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Oswego Minor Hockey Association

Welcome Back Letter

WELCOME

to a new season of hockey with the

Oswego Minor Hockey Association!

 

We’ve got a bunch of news for the 2017-2018 season…

 

Registration:

Registration will open by Friday 9/1/17 via the OMHA Website: Please visit www.oswegohockey.com and follow the registration tab and directions to register our child for this upcoming hockey season: The following will be the cut off dates for registration this season.

  • Squirts through Midgets cutoff is September 29th.
  • Mite cutoff date is October 8th.
  • There is no formal cutoff date for the tyke “learn to skate program” however, children will not be allowed to step on the ice without being a registered participant also only children in the 2013 birth year and older will be allowed to register for Tykes. If you have a child younger than the 2013 birth year OMHA will consider allowing your child to participate as long as you become a certified coach and attend each session on the ice with your child.

 

Midget Registration:

  • The OMHA board remains committed to building the appropriate number of teams at each level based on the registration levels of the players.
  • Last year we had enough for 2, but we won’t know until players register.
  • Again this year we will decide on the number of teams after the players have registered for the season.
  • We currently have a large number of players registered on our 16u/18u split season team. If after High School Tryouts a player wants to move from the split season team to a snowbelt team that can happen as long as the snowbelt roster does not exceed 20 players.
  • If we do not get enough players to safely field 2 teams the first 20 players registered will be provided with a spot on our initial team.
  • Once we register enough players to safely spilt the teams into 2, another team will be added.  

 

Start Dates:

  • 16u/18u split season teams have already started. These players need to register for this season before stepping on the ice this week. Pee Wee,Bantam Travel teams and Midget house will be slated to start the season the Week of October 1st.
  • Squirt Evaluations will be held the week of October 9th.
  • House teams and mite teams are projected to begin October 16th .

Fundraising:

Our registration fundraising opportunities are in full swing including the annual bottle and can drive which is currently on going through Great Lakes Redemption Center. The OMHA Lottery Ticket Sales will be introduced at a later date.  More information on this event will be put out as it becomes available. These are great ways to reduce registration fees and all are encouraged to participate.

Coaches Needed:

If you are interested in coaching at any level of OMHA for the coming season please email Dan Bartlett at dbartle1@fulton.cnyric.org immediately.

  • New this year, coaches will not be allowed to step on the ice until all Screening, Safesport, Module, and CEP Certifications are complete no exceptions! Please log on to USA Hockey and check your coaching credentials and get up to date before the season begins. Please let me know if you have any questions.

We anticipate needing:

  • As many tyke and mite coaches as we can get.
  • At least 2 Squirt house coaches.
  • At least one Pee Wee house coach and possibly 2.
  • At least one Bantam house coach.
  • At least one Midget house coach and possibly 2.
  • Possibly 3 levels of coaches for the girls program.

 

Travel Team Head Coaches:

for the 2017 – 2018 season have been announced they are as follows:

Bantam Travel         Todd Donahue

PeeWee Travel        Ben Miller

Squirt Travel           Andrew DiBlasi

 

Travel Team Tryouts for Squirts will be held the week of October 9th at the Fort rink. (Firm dates and times will be announced as the date becomes closer)

 

Jerseys:

Please contact Ben Miller regarding the ordering of a jersey if needed This pertains to anyone needing a replacement from last year or all first year squirts Ben’s email is omhajerseys@gmail.com

 

Volunteers:

In addition to those that serve on the board many thanks go out each and every year to those who selflessly step forward in support this organization there are definitely too many to name. The time and effort all of you put fourth in support of this organization is greatly appreciated.

This organization exists and continues to thrive based on all your support.

This year, as is the case every year, there will be many opportunities for everyone to step up in support of the players, coaches, and the program. Either working the concession stand, being a member of a committee, or working a tournament I would like to encourage all of you to continue support the kids by helping in any way you can.

As always we would like to thank our sponsors and encourage our membership to continue to support our sponsors and the community by patronizing their businesses. You can find our sponsors listed on our website and on the banners and dasherboards at the rinks.

I would like to wish all of you the very best for this upcoming season. With the hope that this will be another fun, exciting, and fulfilling season for our children.

Please check the website often now and throughout the season for news, schedules and event information.

 

Sincerely,

Dan Bartlett

OMHA President

 

Registration is now open

Registration is now open!

About | Oswego Minor Hockey Association

Since 1964, the Oswego Minor Hockey Association Inc. (OMHA) has been providing area youth with the opportunity to learn to skate and play the game of ice hockey.

The mission of the OMHA includes promoting good sportsmanship, respect, discipline, self-esteem and fun at all levels - while enhancing skills to accommodate the full spectrum of player ability. Through the generous sponsorship of numerous local businesses, as well as a variety of successful fundraisers and an expanding equipment-lending program - the association works hard to support participation from boys and girls of all economic backgrounds.

The OMHA is a member organization of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association (NYSAHA), which is a recognized affiliate of USA Hockey – the national governing body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. The OMHA is considered to be a “Tier II” (also known as “B” level) organization. This status is granted by the NYSAHA in recognition of the association’s size and general competitive success.

The OMHA is incorporated in the state of New York and maintains an official mailing address of:

Oswego Minor Hockey Association
P.O. Box 5525 ,
Oswego, NY 13126
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The association maintains its status as a not-for-profit organization in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code.

Located on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario in Central New York, Oswego is a compact city with a long tradition of quality hockey. With three ice rinks located within two miles of the downtown area, Oswego is home to the SUNY Oswego Lakers Men's and Women's Hockey teams, the Oswego City High School Boys' and Girls' Varsity Hockey teams, and the Oswego Minor Hockey Association.

 

Oswego Rink locations:

Crisafulli Memorial Skating Rink at Fort Ontario 
East 9th St. & East Van Buren Street 
Oswego, NY 13126 
315-343-4054

Cullinan Skating Rink 
West 3rd St. & Varick St. 
Oswego, NY 13126 
315-343-6594    
    
SUNY Oswego Campus Center Arena 
Washington St. & Centennial Dr. 
Oswego, NY 13126 
315-312-2500