News and Announcements

Hello everyone,

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the unpredictability of Covid.

We are just as excited as you are to re-open our Arena facilities beginning this Monday, January 31 2022! As per Provincial directives, we are opening at 50% capacity indoors for participants on the ice and spectators in the stands and will be returning to Full Game Play. For those of you involved in the Shinny Program, this will also resume. Updated Ice User Guidelines are attached and come into effect Monday, January 31, 2022. We also wanted to highlight a few important reminders: Proof of Vaccination – Effective January 4th, 2022, the ONLY proof of vaccination that is accepted is the Enhanced Vaccination Certificate. This can be shown on your mobile device or with a printed copy. The QR code must be clear and able to be scanned.

Proper ID – Identification presented upon entrance must be a Government issued ID and include Date of Birth and Full Name (student cards are not accepted).

Safety Plans – A detailed Covid Safety Plan is required for your association and/or Group, Hockey, or Skating school and a copy must be provided to

Arena Capacities – Capacities are currently at 50% and each Arena varies in size. Please keep this in mind when attending an arena to view a game. We are limited to the number of people permitted.

Spectators – Family and friends attending as spectators for your ice bookings are required to adhere to the Arena and Covid Guidelines and Policies.

Masks – Masks are required to be worn at all times by everyone in the facility and must cover the nose and mouth, unless engaged in intense physical activity. Certain

Ice User Agreements – For those with current contracts with Ice Time on Monday, January 31st, you are scheduled to use this ice. If you need to cancel your ice for this day, please notify right away. February contracts will be sent out over the next few days – please be sure to review and inform of any changes required right away to

Zero Tolerance – Failure to follow guidelines and policies (including those for spectators) could result in immediate ejection from the facility and future booking privileges revoked. The City of Greater Sudbury may cancel future bookings without refunds.

We will follow up on any additional requirements or updates when received from the Province and/or Public Health.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

All the best,

Jody Cameron, MBA
Manager of Arenas
Arena Section / Leisure Services
P: (705) 674-4455, ext. 3434
F: (705) 670-0601

The deadline to add Affiliated Players is January 15th.

• Internal affiliation – The Association can add affiliates on their own. We do not require the signed form to be uploaded onto the Players’ profiles.

• Affiliation between Associations – The affiliating Association must request a transfer on the HCR and upload the affiliation document.

If you have any questions, please contact Kiersten Maitland at

The OHF is seeking nominations for the OHF Awards

Read the OHF Bulletin HERE

OHF Officiating Program Award Form
OHF Order of Merit Award
Bill Richmond Memorial Award
Dr. Allan Morris Award
OHF Staff Award
OHF Volunteer of the Year Award

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Game Play Pause

Posted by Andre Leduc at Dec 21, 2021 4:19PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Please read the following from NOHA.

NOHA document which deals with the new Ontario vaccination policy.

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Shut-down of League games

Posted by Andre Leduc at Dec 19, 2021 2:31PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Due to the current Covid situation, the Nickel District League is announcing that the League will be formally shut down for all games, that cross-over Health Units, for a period of 4 weeks effective Monday Dec. 20 to Sunday Jan. 16 inclusive.

Only teams residing in the same Health Unit territory are allowed to play League games, should they choose to play during this period and should their local Health Unit allow such play.

The safety of all players, coaches and their families is the mitigating factor for this shut-down, and will complement prevention efforts currently in effect for the Algoma and Sudbury/Manitoulin Public Health Units, as well as supporting a recent decision by the Timmins PHU, to have games with out-of-zone teams, shut down.

Along with games in the Algoma PHU and Sudbury PHU already having been shut down, the following regular season inter-association series are shut down:

Jan 2 – Temiskaming Shores at Timmins Jan 8/9 – CCliff at North Bay - Sudbury at Temiskaming - East Nipissing at Sudbury - CCliff at Northshore - Hearst/Kap at Chapleau - NBay at NCity - Temiskaming at NBay Jan 15/16 – CCliff at NBay - Sault at NCity - Porcupine at Northshore - WNipissing at Hearst/Kap - NBay at NCity - Timmins at Sudbury - Temiskaming at NBay

If there are any errors in the above affected match-ups, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you
Joe McColeman, President
Nickel District Hockey League