Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

May 31, 2011 15:05 ET

Media Advisory: Ottawa Senators to Co-Host Hockey Canada's Dreams Come True Program on June 1 and 2

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - The Ottawa Senators, in partnership with the Hockey Canada Foundation, the Ottawa District Hockey Association (ODHA) and the City of Ottawa, announced today that Scotiabank Place and the Bell Sensplex will host this year's Dreams Come True program on June 1 and 2.

Dreams Come True is a Hockey Canada Foundation initiative which provides 40 young hockey players in Ottawa with the opportunity to participate in organized sport. Each participant receives a full set of hockey equipment courtesy of Sport Chek, in addition to covering registration fees for the 2011-2012 minor hockey season.

The 40 players' journey to participate in organized hockey for the first time will begin June 1 at Scotiabank Place, where each will be outfitted with new equipment and then taken on a tour of the facility. The participants return to the Bell Sensplex on June 2 for a on-ice session featuring ODHA and Hockey Canada instructors teaching and interacting with the participants.

Who: Forty (40) registrants from local minor hockey associations as identified by the City of Ottawa and the ODHA.

When: Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Children will be split into two groups for registration and equipment fitting. The on-ice skills camp at the Bell Sensplex will take place on Thursday, June 2, at 6:15 p.m.

Where: Scotiabank Place, please use the Gate 3 entrance for building access on Wednesday. On Thursday, activities will take place at Bell Sensplex (Ottawa Citizen ice pad).

Photo opportunity: Media will have the opportunity to take images of children as they are fitted with hockey equipment at Scotiabank Place on Wednesday evening and as they take to the ice at the Bell Sensplex for instruction and on-ice exercises on Thursday.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Ottawa Senators, moorec@OttawaSenators.com
    Bryan Swain, Hockey Canada, 613-899-4147
    City of Ottawa media contact: 613-580-2450