Novice and Below Program (Dorchester Minor Hockey Association)

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Novice and Below Program - 2019-2020 Season

The Dorchester Minor Hockey Association follows the Hockey Canada/Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) mandate at the Novice and Below levels, for age appropriate and modified ice programming.  The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) Implementation Guide has been used.

The focus at the Novice and Below levels will be skill development and fun.  This will be done through alignment of skaters with similar skill levels.  

Mite (2015 Birth Year)
Skating and hockey-related skills will be the focus at the Mite level.  Programming will challenge both the new skater as well as the skater with some experience.  Cross-ice hockey will be implemented.  Special events will be included for our youngest skaters during the season.

Jr. Initiation (2014 Birth Year)
Skating and hockey-related skills will be the focus at the Jr. Initiation (IP) level.  Programming will challenge both the new skater as well as the skater with some experience.  Cross-ice hockey will be implemented.  Special events will be included for our youngest skaters during the season.

Sr. Initiation (2013 Birth Year)
Teams will be established based on similar skill levels.  Games will be scheduled throughout the season (October to March) with like teams/centres.  Teams will be made up of 9-11 players.  The format will be modified ice (cross-ice) games with 4 vs 4 skaters, plus goalies. There will be no score kept in any games and no set positions. Head Coaches will be confirmed by the DMHA Executive.  Assistant Coaches/Trainer/Manager positions will be filled by parent volunteers.

Minor Novice (2012 Birth Year)
Teams will be established based on similar skill levels.  Games will be scheduled throughout the season (October to March) with like teams/centres through the Lambton Middlesex Local League (LMLL). Teams will play in a LMLL Division (1, 2, or 3) based on competitiveness. Teams will be made up of 9-11 players.  The format will be modified ice (half-ice) games with 4 vs 4 skaters, plus goalies. There will be no score kept in any games and no set positions. Head Coaches will be confirmed by the DMHA Executive. Assistant Coaches/Trainer/Manager positions will be filled by parent volunteers.

Novice (2011 Birth Year)
Tryouts will be held for the Novice BB (Rep/travel) team in September 2019. The Novice BB team will participate in the Shamrock Hockey League (pending final approval).  Players not selected for the Novice BB team will be placed on a Novice Local League team. The Novice Local League team(s) will play in the Lambton Middlesex Local League (LMLL).  Games will be scheduled throughout the season; half-ice format for October to December, full-ice format for January to March.  Teams will be made up of 16-18 players (pending final registration numbers).  The format will be modified ice (half-ice) games with 4 vs 4 skaters, plus goalies (October to December), and full ice games with 5 vs 5 skaters, plus goalies (January to March).  There will be no score kept prior to January. Head Coaches will be recommended to the DMHA Executive by the Coach Selection Committee.  Assistant Coaches/Trainer/Manager positions will be filled by parent volunteers.  




**INFORMATION SESSION**
Information sessions will be held in September 2019.  More information to come!


Please direct questions to:
Jennifer Coghlin
Vice President - Hockey Operations
Initiation Program Coordinator
[email protected]

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