I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.
I would like to remind everyone that registration is open and the early bird rates are available if you register your player(s) by the end of day Sunday July 31. If you choose a payment method other than credit card please ensure timely payment of your fees by contacting our registrar at [email protected]
If you are not already following our social media posts on facebook or have not yet set yourself up to receive website updates through the subscribe function on the bottom of the home page please do so. These are the primary points of communication for hockey programming updates and are your keys to staying informed.
There is a link to a Ted talk on our facebook page that is strongly suggested for all parents to watch entitled "Give sport back to the kids".
Our Rep team coaches have been selected and are listed under the Coaches Corner tab on the homepage of the website. Tryouts will begin Tuesday September 6th and the schedule will be posted as soon as it is finalized. The body contact clinic for all 2009 birth year players and any 2008's that have not taken a clinic previously and plan on attending Rep tryouts has been scheduled for Thursday September 1 and Friday September 2 at 8pm. Players must attend both evenings of these important sessions.
For any families in the U9 age group please know that there are ongoing discussions of how this pathway will be managed this season with Hockey Canada mandates changing the outline. A coach has not been selected for this age group as the road to this decision has yet to be completely paved. Please know that Rep level hockey does not exist with the Hockey Canada changes in this age group and a coordination of programming is required with all of our MPS centres to ensure we have the best plan for the path forward for these players.
Another change that needs to be communicated is a restructuring of all OMHA centre categorizations. Huntsville Rep hockey was previously BB and is now categorized as B. There are no longer AE categories and any second entry Rep teams from Huntsville will be categorized as C.
Please stay tuned for further updates as they come.