A and LL - What do these things mean???
The Dorchester Minor Hockey Association (DMHA) is classified as "A" within the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA). Each centre is classified based on its size within a certain boundary. The classifications are AAA, AA, A, B, C, D.
The DMHA Representative (Rep) or competitive team is our A team. For any DMHA A team, the most competitive players (as determined by the appointed Head Coach and supporting individuals) are selected to its roster. All DMHA A teams play within the Shamrock Hockey League (https://shamrockhockeyleague.ca/) 'A' loop. For league play DMHA A teams will play against A teams from other centres. A teams exist only at U10 and above.
**For the 2023-2024 Season - For the 2023-2024 season, OMHA will continue to implement the U9 and below pathways. The 2023-2024 season will see the continuation of U9 to exist in a competitive league. The U9 MD team(s) will play within the Shamrock (Rep) league.
After the A teams are selected, all remaining players will play on a Local League (LL) team. There are typically 2 or 3 LL teams in each age division. All LL teams (U9-U18) play in the Lambton-Middlesex Local League (https://lmll.ca/
). All LL teams (U9-U18) created to be "balanced" with an aim to have similar skill levels on each team.
All our teams (U7-U18) will travel to compete against other centres. This includes both A and LL.