News and Announcements

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  • BANTAM A SUNDAY MAY 6 TRYOUT TIME CHANGED TO 7:00 – 8:30 PM *

Triple A, Double A and Single A tryouts announced. Click on document below for full Spring Tryout Schedule .PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO ONE MAJOR ATOM TRYOUT TIME

NEWS Item:
AAA Tryouts – Combined teams- (Minor Bantam AAA and Minor Midget AAA)
Next year’s teams (2018/2019 Season) will be run as follows:

SMHA will be hosting Minor Bantam AAA – on NCHA cards. (Wolves Sweaters)
NCHA will be hosting Minor Midget AAA – on SMHA Cards. (Sons Sweaters)

Minor Midget AAA
Anyone with an address in District 8 (Sudbury and Copper Cliff) will not need a release for the Minor Midget team since they will be on SMHA cards (even though they will play with a Sons jersey on.)
NCHA players in District 2 will need the release for this team.

Minor Bantam AAA
All SMHA players will need a release for the Minor Bantam team and NCHA players will not.

Joe McColeman, Chair
AAA Committee

The document SPRING_TRYOUTS-2018-2019-revisedMay4.xlsx was attached to this post.

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Single A Hockey in Sudbury Minor and Copper Cliff March 23, 2018

For the 2018-2019 season, the A teams will be hosted by the following associations (tryouts will occur immediately after the AA tryouts in the spring)

Minor Atom A—————-Copper Cliff
Atom A -————————Sudbury

Minor Peewee A————Sudbury
Peewee A————————Copper Cliff

Minor Bantam A———-Copper Cliff
Bantam A———————-Sudbury

Coaching Applications are now open. Click on forms, Team Staff, Application Form Or by clicking the link below

Coaches looking to apply for a team being hosted in Sudbury, please use the application form as indicated above and submit no later than 4:00pm on Friday April 6, 2018

If you have any questions, you can direct them to me at the SMHA office at 705-560-3817 or smha@sudburyminorhockey.ca

Tammy Simpson
Sudbury Minor Hockey
Executive Director

AA Hockey in Sudbury Minor and Copper Cliff Minor March 5, 2018

For the 2018-2019 season, the AA teams will be hosted by the following associations:

Minor Atom AA – Sudbury and Copper Cliff (2 teams) -——-See attached for Tryouts

Major Atom AA – Sudbury and Copper Cliff (2 teams) -——-See attached for Tryouts

Minor Peewee AA – Copper Cliff (1 team) -——————————See attached for Tryouts

Major Peewee AA – Sudbury (1 team) -————————————-See attached for Tryouts

Minor Bantam AA – Copper Cliff (1 team) -——————————See attached for Tryouts

Major Bantam AA – Sudbury (1 team) -————————————-See attached for Tryouts

Minor Midget AA – Copper Cliff (1 team) -——————————-Tryouts in the Fall

Major Midget AA – Sudbury (1 team) -—————————————Tryouts in the Fall

Coaching Applications are now open. Click on forms, Team Staff, Application Form Or by clicking the link below

Coaches looking to apply for a team being hosted in Sudbury, please use the application form as indicated above and submit no later than 4:00pm on Friday March 23, 2018

If you have any questions, you can direct them to me at the SMHA office at 705-560-3817 or smha@sudburyminorhockey.ca

Tammy Simpson
Sudbury Minor Hockey
Executive Director

The document 2018-2019_SMHA_Coaching_Application.pdf was attached to this post.

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Corey McNabb Bio

As Hockey Canada’s Director of Development, Corey McNabb is responsible for educating coaches across Canada on the best practices and methods for developing today’s player. Corey travels the world collaborating with other coaches and governing bodies on new ideas, technologies, and tools for advancing player development.

Weekend Itinerary
Friday, March 2, 2018

Small Area Games Instructional Stream Clinic – FREE
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Registration here: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=117464

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Novice Half Ice Demonstrations and Parent Presentations
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Best Practices Workshop – for IP Administrators, Coaches and Association Executives – great networking opportunity, opportunity to share and learn how others operate their program, opportunity to learn about how other Branches across the country run the program.
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hockey Crossroads Session – Discussion on development/skills
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Registration for all three topics can be done here: https://event.hockeycanada.ca/EMS/Event.aspx?eid=b656c8bf-cf1e-449d-a241-fc20550960db&lang=en-US

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Coach 1 – Intro to Coach Clinic – Great opportunity to get IP/Novice coaches certified in advance of the 2018/19 season, and to learn from Corey.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

HU Online ½ – Prerequisite – https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=111299

Clinic registration here: https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicDetail.aspx?cid=117463

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This memo is a repeat of information, which was first released on December 1, 2017

The Ontario Hockey Federation Board of Directors has approved the following direction for the 2018-2019 season:

1. The philosophy of cross-ice hockey for 5-and-6-year-olds is to make the beginner’s early impression of hockey a good one. Game play for 2012-and-2013-born players (5-and-6-year-olds) in the 2018-2019 season is to be cross-ice.

2. Game play for 2011-born players (7-year-olds) in the 2018-2019 season is to be half-ice.

3. There are only two exceptions to this progression: 2011-born players who were granted the opportunity to play with 2010-born players in the 2017-2018 season may continue to play with the age group above for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 season or if a minor hockey association makes a request to its Member to allow an exemption due to registration numbers and the Member approves the request.

4. Where possible, it is preferred programming is offered to individual age groups. The decision to offer mixed programming (7-and-8-year-olds playing on the same team and in the same league) will be at the discretion of the Member. Minor hockey associations who require this allowance are to contact their Member directly. In instances where mixed programming (2010-and-2011 born players) is offered for the 2018-2019 season, teams will start the season in half-ice programming and transition to full-ice for the second half of the season. This will be repeated in the 2019-2020 season for 2011-players, please see below for more.

Hockey Canada has mandated all-players 8-year-olds and under will participate in modified-ice games for the 2019-2020 season. Therefore, the Ontario Hockey Federation direction for the 2019-2020 season is as follows:

1. Game play for 2013-and-2014-born players (5-and-6-year-olds) is to be cross-ice.

2. Game play for 2012-born players (7-year-olds) is to be half-ice.

3. Game play for 2011-born players (8-year-old) is to be half-ice for the first part of the season and transition to full-ice for the second half of the season. 2011-born players who were granted the opportunity to play with 2010-born players in the 2017-2018 season may continue to play with the age group above for the 2019-2020 season or if a minor hockey association makes a request to its Member to allow an exemption due to registration numbers and the Member approves the request.

4. For mixed programming (2011-and-2012 born players on the same team and in the same league) there will be three options available to the Members:

Deliver half-ice programming for the full year to players 7-and-8 years of age;
ii. Deliver half-ice programming for the full year to players 7-and-8 years of age and provide a six-week transition program to the players that are 8 years of age in February or March; or
iii. Deliver programming set out above for players 8 years of age to the mixed age group with the understanding that the players 7 years of age will repeat the programming as an 8-year-old.

If any minor hockey association or club requires support in administering the modified ice-programming, they are encouraged to contact their Member or, if needed, the OHF.

The document 2018-19_OHF_PDM.pdf was attached to this post.

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Wayne and Lucy Eadie – Spirit of Hockey HL Tournament Schedule announced.

Follow all games at www.leaguelineup.com/spiritofhockeytournament

The document 2018_Schedule-FINAL.xlsx was attached to this post.