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Amendments to LOR Regulations Approved

Effect of Mar 4/17 LOR Agreement Changes on MHL “A” Teams  

Note that the LOR* Agreement applies only to Rep Teams at the “A” level and above. House League teams, including Gold, are exempt from this Rule but are subject to the City of Mississauga’s cap of 5% imports maximum.

These changes are effective for the 2017-18 hockey season.

Import Quotas:

  • Unchanged at 3 per team by OHF rules
    • MHL will allow 2 imports per “A” team per Presidents Agreement, MHL rule, and City of Mississauga cap of 5% imports

Releases Required:

  • Minor Atom to Peewee – YES
    • Players must first try-out in their residential centre
      • If an offer is made, and declined, the player is not eligible for a release at that level
      • If not offered a roster spot they will be provided a Release and are eligible to attend tryouts elsewhere in the LOR
      • A release applies only at the same competitive level (i.e. a release from a AAA team allows that player to try-out and play AAA elsewhere in the LOR, but not AA or A (and vice-versa, and so on)
  • Minor Bantam to Midget – NO
    • These players are automatically released each season
    • In order to attend tryouts with a team outside of their Member Partner (i.e. GTHL player trying out for an OMHA team, or vice-versa), players are required to obtain a Permission to Skate form from their former Association or Club.

Grandfathering Provisions re Import Players:

  • If playing as an import in 2016-17, you may continue as an import, subject to the following:
    • Current Minor Atom or Atom:
      • Must remain with the same team
      • If switching teams, players will have to go back to their Home centre and try-out there. If no spot is offered, and a Release is received, that player is then welcome to try-out for an MHL team.
    • Current Minor Peewee to Midget
      • May play on any team in the MHL/GTHL
    • A current player who returns to try-out in his residential centre and who receives an offer, is ineligible for release

Tryout Period:

  • To remain unchanged for 2017-18
  • “Decision dates” for 2017-18 are still under review… details to follow
  • 2018-19 will see some changes, which will be detailed at a later date

To view some LOR-related “frequently asked questions, please click here.

*The LOR, or Lake Ontario Region, is an area that is made up of the following:  GTHL (Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan), and the surreounding OMHA area including Oakville, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax & Markham.  (Note that Milton, Georgetown & Burlington, to name a few, are NOT considered part of the LOR.)

Questions:

  • Call the MHL Office, (905) 607-1118

 

House League Championship Weekend – March 24-26, 2017

Now that the Round Robin portion of the 2016-17 MHL Playoffs is almost over, please be reminded that MHL Championship Weekend, for the teams who finish in the top four after their Round Robin, is fast-approaching.  Semi-Final games will be played on Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th.  The Gold/Silver (i.e. Final) games will be played on Sunday, March 26th, as will the bronze medal games.

All games will be played at Tomken, Iceland, or Hershey… please watch the MHL Games Centre for details.

Good luck to all teams!

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February Newsletter

Playoffs!

They have started in earnest.  Enjoy!  It is a game; a great game!

But please remember, it is just a game and it is supposed to be fun!


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For the past 13 seasons the Mississauga Hockey League has awarded the President’s Trophy to the “A” team who collects the highest percentage of available points to the end of the Regular Season.

On February 1st, MHL President Brian Webster presented the trophy to the Lorne Park Clarkson Wild Midget Sr. 111 team.  Congratulations on a perfect record through the regular season!


 OHF Midget ChampionshipLorne Park Clarkson Wild

The MHL, in conjunction with the Midget A Lorne Park Clarkson #111 team, will be hosting the prestigious OHF Provincial Championships Apr 7-9.  It is an honour to be a part of these championships for the players, coaches and parents and no less so for the on-ice officials.  The MHL and GTHL will be splitting the officiating crew.  There will be 5 Referees and 10 Linespersons participating in the event.  They have been selected from a group of approximately 450 officials that officiate under the GTHL umbrella.  Unlike in the MHL, where the Midget A division uses a four official system, this OHF tournament will incorporate the 3 official system which is used in the other Midget A areas under the OHF


Lorne Park Clarkson Wild Dinner-Dance

Lorne Park Clarkson members came out in force for 1st Annual LPC Wild Dinner-Dance and Silent Auction.  Almost 600 volunteers, parents and community members attended the newly merged association’s fundraiser on Friday, January 27nd at Lakeshore Convention Centre. A huge selection of silent auction items was on display to raise funds for the association. Attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner, dancing and an opportunity to socialize with their hockey community.  A “WILD” time was had by all!

Support your association and enjoy a night out away from the rink.  Phantom Wolves, Applewood and Erindale Hockey Associations have recently held their special evenings.  Upcoming dinners being held are Meadowvale Hockey Association on Friday, February 24th and Port Credit Hockey Association on Saturday, February 25th.  Check your association website for details.

Reminder there are NO MHL GAMES during Family Day (February 20th) March Break (March 10-19, 2017)

Inclement Weather Policy

A reminder as we head deeper into winter!
In instances when the jurisdiction of the Mississauga Hockey League is subjected to severe weather that requires consideration of the cancellation of the MHL League games the following notification procedure will be followed:

  1. Any Decision relating to the cancellation of games will be made by 3pm on a weeknight, 10:00 am Saturday or 3:00 pm Sunday.
  2. If a decision is made to cancel games, the MHL will forward notification through the following means:
    • Notification of Area Association Presidents
    • Posting on the MHL website
  3. On weekdays, any cancellation of games will be posted on the MHL website the moment the decision to cancel games is made.
  4. Parents and team officials are requested NOT to call the MHL office or City Facilities about the potential cancellation of games. The official notification system is via the MHL website and email.

In the absence of a cancellation notice being posted on the MHL website by 3:00pm on weekdays or 2 hours before the scheduled game on weekends, parents, players and teams should assume that the League games will be played as scheduled.
Most importantly, the MHL encourages parents to leave enough travel time to arrive safely and drive according to the weather conditions.


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Did you know?

A player who receives 4 penalties of ANY kind will receive a GE56 (Game Ejection).  This is a GTHL/MHL rule, NOT HOCKEY CANADA.  All double minors are counted as one infraction/penalty.


Click here for more info.

Playoff Rules

A reminder that all “A” and “Gold” level playoff games ending in a tie after regulation are required to play one 10 minute, sudden-death overtime period.  For a complete list of Playoff rules for all divisions, click here.


MHL Challenge Tournament

April 6-9, 2017

Plan to end your year with a local tournament that’s in its 15th year – our own MHL Challenge. We have openings in all divisions: Minor Novice and Novice Select/Red, Minor Atom and Atom Select/Red and Minor Peewee and Peewee Select/Red. All games are played at the Hershey Centre. Reserve your team’s spot now and spread the word to other teams you may meet at tournaments in the next few weeks.

Click here for registration information, applications and rules on our website.


MHL associations continue to show their support for our local OHL team.

Meadowvale Hockey’s “Charity Night” on Friday, January 27th saw 577 members attend. Applewood Hockey saw 487 of their members turn out to cheer on the Steelheads on Sunday January 29th.


Lorne Park Clarkson Wild’s Association Night on Friday, February 10th sold 700 tickets in support of the Steelheads.


Click here for more info

Team Talk

Lorne Park Clarkson team show their Charitable Spirit


Lorne Park Clarkson Peewee A 71 collected food items, toilet paper and diapers to donate to the Kerr St. Mission on their visit to the facility on January 19th.  Team and parents met for a tour and got to work restocking the shelves.  Team parent volunteer Tina Rizzuto-Willan reports “The players were duly impressed with the programs offered and how they could assist in helping not just families in need, but youth at risk.  An inspiring evening for all involved.”


Team News

Lorne Park Clarkson Wild Novice Red win at Dresden

The drive to Dresdon Ontario was worth it for the LPC Novice Red team who came out as the undefeated tournament Champions of the Dresdon Kinsmen Cup.

Port Credit Storm Bantam Red win at Dresden

Port Credit Storm Bantam Red win at Dresden

Port Credit 091, Bantam Red Team wins the Dresden Kinsmen Cup.  The tournament took place in Dresden, Ontario from February 3-5, 2017. Over the five games, PC 091 scored 28 goals and allowed only 4. We wish to thank all the Coaches, Players and Parents who made it possible and who’s contribution made it the great experience it was.  We would also, like to thank, the Dresden Kinsmen and Mike DePauw who were our welcoming and fabulous hosts over the course of the tournament. A job very well done!  Thank you!

Phantom Wolves Novice Gold win at London

Congratulations to Phantom Wolves Novice GOLD (players and coaches) on their win at the 2017 Bryon Optimist Competitive Tournament in London, Ontario this past weekend. The team went 6-0 in the Tournament to place first in the pool and to go on to win the Championship game.    We faced against London team in the semi-final and won 5-0. We moved on to the Championship game to face Humber Valley to be down 3-0 and the team fought back in the 3rd period with 41 seconds left we scored to make it a one goal game.   After that with 11 seconds on the clock in the 3rd period we scored the tying goal. The Championship game went into overtime and with only 15 seconds into the overtime we sealed the win on a breakaway.   What a dramatic finish to cap off the fun weekend with the team. Our team played great hockey and the players worked really hard, the goalies allowed only three goals against in the tournament.  Coaching staff and family members are so proud of the team as they played very well.   Would like to thank all the Coaching staff and family members and friends as well as the sponsors whom have supported us this season.

GO PHANTOM WOLVES GO!!!!


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Your Team Scene January 2017

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January Newsletter

2017

Welcome back to hockey and to your first 2017 issue of Your Team Scene.  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that you are excited to be heading into the last regular season games and gearing up for playoff season.  With that in mind, if you are involved in house league hockey, we’ve included a link in the following pages to our Playoff Timing document, which may help you plan your schedule.

Don’t forget to send us any news items involving your team for us to share under our Team Talk section.  

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!


Inclement Weather Policy

A reminder as we head deeper into winter!
In instances when the jurisdiction of the Mississauga Hockey League is subjected to severe weather that requires consideration of the cancellation of the MHL League games the following notification procedure will be followed:

  1. Any Decision relating to the cancellation of games will be made by 3pm on a weeknight, 10:00 am Saturday or 3:00 pm Sunday.
  2. If a decision is made to cancel games, the MHL will forward notification through the following means:
    • Notification of Area Association Presidents
    • Posting on the MHL website
  3. On weekdays, any cancellation of games will be posted on the MHL website the moment the decision to cancel games is made.
  4. Parents and team officials are requested NOT to call the MHL office or City Facilities about the potential cancellation of games.  The official notification system is via the MHL website and email.

In the absence of a cancellation notice being posted on the MHL website by 3:00pm on weekdays or 2 hours before the scheduled game on weekends, parents, players and teams should assume that the League games will be played as scheduled.
Most importantly, the MHL encourages parents to leave enough travel time to arrive safely and drive according to the weather conditions.


Mississauga Hockey League Playoffs

House League playoffs are scheduled to commence:

on Saturday 4, 11, 18 or 25 depending on the number of teams in your division.

Click here to see our 2016-17 playoff timing information sheet.

A level playoffs are scheduled to commence as follows:

Atom, Peewee, Midget Sr. – Monday, February 6:

All series are 6 points unless otherwise noted. All games have a 10 minute overtime if tied after 36 minutes. Teams can expect to play QF games 1-2 during the week of Feb 6-9 and QF games 3-5 during the week of Feb 13-16 with game 5 on Thursday Feb 16 if necessary.
SF should start Tuesday Feb 21.

Minor Novice & Novice Gold, Minor Atom, Minor Peewee, Minor Bantam & Bantam, Minor Midget, Midget Jr.) – Monday, February 13:

All series are 6 points unless otherwise noted. All games have a 10 minute overtime if tied after 36 minutes. Teams can expect to play games QF 1-2 during the week of Feb 13-16 and QF games 3-5 during the week of Feb 20-23 with game 5 on Thursday Feb 23 if necessary.
SF should start Monday Feb 27.

Playoff games appear in the schedule with the code “PO” at the right hand side of the game listing. Only playoff games count towards qualification into Championship Weekend (March 24-26, 2017).

 


Reminder there are NO MHL GAMES on Family Day (Feb 20) or during March Break (March 10-19, 2017)


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Ontario Hockey Federation

Level 3 Upgrade Seminar

We would like to congratulate the following MHL Officials who have been selected by the MHL Referee Supervisor Committee to attend the Ontario Hockey Federation Level 3 upgrade seminar hosted by the GTHL in January.  The seminar will also include selected officials from the GTHL and NYHL.  We wish them the best of luck.

Tara Benard-Rae
Dan Brown
John Edwards
Carl Hansen
Kyle Schumacher
Tom Vosper

Did you know?

3 stick infractions by one player in same game is

an automatic Game Ejection (GE56)

Hockey Canada Rule 4.2 (e)
Stick infractions – Butt-Ending, Cross Checking, High Sticking, Slashing, Spearing
Double minor for Butt-Ending & Spearing counts as only 1 infraction.



Our MHL Hockey Heritage

Photo Gallery

 

Bobby Hull meets with Toronto Township Hockey League Players in the early 1960’s when he played for the Chicago Black Hawks during their visit to Maple Leaf Gardens.


MHL Challenge Tournament

April 6-9, 2017

Now that the New Year has arrived, you know that the end of regular season and the start of playoffs is just around the corner.  Plan to end your year with a local tournament that’s in its 15th year – our own MHL Challenge.  We have openings in all divisions: Minor Novice and Novice Select/Red, Minor Atom and Atom Select/Red and Minor Peewee and Peewee Select/Red. All games are played at the Hershey Centre. Reserve your team’s spot now and spread the word to other teams you may meet at tournaments in the next few weeks.

Click here for registration information, applications and rules on our website.


 

Peel Police take down hockey coaches in the name of fun and charity

The Applewood Hockey Association held its annual coaches challenge on Friday, December 9th and although the Peel Police came out on top on the scoreboard, the real winner was the Mississauga Food Bank.

With the help of players and spectators this fun event generated 965 lbs of food for the food bank.

 

 

 

Dropping the ceremonial puck was Mark Zizek, President of theApplewood Hockey Association, Brian Webster, President of the Mississauga Hockey League, Chris Fonseca, Ward 3 Councillor and Mississauga Steelheads mascot, ‘Sauga.

 

 

 

 

 

This was the first year that the coaches played the Peel Police but you can be sure that the Applewood coaches are looking to redeem themselves next year with a rematch for more fun and charity.

Photos and text by Jim McCaffrey, Director of Marketing, AHA


 Team Talk

Port Credit teams show their Christmas spirit

 

The Port Credit Peewee A Team (PC70) held their Christmas lunch on Sunday, December 11th at the Clarkson Pump.  A great time was had by all.  The team also worked to support the Clarkson Pump & Patio’s food drive by bringing in 17 bags of food.

 

The Port Credit Minor Atom A team showed how happy they were to drop by Peel Police Erin Mills station to drop off unwrapped toys for their Christmas toy drive.


Team News

Port Credit PeeWee A wins Aeros PeeWee AA Tournament

The Port Credit PeeWee A Team (PC70), put themselves out there and entered the Toronto AEROS PeeWee AA Tournament this past weekend.  They opened up the tournament playing the Sudbury Wolves which was a chippy and physical game and came out on top with a score of 5-1.  The second game was against the Lansing Spartans who were much quicker and really pushed back.  3 goals in 1 minute and 11 seconds apart along with great goal tending got PC70 the 4-0 Shut Out win.  Game 3, was against another US team, the Rocky River Pirates which was also a fast paced game and our team came out on top 3-1 despite a late press by the Pirates. In the last round robin game, the Newmarket Redmen came out hungry and it was a hard played game with lots of speed and physical play, and again great goal tending led to the 1-0 shut out win by PC70. The Tournament Championship was a rematch against the Newmarket Redmen, with PC70 coming out on top 3-2 for a great AA Tournament win.

The team lived by their motto for the weekend: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Congratulations to our PC PeeWee A team in winning the Toronto Aeros PeeWee AA Winter Challenge Tournament with a 5-0 Record!!

Port Credit Storm Minor Midget Red win at Streetsville

The Port Credit Storm Minor Midget Red team, PC101, recently won the Streetsville Christmas Tournament.

They were undefeated in the tournament defeating Streetsville Stingers 6-2, West Mall Lightning 9-1, the

Phantom Wolves 7-5 and then again defeating the Streetsville Stingers 4-0 in the Championship Final game.

Lorne Park Clarkson Minor Novice Red win at Milton

December 27-29 the LPC Wild Minor Novice Red Team won the Novice division Tournament Championship.

Playing up an age group the Minor Novice Red team had a perfect record of 5-0 with 17 goals for and 2 goals against.  The championship was won in sudden death overtime 1-0.

The parents, coaching staff and club are very proud of our team.  The players represented the LPC Wild club and MHL with tremendous pride.

Phantom Wolves Minor Bantam Red win at Streetsville

The Phantom Wolves Minor Bantam Red team was successful at the Streetsville Christmas Classic. The Wolves skated to a 2 and 1 record in the round robin, securing a spot in the final against the Acton Chargers. The championship game was a hard fought defensive battle. The opposition scored first on the power play halfway through the third period. The Wolves never gave up and scored to tie the game with 2 minutes left in regulation. Then they were off to 4 on 4 overtime, where the Wolves would score 4 minutes into the overtime frame to win the championship.


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Goaltenders wanted!

If you’re a goaltender, aged 7 to 11, the MHL Second Shift Program could use your services.  Second Shift is an “organized shinny” program that is helping new players transition to the MHL and they need some goalies for their Saturday afternoon games.  (They play at Tomken at either 1:45pm, 2:45pm, or 3:45pm.)

If you’re interested, your MHL schedule permits, and your Coach approves, let me know and we’ll get you involved.

Contact Jeff Leavens, Executive Director, Mississauga Hockey League

 

MHL Inclement Weather Policy

In instances when the jurisdiction of the Mississauga Hockey League is subjected to severe weather that requires consideration of the cancellation of the MHL League games the following notification procedure will be followed:

1.  Any Decision relating to the cancellation of games will be made by 3pm on a weeknight, 10:00 am Saturday or 3:00 pm Sunday.

2.  If a decision is made to cancel games, the MHL will forward notification through the following means:

  • Notification of Area Association Presidents
  • Posting on the MHL website

3.  On weekdays, any cancellation of games will be posted on the MHL website the moment the decision to cancel games is made.

4.  Parents and team officials are requested NOT to call the MHL office or City Facilities about the potential cancellation of games.  The official notification system is via the MHL website and email.

In the absence of a cancellation notice being posted on the MHL website by 3:00pm on weekdays or 2 hours before the scheduled game on weekends parents, players and teams should assume that the League games will be played as scheduled.

Most importantly, the MHL encourages parents to leave enough travel time to arrive safely and drive according to the weather conditions.

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