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2022 AGM Coniston Minor Hockey Association

Coniston Minor Hockey Association is pleased to announce that we will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, July 6th, at 7:30 PM.

The event will be held virtually through Zoom to accommodate everyone. To register and receive your Zoom invite, please register using the following form.

Contact us by filling out the form below.

We look forward to seeing you!

NOHA Officials Clinics

NOHA Officials Clinics

The NOHA has released a second set of officiating clinics to be held in November. If you are interested in officiating, please complete the steps below. If you have any questions, please contact Adam Morell at [email protected].


Step One (aged 18 and over only)

If aged 18 and over, must have valid VSS submitted to [email protected] (PDF scan), if the process has been started, submit receipt to given e-mail address.

If Letter of Engagement is required to obtain VSS, please contact [email protected].


Step Two (all officials who haven’t already completed the program)

Register and complete the Hockey Canada Planning a Safe Return to Hockey E-Learning module


Step Three (new officials only)

Register and complete the Hockey Canada Hockey University E-Learning module

Download the Hockey Canada Rule Book


Step Four (all officials)

Register for an NOHA Webinar

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 10 AM – new officials only

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 7 PM – new officials only


Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 10 AM – returning officials only

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 7 PM – returning officials only


Step Five (all officials)

Attend your NOHA Webinar


Step Six (new officials only)

Complete Hockey Canada Level 1 Exam (open book)


Step Seven (all officials)

Register for Horizon Web Ref Assigning Software

  1. Visit
  2. Enter the e-mail address you wish to receive assignments at
  3. Enter YOUR first and last name
  4. Enter this Association #: 206009 (disregard the account location)
  5. Select user type as: Official
  6. Personal Note: New Official (Location)
  7. Complete the remaining steps and click Submit Registration


Your Horizon Web Ref account will only become unlocked once all steps are properly completed.


Step Eight (all officials)


Submit Proof of Vaccination in PDF to [email protected] – pictures and screenshots will not be accepted

Condolences to the Sartor Family

Coniston Minor Hockey would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Sartor family. Jimmy spent many years as a coach, executive member and the President of our association. He always had a kind word, and would check in to assure the success of Coniston Minor Hockey. He gave his time, energy and continued support, with donations and contact with the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings to ensure our players benefitted. Jimmy surely will be missed. Rest in peace.

SARTOR, James – Obituary – Sudbury – Sudbury News




NOHA Vaccination Policy Update – October 5, 2021

As we continue to operate through these unprecedented times, please be aware that the NOHA Board of Directors has had multiple discussions since the summer about ways to enable players to continue playing this great game of hockey as safely as possible.

On September 9, 2021, the NOHA announced a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy that required all Participants born in 2009 or earlier to be fully vaccinated to participate in NOHA-sanctioned Programming.

The NOHA Board of Directors amended this policy on September 17, 2021. This decision was based on information from the Provincial Government that exempted Players who are between 12 to 17 years of age to be vaccinated.

Although the COVID-19 situation is ever-evolving, the health and priority of all Participants remains the number one priority of the NOHA. The Executive has continued to review appropriate information and has engaged in communication with legal counsel and various public health authorities, including the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of Ontario, Dr. Moore and his colleague, Dr. Warshafsky. See the enclosed letter from Dr. Moore here.

After carefully considering the evolving public health response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and considering the close contact nature of our game, the NOHA Board of Directors has decided to revert to the NOHA Vaccine Policy dated September 9, 2021, which will require all Players born in 2009 or earlier to be fully vaccinated. The policy has been amended to reflect a new timeline to be fully vaccinated. Click here for the full policy.

Note that the NOHA policy also references On-Ice Officials, Volunteers, Team Officials, however per the direction of the five (5) Public Health Units in the NOHA Territory, these participants must be fully vaccinated by October 14, 2021 in order to enter the facilities in Northern Ontario.

While we understand that there may be disappointment in the change to the NOHA policy, we assure you that the decision is being made in the best interest of all Participants to provide us with the best opportunity to play a full hockey season, without the stops and starts that we encountered for much of the last season.

Should there be anything that the NOHA can do to support you through this difficult period, please do not hesitate to contact your District Council Director.

Letter – NOHA Vaccination Policy October 5, 2021

NOHA Vaccination Policy Version 3 – Updated October 5, 2021

Letter from Chief Medical Officer of Health

AMENDED: NOHA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Letter to NOHA Associations – Amended Vaccination Policy – September 19, 2021

Re: Amended Vaccine Policy

The NOHA Board of Directors met to discuss the current vaccine policy for participants within
the NOHA.

The NOHA reviewed relevant health information and direction from the Government of
Ontario, coupled with legal advice specifically as it relates to the mandating of vaccination of all
participants in the NOHA.

After careful consideration of all factors, the NOHA Executive has supported an amendment to
the NOHA Vaccine Policy.

  • The NOHA will continue to recommend that Participants between the ages of 12 to 17
    (2004 and younger) receive a complete series of a mRNA COVID-19 vaccine;
  • It will continue to be a requirement that all NOHA Participants (Team Officials,
    Volunteers, Officials, Players) aged 18 – born in 2003 or earlier – and above shall be
    completely vaccinated as of October 31, 2021.

The NOHA will continue to review applicable information, and reserves the right to amend this
policy in response to any new guidance received from or regulations passed by federal,
provincial, and local public health and governmental authorities in respect to the COVID-19

Please note that the complete revision of the policy will be provided as soon as possible.
Should you have any questions, please contact your District Council Director.

Yours truly,

Sue Shepherdson
NOHA President




Hockey Canada has released a new Maltreatment Rule for the 2021-2022 season. Find the official press release HERE

You can also access the Hockey Canada Rule Book, with the new rule here: rulebook_casebook_e.pdf (

In an effort to educate Associations and Coaches/Team Officials on the new Maltreatment rule, the NOHA has planned 2 sessions to be held via Zoom where we will review the new Maltreatment rule. See the links below:

September 22 at 7:00 p.m. –

October 5 at 7:00 p.m. –

Registration is required for these sessions.