Nepean Minor Hockey Association

2021 WINTER Registration

 

The NMHA is pleased to offer a second session that will run from January 9th to April 3rd, 2021

This 12-week session will run similar to the fall session.

Summary (FULL DETAILS BELOW)

->2x50 minute ice times a week for U9 to U18 (are we offering once per week for U18). U7 will be offered 1 development session per week plus a mini game every other week.

->Skills, drills and light scrimmages will be the on-ice activities.

->No physical contact between players; proper distances must be maintained even on the bench and in scrimmage play.

->Players are assigned to a “bubble”.  We will attempt to assign based on their previous level (last season) from AA to House C, however, registration numbers may dictate assignment to another bubble. No sort-outs or tryouts. For those registered in the fall session – your teams and bubbles will very likely change.

Should the Province and/or Ottawa Public Health (OPH) place us into restrictive mode, each team will drop to one ice time per week (there will be no credit for the reduction in ice time). U7 and U18 (once a week programs) will move to every other week. Please read the complete refund policy below before registering.

Registration is now open.
How to Register: https://registration.hockeycanada.ca/registration/?ID=1608.
As the office remains closed, we can only accept online registrations. We will be offering an installment plan.

CAPPING REGISTRATION
Because of the reduced number of ice pads in the City of Ottawa and because of the potential of restrictive mode being implemented, NMHA reserves the right to close registration at any time and start a waitlist. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

REFUND – Please read BEFORE registering your players:
In the event you withdraw your child:

->50% of the registration will be reimbursed if you withdraw before January 9thth 2021

->25% of the registration will be reimbursed if you withdraw between Jan 9thth and January 31st, 2021

->No refund or credit will be provided for all withdrawals after Jan 31st.

Confirmed or suspected case in your bubble or self-isolating:
No credit or refund will be issued if your hockey bubble must self isolate because of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. Nor will there be a refund or credit if your player is self-isolating because of close contact exposure outside of hockey.

Province/OPH shuts down hockey:

In the event the session does not start or the session is cut short because of provincial regulations; refunds or credits will be determined after the financial obligations of the association have been met.

Restrictive Mode:

Should we go into restrictive mode, (previous modified stage 2 with max. 10 people on ice, including coaches), where we offer once a week ice time per team (once every two weeks for once a week programs); there will be no option to opt-out. Should you choose to withdraw our standard refund policy will be in effect.  

NMHA Executive

 

FULL DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM


Details of the Program:
We will be offering the following program.

->2x50 minute ice times a week (an added 1 session per week program will be offered for both U7 (Initiation} and U18 (Midget) players only).
->Skills, drills and light scrimmages will be the on-ice activities.
->No officials.
->Players must arrive fully dressed. Dressing rooms can be used only for tying skates.
->It is mandatory that all individuals wear a mask in public places of the facility including the bench area. While recommended, a mask is not required when on the ice for players. Masks are required on-ice for coaches and parent volunteers.
->Jerseys and socks will not be provided for this program.  Players will be asked to have a white (light) and dark (black) practice jersey for scrimmaging. These can be obtained from our NMHA vendors at a reasonable cost.
->No physical contact between players; proper distances must be maintained even on the bench and in scrimmage play.
->Maximum 40 skaters per “bubble” (allows for 4x10 member teams for some variety in scrimmages and filling in for vacancies, particularly with goaltenders).
->Program starts in January ends at the end of March/first few days of April. ->Players are assigned to a “bubble”.  We will attempt to assign based on their previous level (last season) from AA to House C, however, registration numbers may dictate assignment to another bubble. No sort-outs or tryouts. For those registered in the fall session – your teams and bubbles will very likely change.
->Maximum 2 coaches and 1 trainer will be assigned to a “bubble” for all levels other than U7.
->Parent volunteers may be assigned to a “bubble” for dressing room security etc.
->No player/coach/parent movement between bubbles can occur (e.g., no coaching/volunteering for two teams at different levels, no affiliation).

 

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 at all times with no exceptions.
->Players/coaches/volunteers/parents will be required to submit to a wellness questionnaire prior to entering the facility before each session.
->Should the NMHA become aware of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 we will follow direction from OPH and may have to shut down teams/bubbles if required.

 

 


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