The Rink

Our Home,

Earl Armstrong Arena in Gloucester, OntarioThe Earl Armstrong Arena opened in May of 1971 and has been home to the Ottawa Jr Canadians since the 2017-18 hockey season. The Earl Armstrong Arena is at 2020 Ogilvie Road in Gloucester, Ontario, and has been home to not only our organization but many others over the years.

The beautiful, tall wooden structure that we call our home, was named after the late politician Earl Armstrong, who served as the Reeve of the Gloucester Township from 1952 to 1972. With its unique wooden shape and tall ceilings, the Earl's sound absorption and atmosphere have been unlike any other in the City of Ottawa.

Our logo has sat at Centre Ice, in this old wooden barn for the last 7+ years, and we're proud to see it's red, white, and blue colours there every new season. Our facility for the Ottawa Jr Canadians includes a Jr A caliber room at the end of the Earl's Tunnel, with stalls, a TV for video coaching and team bonding, 2 storage rooms to keep equipment, as well as an extra closet for laundry. The walkout to the playing surface feels special, and unique, unlike any other in the EOJHL, and we're more than proud to call it home to the Ottawa Jr Canadians. Our rink can fit 2300 fans, and we've certainly seen it in years past. Come on out to one of our games and see for yourself all the banners that hang from the Earl's barn-shaped ceiling.

Formerly the Home of the CCHL's Gloucester Rangers, the Earl Armstrong Arena is also home to our friends the Gloucester Griffins, Jr "B" Lacrosse team, as in the Summer, the Ice comes out of our facility and the concrete slab is used for box lacrosse. A true staple in Ottawa's hockey, and sports history is our very own, Earl Armstrong Arena.


Map to Armstrong

Earl Armstrong Arena