NOHA Rink Report – November 10th, 2023

 The NOHA is excited to announce we will be hosting several Christmas Skills Camps throughout Northern Ontario during the 2023 Holiday Season. There will be four levels offered in each area: U7/U9, U11/U13, U15/U18, and Goalies only. All skill levels are welcome! Read More Applications are now open for Hockey Canada/IIHF Try Hockey programs. This is a great opportunity to bring in new participants, with an ice rental subsidy, staff honourarium, and equipment options for up to 36 participants!  Read More
 NOHA Tournament of Champions team applications are open until December 1st! Apply Now This season, W.A.I.T. before you act! Get involved and spread the message: Read More
This past weekend, November 3-5, 2023 the 2nd Annual NOHA Officials Program of Excellence weekend was hosted at the Big Nickel AAA Hockey Tournament in Sudbury, Ontario.
 The NOHA hosted 14 officials from all across Northern Ontario to provide a developmental experience of education and sharing rooted in the Hockey Canada Officiating Pathway.
 Officials attended classroom sessions featuring instructors Glen Campbell (NOHA Director of Officials), Ken Cox (OHL Officiating Manager), Danny McCourt (NOJHL Officiating Coach). Dan Hannoomansingh from Hockey Canada spoke to the officials virtually.
 On the ice, invitees had the opportunity to officiate at the highest levels of AAA hockey, and received on-ice supervision, with exposure for future events such as the Hockey Canada Ontario Region OPoE.
 The NOHA would like to thank our valued instructors and speakers, as well as the Big Nickel AAA tournament committee for a fantastic opportunity.
 The NOHA is currently accepting nominations for Official of the Month. Officials nominated should be between the ages of 14-17 and have a passion for officiating! Nomination FormRead More The OHF is seeking entrants on their latest survey on the Development Phase.The survey is open to parents/guardians/athletes of MHAs.  SurveyComplete Survey
 NOHA Clinics have been posted for November. View Certification Requirements and Register now to obtain your certifications. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]  Register The NOHA wants to celebrate our hard-working and dedicated volunteers by choosing a Volunteer of the Month! To nominate your Volunteers, please fill in the form HERESelected Volunteers will be posted mid-month. Nominate
Hockey Canada Pathway to Hockey Coverage Information for Associations Pathway to Hockey programs (commonly known as try hockey programs) are designed to provide fun, safe and affordable introduction to hockey opportunities to all Canadians. These are programs that are run and managed by Local Hockey Associations – with the objective of growing their membership. Pathway to hockey programs can be a simple ball hockey initiative or a 12-week program that teaches skating or the fundamentals of the game. Key objectives for this initiative are as follows:Provide an opportunity for Local Hockey Associations to expand their introductory programming offerings, leading to increased accessibility, diversity and inclusivenessEnsure that all participants and programs are insured and managed in accordance with our shared values and standardsRemove a component of the cost barrier (insurance) for program participantsTrack participants and their hockey journey, leading to greater understanding of retention and sustainabilityCollect best practices and innovative ideas, including identification of opportunities to share with others and/or scale in other areas
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