Beginning in 2019-2020 Novice will change to a half-ice, 4-on-4 format.
For our top-level players we will be offering 2 teams at the Tier 1 level (formerly competitive) and tryouts for these teams will be held in August.
The Tier 1 teams will play in a Division hosted by the AA/A League. Besides the Nepean Raiders, the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, Kanata Blazers, Upper Ottawa Valley Aces, Ottawa Sting, Gloucester Rangers, Cumberland Grads, Eastern Ontario Cobras and Rideau St. Lawrence Kings have all indicated that they will be fielding Tier 1 teams beginning in 2019-2020. Current plans call for a 30-game schedule with a year-end Jamboree in late March hosted by the League. There will no be playoffs at the Novice level.The Tier 1 teams will consist of 16 skaters and 2 goaltenders. For each game, the team will be divided in half for each game, with each team having eight players and a goaltender on each side of the ice. At the half, the visiting team will switch ends/sides.Teams are allowed to attend tournaments as long as they are 4-on-4 and sanctioned by Hockey Canada. Teams will not be allowed to compete in Atom tournaments or in any full-ice tournament.
For complete information on the Novice program, please visit the HEO website www.hockeyeasternontario.ca/pages/programs/novice.htm
2019/2020 Competitive Coaching Application Deadline
All applications must be received at 5pm on March 31, 2019.
Please email your application to
Arlene Cameron at email@example.com
or drop a copy off at the hockey office.
Congratulations to the Minor Bantam B Black on their third gold this season. The team went undefeated in the round robin, with 2 shutouts and 3 goals allowed in 4 games. Ranked first in their group, earning a bye to the semifinals. They defeated Ottawa West 3-2 and then Stittsville 4-1 in the final to win the Sensplex Capital Winter Classic. Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a great tournament!
Congrats to the Nepean Raiders Minor Atom B White team and coaches for winning the Consolation bracket at the Peterborough Liftlock Atom Hockey tournament this weekend with a stellar 6-2 performance over the Mississipi Thunder Kings! They showed excellent heart and tenacity all weekend!
Congratulations to the Minor Bantam B White team on winning the CHE Canadian Cup in Montreal on December 2, 2018. Throughout the tournament, players and goalies offered outstanding performances with 4 straight tight-score wins, including a shutout. The final game was hard fought against a AA team from Mississauga, the Duffield Devils. The effort put forth by the Raiders White late in the Finals game to tie the score 3-3 with less than 2 minutes to go, led to a 5 minute goalless overtime period and, ultimately, a shootout, which the Raiders won 2-0.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches.
Minor Bantam B Black won the Montreal Youth Fall Classic. The team went undefeated (total 25 GF and 3 GA in 5 games), winning the finals against the Oakville Rangers.
The Nepean Raiders Minor Atom B Black team prevailed once again.
Winning their 3rd Tournament Championship of the year at the Capital Mid-Season Showdown and the Sensplex this past weekend. Unbelievable!! Going undefeated once again, the Raiders beat 4 different local teams to come away with the GOLD! Congrats to this great group of talented players! Thank you to the coaching staff and parents for making this all possible!
Congratulations to the Nepean Raiders Major Peewee B White team for winning the Silver Stick Regional Championship in Pembroke. The team now moves on to the Silver Stick International Finals in January in Forest, Ontario.
The team battled hard throughout the 16-team tournament, culminating in 3 games played on Sunday including shutouts in the quarter and semi-final games and a hard fought 2-1 win against the Frontenac Flyers in the final. The coaches and parents couldn't be more proud of the boys! Thanks to all the volunteers, parents and coaches for making this a weekend to remember.
Winners of the Belleville Shriner’s Charity Tournament.
The boys won against 5 out of 6 Ontario teams, ending with a 6-1 win on the finals. Congratulations!
The Nepean Raiders, Minor Atom B Black team brought home their second Gold medal of the year by winning the CAN/AM Lake Placid hockey tournament this past weekend. (Nov 1-4, 2018). Facing extremely spirited teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, the Raiders defeated each one of them to bring home the Gold. Congrats to a resilient and talented squad and thank you to all the coaches and parents for making this a special weekend in beautiful Lake Placid!
HEO was well represented in this year’s Whitby Thanksgiving Classic
showcasing 3 teams (Seaway Valley Rapids, Gloucester Rangers and Nepean Raiders) making it to the semi- final round.
Congratulations to the Nepean Raiders Major Peewee AA team who went 6-0 crowning themselves as the 2018 Tournament Champions.
What a weekend! Sun, fun and a Tournament victory in at the St. Catherine's Garden City Early Bird Tournament!
The Nepean Raiders Minor Atom B Black team went undefeated for the weekend, played against some very strong Southern Ontario A Teams and won several of their games, coming from behind, and by one goal. The effort this weekend was outstanding and these players deserved this win! Thank you to all the coaches, volunteers and parents for making this all possible. What a way to start the year!!
Scrimmage team assignments for Major Peewee, Minor Bantam and Major Bantam will be sent out by Thursday afternoon of August 23rd
Congratulations to NMHA alumni Serron Noel who was selected in the 2nd round, 34th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2018 NHL entry draft. Serron began his hockey career with the NMHA in 2007-2008 in our Novice House A program. He then progressed through NMHA AA teams, through the Senators AAA program and finally with the Brockville Midget AAA program before being drafted by Oshawa. Serron began his junior career with the Oshawa Generals in 2016-2017 and he recorded 28 goals and 25 assists in 62 regular season games with the Generals last season.
We wish Serron all the best in his professional career with the Florida Panthers.
The NMHA would like to congratulate the following volunteers on the awards they received at this years 2018 AGM.AA Coach of the Year - Gord Weatherall
Listed below are the projected competitive tryout dates for the 2018-2019 season:
Saturday, 18 August, 2018
Novice, Minor Atom, Major Atom and Minor Peewee
Saturday, 25 August, 2018
Major Peewee, Minor Bantam and Major Bantam
Saturday, 8 September, 2018
Minor Midget and Major Midget
Schedules, standings and statistics can be found on the following League websites:
For AA/A teams, please go to: http://oemhlaa_a.pointstreaksites.com/view/oemhlaa_a/home-page
For B teams, please go to: ottawableague.ca
COMPETITIVE TRYOUT JERSEY PICK UP
WALTER BAKER CAFETERIA
NOVICE / ATOM 6-7 PM
PEEWEE/BANTAM 7-8 PM
Coaches will be on hand to meet and answer any questions you may have.
MIDGET - SEPTEMBER 4TH IN THE HOCKEY OFFICE 6-8PM
Anyone unable to attend the allotted time can pick up a jersey prior to the tryout session. Please allow extra time.
NOVICE/ATOM/MINOR PEEWEE CONDITIONING SESSIONS:***(SOLD OUT)***
Monday August 13 to Friday August 17 from 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Description: These sessions will emphasize conditioning through skating and balance drills. Agility and foot speed, as well as puck control, passing and shooting, will be included. A limited time will be allotted for scrimmages.
MAJOR PEEWEE/BANTAM CONDITIONING SESSIONS:***(Spots are still available)***
Saturday Aug. 18 and Sunday Aug. 19 from 1:00pm - 3:00 pm and Monday Aug. 20 to Friday Aug. 24 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm (total 14 hrs)
Description: These sessions will emphasize conditioning through various flow drills that will include passing and shooting. A portion of the sessions will be allotted for scrimmages.
MIDGET CONDITIONING SESSIONS:
***(SOLD OUT)*** Saturday Sept. 1 and Sunday Sept. 2 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and Monday Sept. 3 to Friday Sept. 7 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm (total 14 hrs)
Description: Emphasis will be placed on conditioning through the use of flow drills. These sessions are intended for players wanting to improve their conditioning and sharpen their skills prior to the start of try-outs. A significant portion of the sessions will be allocated for scrimmages.
All sessions will be held at the Walter Baker Centre under the direction of Bob Byrnes - Technical Director NMHA
The NMHA Hockey office will be open only on Wednesdays starting June 6 to September 1 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. For registration
Any questions or medical concerns, please contact Bob by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-852-4240