a member of the Ontario Minor
Hockey Association (OMHA), Lambeth Minor Hockey Association follows the Hockey
Canada Player Pathways for all age groups. However, there is some misinformation within the community that has been brought to our attention that we would like to address.
Earlier this year, there were significant changes made to the U9 group, with those changes scheduled to go into effect for all OMHA centres for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. An amendment to Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Playing Regulation C4 was passed, which resulted in the removal of all competitive categories of hockey (AAA, AA, A, B, BB, C, CC, D) for U9 and below.
HOWEVER – this decision has since been deferred to next year - meaning our Novice Rep program will continue with the U9's for the 21/22 season.
Even though rep hockey has been eliminated from U8/U9 as part of the Hockey Canada Long Term Player Development Model for future seasons, we will still be offering competitive programming for this age group for this season. If you have a child interested in trying out for our Major Novice Rep team, please ensure you select the tryout option at the time of registration. Check out the Registration Tab for more details.
As in past seasons, the program will begin with half ice games, and then progress to full ice as the season advances. We will still follow the player pathway program laid out by Hockey Canada. For more information about Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development Model CLICK HERE.