Programming - Novice Aged Players and Below, News (St. Thomas Minor Hockey)

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Aug 30, 2018 | STMHA | 8548 views
Programming - Novice Aged Players and Below
This year 'Minor Novice' (2011 birth year) will look different than a traditional full ice program of the past.  Hockey Canada has mandated age groups under 8 years old to run modified ice programs.  This is new....and is regulation for every association governed by the Ontario Hockey Federation.  

The focus of these age groups will be development and fun, with emphasis on skill development.  Our goal is to maintain the advancement of skills and competitive nature of the STMHA program with players of similar skill and desire to play a more advanced game.  The TYKE program will build for future years, particularly the transition into Minor Atom which brings the return to traditional full ice hockey in the Alliance Seeded League.

Some of the key takeaways for parents for the upcoming season are:

NOVICE (2010 Birth Year)

As is past seasons we will be holding tryouts for Novice A travel hockey starting Tuesday September 4 @ 5:15pm.  Shamrock Hockey will NOT be hosting a Novice AE divisoion this year therefore there will be NO STMHA Novice AE for 2018-2019.  Alternatively STMHA will be playing out of the LMLL (Lambton Middlesex Local League) for 2018-2019.  There will be NO STMHA House League this year.


TYKE (2011 Birth Year)

We are hoping to carry 5/6 teams with 9-10 players on each Team. Games start in October and will average one a week.  The format will be modified ice games with 4 vs 4 skaters and goalies. There will be no score kept in any games and no set positions. Our plan is to run an in house program with 4 teams. There will  be 2 Teams involved in a Local League format (similar to Novice LL) that will include travel. The majority of ice will be in St. Thomas and nearby OMHA centres.


IP1 / IP2 (2012-2014 Birth Years)
 
IP1 AND IP2 will be cross ice hockey separated into 3 sections on the ice.  All ice times will be in St. Thomas arenas for the IP program.



Total Package Hockey
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STMHA is happy to announce that we have secured the services of Total Package Hockey to provide on ice skill and skating development instruction to Peewee House League down to IP 1 for the 2018-2019 season.  This on ice instruction will take place over a period of 10 weeks starting the week of October 15th


**INFORMATION SESSION**

We are hosting an information and interest session for parents:  September 5 , 2018 at 6:30 pm, at the Joe Thornton Community Centre (Upper Lobby)  Please join us - everyone is welcome!

Please direct questions to Ron Fish ([email protected]) Mike Moore ([email protected]) James Sutherland ([email protected]


Sponsors
Tim Hortons
Timbits Hockey is a community-oriented sponsorship program that provides opportunities for kids aged four to nine to play minor hockey. The philosophy of the program is not based on winning or losing, but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just being a kid.
STMHA Hockey Moms Association
St. Thomas Hockey Moms....we want YOU!!!! Would you like to be a part of something new, fun and exciting? If the answer is YES then we want you to join the STMHA Hockey Moms Association. We are an amazing group of HOCKEY MOMS looking to promote our local hockey association throughout our community and represent this great organization on the road. If you are interested and want more information about our committee please send an email to [email protected] Our Mission; Supporting our community...Supporting our GAME!
atoMc - McDonalds Canada
In keeping with a 40-year heritage, McDonald’s Canada is proud to support minor hockey in communities across the country, by offering young players a unique opportunity to build their sense of teamwork and focus on the joy of playing.
Elgin Chrysler
We’ve dedicated ourselves to serving the automotive needs of drivers in St Thomas and surrounding areas such as Alymer, London and Tilsonburg. Our team is committed to ensuring that you find the vehicle that’s right for you. On our end, that means answering questions, comparing Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM models, and getting you behind the wheel for a closer look. If a new car isn’t what you are shopping for, we carry a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles thoroughly inspected for quality and integrity, you can be sure that each one meets our incredibly high standards for excellence.
Comfort Inn St Thomas
Welcome to the Comfort Inn, a St. Thomas hotel located on Highway 3 near Waterworks Park. This Comfort Inn® hotel is close to Waterworks Park, the JOE THORNTON Community Center, the Elgin Mall and the Jumbo the Elephant Monument, a tribute to the star of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Hawk Cliff and Port Stanley beach, two attractions on nearby Lake Erie, are just minutes away. Annual hawk migrations make for great bird-watching opportunities on the water's edge. Rooms at this St. Thomas hotel feature televisions, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards. Barbecue grill are available. Refrigerators and microwaves are available in all rooms and a hot tub suite is also available. Handicap accessible rooms are available and children under 18 always stay free with their parents.
True Sport
The True Sport Principles are a rallying point for True Sport members — they are universal. The principles can be brought to life in any sport at any level, from playground to podium. An Olympic rowing squad can embrace these principles with the same sense of pride and purpose as an elementary school, an old-timers' league, or a community hockey arena. For sport to be truly good and have the opportunity to make the greatest difference, all seven of these principles need to be in play at all times, working in perfect balance with one another.