SLMHA is proud to announce the Instructors for our inaugural Skills Development Sessions. Again, in order to increase the skill level and competitiveness of the overall membership these sessions in association with several Pro Hockey Instructors are being offered to our membership at a significant cost savings (over 75% off the current per session cost). For more information on the Instructors chosen for the 2014/15 season and/or to read their Bio's please click here.
Again, if your son or daughter is trying out for and OMHA Team you will pay $30.00 for the Tryout and an additional $70.00 for the Skills Program (October through January - these are additional ice times). If your child does not make the OMHA team they are trying out for they will be automatically enrolled into the Three Counties Skills Program (Same Instructors). For those not trying out for an OMHA team you have the ability to take adavantage of this programming for $50.00. (sign up for these sessions to be announced at a later date).
Thanks for being a part of Thunder Hockey, participating in our THUNDER DAY (Sat. Aug 23rd - Fenelon Arena) and Good Luck this weekend to those coming out for Tryouts!
Your 2014/15 Skills Development Instructor's (Three Counties and OMHA)
Goaltending Specific Training (Skating, Positional Work, Power Slides, Shots, Glove, Blocker and Paddle Work and Rebound Control, and more!)
General and Advanced Skills (Shooting, Passing, Theory, High Tempo Drills, Puck Control and Stick Handling, Special Teams Play), Positional Training, Skating, Edgework and more!
KAWARTHA HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT
FBP HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT
Power Skating (Striding, Edge Work - Inside Edge, Power Turns, Mohawks, Cross Overs, Backward Skating and Turning, First Five Steps and more!)
TRYOUTS ARE COMING..SO IS THE "RIS" MANDATORY DEADLINE
ALERT....YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SKATE UNTIL A PARENT OR GUARDIAN COMPLETES THIS COURSE!
Respect In Sports course in order for your son/daughter to participate in Minor Hockey for the 2014/15 season. This will be mandatory and required before your child step on the ice next season. OMHA has set rules in the Hockey Canada system that will not allow us to roster your son/daughter if you do not have this course in their profile. There is no way around this.
Role of the parent and coach in ensuring a child’s enjoyment of a sport
Protecting your child when outside of your immediate control
Concussion awareness and Return to Play guidelines
Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model
OMHA has a cost of $12 attached to this on-line course. SLMHA will be crediting each family registration for the 2014/15 season with $5 to assist with the cost of this mandatory requirement.
Please ensure when you sign up for the course you include all of your children within your family that are registered with OMHA or will be registering with OMHA. There is a drop down box to select our organization….it reads “Sturgeon Lake MHA”. If you don't click this one or select the wrong organization we will not find you in the system upon registration and your child will not be able to play until OMHA has this information.
Should you have any questions please feel free to email Leah Rea at
or speak with her at the arena.
From the OMHA website: Effective August 31, 2014, in addition to Team Officials, the OMHA will require all On-ice Volunteers, On-Ice Officials and Parents to take the appropriate ‘Respect’ education.
NEW - 2014/15 SLMHA OMHA TRYOUT FEES, DATES AND PROCEDURES RELEASED
Welcome to another year of Thunder Hockey. This year we will be hosting tryouts for all OMHA Teams in August. The initial TWO (2) tryout sessions will be held on AUGUST 23rd and 24th at the Fenelon Arena. If a player is unavailable to attend either of the first two try-outs, he/she must contact the appropriate OMHA coach and e-mail Brian Taylor @
Our objective is to get the OMHA teams chosen earlier, so that we have more time to find Three County Coaches and distribute the remaining players as per TC regulations and policies. Tryout sessions will be held each day based on the following schedule:
SATURDAY AUG. 23rd and SUNDAY AUG. 24th
Dondi Keough <>
Following the SECOND TRY-OUT, selected players will be invited to the third and any other subsequent try-outs in early September, once our normal ice allocation resumes. Please note that Three County Ice Times will begin in early September after the OMHA try-outs have concluded.
NEW - OMHA TRYOUT AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FEES:
The 2014/15 Season will also be the first year SLMHA initiates two new programs. A Try-out Passport and a Skills Development Program. Both will be fee based at a combined cost of $100.00 PER CHILD.
OMHA Tryout Passport: The cost for trying out for an OMHA Team ($30.00) which will aide in paying for the additional ice costs for the tryout sessions.
Note: All players trying out for an OMHA team must be registered and ALL registration fees paid in full prior to August 15th.
Skills Development Programs: There will be two (2) programs offered.
The OMHA Skills Program will be MANDATORY for all OMHA Players and Affiliated OMHA Players. It will provide approximately 12 hours of instruction from October through January and cost $70.00.
The Three County Skills Program will be MANDATORY for those players that tried out for an OMHA team, but did not succeed. It will be optional for any player that does not attend try outs and is playing on a Three County team. It will provide approximately 7 hours of instruction from October through January and cost $50.00.
Therefore, if a child is trying out for an OMHA team in 2014/15, HE/SHE will be required to pay an ADDITIONAL $100.00 at the FIRST TRYOUT. Thirty dollars ($30.00) will pay for the Tryout passport and the balance will be used to fund the Skills Development Program in which the child is placed. The Skills Development Program is Seventy Dollars ($70.00) for OMHA Players or Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for Three County Players that tried out for an OMHA team. If placed in the Three County Skills Program, a $20.00 refund will be granted ($100.00 Fee - $30.00 Passport - $50.00 Skills Program = a $20.00 Refund)
GOALIES ARE EXEMPT FROM THE TRY-OUT PASSORT FEE ($30.00), HOWEVER, IF TRYING OUT FOR AN OMHA TEAM GOALIES WILL BE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER THE OMHA ($70.00) OR THREE COUNTY ($50.00) GOALIE TRAINING SESSIONS.
IF YOU ARE NOT TRYING OUT FOR AN OMHA TEAM YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO ENROLL IN THE THREE COUNTY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT A COST OF $50.00 FOR 7 HOURS OF EXTRA DEVELOPMENT. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATE AS THE ASSOCIATION IS SUBSIDIZING THIS PROGRAM ON BEHALF OF ALL PLAYERS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM AND WHY WE AS AN ASSOCIATION ARE IMPLEMENTING SUCH A PROGRAM PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
SLMHA is looking for volunteers for the following positions. Please help us make your son or daughter's hockey experience a great one! We the executive can only maintain so many roles and are looking to the membership or other friends of SLMHA to help us with these positions. Needed immediately....
1. Director of Fundraising: Helping establish and implement our fundraising programs and events.
2. Gate Coordinator and Gate Staff: To arrange, schedule and monitor the Gate (Entry Fees) at each Home Arena.
3. Three County Coaches, Trainers, and Managers as well as Referees: We need help in all these areas as soon as possible in orer to ensure you children have proper coaching, development and have fun!
If you are interested in any of these positions please contact one of our executive members or respond to this message.
TRYOUTS (Aug. 23/24th) AND THUNDER DAY!(Aug. 23rd Only)
Tryouts start August 23rd, 2014. Please come out and support the Thunder Hockey during THUNDER DAY! We will be hosting a FORD Test Drive event at the Fenelon Arena (9-4pm) on August 23rd with a BBQ, Bottle Drive and Equipment Sale all day long! A great way to help out the association while tryouts are on!