Like the rest of the world, COVID-19 considerations have been top of mind for the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association this summer, but the familiar draw of the rink has players craving the new hockey season nonetheless as the calendar flips into fall.
The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees hired Ottawa natives Chelsea Grills and Marcel Bellefeuille to lead their women’s hockey and football programs in May, thus completing their full palate of varsity team head coaches from the capital.
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…
Maisonneuve, Vaslet and Sterling were named to Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team Summer Camp.
If you were to pick a time for Carleton’s grip on Canadian men’s university basketball supremacy to loosen, out of the last two decades this season would have been your best bet.
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…
Young athletes and authors Sophie and Valérie LeVasseur marked International Women’s Day on March 8 in unique fashion, completing an interview with the 90th remarkable Canadian woman (out of the 100 they’ve forecast) – for their latest book project, inspired in large part by their own journeys in sport.
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.
The Ottawa Sting Minor Atom ‘AAA’ team were the big local winners of this winter’s Bell Capital Cup, the largest annual hockey tournament held in the nation’s capital.
With the Dagenais era of the Ottawa Jr. Senators perhaps soon entering untrodden territory, six years in retrospect tell the story of a do-it-all executive and coach who broke the mould for what it takes to build a championship franchise in the Central Canada Hockey League.
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…
By Rideau Sports Centre There is 100+ years of sporting history at 1 Donald Street (formerly the members-only Rideau Tennis Club). This summer will mark the third year that this property is open to the public with 10 weeks of Summer Camps across many sports offered by the new Rideau Sports Centre (RSC). “We’re really…
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)…
What better way to celebrate the start of Winter than running out to replenish and repair an outdoor rink tarp AND reading the OGHA Update in the Ottawa Sportspage?
As the year in which the curtains unexpectedly closed on North America’s top women’s hockey league comes to an end, two of Ottawa’s top female players are trying to remain optimistic for the future of their sport.
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”.
The future is bright for Ottawa’s women’s hockey scene, at least if you’re considering the success of the local clubs’ Peewee level teams this season. Ottawa teams reached the podium at every level of Peewee at this year’s OWHA championships.
Ottawa native Sam Bitten (above) was 1 of the 6 Ottawa 67’s players put on the hot seat during a Talk Hockey fundraising dinner on Feb. 20 at Rideau Sports Centre.
The young girls looking up at Isabel Ménard probably couldn’t yet understand or even dream of the euphoria their coach experienced in her playing days.
Less than a month removed from what she considers the highlight of her hockey career, Maddi Wheeler is back to her normal routine, which for any typical 16-year-old would be anything but.
Three of the city’s budding hockey stars will lace up for Ontario at the Canada Winter Games, in an attempt to make history by winning consecutive gold medals at the event, a feat that the province has never accomplished.
The Kanata Blazers Minor Peewee AAA team won the gold medal at the Bell Capital Cup to wrap up 2018. They posted a record of four wins, zero losses, and two ties in what would eventually come down to a 2-1 win over the Lambton Sting.
Au moment où Mark Dregas a commencé à être entraîneur, Dan Sauvé chaussait ses premiers patins. Bien que les deux coentraîneurs de hockey du programme Sports-études n’aient pas tout à fait le même âge, ils sont tout aussi dévoués l’un que l’autre envers leurs joueurs.
Around the time Mark Dregas first got into coaching, Dan Sauvé was standing on skates for the first time. Though the co-coaches of the Louis-Riel sports-study hockey program may have a bit of an age disparity, it simply means double the devotion for their players.
Roughly 2 dozen Ottawa players are competing in NCAA women’s hockey this season – the biggest collection of which can be found at Syracuse University. Credit the magnetic pull of the Orange’s captain, Lindsay Eastwood, for that distinction. She was the lone Ottawa player on the team last season, but now she’s 1 of 5.
Jr. Sens halted in semifinals of Junior A national championships The magical run of the Ottawa Jr. Senators came to an end at the hands of the eventual national champs in the semifinals of the RBC Cup, the junior A national championships. The Jr. Senators advanced to the championships after winning the Fred Page Cup,…
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.
They’re all in Grade 10, all members of the Louis-Riel sports-study hockey program, teammates with the dominant Rockland Nationals Midget ‘AAA’ team, and now Evan Boucher, Liam Cavan, Mason Carter and twins Simon and Vincent Labelle can add one more item to their list of commonalities: they are all Ontario Hockey League draft picks.
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.
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.