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Ottawa Girls Hockey Associations sign new Import Rule !!!

On February 5, the Presidents of OGHA, Nepean, Kanata and Gloucester-Cumberland signed a new import policy that standardizes the movement of players within our associations.  The development of this policy was a collaborative effort with the goal of having each of our Associations girls’ hockey teams compete at the highest possible level based on the composition of the players within our own Associations

The new policy allows for imports starting at Peewee ONLY. Imports are no longer permitted at the Novice/Atom Competitive levels.  Other rules agreed upon include:

• Any Peewee AA, Bantam AA and Midget AA Age and Tier Category in any Association can ONLY register up to three (3) import players in any given season;
• Any Intermediate, Midget, Bantam, Peewee A/BB/B/C Age and Tier Category as a group are permitted up to three (3) import players combined.
• This import policy does not apply to House league, Intermediate AA or Senior hockey.

The new Import Policy also allows for an exemption to this policy should both Association Presidents agree.
While this new policy reduces the usual annual movement, it does not eliminate players from playing at an appropriate level and promotes Associations by allowing them to develop their players internally with the longer term goal of growing quality competitive and sustainable hockey in Ottawa regardless of where you play.

The full (and signed) version of the Standardized Import Policy can be found in our Documentation section.