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February 06, 2014 16:32 ET

Media Advisory: Binghamton Senators to visit five local schools as part of the Sens@School program

Saturday's AHL contest at Canadian Tire Centre will be held in support of D.I.F.D.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 6, 2014) - The Binghamton Senators, Ottawa's American Hockey League affiliate, announced today that several players will join Bell Media personalities at five local elementary schools to hold assemblies as part of the Sens@School program on Friday, Feb. 7. The B-Sens are in Ottawa ahead of Saturday's 7 p.m. game against the Montreal Canadiens' AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, which will be held at Canadian Tire Centre.

During each assembly, the B-Sens will cover four important topics related to youth mental health and wellness, while using the sport of hockey and their personal experiences as examples. The players will discuss living your dreams, the importance of talking and communicating with others (D.I.F.D.), staying physically active and bullying.

Among the planned visits (full list below), B-Sens defenceman Mark Borowiecki will return to his former elementary school, St. Anne Catholic School in Kanata, while B-Sens forward Corey Cowick will return to Robert Hopkins Public School in Gloucester. Each of these visits have been made possible through the Ottawa Senators Foundation's Sens@School program in cooperation with Paul Delfino and the Delfino Group of Scotia McLeod.

The full itinerary of local school visits is as follows:

St. Anne Catholic School (500 Stonehaven Dr., Kanata) - 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Who: Mark Borowiecki, Fredrik Claesson, David Dziurzynski and Wacey Hamilton with CTV Ottawa's Terry Marcotte serving as emcee.

Manordale Public School (16 Carola St., Ottawa) - 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Who: Danny New, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Matt Puempel, Buddy Robinson and Chris Wideman with CTV Ottawa's Carolyn Waldo serving as emcee.

Robert Hopkins Public School (2011 Glenfern Ave, Gloucester) - 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Who: Ben Blood, Corey Cowick, Andrew Hammond, Mike Hoffman and Darren Kramer with 93.9 Bob FM's Cub Carson serving as emcee.

Frank Ryan Catholic Middle School (128 Chesteron Dr., Nepean) - 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Who: Tyler Eckford, Derek Grant, Andre Petersson, Shane Prince and Mark Stone with TSN 1200's AJ Jakubec serving as emcee.

A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School (27 Hobin St., Stittsville) - 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Who: Nathan Lawson, Jim O'Brien, Cole Schneider and Michael Sdao with TSN 1200's John (JR) Rodenburg serving as emcee.

Photo opportunity: Media will have the opportunity to obtain images of the Binghamton Senators as they interact with students throughout the duration of each assembly.

Chek Point restaurant, located at Canadian Tire Centre's Gate 1 entrance, will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to coincide with the start of the Ottawa Senators game at Boston, provinding fans with the opportunity to catch Ottawa's final pre-Olympic break contest before attending the B-Sens match-up with Hamilton.

Volunteers from D.I.F.D. will be on-site selling merchandise - D.I.F.D. themed bracelets ($5), pins ($5), pucks ($5) and mittens ($15) - as well as collecting donations for the D.I.F.D. Fund at The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health throughout Saturday night's game.

On behalf of the Delfino Group of Scotia McLeod, Paul Delfino will take part in a ceremonial puck drop alongside Stephanie Richardson and Reid Murphy, a Do it for Daron campaign founder to raise awareness about mental health issues among young people, on Saturday.

Tickets for Saturday's B-Sens game start at $12.50 and can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office. By using the 'purplepower' promo code, fans can donate $2.50 to D.I.F.D.

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