OHF TO INTRODUCE MODIFIED-ICE PROGRESSION FOR 2018-2019, News (Manitoulin Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
OHF TO INTRODUCE MODIFIED-ICE PROGRESSION FOR 2018-2019
Submitted By Tamey McAllister on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
CHANGES COMING FOR 2011-BORN PLAYERS IN 2018-2019

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) is introducing a modified-ice progression for the 2018-2019 season, which will align with the Hockey Canada modified-ice mandate when it comes into effect for the 2019-2020 season.


Next season (2018-2019), OHF players born in 2011 will continue through a modified-ice program, advancing them from cross-ice to half-ice games, with practices still focusing on station work and skill development. Currently, these players are part of the renewed Hockey Canada Initiation Program, which includes cross-ice games for players six-years-old and under.

The Ontario Hockey Federation Board of Directors has approved the following direction for the 2018-2019 season:

1. The philosophy of cross-ice hockey for 5-and-6-year-olds is to make the beginner’s early impression of hockey a good one.  Game play for 2012-and-2013-born players (5-and-6-year-olds) in the 2018-2019 season is to be cross-ice.

2. Game play for 2011-born players (7-year-olds) in the 2018-2019 season is to be half-ice.

3. There are only two exceptions to this progression: 2011-born players who were granted the opportunity to play with 2010-born players in the 2017-2018 season may continue to play with the age group above for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 season or if a minor hockey association makes a request to its Member to allow an exemption due to registration numbers and the Member approves the request.

4. Where possible, it is preferred programming is offered to individual age groups. The decision to offer mixed programming (7-and-8-year-olds playing on the same team and in the same league) will be at the discretion of the Member. Minor hockey associations who require this allowance are to contact their Member directly. In stances where mixed programming is offered for the 2018-2019 season, teams will start the season in half-ice programming and transition to full-ice for the second half of the season. This will be repeated in the 2019-2020 season for 2011-born players.

Details on the further progression of the modified-ice program into 2018-2019 season are available on our website: ohf.on.ca 

The OHF is working diligently to produce materials which will be available in conjunction with items already created by Hockey Canada. For a list of all currently available support materials, promotional and technical, follow this link https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/players/essentials/categories/novice

If there are any questions related to the implementation of this modified-ice programming, parents are encouraged to contact their minor hockey associations. For assistance with administration of the modified-ice programming, minor hockey associations are encouraged to contact their Member.
This article has been viewed 2411 times.
View AllOur Sponsors
  • Breakaway Sports
  • Buie`s Grocery
  • Leanne Lewis Sales Rep Royal Lepage
    
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 14
    May
    Organization
    Congratulations to Bob Dumond on this award.
  • 06
    May
    Organization
    Congratulations to Rob Dearing on the Ken Neeb Award!
  • 05
    Apr
    Organization
    Congratulations to Rob Dearing on being selected as the recipient of the NOHA Ken Neeb award.
  • 10
    Feb
    Organization
    Unfortunately MMHA has decided to cancel the remainder of our hockey season.
  • 13
    Jan
    Organization
    Due to the new Lock down protocols by our Provincial Government, MMHA is still committed to providing a hockey season to our players.
  • 09
    Nov
    Organization
    Our season will begin on Friday Nov 13/20.   Please ensure all Covid protocols are being followed.  
  • 28
    Aug
    Organization
    Hello Parents & Players, The way hockey will look as we return to the ice will different.The MMHA and the community hockey associations, in trying to determine what sort of hockey and season we can offer, needs your help.
  • 25
    Aug
    Organization
    Manitoulin Minors AGM will be tonight (Aug 25/20) at 7:00 at the Mindemoya Curling club.
Printed from manitoulinminorhockey.ca on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 5:44 AM