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OGHA Tryouts August 14th to August 27th

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PLAYERS - You need to REGISTER and PAY the competitive tryout fee before your daughter(s) can participate in the tryouts.

To register and pay the fee, please click the OUR PROGRAMS banner on the OGHA website, and then click on the COMPETITIVE banner for information and instructions. Or you can click directly on REGISTRATION.

RELEASE AND PERMISSION TO SKATE - If you are coming from another association, you will need either a release or a Permission to Skate before you are allowed to participate in the tryouts.


Below are the dates, times and place for the remaining tryouts for the upcoming 2017/18 season.



Novice B

Aug 21st – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 23rd – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 25th – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena


Atom AA

Aug 14th – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 15th – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 18th – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena


Atom B

Aug 21st – 7:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 22nd – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 23rd – 7:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena


Peewee B

Aug 14th – 7:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 16th – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 18th – 7:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena


Peewee C

Aug 21st – 8:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 24th – 6:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena


Bantam B

Aug 14th – 8:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 16th – 7:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 18th – 8:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena


Bantam C

Aug 21st – 9:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 24th – 7:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena


Midget B

Aug 14th – 9:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 16th – 8:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

Aug 18th – 9:00pm Brian Kilrea Arena

OGHA sending 14 players to the OWHA High Performance Summer Development/Tryout Camps

The following players from our Ottawa Lady 67's Intermediate AA team have been invited to attend the Team Ontario OWHA U18 High Performance Summer Development Tryout Camp on July 20-23, 2017:

Viki Harkness

Sarah Kosnaskie

Tove Jacobson

Caitlin Whitehead

The following players from our Ottawa Lady 67's Midget AA team have been invited to attend the 2017 OWHA U16 High Performance Summer Development/Competition Camp on July 20-23, 2017 at the Nottowasaga Resort in Alliston, Ontario

Leah Young

Mia Tsilemos

Stéphanie Péladeau

Jasmine Nolan

Athena Williams

Sarah Thompson     

Marika Gagnon

Kate Villeneuve

Vanessa Bueti

Emily Davidson


Émilie Venne, goalie for the OGHA Ice Midget A team, has also been invited to attend the 2017 OWHA U16 High Performance Summer Development/Competition Camp.


COACHES NAMED FOR TIERS 2-4 for the 2017-18 season

The OGHA would like to thank those who applied for the coaching position at the Tier 2/3 and 4 levels (BB/B and C) for the upcoming 2017/18 season. The following coaches have been named:

- Midget BB/B - Yves L'Heureux

- Midget C - OPEN

- Bantam BB/B - Liam Kealey

- Bantam C - OPEN

- Peewee BB/B - Gordon Snider

- Peewee C - Ian Henderson and Dave Winton

- Atom BB/B - Brian Harrington

- Atom C - OPEN

Coach selection for the OPEN positions will continue until suitable candidates are found. Please note that not all remaining teams may be filled, as the final number of competitive teams will depend on the registrations and the calibre of players.


OGHA Coach Selections for Tier 1 and 1-A teams for the 2017-18 season

Please find below the list of coaches selected for the competitive Tier 1 and Tier 1-A OGHA teams for the 2017-18 season. The OGHA executive would like to thank all those who applied, it was a strong group of applicants.

Intermediate 67’s AA – Tim Belanger contact: or cell 613-240-8063

 Midget 67’s AA – Shane Paseichnyk contact: or cell 613-410-7125

Midget A – Fred Barzyk contact:

Bantam 67’s AA – Shannon Donnelly contact: or cell 613-608-6314

Bantam A – Francois Dore contact:

Peewee AA – Glen Gilles contact: or cell 613-863-3372

Peewee A – Jeff Hyndman contact:

Atom AA – Jarrett Chalmers contact:

Novice - James Wojtyk contact:



AGM & Elections - 2017/18

The Ottawa Girls Hockey Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 29th at 7 pm in the Ellwood Hall at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre (1265 Walkley Rd).  

There will be two openings on the Board for the 2017/18 season - Registrar and Treasurer/Secretary.

At the meeting, the membership will elect two OGHA Members to serve for a term of two years as Directors on the association’s Board of Directors.

Nominations for positions on the Board of Directors:

Martin Launiere is nominated for the position of registrar. 

Kelly Arcangeletti-Ryan is nominated for the position of treasurer/secretary.

Great Ending to a Great Season - OGHA Success on Championship Day!

Congratulations to the following OGHA teams for their participation on ODWHA Championship Day 2017 in Cornwall on April 2;

Peewee AA (Gold Medal and League Champions)

Bantam 67s (Gold Medal and League Champions)

Bantam BB (Gold Medal and League Champions)

Bantam C (Gold Medal)

Midget 67s (Silver Medal and League Champions)

Midget C (Silver Medal)

More importantly, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OGHA Teams (House and Competitive) for another great season!!! This year had many challenges to be sure, but we faced them and are looking forward to an even better season next year. We have a great bunch of parents, a solid group of volunteers, and an amazing group of players who will continue to make the OGHA a great place to play hockey at EVERY level!

Novice DS Success in Brampton

The Novice DS team played in the 50th Brampton Canadettes Easter Tournament April 14-16. Billed as the worlds largest and longest running female hockey tournament, the girls went undefeated in their pool and won the quarterfinals. While playing hard in the semis, they lost to the eventual tournament champions. Congrats to the Novice DS team who showed Toronto that girls hockey is alive and well in the Nation’s Capital. What a great weekend and experience!!! 

Peewee 2 Wins Gold in Kanata!

Congratulations to the three OGHA Peewee teams who represented the OGHA Blue and White by taking three of the four semi-final spots in their division at the 34th Annual KGHA House League Tournament March 24-26. After a thrilling double-overtime victory over Peewee 3, Peewee 1 met Peewee 2 in an all OGHA final. The final was just as exciting with the Peewee 2 "Vipers" scoring a late third-period goal to take the Championship home, 1-0. An awesome showing by all the OGHA Peewee House teams to end the season! Well done ladies!

OGHA Peewee/Bantam players take part in CWHL Community Day Skills Sessions!


Mandi Duhamel from Hockey Canada and a large contingent of players from the CWHL ran two skill sessions for our house league players this past weekend. I’ve never seen a group of girls so excited and inspired! A huge thanks to Hockey Canada, OWHA and the CWHL for making this happen.

OGHA Novice/Atom players take part in CWHL Community Day Skills Sessions!


Mandi Duhamel from Hockey Canada and a large contingent of players from the CWHL ran two skill sessions for our house league players this past weekend. I’ve never seen a group of girls so excited and inspired! A huge thanks to Hockey Canada, OWHA and the CWHL for making this happen.

OGHA Welcomes First Female Competitive Coach and Coaching Staff

The OGHA is pleased to announce our first female head coach for the competitive program, Shannon Donnelly. Shannon has accepted the role of head coach for our Bantam 67’s AA team for the upcoming 2017/18 season. In addition to playing NCAA Division III hockey with the Neumann University Knights, Shannon has significant and extensive experience coaching and developing young female hockey players in the OGHA and other associations. She has assembled a knowledgeable and capable female coaching staff to make the upcoming season a success. We at the OGHA wish her the best and are there to support her (and ALL our coaches, house league and competitive)!


For more information about Shannon and her coaching staff, please click on the biography document.

Novice 1 Wins Gold at the OGHA Capital Classic

The OGHA Novice 1 "IceBreakers" worked hard all weekend to win their home tournament in dramatic fashion.  Faced with a 2-0 deficit in the final against Gatineau, the IceBreakers battled back to tie the game with the net empty before winning it in 4v4 OT. A hockey weekend par excellence !!!   

OGHA Peewee AA bring home Gold at Durham West Bolts & Hearts

OGHA Peewee AA win 3-1 over Durham West in the Championship game to bring home gold.

OGHA Atom A Five Championships

Congratulations to Ottawa Ice Atom A on their 5th gold medal this season. The team has championship wins at Smiths Falls, Clarington, Whitby, Nepean and Durham West. Consistent teamwork has been the key to success for the girls this season. Well done to the team and coaches on this great achievement.

OGHA Intermediate 67’s AA Join the JWHL!

Congratulations Ladies, you have just entered the big league!

As president of the OGHA, I am pleased to announce that the OGHA Intermediate 67’s AA have been accepted into the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) for the start of the 2017/18 season.

The JWHL was formed in 2007, with the goal to provide opportunities for young female hockey players to develop into collegiate student-athletes. The league has been in operation for 10 years, and has seen hundreds of players sign with NCAA Division-I or Division III schools during this period. The league started with 4 teams, and currently has 8 teams from the US and Canada.

The premier event for the JWHL is the JWHL Challenge Cup, which takes place in mid-February. The Challenge Cup brings together all of the JWHL teams as well as invited teams from across the US and Canada.

Joining the JWHL is an important milestone for the OGHA. It provides our players an excellent and challenging league to play in, and completes our competitive suite of teams at the senior level. Players will now have a better opportunity to develop and play at a high competitive level after midget.

This success was the direct result of Tim Belanger’s (VP of Operations) hard work and effort. For more information, please contact Tim directly by email at Also, for more information about the JWHL, please access the following link.


Go get ‘em!


Fred Barzyk



OGHA Peewee AA win Gold at NGHA Tournament

OGHA Atom A Champions at the 37th Annual NGHA Winter Tournament

The girls played well throughout the weekend, meeting the Nepean Wildcats in the final for an exciting win in 3 on 3 double OT. Congratulations to the players and coaching staff for another successful weekend.

Novice 1 Wins Gold in Kingston!!

Congratulations to the OGHA Novice 1 "Icebreakers" who captured gold at the Kingston Ice Wolves tournament this past weekend.  While going undefeated in round-robin play, our Icebreakers overcame a three-game elimination Sunday and clinched the tournament with a scintillating and "gritty" 7-5 win over the Kemptville Storm.  Kudos to our fans who kept the noise and spirits up all weekend ... an excellent start to 2017 !!!   


Atom B Grabs Gold in Peterborough

Atom B Ice captured a hard-fought gold medal in the 36th Annual Peterborough Ice Kats tournament. The girls overcame a second period penalty shot and a tough opponent to finally break the 0-0 deadlock midway through the third period to beat Cambridge Road Runners.  We are proud of all the girls for working so hard and playing so well throughout the weekend.



Ottawa Lady 67`S Bantam AA win Gold at Two Nations Cup in Brampton!

Congratulations to the Ottawa Lady 67`S Bantam AA on winning gold this past weekend.  The team went undefeated in the tournament winning 6 straight games outscoring the opponents 23-4.

 The final game was a close contest with the 67`S winning 2-1 in overtime against the Richmond Ravens.

 Congratulations to the players, coaching staff and parents for another successful weekend!

GO! 67`S GO!

Atom A Win Gold At The Whitby Tournament of Heroes

The girls secured a convincing 4-0 win over the Whitby Wolves in the semi-final to play Wilmot Wolverines for the championship. It was a hard fought final with chances for both teams, Ottawa finally clinching it 2-1 in 4 on 4 overtime. Congratulations !

Ottawa Lady 67's Midget AA Go Undefeated to Win North Country Shoot-Out!

The Lady 67's kicked off the North Country Shoot-Out with a 1-0 win against Vaughn and a 2-1 victory over Guelph on Friday. The team carried the strong goaltending and defensive play into Saturday. The offensive play on Saturday led to a 5-1 win over Hamilton and a 1-0 win over Mississauga. The Lady 67's finished on top of the round robin with 12 points and earned a bye into the finals. The team awaited the semi-final winner between Ottawa Ice and the Hamilton Hawks. Ottawa Ice prevailed in overtime to defeat Hamilton 4-3 and earn the berth into the finals.

The two OGHA teams were meeting in the North Country Shoot-Out finals for the first time in the 2016-17 season. It was an eagerly anticipated match for the players, coaches and fans. The Lady 67's came out strong but the Ottawa Ice kept the game tied at 0-0 by the end of the first period. Early in the second the Ottawa Ice took a 1-0 lead, the Lady 67's battled back to tie it and finish the period even at 1-1. The Lady 67's tallied two goals in the third to finish the game with a 3-1 victory to win the North Country Shoot-Out. Over the five games of the tournament the Lady 67's scored 12 goals and held their opponents to just 3 goals.

Congrats to the team for winning the tournament by working together to provide great offence, excellent defence and outstanding goalkeeping.

Atom B Captures Gold in North Bay



The Atom B girls went undefeated over their 5 games in North Bay to capture the gold medal. All of the girls worked extremely hard and played fantastic team hockey for three days. Congrats to the girls!!!


Peewee A Champions in Ancaster

The Ottawa Ice Pee Wee "A" team continued their strong start to the season winning the Ancaster Shootout Tournament, going undefeated without allowing a goal against during the entire Tournament. Great job girls! 

Atom A wins Gold at Clarington Applefest

Atom A won gold at the Clarington Tournament Oct 14th - 16th.

Consistent teamwork was the key to the girls success this weekend as they went undefeated to take the Championship.

Well Done Team!



Congratulations to Atom A who won gold at the Smiths Falls Cubtown Competitive Tournament (Sept 30th - Oct 2nd).

The girls showed heart and determination in a close semi-final against Gloucester Cumberland Stars and a shoot-out win over the Nepean Wildcats to take the championship

OGHA Lady 67’S Bantam AA win bronze in the Stoney Creek 2016 Showcase

Congratulations to the OGHA Lady 67’S Bantam AA who won Bronze in the Stoney Creek 2016 Showcase (September 23-25).  The tournament hosted 48 teams grouped into 4 divisions.  During the round robin, the Lady 67’S were undefeated with 3 wins and 1 tie, placing them 3rd, and sending them into the Bronze Finalist pool.  The semi final was against Scarborough, which they won 2-1 in overtime.  The final was against Ancaster, another tough game, but they came out strong and won 1-0.  A very successful weekend for the Lady 67’S Bantam AA!

Bantam Lady 67’s bring home Labour Day Gold!

Congratulations to the OGHA Bantam Lady 67’s who captured gold in the U14 division of the 15th Annual Labor Day tournament hosted by the North American Hockey Academy in Burlington, Vermont.

Good work to the whole team!

Special congrats to Marika Gagnon and Abby Lewis, who finished fourth in scoring, as well as Michel Pasiechnyk who tied for first and Émilie Venne who finished seventh overall in Goalie Save Percentage.

OGHA success in the OWHA U16 and U18 High Performance Programs

The U16 and U18 High Performance Programs assists with the continued identification, development and education of athletes within the OWHA High Performance Program. The OWHA U16 and U18 High Performance Summer Development Camps offer OWHA registered athlete’s elite instruction, education and training on and off the ice. Tryouts were held in Ottawa in May for the U16 program, along with selections for the U18 Camp in Alliston. Congratulations to all who tried out!

The games were held in Mississauga from August 11-14, 2016.

OGHA players who participated at the U16 level were

-    From the 2015-16 Bantam “AA” team with head coach Nick Pora,

Caitlin Whitehead (Silver Medal winner)

Michelle Pasiechnyk

Emilie Belanger (Bronze Medal winner)

Ally Hebert (Gold Medal winner)

Gigi Pora

Jaime Saunders

Meagan Pettipas

Jade Todd (Gold Medal Winner)

Jaidynn Forrest (Bronze Medal winner)

Emma Michilicka

Alexia Desforges

Marika Gagnon

Ella Barker

- From the 2015-16 Bantam “A” team with head coach Fred Barzyk,

Sabrina Gregoire

Abby Lewis

Jasmine Nolan

Mia Tsilemos (Bronze Medal winner)


Viki Harkness from the 2015-16 Lady 67s Intermediate “AA” with head coach Tim Belanger participated in the U18 division.

Congratulations ladies! 

Competitive Team Coaches 2016.17

The OGHA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointments of the following coaches for the 2016-17 hockey season.

Ottawa Lady 67's

Intermediate AA - Tim Belanger

Midget AA - Frank Cyr

Bantam AA - Shane Pasiechnyk

Ottawa Ice

Midget AA - Dale Downey & Vince Ippolito

Midget B - Andrew Szabo

Midget C - Yves L'Heureux

Bantam A - Eric Desforges

Bantam BB - Fred Barzyk

Bantam C - Liam Kealey

Peewee AA - Dean Westman

Peewee A - Glen Gillies

Peewee B - Joe Ross

Peewee C - Jarrett Chalmers and Scott Moon

Atom A - Jeff Hyndman

Atom B - Ian Henderson and Greg Alexander

Atom C - Matt O'Connor

Novice Comp - OPEN