Coping with COVID: Return to play formulas the next challenge for Ottawa sports organizations

By Charlie Pinkerton Local sports clubs are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel with an adjusted return to training, though the path forward in a world with COVID-19 continues to provide plenty of bumps (as detailed in SportsOttawa.com’s May 13 web story). Below are some snapshots of how various Ottawa…

Les expériences de deux filles en sports dominés par les hommes leurs inspirent à écrire un livre sur des femmes canadiennes remarquables

Par Martin Laruelle Read this story in English here. La famille LeVasseur va écrire un nouveau livre. Prévu dans les prochains mois, il touchera sur les femmes canadiennes. C’est un récent travail en famille qu’ils nous proposent et permet d’en apprendre plus sur le féminisme à Ottawa et dans le reste du pays. Ce n’est…

Ottawa Girls Hockey Report: OGHA ‘hungry’ to get back and continue building a bright future for female hockey

With no pro leagues and the big international tournaments cancelled, it was a largely depressing season overall for the world’s best women’s hockey players, but spend 5 minutes watching a Bauer/NHL First Shift session put on by the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association and it’s impossible not to feel energized about female hockey’s next generation.

Why Hockey Players Should Play Lacrosse

By Gloucester Lacrosse Association Anyone serious about hockey should be playing lacrosse. From Gretzky to Tavares, Shanahan to Stamkos, Canadian-born NHLers recommend playing lacrosse in the summer to improve hockey skills. Take their word for it: “It’s lacrosse that helped teach me to spin off checks, take shots and protect the puck under pressure. My…

Louis-Riel Sports

Les programmes Sports-Exploratoires (7-8e année) et Sports-Études (9 à 12) de l’école secondaire publique Louis-Riel offrent l’équilibre idéal entre les études et la pratique du sport. Il s’agit du programme de choix pour les élèves-athlètes qui sont motivés à atteindre l’excellence dans leurs activités scolaires et sportives. The Exploratory Sports (Grade 7-8) and Sports-Study (9-12)…

OGHA builds confident girls for 20 years in the capital

Throughout the dog days of summer, the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association (OGHA) has been busily preparing for their upcoming season in the rinks. It is a special year for the OGHA as it marks our 20th anniversary of being a female hockey association. From our inception, the goal of the OGHA has been very simple and it is reflected in our motto “Building confident girls…since 1999”.

Cinq joueurs de l’école Louis-Riel repêchés par la Ligue de hockey de l’Ontario

Ils sont tous en 10e année, tous membres du programme de hockey du programme Sports-études de l’école Louis-Riel et coéquipiers coéquipiers champions avec les Rockland Nationals au niveau midget AAA. Evan Boucher, Liam Cavan, Mason Carter et les jumeaux Simon et Vincent Labelle peuvent désormais ajouter un élément à la liste de leurs points communs : ils ont tous été repêchés récemment par la Ligue de hockey de l’Ontario.

Henry humbled by Paralympic heartbreak

In one of the most thrilling para hockey games in recent history, Canada fell to the United States in overtime in the gold medal Game at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. With under a minute left in the game and Canada leading the U.S. 1-0, Canadian Rob Armstrong’s shot fired off the post of an empty net. The U.S. picked up the puck, took it the other way and scored, tying the game with 37 seconds left, before ultimately winning the game and the gold medal in overtime.

Ottawa’s Ben Delaney is hoping a gold medal helps ease his ascent to the world’s tallest peaks

Ben Delaney’s focus has long been on para ice hockey (the new official name for the sport at the Paralympics, though it’s often referred to as sledge hockey) and a commitment to Team Canada, which he’s played as part of every year since the 2014 Games. The 21-year-old says after this season he’ll be turning his attention to climbing the highest mountain in every continent, a mountaineering challenge also known as the Seven Summits.