey) and the Cataraqui Community Centre in Kingston (PHP Hockey).

More than 750 children in Ottawa and Kingston participated in the Little Sens Learn to Play program during the inaugural season in 2016-17. This season, the Ottawa Senators are hoping to introduce another 950 participants to hockey through our minor hockey partners. After registration opened late last week, more than 400 participants have signed up for this year's program.

Each Little Sens Learn to Play registrant will receive head-to-toe equipment and 8-to-10 weeks of on-ice instruction for $175 or less. In support of the program, members of the Senators alumni including Chris Phillips, Shaun Van Allen and Todd White actively participate in the Little Sens Learn to Play program as instructors throughout the year.

The Little Sens Learn to Play program is designed to help families overcome both the real and perceived barriers to entry to the game of hockey and provide the opportunity for children to experience the sports' many benefits including an active lifestyle, learning new skills and meeting new friends.

For more information on the Little Sens Learn to Play program including dates, times and registration information, please click here.

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