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Stittsville Minor Hockey looks for Atom convenor

Parents of Atom level players with the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association received a note this week from Robert Smith, Director of House:

We have recently sent out an email regarding our house program at the Atom level. Unfortunately, Atom still does not have a Convenor. It cannot be run without one in place as members of the management council cannot run this level as well as do their other roles.

Without a Convener in place the complete level is going to have to fold. Folding the Atom program is certainly not what SMHA wants to do but it will become a reality if volunteers are not in place soon. As Director of House I will be providing training and full support for the individual(s) that take on this critical role.

Interested volunteers can contact Smith via  directorhouse@stittsvilleminorhockey.com


SKM Software Stingers win their division at PlayOn ball hockey tourney

(PHOTO: 2017 SKM Software Stingers (left to right): Chris Colon, Brady Seguin, Ramsey Stretch, Drew Morris. Andrew Zapp, Jamie Charlebois, Matthew Mines)

The SKM Software Stingers of Stittsville participated in the PlayOn tournament on June 3 and 4. This year’s tournament was held out at the Rockcliffe Flying Club out on the runway. The team was coming off a second place finish in 2016 and wanted to see if they could better it this year. Continue reading


Tyrone Henry brings home the gold from World Para Hockey championship

(PHOTO: Tyrone Henry is a member of the Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team that won gold in South Korea. Photo by Barry Gray.)

In 2010, a 13-year-old Tyrone Henry watched the Vancouver Paralympics sledge hockey games, mesmerized.

“The first time I saw sledge hockey – and I was an able bodied kid – I thought that I would love to play that. I didn’t know you could play it if you were able bodied,” said Henry. Continue reading


Stittsville Peewee C1 Ice Hawks win Cougar Cup tourney

(Photo by:  Stephanie J Roberston)


Outstanding effort from all 16 boys who won the Cougar Cup this past weekend.

The Gloucester Cougar Cup tournament ran from January 27 to 29th and included hockey teams from all over Ontario and Quebec. The weekend hosted some very close and exciting games for the Stittsville Peewee team that led them into the semi-finals on Sunday. Continue reading


Minor Atom Stittsville Rams take gold at Bell Capital Cup

(ABOVE: The Rams players celebrate their 1-0 win as the final horn sounds.)

(Photos & text via Stittsville Rams)

​The Minor Atom Stittsville Rams competitive hockey team competed in the Bell Capital Cup hockey tournament over the Christmas holidays between 29 and 31 December and found success.

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LINKED: Special apparatus helps teen with rare genetic disorder realize hockey dream

Great story from the Ottawa Citizen about Stittsville’s Tysen Lefebvre:

Despite Tysen Lefebvre’s physical challenges, the 15-year-old has never backed down from achieving his goals. These days, he’s seeing an all-too familiar Canadian dream come true. Lefebvre has Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2, a rare genetic disorder that affects his skull, facial features and limbs. Continue reading


City seeks feedback on new commemorative park names

(PHOTO: The City is proposing changing the name of Bell Memorial Park on Stittsville Main Street “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”. This photo is from the opening ceremonies for the park in October 2015.)

(via City of Ottawa)

The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting online public consultations on several naming proposals, including several parks in Stittsville and two nearby rinks in Kanata South,  The deadline for submitting comments online is December 18, 2016. Continue reading


Additional details for Sunday’s Sens Fan Fest released

(via Ottawa Senators)

More than 50 players, prospects and alumni to participate in fan press conferences, autograph sessions, intra-squad game and more.

The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today additional details for the team’s annual Fan Fest, which will take place this Sunday, Sept. 25, at Canadian Tire Centre (@CdnTireCtr). The event will feature four unique fan press conferences, two team practices, a Senators’ intra-squad game, autograph sessions, interactive games and entertainment throughout the arena.

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Successful tourney for SKM Software Stingers at Play On

(ABOVE: Councillor Shad Qadri took some time out to speak with the boys following the game.)

The SKM Software Stingers of Stittsville participated in the Play On! tournament on July 9 and 10 at Canadian Tire Centre.  They competed in the U8 recreational division, finishing first out of eight teams in the preliminary round.  They made it all the way to the finals, losing a close, but hard-played game 8-6. The team also won the best jerseys of the tournament award, with each player receiving a PlayOn Gongshow hat.

SKM Software Stingers receiving their Finalist Medals (rleft to right: Jamie Charlebois, Matthew Mines, London Knight, Brian Kirkwood, Ramsey Stretch, Andrew Zapp, Drew Morris)
SKM Software Stingers receiving their Finalist Medals (left to right: Jamie Charlebois, Matthew Mines, London Knight, Brian Kirkwood, Ramsey Stretch, Andrew Zapp, Drew Morris)


#YakStrong fundraiser brings in over $150,000

(PHOTO: Mark and April Yakabuski and with their three boys.)

The June 25 fundraising event for Stittsville’s Yakabuski family raised over $150,000, organizer Jennifer McGahan announced this weekend.

Mark Yakabuski, 42, suffered a freak accident while golfing, resulting in a serious spinal injury. The father of three is an active member of the Stittsville community and for the past ten years has tirelessly offered his time and energy to the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association.



Fundraiser on June 25 to help Yakabuski family #YakStrong

(PHOTO: Mark and April Yakabuski and with their three boys.)

Sometimes life can change in the blink of an eye. Such was the case for the Yakabuski family last month.

As many of you in the community may have heard Mark Yakabuski, 42, suffered a freak accident while golfing that resulted in a serious spinal injury. Continue reading


More about what the law says on street hockey

(via Councillor Shad Qadri)

In a motion for Council consideration at its meeting of May 23, 2007, Councillor Doucet recommended that ball hockey on residential streets be permissible, as long as the free flow of traffic is maintained, and that staff consult with the public concerning what other child-friendly, community-friendly activities could be considered as acceptable public uses of city sidewalks and streets. Continue reading


FOR THE RECORD: Qadri on road hockey and traffic safety

A letter to residents from Councillor Shad Qadri.

Dear residents,

This week, the matter of street hockey and road safety has been hotly discussed via social media.

Please allow me to preface this week’s “Councillor’s View”: I love hockey. On quiet days in the office, you can often find me donning my Ottawa Senator’s jersey. I reflect quite warmly on my days as a youth growing up in Ottawa playing broomball and ball hockey on quiet residential streets. They were some of my best memories.
And as Chair of the Ottawa Public Board of Health, supporting healthy active lifestyles for youth is just as important to me as the policies aimed at ensuring the physical safety of children in the City of Ottawa. Continue reading


LINKED: Garth Brooks runs a ball hockey clinic at Sacred Heart

Garth Brooks runs a ball hockey camp at Sacred Heart High School. Image via CTV Ottawa.

Country music superstar Garth Brooks ran a ball hockey camp inside the Sacred Heart high school gymnasium on Saturday morning.  He was joined by Chris Phillips from the Ottawa Senators and Sens alumni Shean Donovan. Continue reading


LINKED: Sacred Heart student recovers from stroke after hockey hit

Here’s a story from Devyn Barrie at Stittsvegas:

A rough hit during a hockey game resulted in a stroke less than 24 hours later for one Sacred Heart Student.

Ben Harford, 17, was discharged from CHEO last Wednesday following a one week stay. He said on Saturday he is in high spirits and feels fine, save a few headaches.

“There’s no permanent damage,” he said, “… Back about a day ago I got all my vision back, that was the last thing that was holding me back.”

“When I was playing hockey, my head got hit in a funny direction,” he recounted,” And a little artery in the back of my head got cut … I didn’t know it at the time but there was a blood clot forming in the back of my head.”

Full story here…


CBC: Dad of injured hockey player hopes criminal charges make players ‘think twice’

From CBC Ottawa:

The father of a teenage hockey player who was injured in November during a game in Ottawa hopes that criminal charges laid against the teen who hit his son will encourage other players to think about their on-ice behaviour.

“I hope that when players see this, and when they’re about to do something that’s outside the norm of hockey, they think twice about it and they take the time to think that there’s consequences for their actions,” said Tim Sheehan.

Police charged an Ottawa teen with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm after an incident during a Nov. 8, 2015, major midget game in the Ottawa community of Stittsville.

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