B C LL - What does it all mean? (Dorchester Minor Hockey Association)

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B, C, LL - What does it all mean???


The Dorchester Minor Hockey Association (DMHA) is classified as "B" 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 top Representative (Rep) or competitive team is our B team.  For any DMHA B team, the most competitive players (as determined by the appointed Head Coach and supporting individuals) are selected to its roster.  All DMHA B teams play within the Shamrock Hockey League (https://shamrockhockeyleague.ca/).  For league play DMHA B teams will play against teams that may not share the same letter classification (i.e. B), but for OMHA playdowns, we only play against B (and possibly A) centres.  B teams exist only at U11 and above.  

**For the 2022-2023 Season - For the 2022-23 season, OMHA will continue to implement the U9 and below pathways.  The 2022-2023 season will be the last year for U9 to exist in a competitive league.  The U9 MD team(s) will play within the Shamrock (Rep) league. 

DMHA is a larger centre with registration numbers to support an additional Rep team, giving more kids a development opportunity to play at the rep level.  Second entry Rep teams from DMHA are deemed "C" by OMHA and play within the Shamrock Hockey League.  DMHA has a C team at all divisions, U11 and above.  The C team is the DMHA second tier Rep team. 

After players are selected for the B team, players are then selected for the C team. This is considered to be the next group of most competitive players for the given age division within the association.  All divisions U11-U15 are two year age groups, with U18 being a three year age group.  The C team also plays within the Shamrock Hockey League, but against other C teams.  

After both the B and C 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 B, C and LL.  

In most circumstances, interested players will try out for both B and C.  At U9 MD, U11 B and U13 B, players are entitled to 3 skates before any cuts are made, as per OMHA requirements.  At U15 B and U18 B, players are entitled to 2 skates before any cuts are made, as per DMHA policy.  Players are only entitled to 1 skate during C tryouts.   
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