***NEW NOVICE PROGRAM***
As the Board continues to work with the OWHA and the ODWHA on the status of the Novice Program please follow the following link to get the preliminary information that has been passed on to us to date.
The OGHA's house league (HL) concept is designed to accommodate all age and skill levels. There is a combination of practices and games. The focus is to teach and develop age-appropriate skills in order for players to move on to the next level of hockey.
The winter session starts with sort-outs, held the second and third weekends in September. Sort-outs is the process by which evaluators assess the abilities of HL players and "sort" them into balanced teams. The dates, times and locations for sort-outs is posted on the website in mid-August. Friend requests are strongly encouraged and supported but these must be reciprocal!
Team practices start immediately after sort-outs. This year, all of our HL teams will play in the Metro-Ottawa Girls House League (MOGHL), which includes teams from the Kanata and Gloucester-Cumberland Girls Hockey Associations. League games begin in October, after Thanksgiving weekend and extend until early February, after which play-offs begin. The play-offs culminate in a championship day in late March or early April. HL teams usually have one practice and one game per week. The exact times and locations will vary. The rinks most commonly used for OGHA practices and home games are located centrally in Ottawa.
Registration for the winter session usually opens in March. The registration fee for HL players is $600 for Novice and $825 for all other levels. For full-time goalies, the fee is $500. Registration fees include ten home games (except for Novice and Atom which are less to adhere to HC model), two play-off home games, all away games, 11.5 hours of practice ice (or up to 24 half-ice practices), and 1.5 hours attributed to sort-outs. Team members may also be subject to "team fees" to pay for expenses such as the purchase of additional ice time, tournament entry fees, team equipment, etc.
Most teams elect to participate in occasional weekend tournaments, locally or out-of-town. These could include games on a Friday and would entail 3-6 games over 2-3 days.
For more information on the OGHA's HL, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTER HERE: http://www.ogha.info/registration.html
2019/2020 Development Sessions
The OGHA offers one-hour on-ice skills development sessions with the University of Ottawa Womens GeeGees. These sessions are run by the GeeGees assistant coach Chelsea Grills with the help of 5-6 of her players - including a goalie coach. These sessions take place on the dates specified below (by category) from 6:00-6:50 pm at the Ottawa Minto Sports Complex, 810 King Edward St, Ottawa. These sessions are only open to our registered HL players and offer them a great opportunity to be on the ice with elite female staff.
(Note: Parking passes will be provided at the first session for each group.)
Dates for Sessions:
Session 1: August 28 2019 Peewee, Bantam, Midget
Session 2: September 4 2019 Novice, Atom, Peewee
Session 3: September 18 2019 Novice, Atom
Session 4: October 2 2019 Atom, Peewee
Session 5: October 9 2019 Bantam, Midget
Session 6: October 16 2019 Novice, Atom
Session 7: October 23 2019 Atom, Peewee
Session 8: November 6 2019 Peewee, Bantam
Session 9: November 13 2019 Novice, Atom
Session 10: November 20 2019 Bantam, Midget
Session 11: Tuesday November 26 2019 @ 5pm-5:50pm TBD
Session 12: Tuesday December 3 2019 @ 5pm-5:50pm TBD
Session 13: January 8 2020 Novice, Atom
Session 14: January 15 2020 Peewee, Bantam, Midget
Session 15: January 22 2020 Novice, Atom
Session 16: January 29 2020 Peewee, Bantam, Midget
Session 17: February 5 2020 Novice, Atom, Peewee
Session 18: February 12 2020 Bantam, Midget
Development Stream (DS)
The OGHA offers DS teams at Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget. (If there is enough interest/ numbers). The goal is to offer further development and ice time to those at the HL level who wish to "add a little more hockey" to their season. Information about DS teams can be found HERE.