President's message

 

Welcome  to the 2014-2015 ODMHA Season;         

Once again a new season is upon us. During the off season many changes have occurred with the move to new offices. The HEO office staff should be commended on their efforts to make this as smooth a transition as possible to the new offices. I would be remiss if I did not mention our Administrative assistant Wayne Ahronson who is responsible for the minor side of the office. He has worked hours to ensure our office is up and running. Our new ODMHA executive is also working hard on changes that you will notice throughout the season. The backbone of any hockey branch is the volunteer and we have some of the best within our branch. The association presidents and executives make this work within your individual districts. The ODMHA is tasked along with all districts down to the coaches, managers and parents to ensure our players have the best experience of their lives through our National Game “Hockey”. I would like to stress that this is minor hockey and we are here to teach and ensure our players have Fun. From our house leagues to AAA we must make sure our players have a safe environment to play this great game. The executive and I would like to thank all who volunteer their time especially the parents with their hours of time devoted to our game.

Please remember we all must never lose the spirit of fun.  

Thank you for your time and have a great 2014-2015 Season

Yours in Hockey

 

Denis Dumais

ODMHA President 

Canada Under 17 teams

Three ODMHA players have been chosen to the three Canadian U17  teams that will complete in the U17 World Challenge

William Bitten – From Gloucester Ontario- Ottawa 67’s AAA

Tye Felhaber – From Pembroke Ontario – Ottawa Valley Titans AAA

Zach Poirier – From Mountain Ontario – Upper Canada Cyclones AAA

 

Congratulations to these players and the Associations that helped with their development.

Barrie Davis Award

The Hockey Development Centre of Ontario held their annual meeting on the weekend of September 20th.  At the meeting they presented the Barrie Davis award.

The Barrie Davis Memorial Award is presented annually by the Hockey Development Centre for Ontario (HDCO) Board of Directors to a volunteer who has contributed to the development of amateur hockey in the Province of Ontario. 

Background:

The Barrie Davis memorial award has been created to honour the past Chairman of the HDCO and President of the ODMHA for his commitment and spirit towards making the game of hockey a positive and safe experience for all participants.  The award also recognizes Barrie for his fairness and ability to bring people together to solve issues within the game of hockey.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

The nominee must be an individual who has made significant contribution in Amateur hockey in one or more of the following categories over a 10-year period:

1.    Promoting the sport;
2.    Promoting fair play values;
3.    Involvement as an athlete, coach, official or administrator;
4.    Builder or developer in the sport of ice hockey

The Recipient of this years award is ODMHA's First Vice-President  Les Matthews, shown here accepting his award.