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First Time with GMHA … here’s what you need to know!!
Submitted By Aministration on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
First Time with GMHA … here’s what you need to know!!  

It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and that another hockey season is just around the corner! For those of you who are new here are a few tips to help you make sure you have everything ready. 

Plan your calendar ….. start getting back in a routine!!

If you are new what equipment do you need? Full equipment is required for all hockey players, from Future Stars to Midget.  If you are new and are wondering what should be in your hockey bag…. Here is a list to help.

Equipment List

  • Hockey Socks (Future Stars, IP and Tyke have socks provided for them)
  • Hockey jerseys will be provided by GMHA
  • Practice jersey – for novice and up the coach may ask players to wear a different jersey for practices and not their game day jerseys
  • under wear (long johns/shorts, long sleeve shirt/t-shirt-which ever player prefers)
  • jill/jock (shorts)
  • garter (if not the jill/jock garter combo)
  • shin pads
  • hockey pants
  • skates
  • clear tape (wrapped over shin pads)
  • black/white tape to re tape stick when needed
  • neck guard; “Billy Goat” throat protector for all goalies
  • shoulder pads
  • elbow pads
  • helmet with cage
  • mouth guard
  • gloves
  • equipment bag

New registrants must complete the RESPECT IN SPORT PARENT COURSE before your child can go on the ice. The course can be found on the GMHA website (www.ganminorhockey.com) and under the tab LINKS. There is a code required for the course, please email [email protected] to obtain it.  At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in the OMHA will be required to complete the Respect in Sport - Parent Program as a condition of participation. The one-hour online course is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game. This only needs to be completed once

Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport or Health Card required for proof of age – only need to provide the first year your register.

Copy of Parents Drivers License – for proof of residence

September 5th is the first ice time for our REP team tryouts.  Please see the website for dates, times and levels. There is a $50 fee for all those participating in tryouts. Full equipment is required for all levels to be on the ice.

September 16th is the first ice time for our non REP teams. Full equipment is required for all levels to be on the ice.

  • 8am – all Future Stars, IP and Tyke aged players
  • 9am – all Novice age players
  • 10am – all Atom age players
  • 11am – all Peewee age players
  • 12pm – all Bantam age players
  • 1pm – all Midget age players

 Subsequent ice times will be posted on the website.

 

Program Information

At GMHA we offer hockey from our Future Star Program to Midget. Below is a brief over view of the different programs offered.

Future Stars (2013) 

The Future Star program is a beginner program designed to help future hockey players learn to skate and learn some very basic hockey skills. The program runs from mid September to mid February.  Ice times are Saturday mornings at 8am-9am.

The IP program (2012, 2011)

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, Hockey Canada has implemented a new policy that mandates cross-ice/half-ice hockey for players at the Initiation age level (traditionally 5- and 6-year-olds).

The purpose of the Initiation Program is to introduce the basic skills of the game, and make a child’s first introduction to the game one that is safe, enjoyable, and fun:

·Make it a positive experience for kids and their families – focus is on fun, learning, and playing in a team atmosphere, not on structured games

·Build the player’s confidence and give them a sense of accomplishing a skill while developing as a young player

The program is based with the players’ development in mind, starting with basic, technical skills.

Our IP players will participate in their home FUN day in February, where other IP teams will come to our arena and enjoy a day of hockey fun.

The IP Program runs from mid September and ends with the Fun Day in February. Ice times are Saturday mornings at 8am-9am, and Sundays from 7:30am to 8:30am.

 

Tyke Program (2010)

The Tyke program continues on developing the skills learned in IP, and progressing to games and to help players be ready for novice hockey the following year.  After December, the tyke’s will play a series of exhibition games against other teams in our area, there will be some travelling to other rinks involved.  In February, our Tyke’s will play in their home tournament.

The Tyke Program runs from mid September and ends at the end of February.  Ice times are Saturday mornings from 8am-9am, and Sundays from 7:30am-8:30am.  Dates and times of exhibition games are still to be determined.

 

Novice and above (2009-2000)

At novice and above there are two levels of hockey offered in Gananoque, local league (commonly called house league) and Representative hockey.

Our local league teams play in the Intercommunity Hockey League (ICHL), which comprises of the following centres: Gananoque, Loyalist, Fronteanc, Napanee, Stone Mills, Deseronto, PEC (Picton) and Stirling.  This league has both a regular season schedule and a playoff season, culminating with a Championship Day.

Our Representative teams play in the Eastern Ontario Minor Hockey League (EOMHL).  Rep hockey is a level of hockey higher than local league, and is residentially restricted. The EOMHL comprises of 20 different centres located to the west of us, some centres include: Ennismore, Bancroft, Centre Hastings, Brighton, Tweed, Loyalist, Frontenac, Napanee.

Novice and above teams start in mid September and go until the end of February/beginning of March. Ice times vary depending on levels. 

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