Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

January 18, 2008 14:18 ET

4th Annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Returns Jan. 20

Cassie Campbell to work with Carleton University Ravens and University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women's hockey teams at skills sessions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2008) - The Ottawa Senators and Scotiabank are pleased to announce that former Olympian and Canadian women's national team member Cassie Campbell will participate in the fourth annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest to be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Scotiabank Place.

"Cassie Campbell is a Canadian hockey icon and success story" said John Doig, Senior Vice-President, Marketing for Scotiabank. "It's important that these young girls - the future of Canadian Women's Hockey, be given access to positive role-models in our community. Bringing Cassie to skate at Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest reinforces that these girls can accomplish anything they set their minds to, both on and off the ice.

Campbell, a six-time world champion and three-time Olympic medallist, will take to the ice along with the Carleton University and the University of Ottawa women's hockey teams to provide tips and assist participants during their skills session. In addition, Campbell will address the participants of Scotiabank Girls Hockeyfest in the Scotiabank Place's arena bowl from 1:10 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. with a focus on the topics included in her book H.E.A.R.T. (Hard work, Education & Experience, Attitude, Respect & Responsibility and Teamwork).

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest will provide 300 novice, atom-, peewee- and bantam-level girls with an opportunity to improve their skills while celebrating and learning about the game of hockey with their peers. Free to participants, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest will feature six 50-minute on-ice skills clinics and six off-ice team-building/life sessions, in addition to tours of Scotiabank Place. All on-ice skill sessions will be facilitated by Cassie Campbell and members of the Carleton University and University of Ottawa women's hockey teams.

On-ice sessions begin at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 4:50 p.m. Off-ice sessions will be hosted in Scotiabank Place's coliseum rooms and will be offered from 10 a.m. until 4:50 p.m. Novice- and atom-level groups will participate from 10 a.m. until 1:40 p.m., while peewee- and bantam-level groups will participate from 1 p.m. until 4:50 p.m.

The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, the Ottawa District Hockey Association, the Ottawa District Women's Hockey Association, Hockey Outaouais, along with founding T.E.A.M. Hockey Country sponsors Chevrolet, Bell Canada, Tim Hortons, Esso, Canadian Tire, Scotiabank and the Ottawa Citizen are committed to the growth and development of hockey throughout eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

On Friday, Scotiabank and Cassie Campbell announced a new partnership, making Campbell the Bank's special advisor on hockey initiatives. To celebrate the partnership, she spoke to students at a Toronto area high school about the importance of leadership and positive role-models in the community. As women's hockey continues to thrive in North America, the Ottawa Senators and Scotiabank recognize the importance of continuing its development in the National Capital Region and, to that end, are proud to stage Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest.

Contact Information

  • Aaron Robinson, Ottawa Senators, 613-599-0161
    Chris Moore, Ottawa Senators, 613-599-0326
    Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank, 416-866-6203