News and Announcements
TMHA would like to thank everyone for pre-registering online for the Tier 1 tryout and player intent. Any new intents will need to register at the rink tomorrow. Please see Karen Roach at the registration table.
Please see the schedule for tryout information for your division and team. We would like to wish everyone good luck this weekend and thank all the coaches, evaluators and volunteers for their time.
For the upcoming 2019/20 hockey season the Northern Ontario Hockey Association has partnered with BABSOCKS to bring teams an unforgettable fundraising experience.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMFor the past two hockey seasons Babsocks has worked with the Greater Toronto Hockey League to sell socks and raise funds for minor hockey teams, as well as mental health and well being in youth sport. In the past two seasons minor hockey teams have raised $75,000 for their own seasons, as well as $125,000 for Movember to help support mental health research in youth sport.
HOW IT WORKSTeams sell Babsocks to raise money for their team as well as the Movember Foundation. Teams sell Black, Blue or White Babsocks for $20.00 with the team keeping $5.00 from every sale and proceeds being donated to the Movember Foundation. Teams receive socks, 150-1000 units on consignment, which means there is a $0 up front cost for teams to participate. There will be no charge for unsold socks at the end of the program, teams can simply send socks back at the completion of the program.
PRIZING/INCENTIVESThe top fundraising team of the year wins a on ice practice with Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs; Mike Babcock. The second and third place team will practice with Stick Handling specialist Pavel Barber. Other prizes to be announced in September*
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAMGTHL Babsocks Article with Mike Babcock 2018 Babsocks Winner
SIGN UP YOUR TEAM for the Babsocks fundraiser before September 15th and receive 17 FREE PAIRS of Pavel Barber Socks (one per player on the team).
If you have any questions or would like to learn more please contact Mark@Babsocks.ca
Win a Practice with Mike Babcock!
The Town of Cochrane Community Services Department is hosting a coaching clinic along with the Coaches Association of Ontario. In partnership with the NOHA, they are also hosting a Hockey Coaching Skills course at a reduced rate of $10.
All the info can be found at http://coachesontario.ca/events/cochrane-ncwo-community-clinic/
TMHA is holding player evaluations for those players interested in the Novice A program. This is the sixth season for the Novice A program which is for stronger players aged 7-8 years old. The player assessments are done by independent evaluators to ensure a drafting of players results in equally balanced team.
Saturday Sept 7th 9am-11am Mac Arena
Sunday Sept 8th 9am- 11am Whitney Arena
Saturday, September 21st 9am-11am Mac Arena
Sunday, September 22nd 9am-11am Whitney Arena
Group A: 9am-10am; on all 4 days
Group B 10am-11am on all 4 days
Pre-registration is not required but is greatly appreciated and results in a more organized assessment.
Players are asked to pre-register for either Group A or for Group B. The same groups will be used for both ice times.
A link will not work if that Group is full; If that happens please choose the other Group link. A maximum of 30 players per group.
To register please click on the Tier 1 player intent form in the menu above and select novice tryout session.
For more information about Novice A or about the assessments, please email: Karen at email@example.com
OHF Championships Host Bids Due August 15th
The NOHA is responsible to host the Peewee A and Peewee AA OHF Championships in 2020. The dates of the OHF Championship will be April 10-12, 2020.
Attached below is the 2020 OHF Championship Host Manual. Section 1.6 (Page 7) outlines the requirements of a bid package. Please provide only the required information, not the recommended information.
Applications are due to the NOHA Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15, 2019. The NOHA will confirm the host selection at its first meeting in September.