Nepean Minor Hockey Association

2020-2021 Registration

 

2020-2021 Registration Form and Waiver (Click Here)


Competitive Hockey Registration
(Read Below)

Registration Information for New Players to the NMHA (Read Below)

 

The NMHA is pleased to announce that we are opening registration as of August 1, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot offer a traditional hockey program as we have done in years past.

With the restrictions placed upon us by the Ontario government’s Emergency Order, public health authorities, the City of Ottawa facilities management and Hockey Canada, we have developed a program to get our players back on the ice in October through December.

We are restricted to a maximum of 20 participants on the ice and 25 participants in any facility. The City of Ottawa has prohibited spectators in any arena.

As per the Emergency Order, the maximum number of individuals that can be placed in an indoor event is 50 so we will create a “bubble” of 50 players and coaches. 

We will be offering the following program.

Health and Security Protocols

· The NMHA and all members must follow all the health protocols mandated by the Ontario Government, Ottawa Public Health, and the City of Ottawa.
· Players/coaches/volunteers will be required to submit to a wellness questionnaire prior to entering the facility before each session.
· Should the NMHA receive a notification from Ottawa Public Heath on a positive test from one of our members, the entire bubble will be shut down for the time recommended by OPH. 
· If sessions are cancelled by the City, we will inform people of any refund based on our financial obligations to the City.

Registration 

If you are interested in such a program, we will be opening online registration August 1. As the office remains closed, we can only accept online registrations. We will be offering an installment plan.

 

Registration will cease in early September. 

NOTE:  We have modified our refund policy for this program should a child withdraw.  

· If the program is shut down by the City for public health reasons, we are still obligated to fulfill our contractual obligations to the City, and we cannot guarantee a refund.
· Withdrawals prior to the start of the program will receive a 50% refund. 
· Withdrawals prior October 31 will receive a 25% refund. No refunds will be provided after November 1.
·  Should we be unable to fill a program, the NMHA reserves the right to cancel the program and provide the participants a full refund.

 

A second program will be developed for January-April based on public health requirements and the conditions that we encounter this fall.

 

Registration Instructions

Nepean Minor Hockey – 2020-2021 Registration Instructions
Hockey registration in the NMHA is available only to players who reside within the boundaries of the Nepean Minor Hockey Association. New players will be required to present a completed registration form and waiver, as well as proof of age and proof of residence before registering.


Please note the  following sources of information:
HEO Minor Address Lookup Tool (http://maps.heominor.ca)(Site might have issues)– to verify  the  Association linked to a specific address.
Hockey Office Location and Hours

Division Birth Years and Fees:

Division

Age

Birth Year

Registration Fee

U7 (Initiation)

4,5,6

2016, 2015, 2014

$315 - 1 hr wkly

U9 (Novice)

7,8

2013, 2012

$420 - 2 hrs wkly

U11 (Atom)

9,10

2011, 2010

$420 - 2 hrs wkly

U13 (Peewee)

11,12

2009, 2008

$420 - 2 hrs wkly

U15 (Bantam)

13,14

2007, 2006

$420 - 2 hrs wkly

U18 (Midget)

15,16,17

2005, 2004, 2003

$250 – Base – 1 hr wkly
$420 – Enhanced – 2 hrs wkly

Under-21 (U21) Juvenile

18, 19, 20

2002, 2001, 2000

Not offered

 

Registration Requirements

All registrations must meet the following requirements before their registration for 2020-2021 will be accepted:
1. Full payment of all current and outstanding registration and team fees.

2. Proof of residency for new players. The HEO Minor web site has an address location tool, found at maps.heominor.ca. If you are unsure or have questions concerning in which Association you should register, please contact the NMHA Office. Players moving into the NMHA area will be required to provide proof of residence before registering. Players wishing to transfer into Nepean, while living elsewhere, will be required to obtain NMHA approval before completing the HEO Minor transfer process.

3. For Atom(U11), Novice(U9), and IP(U7) Players – Proof of completion of the Respect in Sport (Parent) course.

4. Acknowledgement of the NMHA Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy. Copies of the Code and Privacy Policy will be available at the Hockey Office or online at www.nepeanhockey.on.ca. The waiver form is also available at that site, in downloadable PDF format.


Registration Deadlines:
Returning Players: Accepted online, starting August 1, 2020. The online registration option will be closed sometime in September, 2020, or earlier if divisions become full.

Online Registration and Payment (Credit Card Only)
The Hockey Canada Registry requires that the guardian or player sign in to, or create, a user account on their system and then register the player using the name, hockey ID number and date of birth information contained on the personalized registration form.


New Players born on or before Dec. 31, 2016 are not accepted.

Methods of Payment:

Online registration requires a credit card or online debit card. Online registration allows the user to spread payments over two months, with an initial deposit of $150 and then 2 equal payments on September 1, October 1, charged automatically to the same card.
Online Registration and Payment (Credit Card Only) (Returning Players Only):

To register a player online, the Hockey Canada Registry requires that the guardian or player sign in to, or create, a user account on their system and then register the player using the name, hockey ID number and date of birth information contained on the personalized registration form.

Online registration requires browser extensions that are only available on a PC or a Mac. Tablet and smartphone browsers are not compatible with the Hockey Canada registration database.

Many business and government firewalls do not permit some features of the Hockey Canada registration database to operate correctly.
It is always best to register using a home machine.

Cheques are not accepted.

2020-2021 Registration Form and Waiver (Click Here)



New Players:

Registrations for new players are normally processed in-person at the NMHA office.

However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the NMHA has created a facility to permit new players to register in the system.

Procedure:

  1. Download a copy of the 2020-2021 Registration form and waiver (Click Here).
  2. Complete the information on the form and sign the waiver.
  3. Send a copy of the form to newregistrations@nepeanminorhockey.ca along with a copy of:
  4. Proof of Birth (birth certificate, passport, statement of live birth); and
  5. Proof of Residence (redacted lease or purchase agreement, hydro or other utility bill etc.)

Please note that the proof of birth and proof of residency will be used for verification purposes only and will not be retained in our records.

Scan and email works best but a legible smartphone photo is also acceptable.

The HEO Minor web site has an address location tool, found at  http://maps.heominor.ca.(Site might have issues). If you are unsure or have questions concerning in which Association you should register, please contact the NMHA Office. Players moving into the NMHA area will be required to provide proof of residence before registering. Players wishing to transfer into Nepean, while living elsewhere, will be required to obtain NMHA approval before completing the HEO Minor transfer process.
For U11 (Atom), U9 (Novice), and U7 (IP) Players – Proof of completion of the Respect in Sport (Parent) course.

Competitive Hockey Registration

Players trying out for Junior or AAA
Myers Automotive AAA hockey hopefuls must register with the NMHA to be eligible for AAA tryouts. Junior hockey hopefuls may register with the NMHA to ensure that they reserve registration in the NMHA, should they be released by a Junior team.
To guarantee registration, Junior or AAA hopefuls may register by paying a $25 non-refundable deposit, rather than the full amount. Players released back to Nepean from Junior or AAA must pay the remainder of their fees before attending any NMHA on-ice activities.

Methods of Payment:

1. The NMHA Office accepts payments by credit card, debit card, cash, or money order. Cheques will not be accepted.

2. Online registration requires a credit card. Online registration allows the user to spread payments over three months, with an initial deposit of $200 and then 3 equal payments on July 1, August 1, and September 1, charged automatically to the same card.

Online Registration and Payment (Credit Card Only)
To register a player online, the Hockey Canada Registry requires that the guardian or player sign in to, or create, a user account on their system and then register the player using the name, hockey ID number and date of birth information contained on the personalized registration form.

Competitive Hockey Registration
Nepean Minor Hockey – 2019-2020 Competitive Hockey Supplement
2020-2021 Competitive Hockey Supplement April 10, 2020

Nepean Minor Hockey offers competitive teams at AA, A, and B, depending on age levels.
U13 (PeeWee) and U15 (Bantam) AAA hockey
More information on AAA tryouts can be obtained from the Ottawa Myers Automotive AAA web site (http://myersaaa.pointstreaksites.com/view/myersaaa/).

U18 (Midget) AAA hockey
U18 AAA hockey is offered by the HEO Midget AAA League and information on its tryouts can be found at http://www.heomidgetaaaleague.ca

Please note the following sources of information about the NMHA and its registration
process.
Hockey Office Location and Hours (http://www.nepeanhockey.on.ca/hockey-office)
NMHA General Registration Information (http://www.nepeanhockey.on.ca/registration)

Players trying out for Junior or AAA
AAA hockey hopefuls must register with the NMHA to be eligible for AAA tryouts.
Junior hopefuls should reserve a registered spot with the NMHA, should they be released by a Junior team.
To guarantee registration, AAA and Junior hopefuls may register by paying a $25 non-refundable deposit.
Players released back to Nepean from Junior or AAA must pay the remainder of their fees before attending any NMHA on-ice activities.
Tryout Registration: Players can register for tryouts while registering for hockey online or by registering in person at the NMHA Hockey Office. Payment is by credit card, debit card, or money order.

Cheques are not accepted.

Tryout Refunds:
Players can withdraw from tryouts with a partial refund up to the day before tryouts begin.
Tryouts require a commitment of time and ice resources on the part of the NMHA, so withdrawals after tryouts begin are not eligible for a refund. The refund will be subject to an administration fee of 10%.
Tryout Schedules
Tryout ice and schedules will be communicated to participants in August of each season.
2020-2021 Registration Form and Waiver (Click Here)

Registration Payment Policy

The Nepean Minor Hockey Association does not accept cheques for registration fees. Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, and MasterCard Debit will be the only acceptable methods of payment. To register for the 2020-2021 we will only accept online registration through the Hockey Canada
registry database.

With this method, you can pay in full or select payment by installment with an initial payment of $150 and installments of 1/2 of the remaining balance September 1 - October 1. Cheques mailed or deposited at the office will not be processed.
Online registration requires browser extensions that are only available on a PC or a Mac. Tablet and smartphone browsers are not compatible with the Hockey Canada registration database.

Many business and government firewalls do not permit some features of the Hockey Canada registration database to operate correctly. It is always best to register using a home machine.

Refund Policy:
All refund requests must be made in writing to the: registrar@nepeanminorhockey.ca or the NMHA office. The request must include a mailing address for the refund cheque. Normally all refunds must be collected from the NMHA office, but in the current circumstances this has been changed for 2020- 2021 only and the cheque will be mailed. Registered players transferring out to play in another Association will receive refunds, as noted above. The NMHA does not transfer fee payments to other organizations.

 


Registration Information for Returning and New Players to the NMHA

Returning Players please follow the instructions on the Registration page.
(Click Here)

Players new to hockey:

Registrations for players who have not played organized hockey are normally processed in-person at the NMHA office.

However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the NMHA has created a facility to permit these new players to register in the system.

Procedure:
1. Download a copy of the 2020-2021 registration form and waiver (Click Here).
2. Complete the information on the form and sign the waiver.
3. Send a copy of the form to newregistrations@nepeanminorhockey.ca along with a copy of:
4. Proof of Birth (birth certificate, passport, statement of live birth); and
5. Proof of Residence (redacted lease or purchase agreement, hydro or other utility bill etc.)

Please note that the proof of birth and proof of residency will be used for verification purposes only
and will not be retained in our records.Scan and email works best but a legible smartphone photo is also acceptable.

The HEO Minor web site has an address location tool, found at http://maps.heominor.ca. If you are unsure or have questions concerning in which Association you should register, please contact the NMHA Office. Players moving into the NMHA area will be required to provide proof of residence before registering. Players wishing to transfer into Nepean, while living elsewhere, will be required to obtain NMHA approval before completing the HEO Minor transfer process.

For U11 (Atom), U9 (Novice), and U7 (IP) Players – Proof of completion of the Respect in Sport (Parent) course.

The NMHA registers only players who live within its boundaries (the old City of Nepean). If you are unsure about where to register, please refer to the interactive Minor Hockey maps at the HEO website.

All new players must provide proof of residence when registering. The following paragraphs assist with the process of registering. The description “Outside of the HEO” includes all Associations under Hockey Canada, under USA Hockey, or any other international ice hockey federation, but not within HEO.

If you HAVE played minor hockey outside of the HEO Minor

If you HAVE played minor hockey inside the HEO Minor, but not in the NMHA

If you HAVE NEVER played in any Hockey Canada Associations
- You must register according to the process for players new to hockey (see above).
- You will need to provide proof of residence and a copy of the player’s birth certificate.

Complete information can be found on the HEO Minor website.

General NMHA Information

The NMHA offers a goalie equipment rental service. See the Goalie Equipment Rental web page for information on rates and office location. Goalie pads, blocker/trapper and chest protector can be rented. Goalie sticks and “cow-catchers” (i.e. plastic throat protector) are NOT available for rent and must be provided by the parent. One of the benefits of renting is that the goalie’s team is required to reimburse a portion of the rental cost once the season starts. The dates for season rentals are usually scheduled in late August / early September so the goalie can have the equipment in time for goalie conditioning camp (if applicable) and sort-out's. The dates and times are posted on the Goalie Equipment Rental web page by the first week in August. Summer rentals are also available. See the webpage for more information.

Questions pertaining to registration can be directed to Gail Wistaff or Janet Shouldice at the Hockey
Office Phone Number (613-825-1590).

 



Where the Registration Money is Spent

The following chart shows where the money is spent from registration fees. This is an average for all players in the Nepean Minor Hockey Association, but it reflects the percentages involved very accurately. The NMHA receives money from other sources, notably, sponsorships and bingo, but that money is mostly used to defray administrative costs and to offer specialized skills clinics to our members. This in turn helps the NMHA to keep fee increases to a minimum, as ice costs increase dramatically. As you can see, 57% of your registration fees are required just to pay for game and practice ice.



General NMHA Information

The NMHA supplies team sweaters, which MUST be returned at the end of the season. A deposit is required for a group of sweaters loaned to a team. This deposit is FULLY refundable at the end of the season, providing no damage has occurred to the sweaters. Sweaters can only be picked up for the whole team (not individually). NMHA sweaters are NOT to be worn during practices.

Goalie parents are responsible for providing goalie equipment for their child. The NMHA offers a goalie equipment rental service as one option. See the Goalie Equipment Rental web page for information on rates and office location. Goalie pads, blocker/trapper and chest protector can be rented. Goalie sticks and “cow-catchers” (i.e. plastic throat protector) are NOT available for rent and must be provided by the parent. One of the benefits of renting is that the goalie’s team is required to reimburse a portion of the rental cost once the season starts. The dates for season rentals are usually scheduled in late August / early September so the goalie can have the equipment in time for goalie conditioning camp (if applicable) and sort-out's. The dates and times are posted on the Goalie Equipment Rental web page by the first week in August. Summer rentals are also available. See the webpage for more information.

Once your child has been assigned to a House League or Competitive team, you will be asked for more $$$ to cover the costs of practice ice, exhibition games, tournament registrations, team parties, etc. These "team" fees are paid, to the team, in 3 or 4 installments over the course of the season.  A team meeting is held, at the beginning of the season, to discuss budgets, tournaments, coach's rules, etc. That is the time to voice your opinion to the Coach/Manager. If you strongly disagree with the budget, you have the option of removing your child from the team. Remember, the "majority rules" in any decision making process. House League teams can expect to pay up to a maximum of $350 per player, while added costs for Competitive teams range between $600 - $1,200 per player. These costs are approximate only. Some teams have been known to cost more. All these extra costs are solely at the discretion of the players' parents.

Questions pertaining to registration can be directed to Gail Wistaff at the Hockey Office (613-825-1590).



Moving Out Of or Into Hockey Eastern Ontario Minor?

If you are moving out of the HEO Minor area or into the HEO Minor area, please refer to the HEO Minor website for more information on the residency change and transfer process.



Volunteers Required

As the association is completely driven by volunteers, and the association continues to grow at a rapid pace; the need for volunteers continues to grow as well. The board needs your help, so please volunteer to help move this association forward for the kids. We all want the kids to play hockey and that can only occur if we all help to make it happen. During the registration process you will be able to volunteer to help.

Unlike many organizations, we do not insist on a payment in lieu of volunteering, but as we grow, the demand for volunteers keeps increasing.

The NMHA wants to ensure people understand what they are volunteering for when you sign up, and we are providing the following guidelines for the different positions available.

Click here to see a complete list of the types of volunteers that the NMHA requires.

USEFUL LINKS

Registration Information Sheet

Competitive Hockey Supplement

NMHA Code of Conduct

NMHA Waiver Form

HEO Minor Forms


Suspension Reporting

NMHA Officials Compliment/Complaint Form

NMHA New Officials Application Form 2018-2019

Affiliation Request

Respect in Sport - Parent Program

Gender Identity and Expression Course





Available Ice