CBC and Scotiabank have teamed up once again for the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight Kids contest

CBC and Scotiabank have teamed up once again for the Scotiabank Hockey Tonight Kids contest, giving teams across Canada a chance at introducing Canada's #1 hockey program, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada!

What's the prize? Winning teams will be featured on the pre-game show Scotiabank Hockey Tonight before introducing CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada to millions of hockey fans across the country. Winning teams will be videotaped and photographed announcing CBC's Hockey Night in Canada at their local rink. Teams will also receive a pizza party hosted by Scotiabank as well as an official CBC's Hockey Night in Canada team towel!

Entering couldn't be easier. Adults, Parents/Guardians, Coaches, Team Managers associated with Kids Minor Hockey teams can enter on behalf of the team by visiting cbcsports.ca/hockey. All teams ages 8 to 16 can enter. BUT - time is running out - the contest closes on January 17, 2011!

Message from Dodie Malcolm ODMHA President

Welcome to the 2010-2011 hockey season.

As I enter my first season as President, I would like to thank the members of the ODMHA for entrusting me with this position.

As your new President, I will continue to work in the same manner as I did as your Risk and Safety Director. I will do my utmost to create positive working relationships with those I come in contact with, to draw on the knowledge and experience of those around me, and to respond to issues in a timely and appropriate manner.

I have always believed that playing hockey, or participating as a volunteer or a spectator is a privilege and not a right and that we should enjoy the game to the fullest. By respecting the game and everyone involved, I believe this can be achieved and that by doing so, everyone wins.

To the players, parents and guardians, volunteers, game officials and office staff, I wish to express my gratitude and to pledge my support. Without you, hockey would not be possible!

Finally we are happy to have our "AAA" program out of the pilot phase and operating as a full fledged member of the ODMHA. It took time and a great deal of hard work to achieve this. Many thanks to everyone who worked so diligently to make this a success.

I welcome the challenge of being your President, and look forward to a rewarding year.

Have a great hockey season!

Dodie Malcolm
ODMHA President

Supervision of Players

TO: ODMHA Council, District Chairs, Minor Hockey Association Presidents and Team

FR: Brent Dick, V.P. Risk, Safety and Conduct Management, ODHA
Jeff Steele, Director Risk and Safety Management, ODMHA

DT: September 23rd, 2010

RE: Supervision of Players

Please check the link for the full memo.

File attachments: 
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Tournament of Champions 2011

The Dates and hosts for the ODMHA Tournament of Champions are now set.

Bantam, Minor Midget and Major Midget is being hosted by North Dundas Minor Hockey.
And the dates are March 31, April 1, April 2 and April 3.

Pembroke Minor Hockey will host the Pee Wee Tournament of Champions April 1st to 3rd, 2011 at the PACC. Kevin Sheedy is the contact person 613-732-3933.

Greater Petawawa will host the Atom Tournament of Champions April 9 and 10, 2011. Simone Le Poidevin is the contact and can be reached at leopard19@sympatico.ca or by phone 613-687-2854. NEW *** This year we will are accepting applications from Minor Atom and Major Atom B teams.

All B Leagues please take note and remember that neither travel permits nor other Tournament sanctions will be issued for those dates as the top teams from each of the Leagues are expected to attend. There must also be no League or Playoff games scheduled for these dates within the 5 B Leagues

AAA Major Midget Draft

The Major Midget Draft Session slated for September 23rd, 2010 has been cancelled. The 5 "AAA" Associations this year had adequate numbers of talented players trying out for them to create teams without resorting to the draft process. Thanks to those players that did express an interest in the process and best of luck to all in the upcoming season.
Andy Baird,
Director at Large, ODMHA

New Information Tool

Today a project that has been underway for almost two years is showing the first major signs of life. In an effort to provide the most comprehensive tool to assist our members in registering, the ODMHA has been geomapping the boundaries of all of the Associations with the purpose of providing a tool that will allow new players to determine where to register by just entering their address into our mapping tool.
As of now we have put the tool online. On the left side menu bar, scroll down to "Where do I register my child for hockey?" and you will be taken to our mapping link. Once you enter your address you will be taken to the Association's website link to assist you in your registration.
As of now the Associations within Districts 1, 2 and 3 are not live yet but are being worked on and they will appear as they are completed. With any luck we should have the whole project completed before January.
This tool is unique in the hockey world and will be very valuable in guiding people to the right area.
Please check it out and provide us with feedback at odmha@odmha.on.ca