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Registration for 2019/20 is now open!

Hello OGHA members,

 

Registration is now open for the OGHA’s 2019/20 hockey season!  Please log in to your family account on the OGHA website to register.  For assistance with the registration process, please consult our “How to register a player in the OGHA” instruction sheet or contact the registrar at registrar@ogha.info

 

If you have registered with the OGHA in any season since 2014/15, you need not create a new family account.  Please use your previous login information (Email ID & password).  If you have forgotten your login information, please contact us.  

 

For more information on registration fees, tryout fees, deadlines for payment of fees and our refund policy, please consult the Registration page on the website.

 

For players interested in our competitive stream of hockey, please be advised that spring tryouts for the AA, A and B teams are scheduled for mid-April (OWHA will not permit any earlier start).  Participants must register for the tryouts and pay the tryout fee prior to stepping on the ice.  

 

Tryouts for the remaining competitive teams will take place during the week after Labour day weekend followed by House League sort-outs that begin on Saturday September 7.

 

Thank you in advance for registering early. Doing so helps us to determine how many teams to plan for and how much ice time to buy for the upcoming season.  Your membership in the OGHA is very much appreciated.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

The first 50 registrants will get an OGHA Swag bag.

 

Yours in Girls Hockey

 

James Wojtck

President, Ottawa Girls Hockey Association


Spring Tryout Schedule

Below you will find the dates, times and locations for OGHA’s upcoming Spring tryouts for the AA, A and B teams that the OGHA will be fielding in the upcoming 2019/2020 season. For this year's sessions we have reduced the cost of the tryouts to 125$ as we have discovered new jerseys are not always required.  If a new jersey is require it can be purchased separately at time of your registration and the OGHA is promoting recycling your older jerseys to others if possible.

 

Note: If you are coming from another girls association, you will either need a release (most associations are doing this electronically) or a Permission to Skate before you are allowed to participate in the tryouts, also please be aware of the new import policy that will apply to all players can be found here.  To participate in Spring tryouts, players must register through the website and pay the applicable tryout fee prior to stepping on the ice. 

 

Peewee AA

Apr 23rd – 7:15-8:45pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

Apr 24th – 7:30-9:00pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

Apr 25th – 6:00-7:00pm Potvin Arena

Apr 26th – 6:00-7:00pm Sandy Hill Arena

 

Peewee B

Apr 28th – 5:45-7:15pm Richcraft Sensplex HEO

Apr 29th – 6:00-7:00pm Potvin Arena

Apr 30th – 6:00-7:00pm Potvin Arena

 

Bantam AA (67’s)

Apr 23rd – 8:45- 10:15pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

Apr 24th – 9:00-10:30pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

Apr 25th – 7:00-8:30pm Potvin Arena

Apr 26th – 7:00-8:30pm Sandy Hill Arena

 

Bantam A

Apr 28th – 7:15-8:45pm Richcraft Sensplex HEO

Apr 29th – 7:00-8:30pm Potvin Arena

Apr 30th – 7:00-8:30pm Potvin Arena

 

Bantam B

May 1st – 7:15-8:45pm Richcraft Sensplex HEO

May 2nd – 6:30-8:00pm Potvin Arena

May 5th – 7:00-8:30pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

 

Midget AA (67’s)

Apr 28th – 7:00- 9:00pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

Apr 29th – 8:30-10:00pm Potvin Arena

Apr 30th – 8:30-10:00pm Potvin Arena

 

Midget A

May 1st – 8:45-10:15pm Richcraft Sensplex HEO

May 2nd – 8:00-9:30pm Potvin Arena

May 5th – 8:30-10:00pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

 

Midget BB

May 7th – 7:15-8:45pm Richcraft Sensplex Recharge with Milk Arena

May 8th – 7:15-8:45pm Richcraft Sensplex HEO

May 9th – 8:00-9:00pm Richcraft Sensplex Recharge with Milk Arena

 

Intermediate AA (67’s)

Apr 23rd – 8:00-10:00pm Potvin Arena

Apr 24th – 8:00-10:00pm Potvin Arena

Apr 25th – 8:30-10:00pm Potvin Arena

Apr 26th – 8:30-10:00pm Sandy Hill Arena

 

GOALIE - Peewee AA and Bantam 67’s

 

Apr 23rd – 5:15-6:15 pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

 

GOALIE - Midget 67’s and Intermediate 67‘s

 

Apr 23rd – 6:15-7:15pm Richcraft Sensplex Canadian Tire Arena

 

A and B goalies will tryout during the same times as their appropriate age level (eg: Peewee A goalie will tryout during Peewee times above.)  If you have a specific question regarding any of the tryouts, please find below the OGHA coaching staff for the above teams.

 

Intermediate AA – Frank Cyr Contact cyrf1978@gmail.com

Midget AA – Greg Shore - Contact  meks248@gmail.com

Midget A – Andrew Sutcliffe -  Contact asutcliffe@sympatico.ca

Midget BB - Robert Kinghan -  Contact hockey@ogha.info

Bantam AA – Bill McCullough - Contact bill.ottawaice@yahoo.com

Bantam A - Fred Barzyk -  Contact fred.barzyk@rogers.com

Bantam B - Jarrett Chalmers -  Contact jarrettchalmers@gmail.com

Peewee AA – Marc Franche - Contact marchockey1922@gmail.com 

Peewee B - Andrew Szabo-  Contact szabo_cooper@rogers.com


OGHA Coaching Selection

Hello OGHA families.  The new board is staying the course with the promises we made at last years AGM regarding association loyalty and development of our own girls.  We have implemented an import policy, introduced a process of independent evaluators for tryouts and brought on Vince Ippolito as our Development Director to focus on helping the coaches so that our girls develop going forward.  We also have introduced the concept of a coaching selection committee headed by Vince to go through a due diligence process to  select our coaches.  Over the past two weeks Vince and the committee (made up of our AA coaches, as well as the Ottawa Sting Coaching mentor and a former NHL player/Maplesoft coach) interviewed a number of candidates for Midget A, Midget B/BB, Bantam A, Bantam B, and Peewee B.  

 

The coaching selection committee was given complete authority to select these coaches, and their final results can be found on subsequent web news.


Midget A Coach Selection announcement

Midget A will be Andrew Sutcliffe - I believe that players should have a fair opportunity to play in all game situations. Development of in-game skills can only truly be achieved through actual in-game experience and not from sitting on the bench. It is my duty as a coach to provide a player with all the tools to be game-ready for various scenarios.  And with in-game experience a player may come closer to reaching her maximum potential.

As part of my program, it is important to engage in the psychological and emotional side of player development. I believe that goal setting and a plan to meet those goals is important to the success of each individual player and the team. I also believe that positive reinforcement along with constructive criticism will help our players reach their maximum potential.


Midget BB Coach Selection announcement

Midget BB will be Robert Kinghan - My Philosophy - Have fun, Work Hard and Develop Skill. Expectation of Players - (1) they will compete as hard as they can, (2) they will listen and be respectful towards each other, their coaches and all team and league officials involved, (3) they will try to be better every day, with reference back to the slogan, and (4) they will enjoy coming to the rink and having fun each time. The goal is that they will all still be playing hockey when they are old like their coaches.


Bantam A Coach Selection announcement

Bantam A will be Fred Barzyk-   I am happy to be back coaching Bantam A! I have been a competitive coach in the OGHA for four years, with two years at Bantam and two years at Midget. Prior to that, I was a head coach in the West End Hockey League for five years.

My coaching philosophy has two main principles – that players at this age need to develop and learn, and that players must get a positive and enjoyable experience from playing hockey for the OGHA. I firmly believe that the head coach is a role model, whose responsibility it is to be a positive influence on minor hockey players in their development on the ice, as well as off the ice. In addition to teaching hockey skills, the coach needs to display patience, respect, and understanding in a variety of situations.

My plan for the season will focus on developing individual skills through on and off ice activities (skating, puck-work and hockey IQ). Team tactics and strategy will also be a key part of the development plan with an emphasis on fostering team spirit and cooperation. 

At the end of the day, we want our daughters to be the best hockey players they can be, to succeed at their challenges and learn from their setbacks, and to look back on their year and smile!


Bantam B Coach Selection announcement

 Bantam B will be Jarrett Chalmers:  My focus has always been to create a positive experience on and off the ice by incorporating team building events, dryland training and early season out of town tournaments to bring the girls close together. On ice the focus is individual skill development while challenging each player to make hockey decisions in all game scenarios. All practices start with 40 minutes dryland conditioning followed by the scheduled ice time. 

As for my philosophy, simply said – “Try your hardest, never give up and always have fun!”


Peewee B Coach Selection announcement

Peewee B will be Andrew Szabo - I am excited and honoured to be asked to coach PW B for 2019-2020. I am a long-time hockey player and minor hockey coach. My daughter Kate played 12 years with OGHA. I’ve been a head coach for 6 OGHA competitive teams, most recently coaching the OGHA Atom C team in 2018-19. Sport is a big part of my life and has given me a lot of great experiences and allowed me to meet a lot of great people. I’m passionate about helping kids learn to work hard at hockey and sport in general to hopefully lead to a lifetime of great experiences for them as well.

My goal is to help every player along to be the best hockey player that they can be. That means a focus on practice and the expectation that all players will work hard and take practice seriously. It’s fun to try new things and push yourself out of your comfort zone! The attention to practice will spillover to games and bring success there as well. Our team motto will be to play smart, play fast and play hard.  

I hope to see a big turnout for our tryout. I will pass along as much detail as possible about the season specifics before the first tryout session.

I’m really looking forward to the season, getting to know a new group of players and parents and go on another OGHA hockey journey.