Caroline Ouellette Girls Hockey Celebration

Celebration

Location

Dollard Civic Center

12001 Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Centre Civique DDO

With Olympians Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau and many more.

With Olympians Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau and many more.

December 20 to 23, 2018

Start of activities per division:
– Novice: Late Afternoon of December 21
– Atome A & B: Afternoon of December 21
– Peewee A & AA: Morning of December 21
– Peewee AAA: Afternoon of December 20th
* Local teams might play after 4pm of December 20th

Location

Dollard Civic Center

12001 Salaberry, Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Centre Civique DDO

Our Mission

To offer young girls ages 5 to 12 the opportunity to participate in an all girl’s hockey tournament with fun and competitive games.

With our showcase game and pictures and autograph sessions, we want to connect the Future Stars of hockey with the Current Stars of our Game and give them the opportunity to meet successful role models in sports and academics that represent our Olympians and members of Les Canadiennes de Montréal.

We will host a Try Hockey session at no cost for 5 to 15 years old girls that wish to start playing hockey. Full hockey equipment rental available.

We hope that the Girls Hockey Celebration will help foster the love for hockey while contributing to the personal development of our young athletes.

The Girls Hockey Celebration is a not for profit organization created in 2014 by Olympian Caroline Ouellette to promote and develop female hockey.

We offer to each team:

– Competitive games in a tournament format.
– Autograph/picture sessions with our Olympians / Les Canadiennes de Montreal players.
– Showcase game with the CWHL Montreal Les Canadiennes de Montréal.

Eligibility

We accept team registrations as well as individual player registration.
With our individual player registrations, we will place players in the appropriate division based on their current level. We will form teams called Mini-Stars and Mini-Canadiennes.

Players must be registered with Hockey Canada to take part in the Celebration. It is possible to do so with us to take part in the Celebration.

Please make sure to carefully read the details pertaining to each division.

Novice

Starting this season, we wish to go ahead with the new regulations from Hockey Canada and hold our Novice games cross ice. We strongly believe in the benefits of that structure with more players touching the puck and being involved in the play resulting to more plays at the net.

We offer to Novice teams :
– 2 games
– 1 final for the best 2 teams
– 1 on-ice skills development session with our coaches from Les Canadiennes de Montréal.
– 1 on-ice session for goaltenders with our goalie coaches.

“The research clearly shows, and parents should be looking at this, that their children are more actively engaged, which means they have the puck with them a greater number of times, they have the puck on their stick for a longer period of time, they’re interacting with the other players to a greater extent. They’re having to make more decisions, they’re having to control their bodily motions. So the whole milieu of key performance indicators is raised.”
Dr. Stephen Norris, Hockey Canada

Related articles:

Hockey Canada makes game-changing decision with cross-ice hockey for youth players

Watch this video on a study made by USA Hockey :

Olympians

Olympians Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau, Charline Labonté, Kim St-Pierre, Mélodie Daoust, France St-Louis, Catherine Ward and Julie Chu have been part of the Celebration in our previous editions.

Festival Novice

Novice

Format

– 2 games
– 1 final game for the two best teams.
– 1 on-ice skill development session with our coaches from the CWHL Montreal Les Canadiennes & USport teams.
– 1 on-ice goalie development session for the goaltenders.

Festival Novice

Atome A & B - Peewee A & AA

Format

– 2 games
– Semi-finals for the 4 best teams*
– 1 final for the two best teams
– 1 on-ice goalie development session for the goaltenders.

* Format for 5 teams and more per division.
If 4 teams are registered: 3 games + 1 final

Festival Novice

Peewee AAA Tournament

 

Format

– 3 games
– Semi-finals for the 4 best teams*
– 1 final for the two best teams
– 1 on-ice goalie development session for the goaltenders.
– All Star game to Showcase the best 34 best players from the Peewee AAA division
– Selection of the best 19 players in the Etoile team that will participate in the prestigious Quebec Peewee Tournament in February 2019.

Essayer le hockey

RBC Try Hockey

 

Details

– Offers to girls between 5 and 15 to try hockey for free
– Full equipment provided

Festival Novice

Novice

Festival Novice

Atome A & B - Peewee A & AA

Format

– 2 games
– 1 final game for the two best teams.
– 1 on-ice skill development session with our coaches from the CWHL Montreal Les Canadiennes & USport teams.
– 1 on-ice goalie development session for the goaltenders.

Format

– 2 games
– Semi-finals for the 4 best teams*
– 1 final for the two best teams
– 1 on-ice goalie development session for the goaltenders.

* Format for 5 teams and more per division.
If 4 teams are registered: 3 games + 1 final

Format

– 3 games
– Semi-finals for the 4 best teams*
– 1 final for the two best teams
– 1 on-ice goalie development session for the goaltenders.
– All Star game to Showcase the best 34 best players from the Peewee AAA division
– Selection of the best 19 players in the Etoile team that will participate in the prestigious Quebec Peewee Tournament in February 2019.

Details

– Offers to girls between 5 and 15 to try hockey for free
– Full equipment provided

Team registration

Click here to register your team in the Novice-Atom-Peewee categories

Individual Registration

Click here to register your daughter individually in the Novice-Atom-Peewee categories

Highlight Documents

Read the highlight documents of previous years.

Our Sponsors

We thank our generous partners for their support.

Our Hotels

All teams from outside of Montreal are required to stay in our partnered hotels.

Testimonials

I wanted to write while the girls are still so excited from the weekend. I can’t tell you how important this event was for them.

Today you presented a Player of the Game award to Toby, and I think it was the proudest moment in her life. She is so inspired by you and your teammates, and I think for the rst time, she feels lucky to be a girl in hockey and no longer jealous of the boys with NHL dreams.

This weekend I saw her play with more intensity than in all her years playing with boys, and I’m sure it’s because of the very special atmosphere. You are giving these girls such a fantastic opportunity. Congratulations on an amazing event!

(Also, I should mention that as a parent, I so appreciated your message about getting good grades in school!)

Joanne Kay

Mother of a participant

My younger daughter participated in the try hockey program and my older daughter competed in the hockey festival. She is a goalie on the pee wee A team for the Canadienne de Montréal.

I would like to thank you and the many people who helped organized the hock- ey weekend. It was a fantastic experience. I would also like to thank you for taking the initiative to both put the spotlight on girls hockey and contribute to the development of girls hockey in Quebec.

You and the other women on the Montreal Stars who participated in the week- end provided such great mentorship to the girls. It is quite inspirational.

Suzie Tepperman

Mother of a participant