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U13 Program of Excellence


HEO announces the inaugral U13 Program of Excellence (POE), June 9-11 at the Richcraft Sensplex. Register now for a fabulous weekend of on and off ice sessions and your first introduction to Hockey Canada's POE.

New IP Cross/Half Ice Mandate


Hockey Canada launches it's new cross ice and half ice mandate for initiation aged players. Taking effect for the 2017-18 season.

Hockey Analytics Conference


Carleton University and St. Lawrence University are hosting the 3rd annual conference on hockey analytics and statistics on May 6th, 2017 at Carleton University

Syrian Children Discover Hockey


Check out this fabulous video of Syrian children being introduced to the game of hockey!

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Do you have your team ready?
Youth and adults of all ages are invited to participate in the street hockey festival in Ottawa from June 3rd to June 4th.

1st Shift MHA Applications

Looking to grow your Minor Hockey Association’s membership? The Canadian Tire First Shift is your answer!
Help kids fall in love with hockey with this six-week learn to play program focusing on fun and basic skills.

HEO In Baker Lake


HEO's IP Coordinator, Ruggles Pritchard, traveled to Baker Lake, Nunavut to partner with Hockey North to deliver a series of Coaching Clinics, On Ice Skill Instruction and Parent information Sessions.

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POE Coaching Staffs

U16 Coaches

Sylvain Favreau (Head Coach) - Coached the 2016 Team HEO U16 to a semi final berth and eventual 3rd place finish. He has been the Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the Cumberland Grads of the CCHL for the past two seasons leading the club to a 36-19-5-2 record and a playoff berth last season. Prior to his current position, Sylvain spent six seasons with the Gloucester Rangers (CCHL) including four as Head Coach. He also has experience as an assistant coach at the Central Canada Cup in 2014 and 2015 and as a Head Coach in 2016.

Kyle Barber (Assistant Coach) - Has been the Eastern Ontario area scout for the OHL’s Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds for the past two seasons. Prior to joining the Greyhounds, he was head coach of the Ottawa Jr 67’s Minor Midgets during the 2014-15 season leading the team to a championship in the OEMHL AAA league and a berth in the 2015 OHL Cup. Kyle spent two seasons with the 67’s 2000 births as head coach from 2012-14 leading them to back to back championship seasons and a berth in the 2013 All Ontario Peewee Championships. He is also currently a member of the HEO Coaching Development Instructional Team.

Darcy Findlay (Assistant Coach) - Is in his third season with the Nepean Raiders (CCHL) and second as Head Coach. Findlay, a graduate of NCAA Division 1 Bemidji State also coached with both the Smiths Falls Bears and the Kanata Lasers. Before attending Bemidji State, Findlay captained the Cornwall Colts to a berth in the RBC National Jr A Championship.


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