Our Programs (Halton Hills Minor Hockey)

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Hockey Streams

General 

Our hockey programs are explained below with some links (click appropriate headings) to more in depth information.

Hockey Stream Info-graphic

Click the graphic below to take you to a visual graphic of the 'streams' possible. (to be updated with new OMHA divisions)

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Birth Year per Division/Age Group Chart (2020-2021 Season) 

Old name for reference

2020-2021 Season

Age of Dec 31, 2020

Birth Year

Hockey Initiation Program*

U7

6 or younger

2014

Minor Novice

U8

7

2013

Novice

U9

8

2012

Minor Atom

U10

9

2011

Atom

U11

10

2010

Minor Peewee

U12

11

2009

Peewee

U13

12

2008

Minor Bantam

U14

13

2007

Bantam

U15

14

2006

Minor Midget

U16

15

2005

Midget

U18

16/17

2004/2003

Juvenile

U21

18/19/20

2002/2001/2000

* This name may still be used throughout communication and/or website.

Under new Pathway Program only these Divisions are eligible for Spring Tryouts

 

Note 1: Modified-ice programs as per Hockey Canada and OMHA.  Both 7 and 8 year old players are eligible for U9 House League Hockey. 
 
Note 2: For age groups above U13 there may have an opportunity to play non-contact Minor Development Recreational League. 



Hockey Canada Modified-Ice Hockey - General

As everyone has been advised earlier, hockey programs across Canada are now on modified ice (see figures below) for players 8 years old and younger.   At HHMH we have at the U7 to U9 divisions a fully developed Modified-Ice Program for 4, 5, and 6 year old players for 7 to 8 year old players, a similar Modified-Ice Program. 

Click here to see what two-time Olympic gold medalist, the only coach in the IIHF Triple Gold Club and a proponent of half-ice hockey, Mike Babcock says about the importance of added puck touches, the need for games on the smaller ice to advance skills, and the challenges of embracing change and reinventing the game at the grassroots to maximize development.

Below is an info graphic outlining how the U9 and below seasons should run.  However, depending on centre size and details, modifications may be possible.  Again, details will be revealed as the season progresses. 

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Helpful Links on Modified Ice Hockey

OMHA News Announcement
Intro to Timbits Hockey
Timbits Hockey Intro 2
Benefits of Modified Ice Hockey
Hockey Initiation Program FAQ
Ontario Hockey Federation Player Development Model - 8yr Old and Under
Programming for Novice and Below - OMHA - updated Feb 2019
Novice and Below Hockey - OMHA

 

The House League Stream

The House League programs consists of different components:

Hockey Initiation Program (U7)


This is for as young as 4 year old players up to and including 6 year old players.  To be part of the program you must be as young as 4 or as old as 6 in the year that the season starts. (E.g. for the 2018-2019 season you would have to be 4, 5, or 6 in 2018).

House League Hockey

This is a basic House League which starts at age 7 for U8 (Modified-Ice) then 8 years old for U9 (Modified/Full-Ice), then carries on up to U21 age.  It consists of usually one game a week with about 10 practices a year depending on the age group.

Rostered Select Hockey

This is in addition (at additional cost) to the House League games and practices offered through basic registration.  This becomes a travel hockey team that can play extra exhibition games and tournaments throughout the year.  This team is picked via a tryout process in September prior to the House League draft.  It would consist of 17-18 players (including goalies) which, during normal House League schedule, would be divided up on separate teams to ensure a balance of skill on each house league team. 

The additional fees cover Ice Times, Referees, Timekeepers and Insurance. Individual Teams may request additional Fees from each Player for the Team fund; this amount will depend on Team Fundraising Activities, and is used to cover Tournaments, Extra Ice and other Hockey Development Programs that are implemented.
 

Select Teams can play up to 3 exhibition games per month during the season and can participate in a limited amount of tournaments.

The Select Program is designed to augment the House League Program for the Players selected and therefore players must be registered and play as House League Players. 


The Representative (Rep) Hockey Stream

Representative (Rep) Hockey is the highest level of hockey that can be played within HHMH.  HHMH is an AA centre with 3 divisions within the rep program AA/A/AE.  Rep Hockey consists of home and away (travel) games, development program for goaltenders and players, tournaments and play-offs. 

The Rep team is a “tryout format” in which players/parents must previously register with HHMH to be eligible to participate and purchase a tryout card.  Tryouts for Rep Hockey will be held in the spring of 2020 for the upcoming season for U12 to U18.

Representative Hockey is a great way to build a young player’s skill level, work ethic and team work while creating new friendships and having fun!

Note: Body contact is added to the Rep game starting with the U14 year. 


Minor Development (MD) Hockey

HHMH also provides a Minor Development (MD) League for certain divisions above U13 which provides continued hockey development, travel and tournaments like Representative hockey, however the MD League is a non-contact Recreational League and does not participate in the OMHA playoffs.

 

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