Ottawa, ON – Before Wednesday’s final home game before the Holiday Break, the Ottawa Junior Senators organization had the chance to spread a little Christmas cheer. The Sens were joined by Orleans resident, and Syracuse Orange Women’s hockey player, Sarah Thompson, whose charitable campaign entitled stickstogether.org provides sporting equipment to children in disadvantaged countries all over the world.
The organization had been asking for donations of old hockey sticks that Ms. Thompson will take with her on her next mission to the country of South Africa in May 2023. Once again the OJS community came through as we were able to provide Sarah with over 60 hockey sticks and a cash donation of over $500 to support her trip in Spring 2023.
Ms. Thompson was over the moon excited for the help provided by the Junior Sens. “I’m so grateful that the Ottawa Junior Senators organization stepped up to support my charity. Their success on the ice is truly matched by the generosity of the players, coaches, and management. This will help me reach so many more children on my excursion to South Africa in May.”
General Manager Jamie Mayo echoed Sarah’s comments, : “The organization always steps up to help out in the community. Sarah is a dedicated young woman whose enthusiasm to help others is truly remarkable and we were excited to contribute to her next journey this coming Spring.”
The Junior Senators closed out the pre-Christmas portion of the schedule with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Cornwall Colts. OJS finishes 2022 with the best record in the CCHL at 25-5-2, good for a ten-point cushion over the second-place Navan Grads. The team returns to the ice in early January with the first game in 2023 being a trip to Pembroke to face the Lumber Kings on Sunday, January 8th.