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Have Your Say on the Future of Minor Hockey... the OHF is Listening!
Submitted By cmetzger on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Register to attend an OHF Minor Hockey Summit for your chance to win a Jarome Iginla jersey! An OHF Minor Hockey Summit will be held in London on February 17th and is open to everyone involved in minor hockey, including parents, coaches, team officials, and referees.

Toronto, ON - The vision of the OHF Minor Hockey Summit is to connect with the people of our game.  Our game is only as great as those involved and the OHF wishes to recognize that with this opportunity.  The goal is to create the opportunity for registered and non-registered members to identify the topics of concern with other grassroots individuals to better understand the current climate of our great game.  Some topics include Coaching, Officials, Rules, Body Checking, Volunteers, Frequency of Programming, Cost of Playing the Game, Safety, Role of Parents in the Game, Ice Concerns (Time, Location, Cost), Why Players Leave the Game, Travel and overall enjoyment of the Game. 

"The OHF Minor Hockey Summits are a great opportunity for parents, players, coaches, officials and administrators to share their thoughts on the game with Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation in person.  As administrators we are looking forward to receiving the insights of those in attendance to use in maintaining the great game of hockey and enhancing the experiences of our participants."  - Phillip McKee, OHF Executive Director

The OHF has structured the Minor Hockey Summits in such a way to ensure feedback is collected throughout the the OHF jurisdiction.  In total, eight Summits will take place between January 13 and February 24, 2007.  At each location all participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Jarome Iginla Team Canada jersey.



 Saturday, January 20, 2007
 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 Holiday Inn
 30 Fairway Road South at Hwy 8, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 2N2 (map)

 Saturday, January 27, 2007
 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 Holiday Inn
 7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3R 1A3 (map)

 Saturday, February 3, 2007
 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 Holiday Inn
 99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton, Ontario K8V 5P8 (map)

 Sunday, February 11, 2007
 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 Hamilton Convention Centre
 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y2 (map)

 Saturday, February 17, 2007
 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 Best Western Lamplighter Inn
 591 Wellington Road, London, Ontario N6C 4R3 (map)

 Saturday, February 24, 2007
 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

 Holiday Inn
 20 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3 (map)

Registration is open and can be accessed via the OHF website at www.ohf.on.ca.  You must register to attend a Summit.  There is no fee to register.  The only cost is your travel to and from a Summit location.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.  Registration is limited to the first 100 people per location.  The OHF welcomes those willing to provide their thoughts and opinions on what works and what requires attention within minor hockey.

Talented facilitators will lead the discussion at each Summit.  These facilitators have been nominated by OHF Member Partners recognizng their skills and abilities.  Each facilitator has an extensive background in leadership and knowledge of the game within the OHF.

The OHF is the largest of Hockey Canada's 13 Branches with over 230,000 registered participants.  The Federation governs minor, junior and senior hockey with the support of its seven Member Partners.  The OHF, along with Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) and the Ottawa District Hockey Association (ODHA), govern amateur hockey in the Province of Ontario.

For more information please visit the OHF website at www.ohf.on.ca or contact:

Cheryl Allin
Communications, Marketing and Events - Coordinator
Tel: (416) 426-7022
Email: [email protected]

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