Saturday, January 28
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Windsor Park Rink (1 Windsor Ave., east of Riverdale and south of Belmont)
Forget Canada's 150th — the annual Capital Ward hockey showdown is celebrating its 10th anniversary!
Once again, the Ottawa South Moose, Heron Park Hackers, Old Ottawa East Hosers and Glebe Goal-Getters will battle for glory. This year, the Ottawa South Moose have the home ice advantage in Windsor Park.
The Councillor's Cup is a friendly tournament that brings together teams from four neighbourhoods, with Councillor David Chernushenko risking both body and reputation as the referee.
The tournament is not so much a cutthroat competition as a celebration of hockey and community. Anyone 16 or older is welcome to play, and everyone is welcome to watch. There's a a "gender-balanced bench" policy, i.e. two females and two males on the ice at all times, so we particularly encourage women to sign up.
Interested players are welcome to contact the councillor's office so we can refer you to your community's team captain.
|9:00 am||Start||Lace up, warm up, meet your teammates, stare down the competition, shake hands|
|9:30 am||Game 1||
Old Ottawa South Moose vs. Old Ottawa East Hosers
|9:55 am||Game 2||
Glebe Goal-Getters vs. Heron Park Hackers
|10:20 am||Game 3||
Old Ottawa South Moose vs. Glebe Goal-Getters
|10:45 am||Game 4||Heron Park Hackers vs. Old Ottawa East Hosers|
|11:10 am||Game 5||Old Ottawa South Moose vs. Heron Park Hackers|
|11:35 pm||Game 6||
Old Ottawa East Hosers vs. Glebe Goal-Getters
|12:00 pm||Cup Final||The two teams with most game points*
play each other for the Capital Ward Cup
* win = 2 points, tie = 1, loss = 0
Rules and Regulations
- The format is four-on-four with no goalies.
- A team must have two female and two male players on the ice at all times.
- Games consist of two 7-minute periods, with a switch of sides at halftime.
- Councillor to referee each game.
- Each team is guaranteed three games.
- All players must be 16 years of age or over.
- All players must wear hockey helmets. Additional equipment is encouraged.
- No goalie equipment or goalie sticks are permitted.
- Penalties will be called for rule infractions. A minor penalty will result in a caution by the game official; in addition, the offending team will lose possession of the puck. A major penalty will result in the ejection of the offender(s) from the game.
- Raising the puck is not allowed (minor penalty).
- Body checking and slapshots are definitely not allowed and will result in a major penalty.
- Any player who abuses game officials will incur the same penalty.
- Should the puck leave the ice surface, the last team to touch it loses possession.
- Goals must be scored within approx. 3 meters of the net.
- In the event two teams tie in game points for second place, the team with the highest number of total goals will play for the cup.
- Have fun and be a good sport! Nobody remembers the highest scorer. Everybody remembers the jerk!