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.

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Birth Year per Division/Age Group Chart (2018-2019 Season)

Birth Year

Age

(by end of 2018)

House League

Select

Rep

2012-2014

4, 5, 6

Hockey Initiation Program (modified-Ice)

N/A

N/A

2011

7

Tyke (Note 1)

TBD

TBD

2010

8

Novice (Note 1)

Novice

Novice

2009

9

Minor Atom

Minor Atom

Minor Atom

2008

10

Atom

Atom

Atom

2007

11

M PeeWee

M PeeWee

M PeeWee

2006

12

PeeWee

PeeWee

PeeWee

2005

13

M Bantam (Note 2)

M Bantam

M Bantam

2004

14

Bantam

Bantam

Bantam

2003

15

M Midget

M Midget

M Midget

2001-2002

16-17

Midget

N/A

Midget

1998-2000

18-20

Juvenile

N/A

N/A

Note 1: Modified-ice programs to be implemented as per Hockey Canada and OMHA.  Standby for more details for 2018-2019 season.  Both 7 and 8 year old players are eligible for Novice House League Hockey.
Note 2: For age groups above Peewee there may have an opportunity to play non-contact Minor Development League. 


New For 2018-2019 - 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 already have at the Hockey Initiation Program a fully developed Modified-Ice Program for 4, 5, and 6 year old players.  Starting in 2018-2019 Season, we will be continuing with the same, and adding for the 7 to 8 year old players, a similar Modified-Ice Program.  Program details will be revealed as the year progresses.

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 Novice 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
Hockey Initiation Program for Parents
Hockey Initiation Program FAQ
Ontario Hockey Federation Player Development Model - 8yr Old and Under
Programming for Novice and Below - OMHA

 

The House League Stream

The House League programs consists of different components:

Hockey Initiation Program

(Formerly called the Tyke Initiation Program)

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 Tyke (Modified-Ice) then 8 years old for Novice (Full-Ice), then carries on up to Juvenile 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, Insurance, Sweaters and Socks. 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 24 games during the season and can participate in up to 3 Tournaments.

The Select Program is designed to augment the House League Program for the Players selected and therefore first priority is given to House League players, however, there are policy allowances which are outlined in Association Rules and Regulations (see Bylaws and Regulations under About Us


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 2018 for the upcoming season. 

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 Minor Bantam year.  HHMH also provides an Minor Development (MD) League for certain divisions above Peewee which provides continued hockey development, travel and tournaments like Representative hockey, however the MD League is a non-contact recreational league.

 

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