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30. 67’s invite Ottawa Centre Minor Hockey to TD Place for CAA Community Practice | January 4

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Early this new year, we had our second CAA Community Practice of the season and the first one hosted at TD Place. The guys had an absolute blast with players from Ottawa Centre Minor Hockey Association. Parents and kids alike mentioned how this was the perfect way to top off their holiday season.

Getting to meet all of the 67’s, spending time on and off the ice with the players and of course being at TD Place was day for many to remember. All of the players had the chance to take pictures, get autographs and all went home with their very own Ottawa 67’s mini stick and CAA foam pucks!

29. 67’s Celebrate 50th Birthday by gifting prospect’s player 5 free seasons of hockey | December 29

Every hockey player starts somewhere and so many have the dream to make it to the top. One lucky 67’s Prospect won BIG during our inaugural game on December 29th. A minor hockey player from the Canterbury Minor Hockey Association won $500 for the next 5 years to go towards their minor hockey registration. The draw was a part of the 67’s 50th anniversary celebrations that wanted to give back to the Prospects community in a BIG way! Congratulations!

Want to find out how you or your child can be part of the 67’s prospects program? Visit the 67sprospects.com for more info.

28. 67’s and Coach Tourigny call 67’s season ticket holders to wish them a happy holidays | December 22

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Our fans mean everything to us, and this holiday season we wanted to ensure they knew how much we truly value them. 67’s Head Coach, Andre Tourigny, Travis Barron, Noel Hoefenmayer, Tye Felhaber and Sasha Chmelevski spent the morning at the TD Place box office calling loyal 67’s season ticket holders to wish them a happy holiday season.

They chatted all things hockey, TD Place and got to know a little bit more about each other.

27. 67’s Sales and Marketing deliver Christmas Cheermeister Hampers for Ottawa Families | December 21

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Each Christmas season Shepherds of Good Hope runs a Christmas Hamper program to connect families in need with sponsors who provide all the fixings for a traditional Christmas meal. As the holidays near, the 67’s Sales and Marketing departments got together to sponsor two families to bring them together over a nice meal and surprises. Each family’s basket was filled with a Turkey, all it’s trimmings along with deserts and gifts for each one of the family’s children. Each family also received some gift certificates for some grocery shopping along with a shopping spree at a local mall. On behalf of the whole sales and marketing team they wish all fans and Ottawans a very happy holiday season!

26. Matt Foget surprises students, spreads holiday cheer ahead of St. Elizabeth Luncheon | December 13

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Each year St. Elizabeth Catholic School hosts their annual Christmas lunch to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner given that many will not have the fortune to receive one come the 25th of December. The 67’s, many other local celebrities and athletes from around Ottawa have always been a part of this luncheon.  

It so happens this season that the famous lunch fell on a day where the 67’s would be on the road playing against their divisional rivals in Peterborough. However, that did not stop 67’s Forward Matt Foget from stopping by a day early to surprise the kids with some presents before heading out on the road. Each student at the school got signed mini sticks and photos with local Ottawa native who took part in some classroom activities.

25. Stratis & Yule take it to the rink with Ottawa East minor hockey | December 12

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There’s nothing more exciting for a minor hockey player than going to the rink for a game or a practice. Imagine how much more exciting it becomes if all of a sudden the Ottawa 67’s showed up to surprise you?  

67’s defensemen, Peter Stratis & Quinn Yule went to join the Ottawa East Minor Hockey Ice Sharks & 78’s to lend a hand with their practice and worked on all sorts of skills with both of the Novice B teams.

Being part of the 67’s prospects program is what lead to this great opportunity for the Ottawa East Minor Hockey. Visit the Prospects website to find out how your team can receive cool opportunities like this.

24. OSEG Corporate Services & Finance get into the spirit of giving with Shoe Box Project | December 11

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There are many ways to brighten someone’s day. As the holidays approach, OSEG’s Corporate Services & Finance department found a unique way to give back to the amazing women in our community. The Shoebox Project for Shelters collects and distributes gifts in the form of Shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities across the country.

Given the need to help, the Corporate Services and Finance team got together and filled seven shoe boxes to the brim with great skin care products, soaps and shampoos, make-up, delicious chocolates, warm and cozy items and plenty of other stuff they hope will help many woman feel special this holiday season. They topped each box off with a warm message of support and encouragement.

Want to make your own shoe box and give back in Ottawa? Find out how you can help here.

23. 67’s raise over $3500 for CHEO and donate thousands of teddy bears to Make a Wish | December 10

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Hosting a teddy bear toss around the holiday season is a long standing tradition in junior hockey. It gets fans together and excited about giving back to a great cause!

This year the 67’s teamed up with local partner The Brick  and raised over $3500 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) through the sale of Brickley Bears. The magic moment so many were patiently waiting for came during second period when Peter Stratis put the puck past the Sudbury Wolves netminder leading to a shower of over five housand stuffed animals onto the ice at TD Place. Following the goal many volunteers came out onto the ice to help tidy up and gather all the bears, to have them shipped off to Make a Wish Eastern Ontario in time for the holidays! Fun for all!

22. Lafreniere & Clark motivate students at W.E. Gowling Public School | December 6

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There are times in life where others might tell you that you aren’t fast enough or that you aren’t good enough. But regardless of what kind of obstacles you face there are ways to get reach your goals.

67’s goalie Olivier Lafreniere and forward Kody Clark visited W.E. Gowling Public School to share their triumphs and tribulations and how they continue to work hard to achieve their goals everyday.

They talked about the importance of setting a clear goal, attacking it with confidence and most importantly, to NEVER. GIVE. UP!

 

Before leaving, the players signed autographs for everyone and delivered two tickets  to each and every student in the school for a future 67’s game.

Learn more about the Ottawa 67’s GOALS! Program

21. Hoefenmayer, Keating, & Bitten spend a whole morning with OCTC students | December 5

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This past summer, the Ottawa 67’s and OSEG teamed up with Smilezone to transform the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Center (OCTC) School by giving it a 67’s theme! The classrooms, hallways, and teacher’s work spaces at the school received a full makeover, providing a new environment to support student learning and growth.

At the grand opening in September, OSEG President Jeff Hunt talked about the opportunity not only for the kids at the centre to someday meet the 67’s players but the more rewarding part would be for the young men on the team to experience the smiles from all the kids who have been through so much!

On a tuesday morning in December, Noel Hoefenmayer, Austen Keating & Sam Bitten answered that call to action and headed over to the OCTC School to spend a bunch of time with the students. They visited each of the classes to help learn about the Alphabet, played a mini stick tournament and then joined the students for recess to play with some of their favourite toys.

Thank you to the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre School and all of their staff for all the hard work that they do. The 67’s are proud to have supported this special Smilezone transformation and look forward to building many more friendships between players, students and staff.

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