News and Announcements
The City of Timmins informed us this week that the Whitney arena is shut down for repairs for the next two weeks. This affects many team practices scheduled as well as our planned Novice tryouts. Our scheduler has e-mailed a revised practice schedule to the coaches this weekend. Please ensure to adjust your schedule on your team pages.
The Novice tryouts have also been re-scheduled to the following dates:
Sept 14 Group A 9:00am McIntyre
Sept 14 Group B 10:00am McIntyre
Sept 21 Group A 9:00am McIntyre
Sept 21 Group B 10:00am McIntyre
Sept 22 Group A 9:00am McIntyre
Sept 22 Group B 10:00am McIntyre
Please ensure you complete your Tier 1 player intent form to attend tryouts on our website above.
If you already signed up for a Group on the previous scheduled dates, you remain at the same time in the same group on the new date.
Tryout fee of $50 can be paid at the rink before your session. Please arrive early to your session to avoid lineups and rush.
TMHA would like to thank everyone who attended our Tier 1 “AA” tryouts. Congrats to all those players who made our teams. For those moving on to the “A” tryouts and attended the “AA” tryouts, you should have received your permission to skate by e-mail. If you did not, please contact Karen. We would like to wish everyone trying out with the Porcupine “A” teams the best of luck.
(Revised schedule as of Aug 29th)
Tryouts in Porcupine are as follows at the Mac.
Thursday sept 5th
Sat sept 7th
Sunday sept 8
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/