Hi Lancer Families, we made it through
another hockey season. A season that was as normal of a hockey season we have
seen since before COVID. Thanks to you all for making this season a success.
As we reflect on this past season, there is
one thing that we can celebrate: our kids played uninterrupted hockey! This
year our Lancers continued to make up for lost COVID time and were very
competitive, winning tournaments, experiencing jamborees, half-ice games,
Silversticks, and even sending multiple teams to their Provincial
Championships! In the coming weeks, convenors will be able to give a full
report of each divisions’ accomplishments, as playoffs and finals are still
We would not have had a season if it had not been for our outstanding group of coaches and volunteers who -despite having jobs like everyone else - were committed to ensuring all players had an enjoyable season despite any roadblocks teams faced. If you have not already done so, please thank your volunteers.
End of Season Housekeeping
As per past practices, we would ask that
one member from each team reach out to our Vice president of Operations,
Shannon Conliffe to make arrangements for the collection of all the returning
Equipment return includes goalie equipment,
coaches’ equipment, first aid kits, and game jerseys with name bars removed
and jerseys laundered. To avoid mold growth, please ensure the jerseys
are completely dry before putting in the garment bags.
*As in prior years, volunteer refund
cheques will be given to each Coach once all equipment has been returned and
All equipment needs to be returned by the
end of April. If anyone has equipment ready now, or this week, please contact Shannon directly.
Permission to Skate/Tryout Forms – Girls &
For any OMHA players that
require a permission to skate (PTS), please go here to request one. For OMHA players U12 or above requiring a Non-registered passport form (NRP), they are coming soon. Stay Tuned, Rob Mugford will post
to the website/social media when the forms are available. Girls will require their Permission to Tryout form to be signed by Jocelyn Aarts or Addy Coughlin - Girls Convenors if they
are trying-out in another Centre.
Try-Outs – OWHA
As in past years, try-outs for MHAL OWHA
teams for U11, U13, U15 & U18 will occur in May. Details have been provided
on the MHAL website. U9 try-outs will be conducted following the start of the school
year. Jocelyn or Addy will reach out directly to those groups who are affected
Coaches Applications & Interviews
We are in the process of receiving OWHA
Coaching applications, which are required by April 15. OMHA B team Competitive
applications are required by May 15th. Local League and C team competitive Coaches
are encouraged to complete the application; however, coaches will not be
selected until after the competitive try-outs are completed. Click
here to apply to be a coach for the 2023/24 season
Rep and Girls Coaches that are chosen for
an interview will be contacted by the Coaches Selection Committee and given
their time to speak with the committee. If you are unsure where your child
might land, apply anyway and we won't hold you to that team if your child makes
the team above.
Annual General Meeting
The annual general meeting of MHAL will be
held in person on May 24, 2023 at the Lambeth United Church, 4268
Colonel Talbot Road starting at 7:00 pm. Accordingly, we ask that anyone who wishes to
attend the AGM to please register for the meeting in advance. Registration is
easy and simple. Just complete the registration form on our website. Those who
register will in turn be emailed the agenda for the meeting.
The annual general meeting is an
opportunity to learn more about and participate in our association. Reports
will be given on the activities and finances of the association for the 2022-23
season. Elections will also be held for 2022-23 executive positions. Members in
good standing may vote on matters raised at the AGM, including the election of
executive members. Each member is permitted one vote. MHAL Constitutional
amendment motions must be submitted in writing to the executive committee. Such
a proposal for amendment must be signed by 3 members of the association and may
be made by members in good standing if submitted in the prescribed form in
order to be confirmed by the Executive committee no later than the executive meeting
prior to the AGM and allowing for the provision of the amendment to the membership
at least 14 days before the date of the AGM and receive 2/3 majority vote at the
AGM. The notice of motion form can be found by CLICKING
MHAL By-Law and policy amendment motions
may be made by members in good standing if submitted in the prescribed form at
least 14 days before (by May 10, 2023) the date of the AGM and endorsed by a
majority vote at the AGM. The notice of motion form can be found by CLICKING
Please note, higher level executive roles are always filled internally, if possible, as these roles typically require some prior board experience and historical knowledge from prior season.
Coaches, please take a moment to consider
nominating a player(s) on your team for an award.
The link can be found by CLICKING
2022/2023 MHAL Parent Survey
As the 2022/23 season comes to a close,
please take a moment of your time to complete this survey for each team for
which you have a player. Only one survey is required per family per player.
MHAL values your input and will use this
information when planning and preparing for the next season. To complete the
Next Season 2023-2024
Registration for our next season will be opening soon and will be announced on our main MHAL webpage. The link can be found by CLICKING
U14 and above competitive non-body
OMHA has approved the implementation of
non-body contact teams for u14 and above beginning in 2023-2024. This means
that MHAL, should we have enough residentially restricted interest in a
competitive non-body contact team, can look to have a competitive non-body
contact team at the U15 and u18 levels. We will be seeking interest in this
over the coming weeks along with an intent to register option. If there are
enough players for a try-out and team, we will approach OMHA on our centres
options. More information on what the OMHA has approved can be found HERE
If you plan to volunteer with us in any
capacity, a Police Check is required. Please consider doing this now as there
is often a back log in September. The link below will take you to the on-line
application form. For individuals wanting to apply directly the London Police
Station or an OPP office, please contact the appropriate Convenor for a letter.
London Police Services PVSC Checks – click here
again for your participation in Lambeth Minor Hockey. Be safe and well Lancers!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone
back in the fall.