General Information (Dorchester Minor Hockey)

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DORCHESTER MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION







GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Welcome to Dorchester Minor Hockey Association, the home of the Dorchester Dragons. For the first time, DMHA is offering online registration for the 2017-18 season. It is anticipated that most returning players will register using the online system. Payment by Visa or MasterCard only will be accepted for online registration.

 

The online 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 register online. If you do not already have an account, click on "Create an Account" and follow the instructions.

 

Receipts will be emailed from HCR. Please make sure that all contact information 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.

 

Please see below for important details and dates regarding registration, including dates and fees, for this coming minor hockey season.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Below are the age categories and fees for registration:

 

 

Please note that Hockey Canada has mandated changes to the Initiation level of hockey, which includes DMHA's Junior Tyke and Tyke categories. The changes include a move to half/cross ice games for Tykes.

 

Second year Tyke players born in 2010 are eligible to try out and be selected for the Novice AE representative team, which will play full ice games in the Novice AE division of the Shamrock Hockey League. Those players selected for the Novice AE team will be subject to the Novice AE rep fee.

 

DMHA REFUND POLICY: Refund details can be found here

 

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES:

 

Registration for the 2017-18 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!

 

June 5 - July 15, 2017

Regular registration will be available online through the link on the DMHA website. The registration portal will be available 24/7 during that period of time. Payment by Visa or MasterCard will be accepted for online registration. A minimum deposit of $250 must be made at the time of registration. The remaining balance can be paid in two equal installments that will be charged on July 15th and August 15th. On those dates, our system will automatically apply the charges to the credit card used at the time of registration (if registration was completed online) or your previously provided post-dated cheques will be processed (if registration was in person).

 

July 16th - Aug 1st

Late registration will be available online. Late registration fees increase by $50 for each age group, except Jr Tyke - Initiation and Tyke - Initiation. Staggered payments are not available for late registrations, meaning that the full balance is due at the time of registration. ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED AFTER AUGUST 1, 2017.

 

After August 1st

Online registration will no longer be available after August 1.  A final late in-person registration session will be held on August 10, 2017.  Details of the location and time will be posted on the DMHA website.  No registrations will be accepted after August 1, except at the published late registration session.  All registrations received at that session will be subject to space availability.  Payment is due in full upon registration, including the applicable late fee

 

In Person Registration

There will be one "in person" regular registration session held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Flight Exec Centre. Further details will be posted on the DMHA website prior to that date. A FINAL LATE registration session will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Please refer to the DMHA website for specific information regarding location and times.

 

Personal cheques payable to Dorchester Minor Hockey Association, or cash, will be accepted as payment at the in-person registration. Post-dated cheques will be accepted for the volunteer bond and rep fees (if any). All cheques must clearly indicate the name of the person making the payment and the name of the child(ren) being registered. Any NSF fees will be charged back. Credit cards will not be accepted at the in-person registration.

 

ADDITIONAL FEES:

 

Rep Team Try-Out Fee

Players wishing to try-out for DMHA representative teams can register and select the $40 try-out fee during the online registration process. If that option is not selected, a $45 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-outs will begin after Labour Day. The 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

NEW FOR 2017, team managers will collect volunteer bond cheques from every family assigned to their team by October 1, 2017. The volunteer bond cheque must be written in the amount of $300 per family and must be post-dated for March 31, 2018. 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.

 

A full list of bond opportunities will be available through the DMHA website and the team managers. Bond opportunities will generally require at least four hours of volunteer work per player, to at least eight hours for a family with multiple players. This compares very favourably to other associations, who require 10 hours or more. Bond opportunities will be available on a first come, first served basis, with most available during the summer and early stages of the season. Sign-up for bond opportunities will be through the DMHA website.

 

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. Each family will then 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 2017 until January 2018, with the winners contacted by DMHA and posted on the DMHA website. Further details will be available through your team manager. The “fundraising fee” is non-refundable-Tickets will remain in the families’ possession to sell and/or enter into the draws.

 

Gate Fee

Shamrock Hockey League and Lambton-Middlesex Local League regular season games for Novice and older aged teams 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), in person registrations, 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 Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm for Bantam aged players. The focus of the clinic is to teach body checking skills to players who will tryout/play for Bantam rep teams for the first time. 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.

 

 


OMHA Forms
OHF Player Transfer for Residential Move
OMHA Residential Questionnaire
OMHA Right of Choice - Fillable Form


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