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Return to hockey - Jan 2022

Posted by Andre Leduc at Jan 25, 2022 6:02AM PST ( 0 Comments )

It will be up to the teams involved to reschedule any missed games, should they see fit and be able to fit them into their own schedules.
The League is NOT doing the rescheduling of games missed because of Covid.

It’s really the only productive way to handle these games for all the divisions, with over 200 game cancellations.

Some teams won’t want to make up games for their own reasons and tournament plans.
The more organized and effective staffs will do a better job for their teams, should they choose to.

I have indicated to the Associations that their teams plan for the playoff weekends here (Sudbury area) the last weekend of February (A Divisions) and first weekend of March (AA Divisions) and. This will provide certainty for competition that weekend.

Because of the uncertainties this season, teams can continue to try and make up games through March, should they desire to do this, regardless of the (early) playoff tournament, to give themselves competition taking them to TOCs.
The OHF has issued their take on the return to hockey for Jan. 31, so we will move ahead as a League and plan accordingly for a Jan. 31 startup, subject to local Health Units. Associations and teams should check and confirm their home iceslots as scheduled for League play in their rinks. Please check “Gamesheets” and advise, if necessary.

Health Units
At the current time, the NorthBay PHU has advised the North Bay Association that hockey can resume Jan. 31 there.
The League has not received any information concerning the Algoma PHU.
I have a reply from a Manager at the Sudbury PHU saying that they will confirm through media or other channels, but that there currently does not appear to be any restrictions preventing the return. But let’s await confirmation.

Thank you
Joe McColeman, President
Nickel District Hockey League

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Potential lifting of Covid Restrictions

Posted by Andre Leduc at Jan 21, 2022 4:31AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Potential lifting of Covid Restrictions

I’m certain most of you are aware of today’s announcement from the Ford Government regarding the gradual lifting of covid restrictions. While this is positive news for us all, we are still waiting on recommendations from local health units, NOHA and OHF as to how this will affect hockey in our specific area.

As soon as this information is available to us we will be sharing via our website and Facebook


Nickel City Board of Directors.

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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Provincial Restrictions and Arena Closures

Posted by Andre Leduc at Jan 7, 2022 4:04AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Provincial Restrictions and Arena Closures. First off, on behalf of the NCHA board of directors, I’d like to wish you all the best of health and success throughout 2022. I want to thank all of our coaches and volunteers who go above and beyond to ensure we keep everyone safe as we continue to deal with Covid-19 . With the new provincial announcement yesterday and the return to a Modified Step 2 of the Provincial Reopening Plan, recreational facilities, including arenas, will close temporarily for 21 days. This comes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Nickel City is hoping for a return to hockey on January 26th 2022.

Coaches and managers will be updated as information becomes available .

Gus Lescault President NCHA

A more formal document will be coming in the near future, however I wanted to send a note to advise that the NOHA Board of Directors are in support of a resumption of game play, where permitted by the Public Health Unit, beginning on January 3, 2022.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Jason Marchand
NOHA Executive Director

Note that the NOHA website is now located at