General Information (Dorchester Minor Hockey Association)

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 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!               


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

Changes to this year’s registration process

  • Returning this season, as per Hockey Canada guidelines the age divisions are U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, U11, U13, U15, U18 for the 2021-22 season.

  • Season start dates are TBD

  • Hockey Canada has launched a new registration platform. Both new and returning players will need to create an account.

  • STAGGERED PAYMENTS: An initial deposit of 30% will be due immediately.  The remaining balance will be equally separated into 2 equal instalments processed automatically to the credit card used at the time of registration.

  • Late fee of $100 for all registrations Oct 15th and later.

  • Registration will close at midnight on Friday, November 19th.

  • Goalie registration is $100 less than player register in that division. 

  • The yellow ticket fundraiser price ($100) is automatically included on top of each registration fee, however a discount will be applied at checkout and you will only be charged for one if registering more than one player.

  •  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.
 

GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The registration portal can be accessed through the link under the "Registration" tab on the DMHA website.  Both new and returning players will need to create an account in order to begin the registration process.

After creating an account, a verification code will be emailed to you to continue the process. Please check your junk mail in case it goes there. 
 

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.

 

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

Registration for the 2021-22 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!

 

July 9 – October 15th

Registration will be available 24/7 through the online link posted on the DMHA website.  Payment by Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.


Registrations on October 15th or later- a late fee of $100 will apply.

Registration will close at midnight on Friday, November 19th

STAGGERED PAYMENTS: An initial deposit of 30% will be due immediately.  The remaining balance will be equally separated into 2 instalments processed automatically to the credit card used at the time of registration. These dates, as well as final costs are yet to be determined, but will not exceed the total cost shown in the below chart.

REGISTRATION FEES

Below are the age categories and fees for registration:


Division

Age Dec 31/21

Birth Year

League Fees

Tryout Fees

Tryout Fees at Door

Rep Fees

U5

4

2017

$350

-

-

-

U6

5

2016

$350

-

-

-

U7

6

2015

$400

-

-

-

U8

7

2014

$500

-

-

-

U9

8

2013

$600

$55

$80

$245

U11

9, 10

2012, 2011

$600

$55

$80

$245

U13

11, 12

2010, 2009

$600

$55

$80

$260

U15

13, 14

2008, 2007

$700

$55

$80

$160

U18

15, 16, 17

2006, 2005, 2004

$700

$55

$80

$160

 



















ADDITIONAL FEES


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 Fee

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, 2021.    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. 

Bond 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 DMHA box at the arena 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.

 Gate Fee

Shamrock Hockey League and Lambton-Middlesex Local League regular season games for U8 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. It is encouraged to purchase your gate pass at the time of registration. 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 before the season starts. The 2021 date will be posted once confirmed. The focus of the clinic is to teach body checking skills to players who will try-out/play for U15 or U18 rep teams for the first time or those players who wish a refresher.  Attendance is strongly encouraged for first year U15 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.

DMHA REFUND POLICY: If approved, refunds of registration fees may be given to registrants whose requests to withdraw their registrations are received by September 1 of the year of registration. Refunds requested by September 1 will be subject to a $25.00 administration fee. Refunds requested between September 1-30 are subject to an additional fee of $100.  Refund requests made between October 1-15 will receive a 50% refund. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and must be made to the Registrar no later than October 31.  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 November 15.  LATE FEES, GATE PASSES and FUNDRAISING TICKET FEES are non-refundable.  TRY-OUT FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE once a player has skated.  


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