General Information (Dorchester Minor Hockey Association)

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Welcome to the Dorchester Minor Hockey Association, home of the Dorchester Dragons.

Changes to this year’s registration process

  • As per Hockey Canada guidelines “Tyke” is now being referred to as “Minor Novice”.
  •  Returning for the 2019-2020 season; Representative fees will be collected electronically unless other arrangements are made with the team manager.
  •  We have changed our staggered payment program to include the addition of one more payment date.  Payments will now be processed on July 16th, August 1st and September 1st.  Additionally we have reduced the initial payment fee from $250 to $100 to encourage early enrollment.
  • Registration for Minor Novice and below has been extended from July 15th to September 7th.  Late registration will not apply until after September 7th.  Staggered payments are available only until July 15th.
  • Regular registration dates for Novice and above have also been extended:  April 1st – July 15th.
  • OMHA/OHF fees as well as ice costs have increased slightly for the upcoming season. Subsequently we have increased league fees including representative fees by $5.  (exception Sr. Initiation)
  • Given the 2018 programming changes, which included referees, additional ice and travel permits, our league fee for Sr. Initiation has been increase by $55.
  • Tryout fees (Advance and at Door) have increased by $5 per participant.
  • Bond cheques will no longer be collected from any ROSTERED bench staff  (Head Coach, Assistant Coach x 2, Trainer, Team Manager), Executive members, Committee chairs or Operational staff who support individual roles.  *Please see our policies and procedures for a complete list.
  • Late fee has been increased by $50 in order to further encourage early enrollment and to distinguish between other fees.  

The registration portal can be accessed through the link under the "Registration" tab on the DMHA website.  You will need a Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) account in order to begin the registration process. If you do not already have an account, click on "Create an Account" and follow the instructions.  If you do have an account, log in to your account and follow the prompts.

Please note: If you have used the online portal in past years then you have an HCR account.  If you are unable to recall your password use the “forgot my password link” and follow the prompt.  It’s important that you do not create a new account; doing so will create a duplicate profile for your player.  If you cannot recall the email associated with your account please contact the registrar for assistance.

Receipts will be emailed from HCR (the sender is [email protected]).  Please make sure that all contact information, especially email, is current and correct.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis so it is important to register as soon as possible.   If a category limit is reached, registrants may be placed on a waiting list pending DMHA's review of registration numbers in each category. No registrations will be accepted outside the published dates/times and methods.



Registration for the 2019-20 minor hockey season will be available online through the DMHA website.  In order to plan for the upcoming minor hockey season, it is important to complete the registration process in a timely way.  The following dates will be strictly observed.  PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO ENSURE A SPOT AND TO AVOID LATE FEES!


Registration for Minor Novice and below

April 1 – July 15

Early bird registration will be available 24/7 through the online link posted on the DMHA website.  Payment by Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.  During this time two payment options will be available.  OPTION 1: Pay in full or OPTION 2: Staggered payments.  (See below for an explanation of our staggered payment plan).  

July 15 – Sept 7

Regular registration will remain available 24/7 through the online link posted on the DMHA website.  Payment by Visa or MasterCard will continue to be accepted.  During this time you will be required to pay your full balance.


Registration for Novice and above

April 1 – July 15

Registration will be available 24/7 through the online link posted on the DMHA website.  Payment by Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.  During this time two payment options will be available.  OPTION 1: Pay in full or OPTION 2: Staggered payments.  (See below for an explanation of our staggered payment plan).  

July 16 – July 30

Registration processed between July 16th and July 30th are considered “late”.  A late registration fee in the amount of $150 will be applied to all orders; except new registrants to DMHA.  Staggered payments are not available, meaning that the full balance is due at the time of registration. 

After July 30

Online registration will no longer be available after July 30th.  No registrations will be accepted after this date.


STAGGERED PAYMENTS: An initial deposit of $100 will be due immediately.  The remaining balance will be equally separated into three installments processed automatically to the credit card used at the time of registration on July 16th, August 1st and September 1st.



Below are the age categories and fees for registration:


Age Group

Age Dec 31/19

Born in Year

League Fees

Goalie League Fees

Try-out fee (advance)

Try-out fee (At Door )

Rep Team fee (Oct 1)




$ 295





Jr Initiation




Sr. Initiation




Minor Novice







$ 440





9, 10

2010, 2009







11, 12

2008, 2007







13, 14

2006, 2005







15, 16, 17


$ 660






*Minor Novice is formerly Tyke.



Rep Team Try-Out Fee

Players wishing to try-out for DMHA representative teams can register and select the $55 try-out fee during the online registration process.   If that option is not selected, a $80 try-out fee must be paid at the first try-out date before the player will be allowed to participate in the try-out process.   Try-out dates/times will be announced on the DMHA website as they are scheduled. 

The try-out fee permits an eligible player to try out for a rep team (BB and/or AE) in his/her age category.  Each player may skate in a minimum of 2 of the first 3 try-out sessions with the BB team before being eligible for release from that team, and/or a minimum of 1 of the first 2 skates with the AE team.   Please note that try-out fees are not refundable after the player joins the first try-out session.


Volunteer Bond Cheque

Team managers will collect volunteer bond cheques from families assigned to their team by October 1.  The volunteer bond cheque must be made payable to DMHA in the amount of $300 per family and must be post-dated for March 31, 2020.  Families are responsible for completing authorized bond assignments (1 per player up to 2 per family with multiple players) and reporting the completed duties to their team manager in order to avoid payment of the bond. 

New for 2019: Bond cheques are not required from rostered bench staff (limited to Head coach, Assistant coach x 2, Trainer and team manager), Executive members, Committee chairs (excluding committee members), and operational staff in an independent role.  (See our policies and procedures for a full listing of operational staff).

A full list of bond opportunities will be available through the DMHA website and team managers.   Bond opportunities will generally require at least four (4) hours of volunteer work per player, to at least eight (8) hours for a family with multiple players.  This compares very favourably to other associations, who often require 10 hours or more. 

Bond opportunities will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Most, if not all, of the opportunities will be available during the summer and early stages of the season.  There is no guarantee that bond opportunities will be made available later in the season.    General bond sign-up opportunities will be made available through the DMHA website.


Bond OPT Out

We appreciate that families are busy and volunteering may not always be a feasible option.  As a result we have created an option were families can pay $200 in lieu of volunteering. During the online registration process simply select “bond opt out” which will add the fee to your cart. Please note that the “opt out” option is only available during the registration process.  “Bond opt out” is non-refundable unless approved by the DMHA Executive under special circumstances.  Team managers will be provided a list of families who have chosen to opt out.   


Fundraising Fee

Registration fees alone are insufficient to cover the costs of operating the DMHA hockey programs.  Accordingly, each family is required to pay a mandatory fundraising fee in the amount of $100.  In exchange, the family will be given a book of raffle tickets by their team manager at the start of the season.  Each family may sell the tickets, in which case any funds collected from the sales may be retained by the family to offset the fundraising fee paid at registration.  Ticket stubs (whether sold or submitted by the family) must be returned to the team manager by no later than October 31st to be included in the first draw.  Weekly draws will be held from November until January.  The winners will be contacted by DMHA and their names will be posted on the DMHA website in January.  Further details will be available through your team manager.  The “fundraising fee” is non-refundable.


DMHA REFUND POLICY: All refunds are subject to an administration fee of up to $100.  Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and must be made to the Registrar no later than August 15.   Requests submitted after this date will be subject to approval by the DMHA executive and will be prorated based on the timing of the request as per DMHA’s refund policy.  No requests for refunds will be accepted after December 31.  LATE FEES, GATE PASSES and FUNDRAISING TICKET FEES are non-refundable.  TRY-OUT FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE once a player has skated.  

*Please ensure that you register all players in your family at the same time otherwise the system will automatically charge you a fundraising fee for each separate order.  Should this occur you will be responsible for selling the extra ticket book


Gate Fee

Shamrock Hockey League and Lambton-Middlesex Local League regular season games for Minor Novice and older are subject to GATE FEES (typically up to $4.00 per game per person) set by the leagues.  The gate fees offset referee costs.  Adult season passes for entrance to any regular season DMHA games at the Flight Exec Centre in Dorchester are available at the cost of $40.  Grandparent passes are available at the cost of $30.  The gate passes may be purchased through online registration (up to 2 per registered player) and/or at the gate during the first few weeks of the season.  No passes are available for playdown/playoff gate fees, which must be paid at the gate.

Rep Fee

Players who are selected for and rostered on a representative team (BB and AE) are charged a fee to supplement the cost of additional ice received by the team.  This fee will be collected by a charge on October 1 to the credit card used at the time of registration or by means of a post-dated cheque (dated October 1) collected by the team manager after the rep teams have been selected. 


Team Fee

Players may be asked to pay a "TEAM FEE" to the player's team to cover additional costs that will be incurred by the team during the season.  Team fees are set, collected and managed by individual teams/coaches, and are separate from and in addition to the rep fee payable to DMHA.


Body Checking Clinic

DMHA will host a body checking clinic on Sunday August 25, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at the Flight Exec Centre. The focus of the clinic is to teach body checking skills to players who will try-out/play for Bantam or Midget rep teams for the first time or those players who wish a refresher.  Attendance is strongly encouraged for first year Bantam players.  The fee associated with this clinic is $10 per player and may be paid during the online registration process.  Alternatively, the fee will be collected by a representative at the start of the clinic.


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