Tournament of Champions 2014

The hosts for the 2014 Tournament of Champions are now set.
Below is the information for some of the divisions. The rest are to follow shortly.

Host: Smiths Falls Minor Hockey Association
Levels: Atom B Rep, Peewee B Rep, Minor Midget B Rep
Dates: Mar 28-30, 2014
Contact: Bobbi-Jean Doef, Tournament Director, sfmha-tournaments13@hotmail.com

The Bantam TofC will be hosted by Kanata.
Dates:April 4-6.
The contact is Scott Leger, president@kmha.ca

The Major Midget TOC will be held in Brockville Ontario on March 28th and 29th, 2014.
The contact is Scott Evans scott@gobmha.ca 613-213-1918

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 3 B Leagues

The AAA Boundary Review Committee final recommendation

To be presented at Minor Council on February 10th for discussion and a month later at our Minor Council meeting March 10th voted on to determine if it will go forward to the AGM or not. This will allow a month for the districts and associations to discuss it and decide how their respective District Chairs should vote.

This proposal comes from examining 20+ submissions in relation to the first two proposals put forth by the AAA re-org sub committee. All submissions are posted on the web to the best of my knowledge, however if I have missed forwarding one to the Hockey Office for posting to the web please advise and it will be added. All submissions received prior to the proposal were considered.

Andy Baird
AAA Boundary Re-Org Committee

Below is the final recommendation:

The AAA Boundary Review Committee is recommending the following option for boundary changes in 2014-2015.

Change of Boundaries:

1. The draw area for the Eastern Ontario Wild will be expanded to include the South Stormont and Russell Minor Hockey Associations.

2. The draw area for the Upper Canada Cyclones will be expanded to include players in the Leitrim Minor Hockey Association who reside in the areas west of Albion Road. All Leitrim Minor Hockey players east of Albion Road will continue to report for AAA tryouts to the Ottawa Jr 67’s.

Vested Rights
1. All players who were active players on AAA team in 2013-2014 will retain their vested rights and may continue with that organization until such time as they are released, withdraw or age out of minor hockey. These players must identify themselves to the ODMHA Registrar and state the organization for which they will try out in 2014-2015. Active players do not include affiliated players or players released during the 2013-2014 season.

The numbers come up as follows:

AAA Players
67’s 5407
Senators 4721
Titans 4835
Cyclones 4555
Wild 5317

Grand Total 24835

File attachments: 
Proposed boundary Responses.doc80 KB

Binghamton Senators take on the Hamilton Bulldogs

On Saturday, February 8th, local minor hockey products Mark Borowiecki and Corey Cowick will return to the capital as the Binghamton Senators take on the Hamilton Bulldogs, the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre at 7 p.m.
in support of D.I.F.D.



As an ODMHA team, we would like to extend to you and your minor hockey team a ticket offer to see Borowiecki, Cowick and the Binghamton Senators take on the Hamilton Bulldogs. This minor hockey offer features:

• $5 off the gate price through a group sales ticket offer (pdf attached)
o 100 tickets are available for only $12.50; 300 level tickets for $7.50, and
• Teams selling more than 50 tickets will be entered into a draw to win some great Ottawa Senators prizing, including autographed photos, a team set of Senators practice jerseys, tickets to Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek, and the chance to have a member of the Sens Alumni at their team’s practice.
Future Sens presented by Canadian Tire
Leading up to the game, we’re pleased to provide minor hockey teams with the opportunity to play a game on Canadian Tire Centre ice, which includes
• Full NHL-style game production featuring a scorekeeper/announcer, player introductions, music between stoppages in play and national anthem
• The opportunity for your players to meet one of the following Binghamton Senators players: Mark Borowiecki, Corey Cowick, Jean-Gabriel Pageau or Mike Hoffman
• Tickets to the Binghamton Senators/Hamilton game, and
• Each team participating will receive a set of Senators practice jerseys

Date: Saturday, February 8
Future Sens Games Available: 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
In order to secure a time slot teams must commit to:
• Register with, or find, an opponent to play
• Coordinate referees
• Commit to purchase 100, 100 level tickets each (200 between the two teams) to the Binghamton Senators vs Hamilton Bulldogs game on February 8th at 7 p.m.
o 100 level tickets cost: $20 (rows A – J)

Should you and/or your team be interested in participating in the Future Sens program, please contact Dillon Leeder by phone at 613-599-0235 or email at leederd@ottawasenators.com

This is your chance to see the future of the Ottawa Senators today at affordable prices!

File attachments: 

AAA Sub Committee Report - with public responses added - see attachments

AAA Sub-committee report
Process to date:
 Review of player counts from 2012-2013 (all players and AAA only.
 Preparation of options for re-organization, by members. Some key issues were:
o Geographic considerations (urban changes more likely to be effective).
o Areas of focus (67’s are much larger than any of the others).
o Problem areas for AAA (participation of particular Associations, high or low).
o Impact of draw area on standings.
o Locations for expected population growth / decline.
 Review of options with maps.
 Submission of two preferred options toMinor Council for examination. The attached scenario summarize the two options under discussion. There were others (OttawaWest returning to Senators, the AAA Presidents’ motion involving just Leitrim, etc.).
1. Expand the Wild draw area to include South Stormont and Russell and expand the Cyclone draw area to include all of Leitrim.
2. Expand theWild draw area to include South Stormont and Russell and expand the Cyclone draw area to include Leitrim, east of Albion Road. Expand the Senators draw are to include Leitrim, west of Albion Road.
We ask that the following be done:
1 District Chairs take this back to their Executives and return ready to discuss both further either at December's meeting but more likely January.
2 The Committee will analyze the impact of these changes (number of AAA players likely affected, size of changed draw areas, etc.).
1. Decide then which is preferred, any changes that are beneficial to be considered.
2. Vote on the preferred (or amended) proposal in the February meeting latest for introduction in 2014-2015. If there is no agreement before March of 2014, then we would propose to continuewith the status quo, until 2015-2016.

See the attachment for the summary scenario

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Kemptville Panthers win Regional Silver Stick

The Kemptville Panthers Atom B Rep team Won the Pembroke Silver Stick Regional's on November 10, 2013. Winning the Regionals means they are invited to participate in the Forest Silver Stick International Finals in Forest, Ontario on the weekend of January 24, 2014.
We would like to wish the Kemptville Panthers the best of luck in this upcoming experience as they move forward.