Nepean Minor Hockey Association 's Midget AA team advances to the Ontario Winter Games

Midget AA Nepean Raiders

Representing the Nepean Minor Hockey Association located in Ottawa, Ontario, and playing in the OEMHL AA League, the Major Midget Nepean Raider team is Coached by Peter Tenute, Jay Lacroix and Scott Craig. John Burke (Trainer) and Bob Botti (Manager) round out the team staff.

The team, comprised of five 16 year-olds and twelve 17 year-olds, has had a successful 2007-2008 season and is currently heading into league playoffs in first place. The Raiders posted a record of 24-5-1 in regular season league play and also had a record of 14-1 in three tournaments, winning the championships in all three:

· Humberview Huskies Invitational Tournament (October 12-14, 2007)

· Misssissauga North Stars Pre-Christmas Tournament (Nov 16-18, 2007)

· KMHA New Years Tournament (January 4-5, 2008)

The Raiders also won their draw in the OEMHL Ontario Winter Games Qualifying Tournament held at the Kemptville Civic Complex on January 12, 2008. This tournament qualified the team to represent the OEMHL at the Ontario Winter Games in Owen Sound.

The Major Midget AA Nepean Raiders are: Ryan Bishop, Adrian Botti, Evan Burke, Pat Cameron, Andre Chan, Kyle Drisdelle, David Hamilton, Erick Hanson, Jared Havelock, Trevor Jacob, Brayden Krusch, Morgan McGrath, Tom McKibbon, Trevor McShane, Chris Normoyle, Colin Roberts and Dan Weir.

Central Regional Midget Website Link

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE
OTTAWA AAA SENATORS HOST THE 2008 ROGERS
MIDGET PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Top Midget teams compete for provincial title March 31st - April 6th
February 13, 2008 (OTTAWA, ON) –Provincial bragging rights are on the line as Ontario’s top
Midget hockey players set their sights on Ottawa for the 2008 Rogers Midget Provincial
Championships. March 31st to April 6th, the Senators AAA Hockey Association is hosting
Ontario’smarquee Midget event.
Tournament Chair Tony House says hockey fans will be entertained by the
high calibre of play. “Many of these young men are reaching for the next level
in hockey and some of them will go on to be tomorrow’s OHL and NHL stars.
There’s a lot on the line: the winners here go on to represent Ontario at the
National Championship,”adds House.
The 2008 Rogers Midget Provincial Championship will be televised by
Rogers Television. Colette Watson, Rogers Television Vice President says
it’s a natural for the station.
“Rogers Television takes pride in its extensive and exclusive coverage of minor hockey. We
provided major coverage of AAA midget hockey in Ottawa this season, and our involvement in
the Provincials presents another exciting showcase opportunity for these talented players,” says
Watson.
Hockey fans will enjoy Rogers Television’s exclusive coverage including 2 round robin games
daily as well as the Semi-Finals, Bronze and Gold Medal games. The tournament will feature the
host squad plus 2 other local Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association (ODMHA) teams.
Rounding out the field will be teams representing the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL),
Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Alliance and the Ontario Minor Hockey
Association (OMHA).
The week-long event will take place at the Sensplex in Kanata. The Ottawa Senators NHL club
have confirmed their involvement, announcing former GTHL alumni and NHL All-Star Centre
Jason Spezza as the tournament’s Honourary Chairand Head Coach John Paddock will be the
Guest Speaker at the Championship Banquet.
Additional information and media accreditation on the event can be found at
www.rogers2008midgetchampionship.ca
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For additional information, please contact:
Tony House
President, Corporate Hype Inc.
613 271 9495 thouse@corporate-hype.com

The presitigeous Central Regional Midget tournament will soon be held in the Town of Arnprior. We hope you find this link helpful.

http://rogers2008midgetchampionship.ca

AAA Re-Zoning - 2008-2009

ODMHA Minor Council met on Jan. 24, 2008, to discuss AAA draw area proposals and to select one of them for the 2008-2009 season. In addition to the Committee proposals, two other proposals were submitted: one from District 4 and the other a consensus effort from the Presidents of all 5 AAA Zones. After due consideration and a series of ballots to eliminate proposals, Minor Council selected the proposal from the AAA Presidents.

The Committee had developed two proposals for consideration by ODMHA Minor Council, dealing with draw areas for year two of the three-year AAA pilot, documenting the current and proposed draw areas, with tryout and team selection counts, by Association. The numbers break out the number of competitive players by Association, their participation in AAA tryouts and the number of players making AAA teams. Finally a final page with a summary of the ODMHA, showing that these draw areas impact slightly more than 1% of the active player population in the ODMHA.

More detail can be found on the AAA Pilot site

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