SUDBURY, ON – The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is very excited to be hosting the Fifth Annual NOHA Development Weekend in Sudbury on August 10 to 13, 2017, at Laurentian University and the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.
The NOHA Development Weekend, which will see more than 150 participants from across Northern Ontario participate, is comprised of three events, The Seventh Annual NOHA Referee School, an Under-15 Camp, the Fourth Annual Advanced Skills Analysis Coaching Seminar, and a Supervision Semiar.
Over 80 players born in 2002 will be participating in the Under-15 Camp, which is being held in conjunction with the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) as the NOHA begins the identification process for Team NOHA. Team NOHA will compete in several showcase events in 2017/2018 including the OHL Cup and the OHL Gold Cup. The OHL Cup is an annual event that sees the best Minor Midget Teams in Ontario compete in the Greater Toronto Area. The OHL Gold Cup is an event that is being held for the Seventh time and will see the top 160 2002born players in Ontario compete for an opportunity to attend the 2018 Team Canada National Under17 Development/Selection Camp in Calgary next August. Recently, the NOHA sent two players to the 2017 National Under-17 Development Camp in Calgary, Camaryn Baber from Sault Ste. Marie, and Payton Vescio from North Bay.
The Seventh Annual NOHA Officials Development Camp will see 16 Officials from across Northern Ontario; learn from some of the top Officiating instructors in the province. Among the facilitators include NOHA Director of Officials; Glen Campbell, OHL Director of Officiating; Conrad Hache, OHL Officiating Manager; Ken Miller, NOHA Officiating Instructors Matt Davie and Mark Palumbo, NOJHL Commissioner Rob Mazzuca. Participants will learn through classroom discussions and on-ice sessions and will also have an opportunity to officiate games throughout the weekend.
The Fourth Annual Advanced Skills Analysis Coaching Seminar will be attended by 12 Coaches from across Northern Ontario. These coaches will learn from many highly experienced Hockey Personnel such as Hockey Canada Instructor, Don McKee, North Bay Battalion Assistant GM/Goaltender Coach, Adam Dennis, Nipissing Lakers Head Coach, Mike McParland, RHP Skills Instructor/NOHA Skills Instructor, Alain Goulet, and NTR Skills Coach/OHL Alumni, Zach McCullough. These coaches will also have the opportunity to run practices with the Players participating in the Under-15 Camp, and will coach the Players during the Games.
Practices are scheduled throughout the day on Friday, August 11. While Games will be held on Saturday August 12 and Sunday, August 13. All games are being held at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.
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