The OMHA defines amalgamation as the joining of two or more Centres/Associations to become one Centre/Association (pg. 84, OMHA 2023-2024 Manual of Operations). An amalgamation would require the joining of all aspects of the involved Centres/Associations.
OMHA considers any hybrid amalgamation configurations to be reorganizations. DMHA is currently focused on reorganization. The current desired format would see DMHA join with another centre(s) to become one large rep centre while maintaining the local league program as it currently stands. Within a reorganization, registration numbers are increased, making it possible to consider adding second-entry teams to rep-level offerings (‘A’ single-age teams, plus second-entry rep ‘C’ dual-age teams). All local league programming would remain the same within Dorchester Minor Hockey with the possibility of considering a select team at each age group.