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OHF BULLETIN: 2022-2023 Seasonal Calendar Motions

Date: Mar, 03, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

At the OHF Semi-Annual meeting of the Members on Saturday, February 26, 2022, the OHF Playing Regulations for the 2022-2023 season were passed which included the following Seasonal Calendar amendments for Minor Hockey specifically:

The first tryout date for U11 and U13 AAA Programming is the first Saturday following Labour Day. Each Association individually or as a collective are to provide Preparation Skates the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for those Players that wish to participate.

The U13 Player Pathway requirements for Preparation Skates (MHA must provide opportunity to 4 skates), Player Evaluations (3 evaluations skates before cuts are made with a skills, small area games and scrimmage), Development Phase, Regular Season Phase and Tournament Style Play- offs. Please see the attached U13 Hockey Canada Player Pathway. draft for reference.

There are no tournaments for any programming held prior to September 30, 2022.

o U11 and U13 AAA Programs may begin tournaments on September 30, 2022; and o U11 and U13 AA and below can begin tournament October 7, 2022.

All competitive (not MD, House League, Local League and Select) programming at U15 and above have a mandatory Development Phase for the first 24 days following Labour Day Monday with a maximum of 4 Exhibition Games during this time frame (September 6, 2022 to September 29, 2022).

To host the OHF Championships the 4th weekend of April, April 21-23, 2023.

Players at U12 and below in the 2021-22 season are Registered Participants of their previous

season’s Team up to and inclusive of Labour Day for the 2022-23 season.

These adaptations to the Regulations are in line with the philosophy to give children and family back their summers at all Divisions and Categories with a longer overall season with significant and meaningful competition for all teams until March 1 of the playing season.

The document 22-06-2022-2023-seasonal-calendar-motions.pdf was attached to this post.

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Coaching application for AAA - 2022-2023 Season

Posted by NCHA at Apr 19, 2022 2:46PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Please read the attachmentSMHA and NCHA are collaborating on AAA for the 2022-2023 Season!!

Just to keep everyone in the loop, SMHA and NCHA have agreed to hosting all tryouts in the Fall. Continue to visit our websites and our Facebook pages for more detailed information surrounding tryout dates for each age group and levels. As everyone knows, the OHF has mandated Fall tryouts for U7 through to U13 age groups. We feel that delaying the U14 through to U18 tryouts will provide us with more time to properly plan our joint tryouts. As well, we believe this will give interested individuals ample opportunity to consider applying for our combined clubs where applicable.

NCHA and SMHA board of directors have put together a AAA Team structure for the upcoming 2022/2023 season. We have agreed to collaborate @ the AAA level and will be seeking coaches for the following clubs. NCHA will be hosting the U12AAA, U13AAA and U14AAA teams, while SMHA will be icing the U15AAA, U16AAA and U18AAA clubs for the upcoming season.
Should you be interested in applying for any of these teams, please visit the NCHA or SMHA website for the application package. Please send your completed application to .

Best Regards

Gaston Lescault & Angela Vendette
President President

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AA and A coaching applications.

Posted by NCHA at Apr 19, 2022 6:37AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Here’s the coaching application form for NCHA. Please open the attachment.

Applications must be received by May 7 2022 by 8PM , and should be e-mailed to:

Please use the title coaching applications .

You will receive an email that it has been received.

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OHF Residency Survey

Posted by Andre Leduc at Apr 13, 2022 2:41PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

OHF Residency Survey

The Ontario Hockey Federation is conducting a survey for Associations and Players/Parents regarding the Residency Regulations that are currently in place. The survey will remain open until April 30th.

Click the link below to take the survey!

OHF Survey
110 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, ON, Canada
705 474-8851


Another Jr Sons tournament triumph decided in overtime
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Lopsided wins might be confidence but it was the ability to pull out a victory in the close ones that served the Nickel City U11 AA Jr Sons particularly well last weekend, returning home as champions after competing in the Mary Parkinson Memorial AA Tournament in Richmond Hill.

A two-goal effort for Jonny Croome helped lift the Jr Sons to a 3-2 opening game triumph over the Halton Hills Thunder, with André Beaudry capping off the scoring and netminder Brayden Bouillon coming through with the key saves, when needed.

From there, the floodgates bursted wide open, offensively speaking, for the Nickel City squad.

Posting back to back shutouts over the Northumberland Night Hawks (6-0) and Caldeon Hawks (10-0), the U11 reps received contributions from right across the roster, most notably in the scoring parade: Koewan Cooper (3), Cameron Roy (2), Myles Talbot (2), Jonny Croome (2), Alex Carriere, Tyler Boivin, Max Thompson, Blake Dubois, Kaleb Pitre, William Ranger, André Beaudry – all one goal each.

Looking a little tired (according to the coaches) and facing likely their stiffest test to date, Nickel City pulled out a 2-2 tie with the TNT Tornadoes thanks to a late goal from Kaleb Pitre, with Koewan Cooper opening the scoring for the Sons.

The win not only clinched first place in their pool but also matched the Sons opposite a very familiar foe. Three quick goals (André Beaudry, Cameron Roy, Coen Chrétien) and the second shutout of the weekend for Brayden Bouillon propelled coach Joey Talbot and company to a 3-0 whitewashing of the Copper Cliff Reds in an all-NOHA semi-final affair.

Naturally, the Jr Sons circled right back to where they started, the Halton Hills Thunder awaiting them in the championship final. A tentative start would see the locals trailing 2-0 before turning things around, literally one shift at a time.

The Nickel City lads were rewarded for their perseverance as Cooper banked a shot off the Thunder goalie, with Talbot drawing the assist. A breakaway tally from André Beaudry left the teams deadlocked at 2-2 heading to the third.

Despite killing off the bulk of a double minor head contact infraction in the third, the Jr Sons were victimized for a go-ahead Halton Hills’ goal, before Blake Dubois forced overtime thanks to a lucky break, his long dump-in finding its way through the smallest of holes, into the back of the net.

Three on three at this age seldom lasts long and this one was no different as a nifty pokecheck from Beaudry sprung Croome and Talbot on a two on one, the pair converting to perfection as the Nickel City Jr Sons pulled out a hard fought 3-2 win.

Rounding out the U11 AA Jr Sons roster are goaltender Carter Deschenes and defensemen Callum St Jean, Marc Corson and Reid Bentley.

The team staff includes Joey Talbot, Yves Beaudry, Scott Cooper, Brad Croome, Casey Thompson, Cody Hall and Dylan Williams.