1. Who can enter?

A team official is eligible to enter his/her team if the team is either (i) a Peewee house league team registered in a girls’ division for the 2017-2018 winter hockey season with Hockey Canada; or (ii) a Peewee house league team registered in a boys’ division for the 2017-2018 winter hockey season, with Hockey Canada.  All players must be born after December 31, 2004 to be eligible.

If the Peewee house league team is part of a tiered house league system, then tier II and III teams are eligible.


  1. What about additional parents or family members above the players and team officials? Can they attend?

Additional family members are welcome to attend but, must do so at their own expense.  This can be arranged through the travel agent.

Are there any additional costs that we should be aware of?

The cost of meals while in Ottawa-Gatineau and/or any other team activities arranged by the team while in the national capital region, outside of those activities arranged by the Ottawa International Hockey Festival, are at the expense of the team or the individual.

Travel to a gateway city, should it be required, are at the expense of the team and/or individual.


  1. What is a Gateway City?

A Gateway City is a major city within each province or territory that has been identified by the OIHF that teams must travel fly out of while travelling to Ottawa as part of the Canada 150 – Hockey on Hill contest.

  1. What if the cost of getting my team to a Gateway city would be cost prohibitive?

Should a winning team not be able to travel to a gateway city they may request financial assistance from the Ottawa International Hockey Festival to subsidize their trip to the Gateway City by email to [email protected] with an estimated amount and/or description of how the funds will be applied to travel to the Gateway city. Requests for subsidies to be made by December 10, 2017 by 5 p.m. EST

  1. When does the contest end?

The contest will end at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

  1. What if we win and our team decides not to attend?

You must notify the committee immediately and another team will be chosen.

  1. What if my association runs a non-tiered Peewee house league?

All Peewee aged teams in a non-tiered house league are considered eligible to enter.

  1. What if may association runs a tiered house league?

Tier II and III teams will be eligible.  Tier I teams will not be eligible to participate.  By way of example only, Hockey Eastern Ontario uses an A, B, and C tiering system.  Only B and C level Teams registered with Hockey Eastern Ontario will be eligible for entry

  1. Can we make an all-star “select” team of house league players?

“All-Star” or select teams are not permitted to participate in the Ottawa International Hockey Festival.  Should a region not have enough players to host a standard Peewee House league, then an exception may be made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with Hockey Canada and/or the local branch of Hockey Canada.

  1. When would our team have to travel?

Teams would travel on December 27th to Ottawa in advance of the start of the tournament on December 28th.  Teams would return to their city of origin (gateway city) on December 31st from Ottawa, unless otherwise requested.

Additional nights stay in Ottawa, should the team wish to extend their stay, would be at the expense of the team and/or individual.

  1. What are the dates of the Canada 150 Division?

The Canada 150 Division will run from December 28th to December 31st, 2017

  1. When is the Championship game?

The Championship games will take place on the morning of December 31st, 2017

  1. When would our team return home?

Your team will return home on December 31st, 2017.  If your team wishes to stay longer in the national capital region, this can be arranged at the team’s expense.

  1. How will teams be contacted?

Winning teams will be contacted by the phone number/email provided on the registration form on or before November 24, 2017.

  1. How will winning teams be announced?

Winning teams will be posted on the Canada 150 Rink website.

  1. What will my team win if selected?

Your team will win:

  • Return transportation for a maximum of 17 players and 5 team officials from a gateway city to Ottawa
  • Accommodations in Ottawa (standard hotel room with multiple occupancy)
  • Ground transportation while in the Nation’s Capital
  • Entry into the Ottawa International Hockey Festival’s Canada 150 Division
  • A commemorative set of Canada 150-OIHF Jerseys


  1. How will the winning team be selected?

A panel of judges, appointed by the Ottawa International Hockey Festival, will select winners from each province, territory and region.

  1. What are the parameters that the selection committee will use to judge entries?

The video and essay submissions will be judged on creativity, energy level and Canadian Spirit:

Criteria Weighting
1. Creativity 25%
2. Energy Level 25%
3. Canadian Spirit 50%
Total Score Maximum 100%


Each entry will be given a score by the judges.  The designated entrant associated with the team entry that received the highest Score in the applicable Region (as determined by the Judges, in their sole and absolute discretion) from among all team entries in that region will be the eligible winner of a Prize.


Please see contest rules for full details.