Minor Bantam Wild win Marlies Tournament

Hard earned title of the 2015 Toronto Marlboroughs Invitational Holiday Classic Champions.  The Eastern Ontario Wild minor bantams came together as a team and worked their talents to shine in the semis with a huge 4-1 win over the Marlies and on to a gripping 3-2 win over North York for this impressive tournament win.  Well done!!! 

Ottawa Sting win the Silver Stick

The Ottawa Sting Major Bantam AA team first won the Silver Stick Qualifying Tournament in Pembroke last November to earn a spot in the Silver Stick Finals held this past weekend in Port Huron, Michigan.  The Sting then went undefeated throughout the tournament with wins in all round robin and playoff games.  The Sting shutout the Mississauga Jets with a 2-0 victory to win the Silver Stick.  Congrats to the Ottawa Sting!

The Bantam AA Silver Stick Finals championship game was as good as it could get.

The Ottawa Sting – the No. 1-ranked team from Ontario – faced the No. 3-ranked Mississauga Jets and locked them down on defense with a 2-0 finals win. All the Sting allowed was just 11 shots on net, and that helped goaltender Justin Lee get the shutout win.

“Tonight it was about tenacity,” Sting head coach Bob Saikaley said.

“I’m a firm believer that our offense starts from the back end and our defense starts from the front end.”

All the Sting needed was one goal in the shutout win, and they got it with five minutes left in the first period off the stick of Sean Kearns.

“It was pretty exciting,” Kearns said. “It got us a little bit of breathing room.”

Kearns had a huge weekend wire-to-wire and was awarded with his play with the tournament and championship game MVP awards. He may seem undersized at a first look, but within seconds anyone could tell his game is championship-esque.

“Sean’s obviously the smallest guy on the ice, but he has the biggest heart on our team,” Saikaley said. “He’s a fearless leader and I can’t say enough about him.”

The Jets had a late power play with just under five minutes left in the game, but Lee was never called on to make a save. Just after they killed that penalty, the Sting went on a power play and got an insurance goal by Clay Byers with 1:14 left on the clock.

As the seconds expired off the clock, the players all mobbed each other behind the net they protected well all night long. It certainly makes the eight-hour drive home a little better.

“There will be some smiles,” Saikaley said. “Until the boys fall asleep.”

Respect in Sport for Parents

Parents may ask why they are required to take the Respect in Sport for Parents program at Initiation and Novice but a quick look at this facebook link might give you an idea of what your children are thinking.


This course is going to work it's way to Midget over the next few years as all new registrants will have to have their parents take the course.

SouthEnd MHA hosts Concussion Awareness Seminar

SouthEnd Minor Hockey Association

Take two - Date change due to weather problems

Southend MHA to host a Concussion Awareness Seminar/Discussion - Tuesday February 23rd

Southend Minor Hockey is pleased to present a concussion awareness seminar on February 23rd.  It will be an opportunity to hear from local Doctors working on an issue that is of such importance to players and parents.   Please read below and pass on to colleagues and friends.  Hope to see many of you there!


SEMHA Concussion Awareness Seminar – Open to all!

This is NOT simply a “Hockey Discussion”…it is about understanding adolescent concussions and managing return-to-play

SouthEnd Minor Hockey (SEMHA), with the support of the Royal Bank of Canada, is proud to host an open forum for parents, coaches, trainers and others throughout the community to hear from leading experts on adolescent concussions and what parents need to know about return-to-play.

This is your chance to seek answers from a team of Doctors who are actively working together in our community co-managing patient athletes who have sustained brain trauma.

Date:     Tuesday February 23, 2016
Time:     7:00-9:30 pm
Venue:   Jim Durrell Centre (Elwood Hall), 1265 Walkley Road, Ottawa
Format: Presentations, Discussion and Q&A
Admission: Free (attendance limited to room capacity of 300) – and refreshments will be served.

Dr. Kristian Goulet -  Originally from Ottawa and now practicing in Ottawa, Dr.Goulet completed his Pediatric Residency training at the University of New Mexico and then went on to do a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Harvard University. He has trained under some of the great leaders in the concussion field at the Concussion Clinic at Harvard University Children’s Hospital in Boston; a center nationally recognized for innovative concussion treatments. He has also designed a concussion education program and is the Clinical Supervisor for the Concussion Education Program for the Sports Legacy Institute. He has presented at national conferences and became a certified neuropsychologic testing analyst.   Dr. Goulet is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, and the Canadian Pediatric Society.

Dr. Bill Clarke – Dr. Clarke is from Tillsonburg, Ontario. He has resided in Ottawa since 1992, after graduating from the University Of Waterloo School Of Optometry.   Dr. Clarke provides primary eye care, and specializes in Sports Vision screening, training and treatment of both amateur and professional athletes in the Ottawa area (Ottawa Senators, Ottawa 67s, Ottawa Jr A Sens , Ottawa Rough Riders and Renegades, Olympic athletes). He has certification in neuro-optometric assessment and rehabilitation of individuals whom suffer a traumatic brain injury (concussion) and /or a cerebral vascular accident (stroke). Dr. Clarke has lectured at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and the University of Ottawa. He also presents extensively to service clubs, students and social clubs for children (Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides) on the benefits of maintaining eye health, sports vision, and concussion prevention –assessment and treatment. Dr. Clarke is also a SEHMA coach and trainer.

Dr. Robert Laquerre – Dr. Robert Laquerre is an Ottawa based Chiropractor, Certified A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques) provider and Graston Techniques provider.  He has extensive training and experience in the treatment of muscoskeletal and soft tissue injuries related to sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries.  His experience with athletes both professional and amateur is vast and includes professional athletes from the NHL, CFL including the Ottawa Redblacks, European Hockey League, CJMHL, Canadian Gymnastics Team, CPGA, as well as amateur athletes from Ottawa based sports teams and organizations. Outside of his practice he has lectured extensively on workplace wellness program for many private and public organizations, has participated as an expert with Ottawa based radio stations and newspapers, has been a presenter at the Academy of Medicine in Ottawa, and is a preferred health expert with Greco’s SNI Network. Dr. Laquerre is also a SEMHA coach and trainer.
 Chuck Dufton - Throughout Chuck Dufton’s tenure with Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), he has been involved in all aspects of training. He was HEO’s Master Course Conductor for their training program and was an instrumental part of HEO/HEO Minor mandating a trainer on the bench for all levels of hockey in the branch.  Hockey Canada has utilized him as a member at large on its National Trainers Committee and has called upon him as a subject matter expert for various symposiums (concussions & trainers) across our Country. He is also the Chairman of the Trainers Committee for the HDCO.  Chuck’s dedication to the sport, the training program and Risk and Safety education continues to influence all trainers in our branch.  Given the wealth of experience he possesses, Chuck was the trainer/equipment manager for Team Canada at the 1st Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament in Mexico City.

For more information, contact:  Michael Barton, SEMHA Communications, at mbarton1475@gmail.com or 613-795-7512


HEO’s premier players take to the ice for six separate all-star games in support of DIFD and teen mental health   

OTTAWA, ON – January 18, 2016 – The Bell Sensplex will play host to the  inaugural Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) All-Star Winter Showcase evening. The six games will take place on Monday, January 25th and feature all the best players in the six different leagues. The minor hockey games will include all the top bantam and midget “AA-AAA” players in the region. Also included in the showcase are the best junior players in the CCHL 2. It is also perfect timing to raise awareness and funds for DIFD which supports teen mental health and suicide prevention, as well National Bell Let’s Talk day is Wednesday, January 27th.     

The HEO is looking forward to hosting the event with the partnership created with HEO Minor and HEO Junior, and anticipates a great night of hockey on and off the ice. Kevin Abrams, HEO Director of Junior shares in the excitement, “the six games will definitely showcase the very best hockey players in our association, it’s always great to bring the top players under one roof for a night.” The HEO and Ottawa region has always been seen as a hot-bed for hockey talent, the All-Star Winter Showcase will allow players to show their skills to coaches and scouts at the respective next levels. There is no doubt that many of them will go on to star in Junior, NCAA, CIS and even the NHL. The HEO and the “Central” has been a stepping stone for a number of current NHL stars including: Claude Giroux, Patrick Sharpe, Ryan Spooner, Wayne Simmonds, Erik Gudbranson, Paul Byron, Jimmy Howard, Marc Methot, Mark Borowiecki and Dan Boyle who all point to their minor hockey days as keys in their overall development.  

The 12 team rosters will be announced later this week, the schedule is below. The Bantams kick off the six games as the AAA (2001’s) play at 6:00pm and AA at 6:15pm. The new U18 AAA league will have the top 2000 birth aged midgets from the 12 teams on the Palladium Insurance rink at 7:45pm. The AA midget all-stars will face-off at 8:00pm while the lone junior game featuring CCHL 2 start at 9:15pm. The last game of the night has a 9:30pm puck drop which has the best 1998-99 born U18 players competing. There will be no admission to any of the games but a donation to DIFD will be encouraged and appreciated. 





































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