Every season Ottawa 67’s players, coaches and staff are out engaging with people from across the region and this year was no exception. Here are our Top 10 Moments from the 2019-20 season in our community.
Occasionally we have special guests take-over Coach Tourigny’s pre-game starting line-up announcement in the locker-room. One of our favourite visits was from Ryan Parent of the Ottawa Bandits. If this doesn’t warm your heart nothing will…
The team had someone special to read the starting lineups Sunday
From various autograph signings, school visits and special minor hockey days at Real Canadian Superstores in Kanata, Westboro and Orleans our boys were everywhere!
67’s Kitchen Party presented by Real Canadian Superstore
With the help of our friends from the Canadian Mental Health Association, 67’s forward Austen Keating recently spent the afternoon speaking to the students at St. Patrick’s High School speaking about mental health awareness and the #talktoday initiative.
CMHA #TalkToday with 67’s Austen Keating
An Ottawa tradition that nobody should ever miss-out on is skating on the canal and sharing a beavertail with friends. On a gorgeous Winterlude afternoon we got the entire team together to do just that as they met with our fans and gave away prizes to some lucky kids.
2ND ANNUAL 67’S SKATE ON THE RIDEAU
Christmas time is the season for giving so Ripp, Hoef and the boys did just that by spending the afternoon delivering toys donate by our fans to Toy Mountain!
The Hoef & Ripp Show – Toy Mountain
This year we took the entire roster to skate with the minor hockey associations including Orleans Rush, Ottawa Bandits and the Kanata Blazers. Each CAA Community Practices included autographs, prizes for all and of course skills and drills with the 67’s.
The Ottawa 67’s First CAA Community Practice of the Season
Hockey is for EVERYONE and once again we took to the ice at TD Place with Ottawa members of the Canadian Blind Hockey Association. This year with the help of the OSEG Foundation we also hosted an international tournament pitting Team Canada vs Team USA. It was a wonderful spectacle to see what these guys and girls can do and we were proud to be a part of it.
BTW… Team Canada won!🇨🇦😉
Blind Hockey Canada Week
Zoé Cliche cracked the roster as starting goalie for the Junior 67’s this past fall and become the only girl to play on a ‘AAA’ Peewee team in Ontario. So 67’s net minder Will Cranley joined the Ripp n’ Hoef Show to surprised Zoé and her teammates at practice.
ZOÉ CLICHE – Junior Ottawa 67’s
We were all so proud of Team Canada when they won the Gold Medal World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic in January and Ottawa 67’s fan were especially happy for Andre ‘Bear’ Tourigny and Defenseman Kevin Bahl. Coach and Kevin wanted to share their Gold Medal with our fans followed by a Q & A at Jack Astor’s Lansdowne.
The Bear’s Den with André Tourigny
All the way back in September we kicked off the season with a fan festival called Back to Work, Back to School, Back to Hockey. Fans of all ages turned the page on the summer and gather to celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 season.
Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Hockey!
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