The MOHA Executive and Board of Directors are pleased to report to our members that we have received our annual audit report from BDO Dunwoody. This report covers the 2009/10 playing season / fiscal year. A copy of this report with our audited financial statements is available for review by any member at our office at 2070 Wyecroft Road, Unit 2.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all members that we are quite happy to be approached to discuss any aspect of the Association's operation.
Please feel free to submit any additional questions that you feel should be included in that section. While we do not guarantee that all will be added, we will review all submissions to assess general interest.
Where are you located ?
We are located at 2070 Wyecroft Road, Unit 2, which is one block west of Third Line, on the sout side, just past the GO station.
What rink will my son or daughter play at?
It depends on the ice availability and where the division has been scheduled due to the number of teams in the division and the block of ice available. At the present time our VP of House league is working on the schedule. The younger age groups play on the weekends.
When do they start playing bodychecking?
The OHF regulates the age at which players can begin bodychecking. In Town Rep and House League Minor Development, players begin bodychecking at the Minor Peewee age level (11 years old). For the White and Blue House League levels, there is no bodychecking allowed.
In House League, what is the difference between Minor Development, White and Blue?
For Initiation and Tyke, we have Red, White, & Blue divisions. For Novice to Minor Bantam, there are three House League divisions - Minor Development, White and Blue. For Bantam to Midget, there are two House League divisions - Minor Development and White. In Juvenile, there is Red and White.
The Minor Development division of House league is a more competitive level
of play, where bodychecking is allowed from Minor Peewee to Midget. The
players in the Minor Development divisions are usually of a higher skill
level. The players in the White division are of a mid-range to high skill
level. Players in the blue division are of a lower to mid-range skill
level. The White and Blue divisions do not play bodychecking. A player may
move up or down a level from year-to-year.
Will my child get to play bodychecking in Minor Development?
At time of registration, parents are given the choice registering for
bodychecking or non-bodychecking hockey. There is a draft in the Minor
Development divisions, from Minor Peewee to Midget, where the Head Coaches
select the players for their teams from the pool of bodychecking available
players only. If your child is not selected for the Minor Development teams,
they will be made available o be drafted into the non-bodychecking
What if my child wants to play goal, do I have to buy equipment?
If your child wants to be goalie, you should let the league and coach know. It is up to the coach to pick a goalie if there is no one on the team that has specified that they want to play the position. In the younger divisions the MOHA provides the goalie equipment. As they get older the responsibility is for the player to get his own equipment.
Does the MOHA accelerate players?
The MOHA does not like to accelerate players, but each case is looked at on an individual basis.
How does the league select teams? What is a draft? How does it work?
House League strives to ensure that the teams in any particular playing level are as balanced as possible, so that all teams are competitive and similar to each other in skill and caliber. This makes for a competitive and fun season for all players and parents involved. In the Initiation and Tyke age groups, the House League Convenors create tams based on player evaluation skates in the fall. From Novice to Juvenile, Head Coaches "draft" their teams. The draft is where the Head Coaches and Convenors meet to pick their teams, based on prior season evaluations or Fall "evaluation skates".
What equipment will my son need?
Helmet with full cage, mouth guard, neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, jock, hockey pants, shin guards, gloves, skates stick and hockey tape.
How often do they play? What about practices?
In House League teams in the Initiation to Bantam age groups are provided with 1 game and 1 practice per week by the League. Teams from Minor Midget to Juvenile play 3 games every 2 weeks. Town Rep teams play 2 games per week and practice anywhere from 1 to 3 times per week.
When does the season start? When does it end?
The season for Town Rep starts around the middle of September. The fall tryouts and training camps start at the end of August - watch the Town Rep sections on this site for more information. The Rep teams usually end late in March. The House League starts in late September or early October and the Championship week for all divisions is held late March.
What if my child does not like playing, can I get a refund?
The MOHA will give refunds when the request is in writing and made before the October 29 cut off date. There is a $50.00 administration fee and as appropriate and reasonable pro rated charges will be applied for games or practices already passed.
What is "Extra Ice"?
Extra ice is ice that is purchased by your team (coach) on top of what is given to them by the MOHA. Usually teams will collect funds from the parents to purchase extra sheets of ice for practice or exhibition games.
Can my child play on the same team as their friends?
You can request that your son be on the same team as one of his friends, but there is no guarantee that this will happen. The goal of the MOHA is to make all teams equal in caliber and skill for a competitive season.
What is balancing?
Balancing is when a player or players are moved from one team to another within your division. This is done to make the team equal in caliber and skill so that one team is not winning all the games and one team losing all their games. This is done by the league convenor and VP House League.
Can I request a coach?
You may request a coach but there is no guarantee that you get the coach you want. Each coach usually picks his team from the draft.
Is there anything else I should know or do?
Enjoy!!! Sit back and remember this is a game that the children play. Win or lose your child will have fun if you remember to keep the game in the right perspective.
Telephone: (905) 338-9220 | Fax: (905) 338-9677 | Postal Addr: 2070 Wyecroft Road, Unit 2, Oakville L6L 5V6