Another Big Shout-out to our Midget AA (Lady 67s) for their great showing at the 8th Annual Pink the Rink tournamnet in Etobicoke, On. After a slow start to the Tournament the girls powered through 3 straight victories and finally winning a close 1-0 battle in the finals to the Barrie Sharks. Congratulations Girls.
Another fantastic and successful weekend for the association at the 2017 Clarington Applefest Tournament. Our Novice B team battled through the tight round-robin play to find themselves in the final. Through perseverance and fight, the girls avenged their round-robin loss to the Markham-Stouffville Stars in dramatic fashion winning 3-2 in a shoot-out. This great display of grit kick-started a flurry of great performances for the remainder of our teams. Also winning Gold was Peewee A, Bantam B and Midget B, while our girls from Peewee C fell in the finals to Gloucester Stars (a Peewee B team). Great work and congratulations to all those involved.
The OGHA would like to congratulate our very own Ottawa Lady 67s forward forward Viki Harkness for her selection to Team Ontario. Viki Harkness will be representing Team Ontario Red at this years U18 National Championships. The championship will be hosted in Quebec City starting November 1st. However you can catch an early glimpse of her and felow teammates in some early action closer to home. Details below and Good luck Viki!
Who: Team Ontario Red vs Team Ontario Blue
When: Monday October 30, 2017
Where: Cornwall Civic Complex
Time: 5:30pm Puck Drop
This season, the OGHA will be using a cost-matching model for all competitive teams and the Bantam & Midget house league teams. The hope with this model is that ALL OGHA goalies will receive the necessary position specific training that is missing from regular practices.
Each team is encouraged to provide a minimum of $600 of goalie specific training per goalie on their team. The OGHA will cover 50% of goalie development costs to a maximum of $300 per goalie. For example, if a team has two goalies and spend $1,200 they will receive a $600 rebate on their ice bill. If a team has two goalies and spends $1,500 on goalie training they will receive a $600 rebate on their ice bill. If a team has one goalie and spends $200 they will revive a $100 rebate on their ice bill.
Novice, Atom, and Peewee house league goalies are encouraged to attend bi-weekly training sessions run by Joe Ross (OGHA Director of Goalie Development). These sessions will be held at Richcraft Sensplex (813 Shefford Road) from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm on the following Wednesdays:
October 11 & 25
November 8 & 22
January 10 & 24
February 7 & 21
Please contact Joe Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
The OGHA is in need of volunteers for the following areas;
1. Equipment – to help distribute and collect sweaters, socks and other equipment where needed.
House League Equipment – please contact Mark Harris @ email@example.com
Competitive Equipment – please contact Tim Belanger @ firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Marketing – person(s) willing to invest some time and energy to develop and implement marketing initiatives with the goal of promoting the OGHA as a great place for girls of all ages and skill levels to learn hockey, develop friendships and enjoy Canada’s top sport! Please contact Mark Harris @ email@example.com or Fred Barzyk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help is greatly appreciated!