Ottawa Ice Spring 2020 Development Program

This Spring the OGHA will be hosting an inaugural Ottawa Ice Spring Development Program. Comprised of eight weekly 2-hour development sessions led by OGHA Technical Director Vince Ippolito on Sunday afternoons from 4-6pm at Jim Durrell and Sandy Hill Arenas.  The program will run from April 19 to June 14 (no session on Sunday May 17).



  • Applications will be accepted for current OGHA players in the 2008-2012 birth years that have previously played at least one year of competitive hockey and intend to tryout for an Ottawa Ice team in 2020.
  • Participation will be limited to 24 skaters and 4 goalies.  The OGHA Board will review applications and confirm participants that have been accepted into the program.  Date/time of application and balance of age distribution may be used to finalize acceptance into the program.
  • Priority will be given to players not participating on a 2020 spring “AAA” team.

+++ If necessary, a waiting list will be established.+++

Program Objectives

  • The OGHA is committed to maximizing the potential of its players and competitive teams through long-term player development;
  • The program is intended to provide OGHA athletes an opportunity to further develop their skills and maintain on-ice conditioning in the off-season, in a fun and competitive environment with fellow Ottawa Ice players;
  • The weekly 2-hour sessions will permit intensive skill development and conditioning.  Players will be challenged to apply skills into game situations through small area games (SAGs) and battle drills.
  • The sessions will be led by OGHA Technical Director Vince Ippolito, who will be joined by other Ottawa Ice coaches, Lady 67s players and current/former NCAA/U Sports womens hockey players.
  • Video analysis of skating and skills will be provided for all participants

Cost and Additional Features

  • Skaters: $250
  • Goalies: $200
  • All players will receive an Ottawa Ice Spring Development practice jersey and dry-fit t-shirt.

Application Procedure: 

Download / Complete the following form (Spring 2020 Application) and submit it to:
Upon confirmation of acceptance into the program, participants will be provided a deadline to pay registration fees.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact