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50. 67’s Visit Lord Lansdowne Retirement Residence | March 13

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And then there was one! One very special visit was left to be made by the Ottawa 67’s to fulfill their pledge of doing 50 acts of kindness to celebrate their 50th anniversary season. Tye Felhaber, Olivier Tremblay, Jacob Cascagnette and Shaw Boomhower headed over to the Lord Lansdowne Retirement Residence to spend some time with some 67’s fans. While signing autographs and taking photos was part of the fun, getting to play some hockey and sharing memories about hockey and sport was even more of a highlight!

49. 67’s Communications & Media Department hosts prospective Junior Journalist

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Inspiration comes from a variety of places. Sometimes it can be by seeing your idol on television, meeting them in person or perhaps getting to join them on the job for a day. The 67’s Communications and Media Department hosted four lucky guests during the March 10th game to be part of a junior journalist experience. These four lucky kids had the opportunity to meet multiple members of the 67’s TV & Radio broadcast partners as well as several photographers and journalists. They had a stadium tour including the coveted 67’s locker room, the press box and more. They joined the rest of the media for a post game scrum to ask players and coaches some pressing questions.

48. 67’s Ice Girls donate 67 (& more) non-perishable food items to Ottawa Food Bank | March 10

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You see these talented young women at every 67’s home game. This volunteer group of dancers are always full of enthusiasm, energy and talent. This year they have helped in a variety of ways at multiple 50 for 50 events. However, they wanted to ensure they leave their mark on the campaign in their own special way. They set out a goal to collect 67 non-perishable food items to make a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank. They surpassed their goal tallying almost 100 items! Well done Ladies!

47. 67’s Crown Prospects Goal Celebration Champions with Special Practice Appearance | March 7

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The 67’s Prospects program, has many perks! Not only do participating minor hockey players get access to every Ottawa 67’s home game for free with their pass but they also have many opportunities to chat and share a laugh with their favourite 67’s through the bench and locker room tour. However, this time we wanted to challenge our Prospects to show off their creativity with the Prospects Goal Celebration challenge.

A couple of weeks ago, Tye Felhaber and the rest of the 67’s challenged minor hockey players from around Ottawa to send us their most creative goal celebrations with some inspiration provided by some of the top goal cellys from the first half of the 2017-18 season. They were challenged to submit their most exciting goal celebrations that included many submissions such as the infamous dab, rowing the boat and jumping on the glass goal celebration. Yet, one submission truly stood out which came from the Leitrim Hawks Novice B4 team!

Their lucky prize? Being crowned 67’s prospects goal celebration champions and a visit from Seva Losev and Carter Robertson at their practice! They will also have their goal celebration video submission played on the big screen during the 67’s game on Sunday, March 11th.

To learn more about the 67’s prospects program, visit our website: www.67sprospects.com

46. TD Place/67’s Stadium Operations Team lends a hand to Helping With Furniture | March 7

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More often than not, these incredible people are not in the spotlight. However, they play a huge role in the success of the 67’s at TD Place. From day to day the TD Place Operations Team looks after the stadium and arena ensuring everything is well maintained. They work tirelessly to ensure the ice and field surfaces are in top condition and also flip TD Place from a hockey rink, to a concert venue, and from a football field to a soccer field on a never ending tight schedule.

After a long day of work the “OPS Team”, as they refer to themselves, drove around the city of Ottawa volunteering with and organization called: Helping With Furniture (HWF). They are a local non for profit organization that provides gently-used furniture and household goods to families and individuals in distress, to help them start new lives in Ottawa.

Ops-TeamThese families include refugees, recent immigrants, people relocating from shelters or leaving abusive situations, and people struggling with mental illness or at risk of homelessness. The OPS team stopped at 6 different donor’s to fill a truck with furniture before bringing it back to the HWF warehouse in Orleans to be unload so it can be sorted and delivered to families in coming weeks.

Do you have any gently used furniture that can go to a good cause? Learn more about how you can help HWF at www.hwfottawa.org today!

45. A day at the Museum with 67’s | February 27

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Learning and exploring is for for everyone. On a sunny February morning, Travis Barron, Noel Hoefenmayer, Tye Felhaber, Kody Clark invited a group of grade 4,5,6 elementary school students from St. Anthony’s Catholic School to join them for day of fun at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum.

The students had nothing short of an engaging and educational experience getting the chance to experience the Exploratek laboratories to learn about chain reactions, toured the museum and ended their visit with a special Cryo show. The museum also surprised the students with a family pass so that each can one of them can return with their families at no charge in the near future!

The 67’s would like to thank the Canadian Science and Technology Museum and Autobus Campeau for their generous contributions to make this wonderful day possible.

44. Entire Team Post Game Meet and Greet on Family Day | February 19

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Like one big family, 33 times a season, loyal fans make their way down to TD Place to cheer on their favourite junior hockey team. On Ontario family day the 67’s hosted the Kitchener Rangers in a game that kept fans on the edge of their seat until the very final buzzer. While the 67’s made a gallant effort to tie up the game in the last few seconds they came up short for a win. Regardless of the results, every single one of the players treated hundreds of fans to a special post game meet & greet to take pictures, shake hands and sign all sorts of autographs to thank them for their season long support.

43. Renfrew Novice Players Get a Surprise from Seva Losev and Shaw Boomhower | Feb 19, 2018

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Being part of the 67’s Prospect program allows you to take advantage of all sorts of cool experiences! For example, on family day, the Novice A Renfrew Rink Rats and MacLaren Orchards faced off for a game on the ice at TD Place arena ahead of the big 67’s game later that afternoon.

To the kids delight it, they had two special guests in 67’s players Shaw Boomhower and Seva Losev who decided to surprise them on the ice for a couple photos and autographs after the buzzer sounded off. The two teams also stayed to watch Losev and Boomhower’s on ice skill session with performance and development coach Derek Miller to pick up a few tips from their favourite 67’s players.
To learn more about the 67’s prospects program, visit our website: www.67sprospects.com

42. Bitten & Peric hang out with Blackburn Hamlet Novice A Stingers to talk anti-bullying | February 13

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Working together as a team is something that the 67’s take very seriously. Whether at the rink, at school or at home, the players always look out for one another. Sam Bitten & Lucas Peric felt that they should head out into the community to share this important message with a local hockey team. The Novice A Blackburn Stingers have had a great season and currently sit a top of their division. However as of late, some of the players have needed a boost and reminder that no matter what, their teammates should stick up for one another.  

After getting the important chats out of the the way, everyone grabbed a hockey stick for a fierce game of ball hockey. Autographs were signed and photos were taken! Everyone left inspired and full of energy – just ask the Stingers who showed off their team spirit to the boys:

41. Riley’s Valentines Day Surprise on Parliament Hill | February 13

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Riley is quite easily the most lovable and cuddly guy at TD Place. With Valentine’s Day just a day away he decided it was a good idea to spread the love to others. So he headed across town to visit the students from St. Matthews High School who were hosting their St. Matthews Day of Hockey at the Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill. He cheered on the boys and girls teams and surprised the students with tickets to the 67’s valentines day game. He made sure not to leave until everyone had received a hug and some tickets to bring their special someone to the game.

 

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