General Information (Dorchester Minor Hockey Association)

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Welcome to the Dorchester Minor Hockey Association, home of the Dorchester Dragons. Last year we introduced “online registration” for the first time.  As a result of the great success and positive feedback from the membership, it has been decided that registration for the 2018-2019 season will be 100% online!


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.  If you do have an account, log in to that account and then follow the prompts.


Receipts will be emailed from HCR (the sender is [email protected]).  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.





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 what were previously known as DMHA's Junior Tyke and Tyke categories.  The changes include changes to the names of the youngest age divisions and a move to half/cross ice games for all levels under Novice.


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, 2018.  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, 2018. LATE FEES and FUNDRAISING TICKET FEES are non-refundable. TRY-OUT FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE once a player has skated.   





Registration for the 2018-19 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!


May 1 – June 30, 2018

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 1st and August 1st.  On those dates, the system will automatically apply the charges to the credit card used at the time of registration.


July 1 – July 15

Late registration will be available online.  A late registration fee in the amount of $100 will assessed to all orders; except new registrants to DMHA.  Staggered or installment 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 July 15th.


After July 15th

Online registration will no longer be available after July 15th.  No registrations will be accepted after this date.





Rep Team Try-Out Fee

Players wishing to try-out for DMHA representative teams can register and select the $50 try-out fee during the online registration process.   If that option is not selected, a $75 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

Team managers will collect volunteer bond cheques from every family assigned to their team by October 1, 2018.  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, 2019.  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 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 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. Sign-up for bond opportunities will be through the DMHA website.


The above does not apply to any family that has selected the bond opt out during the registration process and paid the requisite fee.


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 2018 until January 2019.  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.

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) 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 Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The focus of the clinic is to teach body checking skills to players who will tryout/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.



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

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