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PHOTOS: 3-on-3 ball hockey tournament

About 115 kids took part in a massive ball hockey fundraiser on Saturday in Stittsville. Hosted by the Stittsville RAMS Minor Atom team, the teams competed in Novice, Atom and Peewee divisions. Photos via Sabrina Kemp.

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3-on-3 ball hockey tournament

3-on-3 ball hockey tournament

3-on-3 ball hockey tournament

3-on-3 ball hockey tournament

3-on-3 ball hockey tournament


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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


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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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Junior B hockey team will play as Royals, not RAMS this season

(Above: Stittsville Rams Junior B players salute their fans after losing to the Casselman Vikings in the EOJHL finals last April. Photo by Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral.ca)

Stittsville’s Junior B hockey team announced on Twitter today that they’ll be changing their name back to “Royals”, after playing as the RAMS last season. Continue reading


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OHL’s Windsor Spitfires pick Stittsville Rams’ Cole Carter

(Above:  Cole Carter slips past Renfrew’s Blair Barr in the EOJHL Valley Division earlier this year. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Stittsville Rams rookie forward Cole Carter was selected in the 4th round (72nd overall) in the OHL Draft today by the Windsor Spitfires after an extremely strong rookie season in the EOJHL. Continue reading


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Vikings up 2-1 on Rams in penalty-filled series

So far the storyline in this series is whoever has home ice will score a lot of goals.

Game 1 saw Casselman come out and fire away as they filled the Rams net with 7 goals en route to a 7-3 victory on home ice.  In Game 2 it was Stittsville that opened up the arsenal in their home rink as they defeated Casselman 6-3.  Last night back in Casselman it would be the Vikings scoring 8 times to win the game 8-3. Continue reading


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PHOTOS: Stittsville evens series with 6-3 win over Casselman

(Above: Stittsville Rams players celebrate a tieing goal midway through the first period.  Stittsville went on to win 6-3 over CasselmanVikings. Photo by Barry Gray.)

After falling 7-3 in Game 1, the Stittsville Rams opened up their own arsenal at home on Saturday night defeating the Casselman Vikings 6-3.  Shane Hiley potted the hat trick to lead the way for the Rams, while Connor Cobbold, Chris Galae, and Matt Allan also scored.  Matt Couvrette was tremendous turning aside 36 of 39 shots to pick up his 12th win of the playoffs. Continue reading


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EOJHL Final starts Thursday with Stittsville vs. Casselman

(Above: The Stittsville Rams Junior B team after winning their series against the Renfrew Timberwolves to win Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League Valley Division. Photo by Barry Gray.)

The Stittsville Rams and Casselman Vikings begin their battle for the D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy this Thursday night in Casselman, Ontario at 8pm.

This is an extremely difficult series to make predictions for as these two clubs did not meet once this season, as the EOJHL does not offer inter-division play.  The Vikings are the defending champs while the Rams had a very good season in an argued stronger conference.

Overall it will be a very interesting and exciting series to watch.  Both lineups have dangerous pieces that can strike at any moment, so neither club can afford to make many mistakes.

Stittsville Rams

Although they play in an argued stronger conference, the Rams will still go into the EOJHL Finals as the underdog.  They have a veteran lineup that is hard to play against when they are all on the same page and will need to play as a disciplined unit in order to knock off the defending champions.

After failing to make the playoffs during the 2013-14 season, the Rams had a busy off-season which saw them set a more established lineup for this season.  They would finish 27-12-0-1 on the year, good enough for 2nd in the Valley Division.  After a 1st round scare which saw Arnprior take them to 7 games, they would sweep 1st place Renfrew in the Division Finals before taking out the Gatineau Mustangs in 6 games in the Conference Finals.

With veterans Matt Allan, Shane Hilley, and Mitch Kerwin as the leaders up front, and defensemen Jake Oliver and Neil Penner keeping things calm on the blue line, the Rams have a good presence.  Goaltender Matt Couvrette has won a league title before as he did so with the Ottawa Jr Canadians during the 2012-13 season.

What also makes the Rams dangerous is the play of rookie forward Cole Carter as his 6 goals and 22 points in 17 games leads Stittsville in playoff scoring.  The Orleans, Ontario native handled the jump from Minor Midget AAA to Junior B with ease as he is a player who has the potential to do some special things.

Casselman Vikings

The main number to look at here is seven, that is the number of games that Casselman has lost since April 10, 2014.  The Vikings were down 3-1 in their EOJHL Final series against Ottawa West last year before winning 3-straight to take the series in 7 games.  They went on to the Don Johnson Cup in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia where they went a perfect 6-0 to win the Eastern Canadian Championship.  The Vikings were the first club outside of the Atlantic provinces to take part in the event, and quite possibly the last as there will be no Ontario representative for this season.

The Vikings have no shortage of firepower with the likes of Nicholas Brazeau and Taylor Widenmaier leading the way.  All four lines are capable of producing offense and with a defense led by overage players Thierry Henry and Dylan McDiarmid they have a strong balance.  Goaltender Gianmarco De Meis is a proven winner between the pipes as he acts as the Vikings last line of defense.  Over the past 3 seasons he has been an absolute gem for both the Vikings and previously the Clarence Beavers.

(This article originally appeared on Overtime Sports Nation.)


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Stittsville Junior B Rams advance to EOJHL finals

The EOJHL Finals are set in stone as it will be the Metro-Valley Champion Stittsville Rams squaring off against the Rideau-St. Lawrence Champion Casselman Vikings for the D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy.  The Rams advanced as they defeated the Gatineau Mustangs 7-4 on Friday night in Buckingham, PQ in front of 529 spectators.

Talmadge Farnes led the way with 1 goal and 2 assists, while Jordan Boutillier, Cole Carter, Parker Aimers, Matt Veaudry, Scott Gervais, and Riley McGuire also scored.  Goaltender Matt Couvrette stopped 20 of 24 shots to pick up the victory.

Gatineau was led by Mikael Gervais who picked up 2 goals, while Raphael Grandmaison and Maxime Belley added singles.  Justin Malette-Trottier did all he could between the pipes but the Stittsville offense was on point as he finished with 27 saves on 34 shots.

The final series opens on Thursday.

(This article originally appeared on Overtime Sports Nation.)


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Junior B team can’t use RAMS name, says minor hockey association

(Above: RAMS player Cole Carter slips past Renfrew’s Blair Barr in game four of the series. The RAMS won the series in four straight games clinching the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League Valley Division. Photo by Barry Gray. More photos…)

The Junior B hockey team that won the EOJHL’s Valley Division earlier this week is using the Stittsville RAMS name and logo without permission, according to the president of the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association (SMHA). Continue reading


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PHOTOS: Stittsville Rams defeat Renfrew Timberwolves to win EOJHL Valley division

The Stittsville Rams defeated the Renfrew Timberwolves 6-3 on Wednesday night at the Goulbourn Recreation Centre to win the EOJHL Valley Division. They won the series with four straight wins over the Timberwolves. All photos by Barry Gray.

RamsCole Carter slips past Renfrew'sBlair Barr.
RamsCole Carter slips past Renfrew’sBlair Barr.
Rams Ben Wade breaks past the defense.
Rams Ben Wade breaks past the defense.
Rams Jordan Boutillier make a quick stop before shooting on goal.
Rams Jordan Boutillier make a quick stop before shooting on goal.
Renfrew goalie Matt Gagne looks for the puck as Rams players wait for rebounds.
Renfrew goalie Matt Gagne looks for the puck as Rams players wait for rebounds.
Rams Matt Allan hits Renfrew goalie Matt Gagned.  Allen was given a two minute penalty for goalie interferance.
Rams Matt Allan hits Renfrew goalie Matt Gagned. Allen was given a two minute penalty for goalie interferance.
Renfrew goalie Matt Gagne takes exception of the hit by Rams Matt Allan.  Allan was given a two minute penalty for goalie interferance.
Renfrew goalie Matt Gagne takes exception of the hit by Rams Matt Allan. Allan was given a two minute penalty for goalie interferance.
Rams Cole Carter hits the post early in the first period.
Rams Cole Carter hits the post early in the first period.
Rams Talmadge Farnes battes in front of Renfrew goalie Matt Gagne.
Rams Talmadge Farnes battes in front of Renfrew goalie Matt Gagne.
Renfrew's goalie Matt Gagne reaches for the loose puck.
Renfrew’s goalie Matt Gagne reaches for the loose puck.
Rams Connor Cobbold ia stopped  by Renfrew's Matt Gagne in the first period.
Rams Connor Cobbold ia stopped by Renfrew’s Matt Gagne in the first period.
 Lots of pushing and shoving around Rams goalie Matt Couvrette
Lots of pushing and shoving around Rams goalie Matt Couvrette.
Rams goalie Matt Couvrette stops Andrew Ryan late in the third period.
Rams goalie Matt Couvrette stops Andrew Ryan late in the third period.
Renfrew's Nolan Rook slips one  past Rams Matt Couvrette late in the third period.
Renfrew’s Nolan Rook slips one past Rams Matt Couvrette late in the third period.
Player congratulate goalie Matt Couvrette.  Rams won game four 6-3 and the series over the Renfrew
Player congratulate goalie Matt Couvrette. Rams won game four 6-3 and the series over the Renfrew.

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Casselman takes 1-0 series lead over Stittsville in EOJHL final

The Casselman Vikings were far from shy in the scoring department in Thursday’s Game 1 of the EOJHL Final as they defeated the Stittsville Rams 7-3.

Taylor Widenmaier led the charge with 3 goals and 1 assist, while David Shean, Luc Forget, Maxime Choquette, and Sebastien Plante also added goals.  Ethan Wensink also had a productive game picking up 3 assists while goaltender Gianmarco De Meis finished with 22 saves.

Shane Hiley had 2 goals for the Rams, while Mike DiBello had the other.  Matt Couvrette did all he could but was beaten 6 times on 39 shots in the loss.

Game 2 goes Saturday April 4 at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville at 7:30pm.

(This article originally appeared on Overtime Sports Nation.)


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PHOTOS: Rams defeat Packers in double overtime to win series

The Stittsville Rams defeated the Arnprior Packers 4-3 in double overtime tonight, winning game seven their best-of-seven series and advancing to play the Renfrew Timberwolves in the Valley Division.  Mitch Kerwin scored the winning goal. All photos by Barry Gray.

Stittsville Rams Mike DiBello hit the boards with Arnprior's Chris Deschamps.

 

Chris Galea shoots on Arnprior's goalie Dominic Plaschy in the second period.
Chris Galea shoots on Arnprior’s goalie Dominic Plaschy in the second period.

 

Matt Allan pushes the puck past Arnprior's Brandon Mendham and onto goalie Dominic Plaschy.
Matt Allan pushes the puck past Arnprior’s Brandon Mendham and onto goalie Dominic Plaschy.

 

Arnprior goalie Dominic Plaschy makes a save on Rams Mitch Kerwin.
Arnprior goalie Dominic Plaschy makes a save on Rams Mitch Kerwin.

 

Arnprior Packers Jack Rouleau (14) breaks past Rams Rile McGuire.
Arnprior Packers Jack Rouleau (14) breaks past Rams Rile McGuire.

 

Arnprior's Robert Darnowski battles Rams Parker Almers in front of goalie Matt Couvrette.
Arnprior’s Robert Darnowski battles Rams Parker Almers in front of goalie Matt Couvrette.

 

Matt Couvrette shuts down Arnprior's Cole Allard.
Matt Couvrette shuts down Arnprior’s Cole Allard.

 

Stittsville Rams coaches and players celebrate a late third period goal that put them in a 4-3 lead over Arnprior Packers.  The excitement was premature as the goal was called back.  Stittsville Rams went on to beat Arnprior Packers 4-3 in the second overtime period.
Stittsville Rams coaches and players celebrate a late third period goal that put them in a 4-3 lead over Arnprior Packers. The excitement was premature as the goal was called back. Stittsville Rams went on to beat Arnprior Packers 4-3 in the second overtime period.

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Stittsville trainer involved in altercation suspended until 2017

The following is a statement from the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association (SMHA).

Following a playoff game on February 18, 2015 a member of the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) minor bantam bench staff approached an official regarding a call related to the post-game handshake and a verbal argument ensued.  It was during this disagreement when our member and the official got into a physical altercation (very quick wrestling match). Continue reading


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Fight breaks out between trainer and ref at Stittsville hockey game

CBC Ottawa is reporting about an ugly alteration between a referee and a trainer at the end of a hockey game at Johnny Leroux Arena on Wednesday night.

Police were called but nobody was arrested and no charges were laid. The trainer has been suspended for seven days pending an investigation, according to CBC.


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Stittsville Minor Hockey bottle drive raises over $2,000 for Kelly family

The Stittsville Minor Hockey Association’s  bottle drive raised over $2,000 on the weekend.  The money raised will go to the Kelly family, who have an atom-aged son who is battling cancer.

The Rams thank all levels and tiers of the SMHA RAMS Hockey Family, OVSS, Stittsville RAMS Junior Hockey, parents, families, volunteers and community for supporting “#9”.

They also thank poccopazzo restaurant for donating from both of their locations and the Beer Store for helping the event run smoothly.

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PHOTOS: Stittsville Junior Rams fall to Arnprior Packers 3-1

(Above: Arnprior Packers defenseman #7 Corey Drisdelle and Stittsville Junior Rams  #19 Shane Hiley mix it up in the first period during Sunday afternoon Junior Hockey at Goublourn Recrecation Center.  Packers went on to win the game 3-1. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Thanks to Barry Gray for sending along these photos from Sunday’s Rams-Packers game.   We welcome photos and stories from the community. Please send them to feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca. Continue reading PHOTOS: Stittsville Junior Rams fall to Arnprior Packers 3-1