PROGRAMS

January 14, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, ON – The dates are set for the 13th annual OHF/OHL U15 Program of Excellence Camps. Held in April and May of this year across Ontario, the camps will focus on a variety of on and off-ice sessions, helping to ensure players are provided with the most up-to-date development strategies.  

The goal of the program is to introduce players, families and staff to high performance hockey, Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence and the Ontario Hockey League by creating a unique hockey experience for all players and staff involved that develops participants both on and off the ice.

“This is truly a unique and special hockey experience that we at the OHF are proud to assist in delivering in partnership with the OHL,” said Tony Foresi, chair of the board for the OHF. “We are excited t...

January 7, 2020

Applications due by May 15, 2020

The OHF Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications to receive an OHF Scholarship.

Introduced in 1997, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Scholarship recognizes and rewards dedication in education and hockey. The program provides financial assistance to registered OHF participants to offset the cost of post-secondary education. Since its inception, the OHF has distributed more than $450,000 to over 400 post-secondary students.

Each year, the OHF awards $1000 scholarships to 30 outstanding young people who display an incredible amount of commitment both at the arena and in the classroom. The scholarship recipients are determined on the basis of academic achievements, hockey involvement, and community involvement.

To be eligible to receive a scholar...

October 31, 2019

New Partnership Aims to Continue Growing Hockey at the Grassroots Level 

TORONTO (October 30, 2019) – Bauer Hockey announced today that together with founding partner Hockey Canada, they have joined forces with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) to continue to advance and strengthen the First Shift program – an innovative and successful learn-to-play initiative designed to welcome new-to-hockey families to the game. The three-year partnership brings together some of the most influential organizations in hockey to further elevate the program experience and continue to grow hockey participation at the grassroots level in Canada. 

Through this partnership, the NHL® and NHLPA will provide the program with additional resources, marketing/media...

October 10, 2019

The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup seeks to inspire young Canadians to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their communities. Along with our partners at Hockey Canada, Chevrolet’s goal is to develop hockey players on and off the ice.

To participate in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, you must be a Hockey Canada registered Peewee team that is ready to do good in their community.

Entering is simple:

  1. Get your Peewee team together and decide on a Good Deed.

    • Good Deed Examples:

      • Volunteer at an animal shelter or food bank

      • Spend time as a team at a retirement home

      • Clean up waste around your community

      • Be creative! Find a Good Deed that is relevant to your community

  2. Reach out to your l...

October 3, 2019

What is Dodge Caravan Kids?

The goal of Dodge Caravan Kids is to help enrich the game of hockey for participating coaches, players and their families. Dodge Caravan Kids represents one of FCA Canada’s key community endeavours.

Each year, participating Novice-level hockey teams receive $500 in funding and access to exclusive hockey benefits.

To-date, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT® retailers and FCA Canada Inc. have provided over $9.6 million to help more than 21,000 teams and 315,000 kids enjoy the game of hockey.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Canadian novice hockey teams and associations located within 150 kilometres of a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram and FIAT® retailer. Visit www.dodge.ca to locate your closest retailer. (NOTE: Atom division teams are ONLY eligible in Atlantic Canada.)...

September 6, 2019

The National Hockey League Players’ Association Goals & Dreams fund now accepts online applications for equipment grants and individual funding through the following programs:

NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund provides equipment grants to volunteer-based, grassroots hockey programs for up to 50 children.

NHLPA Goals & Dreams Game-Changer Award provides grants of up to $2,000 to children, families and communities facing unique economic or social challenges.

For more information and to apply, visit the NHLPA website HERE

August 28, 2019

Hello NOHA teams,

For the upcoming 2019/20 hockey season the Northern Ontario Hockey Association has partnered with BABSOCKS to bring teams an unforgettable fundraising experience.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

  •        For the past two hockey seasons Babsocks has worked with the Greater Toronto Hockey League to sell socks and raise funds for minor hockey teams, as well as mental health and well being in youth sport.

  •        In the past two seasons minor hockey teams have raised $75,000 for their own seasons, as well as $125,000 for Movember to help support mental health research in youth sport.

HOW IT WORKS

  •        Teams sell Babsocks to raise money for their team as well as the Movember Foundation. Teams sell Black, Blue or White Babsocks for...

August 20, 2019

The Timbits Minor Sports Program is a community-oriented sponsorship program that provides opportunities for kids aged four to nine to play house league sports. The philosophy of the program is not based on winning or losing, but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just being a kid.

Tim Hortons currently supports more than 300,000 children on teams in hockey, soccer, ringette, lacrosse, softball and baseball leagues in Canada and the United States. Our sponsorship includes jerseys, participation medals and a Timbits player gift for each player.

Adding to the fun, Timbits teams are often invited to attend Canadian Hockey League (CHL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) games to catch the action and showcase their skills between periods.
 

How does my MHA ge...

July 10, 2019

Registration is NOW OPEN for Fall and Winter NHL/NHLPA First Shift Programs near you!

For children aged 6-10, receive 6 on-ice sessions and full Bauer equipment for only $199.

To begin your hockey journey, visit www.firstshift.ca

Full listing of programs offered across the OHF: https://www.ohf.on.ca/…/getting-s…/the-nhl-nhlpa-first-shift

June 26, 2019

CALGARY, Alta. and CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Hockey Canada has invited 39 Ontario Hockey Federation participants and 45 OHL Gold Cup attendees to Calgary to participate in Canada’s national under-17 development camp, taking place July 19-26 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park.

During the week-long camp, the players will be split into six teams for on- and off-ice training, fitness testing, intrasquad games and classroom studies.

Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for the Program of Excellence, and POE management group representative Martin Mondou (Grand-Mére, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) built the roster with assistance from regional scouts Carl Bouchard (Quebec), Rob Simpson (Ontario), Jason Smart (West), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic), Shaun Sutter (West) and Darrell W...

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