50 for 50 | 11-20
20. Riley & 67’s Ice Girls assist with Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk | December 2
Running in the winter cold is not for everyone. In certain cases, some will make an exception given the opportunity to help out with a great cause. On a beautiful December morning Riley the Raccoon & some of the 67’s Ice Girls headed out the Canal to join in on the fun at the Santa Shuffle to warm up the crowd before they got going.
Each of the participants fees for the Santa Shuffle went towards helping the Salvation Army with their goal of trying to feed, clothe and empower those in need this holiday season. This event was taking place all across the country and the 67’s were so glad to help take part. If you missed this year’s edition, keep an eye out to participate next year.
— OttawaSalvationArmy (@Salvation_Army) December 2, 2017
19. Brian Kilrea & 67’s visit Canterbury Minor Hockey to celebrate 100 years of Memorial Cup History | December 1
The Memorial Cup is junior hockey’s most coveted treasure. Did you know it’s turning 100 years old this season? As part of an initiative to help teach ontario’s youth about junior hockey’s history, Brian Kilrea brought along some of the current 67’s players to Kilrea Arena to share stories about the memorial cup with Canterbury Minor Hockey players. Goaltender Cedrick Andree and teammates Kevin Bahl, Carter Robinson and Graeme Clarke joined the OHL’s most storied coach to meet some families, pose for pictures, sign autographs and spread some wisdom with hockey’s future stars. As a two time Memorial Cup champion Riley the Raccoon even joined in on the festivities to tell some of his favourite memorial cup stories.
18. 67’s Partnerships department raise over 1600$ for YSB SleepOUT | November 30
Just days after pulling off the Grey Cup, one of the biggest events of the year, OSEG’s partnership team had another day big day circled in their agenda. November 30th marked the day they’d spend one full night outside on the field of TD Place Stadium to raise funds and awareness for youth homelessness during the YSB SleepOUT.
According to the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB), this year more 1000 young people in Ottawa will spend the coldest, darkest, and harshest months of the year with no place to call home. To help combat this, the partnerships team took part in YSB’s annual event called the SleepOUT for Youth to help provide critical housing solutions for homeless youth.
Adrian Sciarra, Vice President of Partnerships and Merchandise Sales said that he and his team have gained a much better understanding for what so many young people may have to experience this winter here in Ottawa. While the evening was an opportunity to raise awareness and learn more about youth homelessness, it certainly wasn’t easy to spend the night outdoors even if it was with colleagues. Sleep was very minimal and the cooler temperature was tough battle, but team OSEG managed to raise over 1600$ for the cause. Overall, nearly 700 people slept out and in the process raised over $243,000.
The team encourages you to consider helping out YSB, donations are still being accepted – Donate Now
17. Seva Losev & Coach Miller help Stittsville Novice A Wolfpack with their skating | November 18
As a young boy Seva Losev had plenty of coaches who helped him get better at skating. To this day, Losev still has plenty of people who help him improve his skills. Now a days that person is Derek Miller, the director of player development and performance for the 67’s. Miller also coaches youth of all ages across the city and he wanted to do something special for a local Ottawa team by bringing 67’s forward Seva Losev out to practice. The Stittsville Novice A Wolfpack had the chance to work on their skating skills, puck handling and agility on the TD Place ice prior to a 67’s game with a little help from their friend Seva. The entire team stuck around to cheer on the 67’s and even welcome them onto the ice prior to the game by getting to experience the the Sylvan Learning Hi-5 alley.
Want your team to have an experience like this? Become part of the 67’s Prospect program.
16. Kody Clark & Nolan Gardiner bring two schools together in first ever double 67’s GOALS assembly | November 16, 2017
The Ottawa 67’s and Riley the Raccoon love school spirit and there’s nothing better than when two schools agreeing to get together to co-host a 67’s Goals assembly! St. Rita Catholic School & St. Augustine Catholic School welcomed Nolan Gardiner & Kody Clarke to talk about how they are continuing to work towards their goals and how teamwork has had an impact on their hockey careers and their life. Riley the Raccoon also made an appearance to help show the kids the importance of keeping healthy by getting the students to join him for a dance to keep their feet moving!
@StRitaOttawa @SAU_Catholic learned some great lessons with @Ottawa67sHockey today. Thanks to @N_Gardzy11 and @kody_clark99 for the inspirational stories of never giving up. Thanks to Riley the raccoon for the awesome dance moves! pic.twitter.com/z4LjXVqB7D
— Carol Aubrey (@CarolAubrey1) November 16, 2017
Before leaving, Kody & Nolan signed autographs and hand delivered to each principal with two free tickets to any 67’s home game of their choice for all of the students.
Learn more about the Ottawa 67’s GOALS! Program
15. Travis Barron & Noel Hoefenmayer hang out with ECL students from Glebe Collegiate and Hillcrest High School | November 15, 2017
It’s been said before that Hockey is for everyone and 67’s Captain Travis Barron and teammate Noel Hoefenmayer feel the same way! They headed out to Hillcrest High School to spend the morning with the Education for Community Living (ECL) students from Glebe Collegiate Institute and Hillcrest High School to play some ball hockey.
— Travis Barron (@TBarron89) November 16, 2017
The ECL program aims to assist students diagnosed with a Developmental Disability to develop cognitive, academic, and social-adaptive skills. Playing some hockey, getting some autographs and having the chance to ask all sorts of important questions is certainly the base making new friendships in the community.
14. 67’s pen letters to deployed Canadian Armed Forces for Remembrance Day | November 11, 2017
On Remembrance Day, the 67’s took time to acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served our great country. In taking a moment they each reflected on their responsibility to continue to work for the peace they fought hard to achieve. To thank members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for their service, Sam Bitten, Tye Felhaber, Sasha Chmelevski & Travis Barron, penned some letters to individual members of the CAF who originate from Ottawa. The boys all expressed their gratitude for their service and sent wishes of encouragement and support. The players also gifted each one of the CAF members with tickets to an Ottawa 67’s game of their choice for their entire families.
13. Hudson Wilson & Austen Keating talk about Goal setting and teamwork at St. Brother André | November 14, 2017
This certainly isn’t their first rodeo – Hudson Wilson & Austen Keating have become experts at sharing their stories with Ottawa’s youth. They visited St. Brother André Catholic Elementary School to talk about the importance of setting goals, having a plan and how they NEVER GIVE UP!
They shared some stories about how hard it was for them when they learned to skate and how it did not all come naturally at first. The boys also had the opportunity to share a special moment with a 67’s superfan named Dominic who was ecstatic that his heroes came to visit his school.
— St. Brother Andre (@SBAocsb) November 14, 2017
Learn more about the Ottawa 67’s GOALS! Program
12. Oli-the-goalie’s pop by École élémentaire Saint-Guillaume to share some hockey skills! | November 8, 2017
Did you know that French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English? Both 67’s goalies Olivier Lafreniere and Olivier Tremblay are native to the language and want to share that with students from all around Ottawa. They headed over to École élémentaire Saint-Guillaume to take over the grade 5 and 6 gym class and teach the kids some new hockey skills in french. All of the students had the opportunity to ask the players about how they learned french and how important it is to excel at the language as they grow up. After asking Oli-the-goalie’s some questions on their hockey careers, each student got a pair of tickets to a 67’s game and some autographs before heading back to class.
If you want the 67’s players to take over your gym class, work on ball hockey skills or simply join a scrimmage game, check out the 67’s Gym Takeover program.
11. 67’s serve lunch to the less fortunate at downtown shelter | November 7, 2017
After beating the number one team in the OHL over the weekend, several players from the 67’s turned their focus towards giving back to the community. Matt Foget, Tye Felhaber, Noel Hoefenmayer and 67’s Captain, Travis Barron headed over to a local homeless shelter to help serve lunch to hundreds of less fortunate Ottawans.
While this one visit may be only 1 of 50 acts of kindness the 67’s engage in this year, players will be returning on a regular basis to assist with lunch service throughout the season.