CHE 2014 Christmas School

Please check out the information below from our skills partner Canadian Hockey Enterprises.

CANADIAN HOCKEY ENTERPRISES 28th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HOCKEY SCHOOL AND POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

   Register now for the 28thannual Canadian Hockey Enterprises Christmas Hockey School December 29th, 30th, 31st, 2014. Two programs to choose from, offering 2 hours daily instruction for Boys and Girls ages 6 - 14 years old and all skill levels.

   Specialized Power Skating, Goal Scoring and Puck Control programs for forwards and defencemen includes 6 hours of ice for $110 plus HST. Plus, we offer our Goalie Only Program that includes 6 hours of on-ice goalie instruction for $120 plus HST.

   Our professional staff features Program Coordinator Paul Crowley and Director Glen Forbes, our on-ice Instructors feature Jamey Hicks, Chad Cavanagh, Mike Martone, Andrew Verner, Ryan Ready, Mark McArthur and many more...

   Also this year our "Pond Style"  3-on-3 Hockey Tournament running on January 2nd all day at the Evinrude Centre. Sign-up as an individual and CHE will put you on a team or register your own team. This Hockey School and Tournament will make a Great Christmas Gift for all players. Call 749-5880 to register now. Watch for our 2015 Summer Hockey Camp brochure, coming soon and browse our website for all CHE Hockey Schools and Tournaments for Boys, Girls, Men and Women at www.chehockey.com.

Millbrook Stars Dance

Date: 12/13/14
Time: 8:00 p.m
Location: Millbrook Legion

Calling all people! MDMHA Fundraising committee is hosting a dance. A fun filled night of dancing, spirits, and laughs!! Hope to see you all!

  • Price of Admission is $10.00 per person
  • 50/50 Draw
  • Prize Table
  • DJ
  • Light Lunch
  • And a few surprises

For tickets please contact Betsy Lloyd-Hogg, Kym Dunlop or Jessica Hicks

Special General Meeting

   Due to a recently vacated position within the Executive, MDMHA will be holding a General Meeting to seek nominations and vote on the position of  Equipment Manager.

   This General Meeting will take place at the beginning of our upcoming monthly Executive Meeting which will take place on: 

Wednesday October 1, 2014  at the  Lion's Den  at  7:30pm

   We are seeking nominations for the position of Equipment Manager, which will be for one year (the remainder of the term). The nomination and voting will be conducted at 7:30pm, just prior to the monthly Executive Meeting.
       
   If you are interested in this position please contact any current member of the Executive for more information on the duties of this position and to indicate your wish to be nominated.

   We encourage everyone to attend and be a part of your minor hockey association.

**IMPORTANT** Notice To Parents:

OMHA Respect Integration Implementation

In an ongoing effort to foster a safe and enjoyable environment for our athletes in our great game, the OMHA is implementing a plan to ensure the OMHA is a complete Respect integrated organization.

Effective August 31, 2014, at least one parent or guardian of each player registered in the OMHA will be required to complete the online Respect in Sport Parent Education Program as a condition of their child's participation. This will need to be completed before your child can be rostered (and step on the ice) with any team, so we encourage you to complete this course on or before September 11, 2014 to ensure there is no delay.

To access this online program please visit: http://www.omha.net/page/show/885515-education and select the "Respect in Sport / Parent Program" tab near the bottom of the page.

The Respect in Sport parent program is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game. This portion of the program is only one of the three pillars of our respect platform. The Respect in Sport Activity Leader program is currently a condition of participation for all Team Officials (Bench Staff), and will be a requirement for all on-ice Volunteers and all on-ice referees (Age 16 and above), effective August 31, 2014. Through this mandate, all stakeholders will be introduced to Respect education when considering the needs of our athletes.

Millbrook and District Minor Hockey Association will be responsible for implementing these requirements as established by the OMHA and requires your support and cooperation with ensuring the completion of this certification. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact an Executive member.

Please ensure that you provide feedback as requested upon completion of the program, to provide your insights on optimizing program content, and system functionality.

Thank you for your commitment to the safety, enjoyment and success of your child, and all OMHA participants.

Get Started In Hockey With IP

MDMHA has decided to restructure our Mite program to follow the Hockey Canada lead for the benefit of developing our youngest players. Below and attached is some information that support our decision and the reasons why this change will help improve and encourage our young players to want to continue playing this great sport.

OMHA Initiation Program Details

“The Initiation Program is Hockey Canada’s premiere ‘Learn to Play’ program for players beginning hockey and is the foundation of skills development for hockey in the OMHA. The OMHA believes that players who learn the skills of the game are more inclined to enjoy playing. If they have the skills to play, they will love the game.”

“Hockey Canada developed the Initiation Program to make children’s first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It’s structured, learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game’s basic skills. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in the atmosphere of fun and fair play.”

Benefits of the Initiation Program include:

  • More Puck Touches
  • Maximum Ice Usage
  • Increased Competition for all Players
  • Fun for all Participants

For more information on OMHA's IP program please click the link below: http://www.omha.net/page/show/885500-initiation-program.

Special General Meeting

Due to some recent changes within the Executive, MDMHA will be holding a General Meeting to seek nominations and vote on two positions that have been vacated

This General Meeting will take place at the beginning of our upcoming monthly Executive Meeting which will take place on:

Wednesday June 4, 2014 at the Lion's Den at 7:30pm.

We are seeking nominations for the position of Fundraising Convenor and Referee in Chief, and both positions will be for one year (the remainder of the term). The vote will be conducted at 7:30pm, just prior to the monthly Executive Meeting

If you are interested in any of the above positions please contact any current member of the Executive for more information on the duties of a position and to indicate your wish to be nominated.

We encourage everyone to attend and be a part of your minor hockey association.

The Millbrook Atom White Stars have had a successful season starting with their A Championship win in the Dorchester Tournament in December where the team went undefeated.

Millbrook also took home the "EE" Consolation Championship in the Peterborough Atom Lift Lock Tournament the following month.

In more recent action, the team won the "A" Championship of the Tri-County Hockey League, defeating Sturgeon Lakes Atom Black Thunder 3-2 in overtime in the championship game.

Team members include Emily Clark, Chris Corkery, Ian Greenough, Owen Hartwick, Nathan Hooton, Gil Hunter, Tyler Lorette, Corbyn MacDonald, Taryn Madill, Avery McFadden, Gavin McKeown, Ty Reffo-McFadden , Cole Simpson, Alexander Vanbeek and Ben Westlake with head coach Rob Hooton, assistant coach Kim Hartwick, manager John MacDonald, trainer Mary Ann Hooton and assistant trainer Glen Hunter. The team treasurer is Jen McKeown.

Welcome Our New Executive

I wanted to thank everyone who came out to this year's AGM. It was nice to see such a good turnout from our membership. We covered a lot of ground which helped improve the ease and clarity of our constitution.

Thank-you to all Executive Members for all the hard work you have put into our association over the years. For those that are stepping down, I wish you all the best, but know that you will be thinking of the rest of us on the first Wed. of every month.

I am also looking forward to working with the remainder of the current Exec. as well as the new members that stepped up and were voted into the vacant positions. I'm positive that next season will be another great year for MDMHA.

The following individuals were elected during this year's AGM:

Vice President --------------- Marc Doucet

Treasurer --------------------- Lynda Mallon

Secretary --------------------- Jennifer Robbins

OMHA Contact --------------- Patrick Benson

LL Contact ------------------- John MacDonald

Tournament Manager ------ Kym Dunlop

Ice Scheduler ---------------- Peter Haase

Team Official Coord. ------- Greg Booth

Timekeeper/Gatekeeper -- Jessica Hicks

Skills Coord.------------------ Kaury Jones

The 2014 MDMHA Annual General Meeting will be held on:

Wednesday March 26, 2014 at the Lion's Den at 7:30pm.

We will be hearing reports on our hockey program, voting on the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution, and electing our leaders and volunteers for next year.

Here are 3 documents to review:

Local League Play-offs in Full Swing

As you may or may not know, most of our Local League teams are well into their respective play-off rounds. If you're looking to watch some exciting hockey, check out our Schedule page and then head on down to the arena and cheer on the home team!

2014 Annual General Meeting

The 2014 MDMHA Annual General Meeting will be held on:

Wednesday March 26, 2014 at the Lion's Den at 7:30pm.

The term for the following positions are up for election as per our Constitution:

Vice-President

Secretary

Treasurer

OMHA Contact

Tournament Convener

Team Officials Coordinator

Skills Development Convener

In addition to the above, the following positions will also be vacated at the end of the current MDMHA year:

Timekeeper/Gatekeeper Coordinator

Ice Scheduler

If you are interested in any of the above positions please contact any current member of the Executive for more information on the duties of a position and to indicate your wish to be nominated.

The Executive hopes to have a list of proposed changes to the Constitution posted to the website in addition to a posting at the arena shortly after our next Executive meeting.

We encourage everyone to attend and be a part of your minor hockey association.

CONGRATULATIONS REP TEAMS!

Congratulations to our Atom and Peewee Rep teams for a fantastic job in winning their respective series, both of which were against Brock.

Our Atom Rep team made a definite statement in their convincing 5-1 victory in game # 4 at the Millbrook Arena on Tuesday evening. They are in it, to win it, and are taking no prisoners.

Once our Peewee Rep team got going, there wasn't much that Brock could do. After a tough 1st game loss at home, our boys tightened their skates a little bit more and came back winning the next three in a row to end the series in game # 4 on the road.

Both teams are looking forward to their quarter final series against Centre Hastings. The Peewees get underway on Friday Feb. 7 at 8pm in Millbrook, with the rest of their series games posted on their online schedule. The Atoms' series has not yet been finalized, but should be starting shortly. Please stay tuned to their online schedule for upcoming games.

2013 Amalgamation Vote - Results

Manvers Results: 63 votes cast. 62 votes for, 1 against = 98.4% in favour.

Millbrook Results: 105 votes cast. 51 votes for, 54 against = 48.6% in favour.

The motion does not pass.

Based on these results, our two associations will not be amalgamating.

Thanks very much to both amalgamation committees for all of your hard work, diligence and above all patience through this process. Thanks also to all of the committed members of both associations who came out to the information nights and this evening's vote.

*** UPDATE *** Voting Extension

As we hope you are all aware, the date for our Amalgamation Vote was chosen and communicated in September. Just recently, the location was confirmed. After our final Information meeting was held, the Amalgamation Committee decided to extend the hours of the vote to allow more time for our members to stop in and cast their votes. These new times are reflected below. Our Vote will occur on:

Dec. 9 from 5:00-10:00pm

and will be held at:

Bethany United Church

We strongly encourage all of you to stop by and have your say.

Best Regards,

Your Amalgamation Committee

2013 Santa Claus Parade

This years' Millbrook Santa Claus Parade will be held on December 7th. Millbrook Hockey will be entering a float again this year.

For those participating in the Santa Claus Parade we will be meeting in the parking lot of the Millbrook Pentecostal Church located across from the Medical Centre. Please be there by 12:40 so we can get the kids arranged. Please make sure that the kids are dressed appropriately for the weather and if they can wear their AWAY jerseys that would be great.

Santa hats or bells, whatever the kids would like to bring is fine. We will try to get as many of our players onto the float as possible. The older players will walk beside the float on either side. Any adults able to help that would be appreciated.

Email Millbrook Hockey

Have something to say? A story to tell? Let us know at:

contact@millbrookhockey.com

2014/2015 Registration

Forms

In-person Registration

Completed registration forms and cheques may be handed in at the AGM.

A registration table will be available at the year-end banquet on Sunday April 27th at Baxter Creek Golf Club.

In person ONE day only - Thursday May 15, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, at the Millbrook Lion's Den.

Early registration can include a payment plan of April 1, May 1, June 1, July 1, August 1, Sept 1 – Late registrations received after June 20th 2013 are subject to a late fee of $50.

Mailing address

Mail completed forms and payment before June 20th, 2013 to:

Millbrook Minor Hockey
PO Box 331
Millbrook, ON
L0A 1G0

PLEASE DO NOT drop off your completed registration at the registrars home!

2014/2015 Age Groupings

Year of Birth Age Grouping
2011, 2010, 2009 Mites
2008, 2007 Tykes
2006 Novice
2005, 2004 Atom
2003, 2002 Peewee
2001, 2000 Bantam
1999, 1998, 1997 Midget
1996, 1995, 1994 Juvenile

Arena Maps

Millbrook Area Arenas

Millbrook Arena
4 Needler's Lane (RR-1)
Millbrook, ON L0A1G0
705-932-2911

Tournament Schedule