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BELL SENSPLEX TO HOST HOCKEY EASTERN ONTARIO (HEO) ALL-STAR WINTER SHOWCASE EVENING


OTTAWA, ON – January 18, 2016 – The Bell Sensplex will play host to the  inaugural Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) All-Star Winter Showcase evening. The six games will take place on Monday, January 25th and feature all the best players in the six different leagues. The minor hockey games will include all the top bantam and midget “AA-AAA” players in the region. Also included in the showcase are the best junior players in the CCHL 2. It is also perfect timing to raise awareness and funds for DIFD which supports teen mental health and suicide prevention, as well National Bell Let’s Talk day is Wednesday, January 27th.     

The HEO is looking forward to hosting the event with the partnership created with HEO Minor and HEO Junior, and anticipates a great night of hockey on and off the ice. Kevin Abrams, HEO Director of Junior shares in the excitement, “the six games will definitely showcase the very best hockey players in our association, it’s always great to bring the top players under one roof for a night.” The HEO and Ottawa region has always been seen as a hot-bed for hockey talent, the All-Star Winter Showcase will allow players to show their skills to coaches and scouts at the respective next levels. There is no doubt that many of them will go on to star in Junior, NCAA, CIS and even the NHL. The HEO and the “Central” has been a stepping stone for a number of current NHL stars including: Claude Giroux, Patrick Sharpe, Ryan Spooner, Wayne Simmonds, Erik Gudbranson, Paul Byron, Jimmy Howard, Marc Methot, Mark Borowiecki and Dan Boyle who all point to their minor hockey days as keys in their overall development.  

The 12 team rosters will be announced later this week, the schedule is below. The Bantams kick off the six games as the AAA (2001’s) play at 6:00pm and AA at 6:15pm. The new U18 AAA league will have the top 2000 birth aged midgets from the 12 teams on the Palladium Insurance rink at 7:45pm. The AA midget all-stars will face-off at 8:00pm while the lone junior game featuring CCHL 2 start at 9:15pm. The last game of the night has a 9:30pm puck drop which has the best 1998-99 born U18 players competing. There will be no admission to any of the games but a donation to DIFD will be encouraged and appreciated.

 

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BANTAM AAA 01

BANTAM AAA 01

25-JAN

6:00

BSP PI-ARENA

BANTAM AA

BANTAM AA

25-JAN

6:15

BSP SB-ARENA

ROBINSON AAA 00

YZERMAN AAA 00

25-JAN

7:45

BSP PI-ARENA

MIDGET AA

MIDGET AA

25-JAN

8:00

BSP SB-ARENA

CCHL2 RICHARDSON

CCHL2 MARTIN

25-JAN

9:15

BSP MH-ARENA

YZERMAN AAA 98-99

ROBINSON AAA 98-99

25-JAN

9:30 

BSP PI-ARENA

 

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