On a cold and sunny Saturday morning at Jules Morin Park, a Sens Foundation outdoor rink in Lowertown, Ottawa East Minor Hockey Association’s coach Patrick Vezina’s and his Atom A “Timbit Sharks” hosted Nepean’s “Angry Avocados”
An enjoyable morning where players, coaches and fans enjoyed fun, friendships, Canadian heritage and hockey...and a 4-1 win by the Angry Avocados.
ATOM A TEAM "Chompers" were fortunate to win the EMPIRE STATE CUP in Rochester, New York JAN 19-21.
The players battled back from a game 1 loss and beat teams from Long Island, Detroit, New Jersey, and Rochester to win the championship. The coaches and parents are proud of the efforts of all the players.
Peewee B Team H Hurricanes won the cup at the Bradford Blue and Gold tourney this weekend in triple overtime with a score of 1-0! Lead by coach Scott Murray the team played 5 games to take the title.
Congratulations Novice B Team C(Cobras) for winning the Novice Division 1 Championship at the Mississauga Heartland Dragons Tournament of Champions.
The players played their hearts out in a very strong tightly fought division. Winning their last 3 straight games limiting the other teams to 1 goal, getting two shutout victories. Coaches and parents are very proud!
It’s a second gold medal for Atom A – Team Destroyers!!
This amazing group of talented kids dug deep to win their second tournament of year, beating Osgoode-Rideau in the final to win the Perth-Lanark Atom A Tournament. Congrats to Team Destroyers – they continue to make their coaches and parents proud! A HUGE thank-you to the coaching staff and to all of the parents for making this possible.
The team faced stiff competition over the weekend. They tied their first game against Cumberland which they faced again in the finals with a 3-2 win. This group of young men represented NMHA with great sportsmanship and amazing team spirit!
A huge shoutout to the incredible Coaching Staff and parents for making this weekend such a success. GO DEVILS GO!!!
The team went undefeated in the tournament and won against Dorchester Dragons in the Finals 4-3! Players gave it their all and our goalie played exceptionally well.
Coach: Marcel Legault, Assist Coaches: Nuno Bellem, Stuart Ginn, Derek Smolkin, Trainer: Rob McConnell, Manager: Kim Bellem
The NMHA would like to congratulate the following volunteers on the awards they received at this years 2018 AGM.
A Coach of the Year - Pat Crawford
B Coach of the Year - Jason Lehman
C Coach of the Year - Kevin Smith
Manager of the Year - Steve Brown
Trainer of the Year - Steve Laflamme
Midget B Goalie - Matthew Billyard
Volunteer of the Year - Darcy Bronson
Effective January 6th 2018, the NMHA will be piloting a new policy at the House League Bantam and Midget Levels of hockey. This policy does not apply to the Competitive program.
The full policy is posted under House League polices, but in Summary the policy states that any player who receives three minor infraction incidents during a game will be ejected for the remainder of the game upon receiving their third penalty.
Please read the full policy for a list of all infractions and considerations.
This policy is meant to act as a deterrent for players who are receiving multiple penalties and to hold them accountable for their on-ice behaviour . It also provides coaches with a tool to calm repeated and escalating tensions on the ice. Multiple associations within HEO Minor have implemented this rule with great success, including the entire Bytown District.
This pilot will be in effect for the remainder of the season including playoffs, semi-final and final games, and will then be evaluated at the end of the season by the board.
Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to VP House League, Helen Crawford at email@example.com
Link to new policy: Repeat Penalty Rule (3 infractions)
The NMHA has updated the house league policies with additional new policies.
Go to House League policies page now to review these new policies.
Nepean- Sunday November 4th @ 5:45 PM
Festival Location: Algonquin College – 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON
(Lot 8 in front of Student Commons / E Building
Parade Meeting Location: The yellow star
Parade Ending Point: The red star in front of Mobile Studio
Time to meet for parade: Sunday November 4th @ 5:45 PM @ Designated spot on photo
Parade: The parade will begin at 6:00PM. Teams will be filmed marching through the festival site and towards the Sportsnet Mobile Studio. Our Hometown Team will lead the parade route. The parade will take place right before the Rogers Hometown Hockey Pre-Game Broadcast with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone live on Sportsnet. Please show your team spirit by wearing your team jersey and making signs!
Hometown Hockey is coming to Nepean Nov 3 & 4th! They are looking for volunteers to help with various activities. In return, we are running 50/50 draws and collecting donations from popcorn giveaways to help the NMHA purchase new jerseys for our kids! What a fantastic opportunity! Below are the times and jobs that need volunteers. Please everyone lets show them how amazing our hockey spirit is and sign up today!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your available times. You will then be contacted by the on site organizers.
Clean Up Crew –
• o Assist with maintaining and cleaning the festival grounds throughout Saturday & Sunday of festival hours
• o Pick up any garbage on site, change garbage bins, etc.
• o Hometown team will provide garbage bags and gloves
Shifts are Saturday 12-3 and 3-6 Sunday 1-4, 4-7 and 7-10 (if a team signs up for this 7-10 shift they will receive a 250$ honorarium from Hometown Hockey)
Popcorn Crew –
• o Assist with handing out popcorn to consumers in the Rogers Fan Hub
• o All donations from consumers buying popcorn will go directly towards the MHA – we think it is a great idea to have a few kids in their jerseys handing out popcorn to be the face of Minor Hockey and get everybody excited to celebrate Minor Hockey
Shifts are Saturday 1130-3, 230-6. Sunday 1130-3, 3-6,and 6-10
• o *Volunteers helping with 50/50 must be 18 years or older to handle money and sell 50/50 tickets*
• o These volunteers will assist with roaming around the festival grounds promoting 50/50 and again celebrating Minor Hockey as some of the proceeds go towards the MHA
• o We encourage kids to still help with the 50/50 they can help roam and promote the 50/50 by telling consumers about it but not handling any of the equipment or money
Shifts are Saturday 1130-3 and 230-6. Sunday 1130-3, and 230-6
We hope that everyone managed through the weekend without any damage to their homes and that you are all safe.
First, We apologize to any family who showed up at an arena for House League sort outs, only to find the rinks were closed. We did our best to update everyone via our social media channels, however we did not have the capacity to send out mass emails. Directors did their best to notify as many as they could, but we realized reaching everyone was not possible. For future reference, please be sure you are following us on social media Facebook: @NMHAHockey and Twitter @NepeanHockey, for any news, announcements etc.
Secondly, We do not have the ability to reschedule missed sort out ice time, so we will be forming teams based on the information we already have from previous sort outs. We will be looking closely during the balancing process to ensure that everyone is placed accordingly and will make any necessary movements during this process. We ask for your patience during this time as we work to ensuring fair and balanced teams for everyone.
Vice President, House League.
NMHA USED EQUIPMENT SALE IS SUNDAY AUGUST 19, 2018
DROP OFF EQUIPMENT 7 AM TO 10 AM DAY OF SALE
ALL EQUIPMENT DROP OFFS MUST INCLUDE THE TAG SHEET
SALE FROM 10:30 TO 12:30 PM
EQUIPMENT OR MONEY PICK UP FROM 2- 4 PM ONLY
ANY EQUIPMENT OR MONEY NOT PICKED UP BY 4PM WILL BE DONATED NO EXCEPTIONS.Equipment Form
The top four teams from the round robin playoff games will advance to the semi finals. In the case where teams are tied in points, the tie is broken and position determined by the following rules: Round Robin Tie Breaker:
Tie Breaker Policy
If two or more teams are tied in points at the conclusion of the round robin, ties will be broken in the following order of precedence: (once a tiebreaker has been applied it will not be revisited)
The NMHA Board of Directors passed a motion to eliminate bodychecking from all House Divisions, effective the 2012-2013 season.
The Board did so for the following reasons:
The NMHA has tried different configurations of bodychecking divisions with little success over the past 5 years. These included A divisions only, A and B divisions, and split A and B divisions. This has been very difficult and stressful for our volunteers, making it all that much harder to find convenors and directors. It was time to make a decision and establish some stability in our Bantam and Midget House divisions.
It is the unquestioned right of any member to bring a motion to the floor of the AGM to change our rules and regulations. It is also important that the NMHA Board ensures that decisions on any motion are well-informed.
The HEO Minor, our Branch governing body, adopted Regulation 13 in 1999 for all people on ice during practice.
Approved helmets are mandatory!
Coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, managers, and any parent volunteers must wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet and it must be fastened correctly. There are no exceptions to this rule.
House League Mentoring Staff