NOHA NCCP Learning Facilitator Recruitment

The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is seeking applications for the position of National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Learning Facilitator for the 2020/2021 season and beyond. Attached below are documents outlining the expectations of an NOHA NCCP Learning Facilitator, a background of all NOHA NCCP Clinics, and application survey link. In order to identify the most qualified individuals, the NOHA has put in place an application process. To apply, please fill out the survey located here. Keep in mind that by filling out this application survey, you are not automatically an NOHA NCCP Learning Facilitator but rather have agreed that you are nominating yourself to become one. Pl

NOHA Angus Campbell Merit Award - Richard MacDonald

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Angus Campbell Merit Award Winner – Richard MacDonald (Haileybury) Richard MacDonald has been involved in organized hockey in the New Liskeard area for more than 20 years. He first began his involvement with Haileybury Minor Hockey Association, where he served as a Director for 3 years. He was a part of the merger between H

NOHA Ken Neeb Memorial Award - Erynne Prescott

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Ken Neeb Memorial Award Winner – Erynne Prescott (Capreol) In the 15 years of Erynne being involved in the Capreol Minor Hockey Association, Erynne gained confidence in all decisions being made. Confident that she is smart, resourceful, and bold enough to help/figure out any predicament that would occur, she is ALMOST incapab

NOHA Dr. Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award - Dr. Robert Lafontaine

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Dr. Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award Winner – Dr. Robert Lafontaine (Timmins) Dr. Lafontaine has been a team trainer for the last 10 consecutive years. In these capacities he has always exhibited outstanding dedication and service in player safety and risk management. His professional training and background as an Orthope

NOHA Rick F. Albert Award - Stephen Surcon

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Rick F. Albert Memorial Award Winner – Stephen Surcon (Schumacher) For the last fifteen years, Stephen has been instrumental in the area of coach and player development within Timmins and the surrounding Region. During this time, Stephen has been a coach or assistant coach within one of the Timmins Region’s Minor Hockey Assoc

NOHA Jim Conners Memorial Award - Corey Jackson

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Jim Conners Memorial Award – Corey Jackson (Sault Ste. Marie) Sault Ste. Marie native Corey Jackson completed his first year of officiating this past season and has played hockey at high levels including Junior A and Ontario University Athletics. Corey has a great understanding and feel for the game and shows a passion for it

NOHA Keith Barton Memorial Award (Most Promising Official) - Gabe Hare

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Keith Barton Memorial Award (Most Promising Official) – Gabe Hare (M’Chigeeng) Gabe Hare from M’Chigeeng wrapped up his first year as an NOHA official and has shown tremendous dedication, growth, and maturity. Gabe is always eager to learn and has demonstrated this through his attentiveness when being given feedback and learn

NOHA Most Improved Official Award - Nicholas Folz

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Most Improved Official – Nicholas Folz (Sault Ste. Marie) Fourth-year official Nicholas Folz from Sault Ste. Marie has progressed this year to lining Major Bantam AAA and refereeing two-official in Midget B. Nicholas will skate any level assigned to him and is always asking for feedback. He will text or call about a situation

NOHA Most Deserving Official Award - Deb Topash

Every year, the NOHA recognizes the many Officials and Volunteers who contribute to the game in Northern Ontario. Traditionally, these individuals are recognized at the NOHA Annual General Meeting, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be acknowledging all award winners via the NOHA website and our various social media platforms from April 14 to April 23, 2020. Most Deserving Official – Deborah Topash (North Bay) Deb Topash began officiating in 2010 and has always shown a desire to succeed and sets a good example for younger officials. The North Bay resident began assigning officials to games in Powassan, Astorville, Mattawa, and North Bay in 2015/2016. In 2016, Deb was appointed as

NOHA Officiating Development Web Series

The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is pleased to announce the NOHA Officiating Development Webinar Series. The Series will begin in May and will feature four guest speakers over four weeks. Participants will hear from NOHA Alumni T.J. Luxmore (NHL Referee), David Brisebois (NHL Linesman), Stephen Walkom (NHL Vice-President and Director of Officiating), and Conrad Hache (OHL Director of Officiating). ​ Each speaker will discuss various officiating topics that will help officials develop themselves followed by a Q & A session. Topics will include The Role of the Linesman--Not as Simple as you Think, the Coach and Official Relationship, and Path to Officiating Success and Integrity,

NOHA Officiating Development Web Series

The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is pleased to announce the NOHA Officiating Development Webinar Series. The Series will begin in May and will feature four guest speakers over four weeks. Participants will hear from NOHA Alumni T.J. Luxmore (NHL Referee), David Brisebois (NHL Linesman), Stephen Walkom (NHL Vice-President and Director of Officiating), and Conrad Hache (OHL Director of Officiating). ​ Each speaker will discuss various officiating topics that will help officials develop themselves followed by a Q & A session. Topics will include The Role of the Linesman--Not as Simple as you Think, the Coach and Official Relationship, and Path to Officiating Success and Integrity,

Congratulations NOHA Priority Selection Draftees!

Congratulations to everyone selected in the OHL Priority Selection! The NOHA is incredibly proud to have a number of players selected. Go North! Read more about the process HERE Good luck to all players eligible for the OHL U18 Draft Wednesday, April 8th at noon! Watch live HERE -- Profiles from Doug Bonhomme, written by Ben Leeson at the Sudbury Star Connor Toms D, Soo Junior Greyhounds midget 5-10, 160 A skilled offensive defenceman with some swagger, who can make plays. “Toms is a very gifted skater,” Bonhomme said. “Even if you never saw a hockey game, you’d say that guy could skate, you know? And he’s very nifty with the puck.” Mason Chitaroni D, Soo Junior Greyhounds midget 5-10, 160 A

OHL Priority Selection 2020

The 2020 OHL Priority Selection takes place Saturday, April 4 beginning at 9:00AM hosted at ontariohockeyleague.com and streaming on YouTube. The entirety of the OHL Priority Selection is conducted online. Eligible Players – Criteria North American players born in 2004 and non-overage players (2001-borns, 2002-borns, and 2003-borns), that were not carded with an Ontario based Under-18 (Midget) AAA team, from protected OHL territories are eligible for selection in the 15 rounds of the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. NOHA Eligible Players The NOHA has a total of 60 eligible players (29 Forwards, 26 Defencemen, and 5 Goaltenders), all born in the year 2004, with the exception of one 2003. The OHL

Hockey Community Online Events

While we are social distancing and working to flatten the curve, the hockey spirit has remained strong in our communities and online. Below are upcoming online events and opportunities to keep active, educated, and well as we work together during this time. Remember to tag the NOHA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with your Hockey Community moments, and keep using the hashtag #MakeHockeyMore ! Canadian Tire Jumpstart Play From Home Canadian Tire Jumpstart Play From Home has compiled resources to help keep active and entertained. Visit the Website for the full list of resources! Puckster Live Book Reading - April 1, 2020 - 11:30 AM EST For all the little ones at home! Story time with Lorna

Hockey Community Online Events

While we are social distancing and working to flatten the curve, the hockey spirit has remained strong in our communities and online. Below are upcoming online events and opportunities to keep active, educated, and well as we work together during this time. Remember to tag the NOHA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with your Hockey Community moments, and keep using the hashtag #MakeHockeyMore ! Canadian Tire Jumpstart Play From Home Canadian Tire Jumpstart Play From Home has compiled resources to help keep active and entertained. Visit the Website for the full list of resources! Puckster Live Book Reading - April 1, 2020 - 11:30 AM EST For all the little ones at home! Story time with Lorna

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