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Steelheads advance to the Eastern Conference Finals

After two big wins over the long weekend, the Steelheads are headed to the OHL Eastern Conference Finals to take on the Peterborough Petes! The Steelheads are playing their best hockey of the season, and are looking to punch their ticket to the OHL Finals for the first time in franchise history. Any MHL members that are interested in coming out to support the Trout, can use coupon code “MHL17” to save 25% on all tickets.

Eastern Conference Final vs. Peterborough Petes

Game Three – Monday, April 24, 2017 – 7:00pm @ Hershey Centre

Game Four – Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 7:00pm @ Hershey Centre

Game Six – Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 2:00pm @ Hershey Centre

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hershey Centre Box Office, or online by clicking here.

We are also still looking for any teams that would be interested in participating in our Mini Game, Fan Tunnel, and Flag Programs. If interested, please reach out to breischl@mississaugasteelheads.com to book your spot today!

Go Steel Go!

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Another season has come and gone!

As we wrap up the 2016-17 season, we’d like to thank our players and parents for supporting our community hockey program.

We hope you’ll be back next season, and that perhaps you will be recommending MHL hockey to a new player too.

To our valued volunteers –coaches, managers, team parents, convenors and directors – we can’t thank you enough for the countless hours you devote to make our league a successful one!

Registration for the 2017-18 season opens on May 1st.  Be sure to check out the Area Association websites for details and register early to reserve your spot.


Championship Weekend!

Hershey, Iceland and Tomken Arenas were abuzz with excitement as Championship Weekend concluded the house league season on March 24, 25 and 26th.

There were heart-stopping overtime games, come-from-behind wins, shoot-outs, great fan spirit and lots of smiles!

 

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.  This year, the provincials will take place between April 7th and 9th at Vic Johnson in Streetsville.


GTA “A” Championships

The following teams have qualified to represent the MHL at the upcoming GTA “A” Championships, to be held at the Hershey Centre, April 5-9, 2017:

  • Port Credit Storm 040 Minor Atom “A”
  • Port Credit Storm  060 Minor Peewee “A”
  • Applewood Coyotes 080 Minor Bantam “A”
  • Phantom Wolves 091 Bantam “A”
  • Lorne Park Clarkson Wild 100 Minor Midget “A”
  • Phantom Wolves 110 Midget “A” Jr

Good luck to everyone!


Phantom Wolves

New Name – New Logo!

Phantom Wolves Hockey will become the

Heartland Dragons

effective for the 2017-18 season.  Their new jerseys will reflect the Anaheim Ducks colours with black, orange and gold.


15th Annual

MHL Charity Golf Tournament

Join us on Tuesday, May 9th for our annual fundraiser golf tournament in benefit of Play More.

  • Tuesday, May 9th
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Georgetown

All abilities welcome!  For information and registration: click here


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Hockey Heritage Photo Gallery

One more image in honor of the MHL’s 70th anniversary.

Brit Selby, nicknamed “Panda”, played with the Toronto Marlboros for five seasons before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1965-66 returning to them for a season in 1969 after stints with Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers. He poses here with a Cooksville player during a meet and greet at Maple Leaf Gardens in the 1960’s.


MHL & Association AGM’s

Participate in your community hockey
Learn what is happening at the MHL or in your Association.
MHL – Wednesday, May 3th, 7:00pm, Iceland North Lounge

Association AGM’s

  • Applewood – Wednesday, May 10th, 7:00pm, Tomken Arena Auditorium
  • Erindale – Saturday, April 29th, 7:30pm, Erin Mills Arena Auditorium
  • Heartland Dragons (Phantom Wolves) – TBA click here for info
  • Lorne Park Clarkson – Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:00pm, Lorne Park Hall
  • Meadowvale – Sunday, April 23rd, 3-5 p.m., Hansa Haus
  • Port Credit – Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00pm, Port Credit Arena, John Holland Room

Ref’s Corner

Congratulations to the following MHL Officials who have been selected to participate in Provincial Championships and OHL CUP tournament this season.

Minor Midget AAA OHL CUP – Mar 14-20

  • Norm Card, Supervisor
  •  Kyle Pessoa, Referee
  •  Niall Smith, Referee
  •  Anish Jairaj, Linesman

Peewee AAA OHF Championships – Apr 3-7

  • Grant Ellis, Referee
  • Kyle Schumacher, Referee
  • Andrew Saba,t Linesman
  • Danielle Williams, Linesman

Midget A OHF Championships (Host) – Apr 7-9

  • Dave Newsome, Supervisor
  • Bobby Dhanjal, Referee
  • Chris Gomes, Referee
  • Paul Beattie, Linesman
  • Tara Benard-Rae, Linesman
  • Rob Marciano, Linesman
  • David Marquis, Linesman
  • Matt Sabat, Linesman

Steelheads

The Steelheads have officially advanced to the OHL Eastern Conference Semi Final for the first time in franchise history and will be facing the Oshawa Generals. Now entering uncharted waters, the team needs the support of the Mississauga Hockey League more than ever! The series kicks off on Friday April 7th at the Hershey Centre, so get your tickets today and let’s pack the pond!

Eastern Conference Semifinal vs. Oshawa Generals

  • Home Game 1 – Friday, April 7th, 7:00 PM
  • Home Game 2 – Sunday, April 9th, 2:00 PM
  • Home Game 3 – Sunday, April 16th, 2:00 PM – if necessary
  • Home Game 4 – Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 PM – if necessary

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hershey Centre Box Office, or online by clicking here.

Go Steel Go!”

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Team News

Meadowvale Hawks Novice White win Dodge Caravan Kids Cup 2017

Congratulations to the Meadowvale Hawks 032 who were champions in Brantford at the Dodge Caravan Kids Cup.  For the full story: click here

Meadowvale Hawks Minor Novice Red wins at Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Meadowvale Minor Novice team (ME021) was at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tournament March Break Classic from March 10-13 and won the tournament in their division.  There were 6 teams in the division and the final game was a nail biting 3-2 win over Durham.

Lorne Park Clarkson Wild Minor Novice Gold win at Muskoka

LPC Wild 021 won the Brad Pearsall Memorial tournament this past weekend.

This tournament was nicknamed the “Muskoka Moms Tournament” to thank all of the mothers for all their hard work with the team this season. Moms were treated to a wonderful night out by the players!

The team would like to thank the South Muskoka Hockey Association for hosting such a fantastic event.

Congratulations to the players on an exciting tournament championship and a big thank you to our hockey moms for your dedication and hard work this season!

Erindale Spitfires Bantam White wins at Newmarket

Erindale Bantam White 92 Spitfires won the Bantam “A”  championship in the 51st Annual Newmarket House League Hockey Tournament on Saturday. The kids made the final with a 3-0 victory over Newmarket 1 and a 3-1 win over Newmarket 2. They outlasted a very strong East Gwillimbury team in the final winning 3-2. It was a total team victory with goals scored by all three forward lines and a great team defensive effort lead by our goaltender who was our tournament MVP.

We want congratulate the Newmarket tournament organizers for hosting such a fabulous event. We also wish to thank players, coaches and parents who made this so much fun. Congratulations kids.

LPC Wild Atom White Win B-Championship at Detroit Motown Cup

The tournament took place in and around Detroit, Michigan.  LPC played its first game at the legendary Joe Louis Arena, home to the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and beat the Livonia Bruins 6-0 giving the kids (and coaching staff) a 1.000 winning percentage in NHL rinks.   The team played a great tournament, going 2-1 in the round robin, with the 5-3 loss coming at the hands of a very strong Fort Wayne select team, after having led 2-0 and 3-1 until midway through the third period when Fort Wayne finally took and held the lead to the end.  The team bounced back and handily dispatched the Huron County Barn Burners 6-0 in the B Finals.  Congratulations to all players and coaching staff on a terrific tournament, and terrific season to date.


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Mississauga Tomahawks Lacrosse

Are you looking for a spring/summer sport to keep you in shape for the hockey season?  Why not give Canada’s other national sport a try?

Registration is now open at the Mississauga Tomahawks Lacrosse Association.  If you’re interested, click here.

 

Congratulations to all Series Winners for 2016-2017!

As of this past Saturday, the 2016-2017 MHL Season is “in the books”.  Thank you to all the players and coaches for their hard work this past season.  Hopefully we’ll see you all back next season.

For a full listing of our Divisional Champions for 2016-2017, please click here.

John Pogue retirement notice

The Mississauga Hockey League would like to recognize John Pogue, Facility Manager of Chic Murray and Iceland Arenas and formerly Tomken Arena, for his dedication to the MHL over the last 30 years as he announces his retirement on March 31st from the City of Mississauga. John was the ultimate customer service ambassador – always going above and beyond to look after the interests of his customers and doing so with class and a smile.  On behalf of the Mississauga Hockey League, thank you for understanding the needs of the hockey community and hockey volunteers. Although we’re happy you can “hang up your skates”, so to speak, the rink won’t be the same without you.  Happy Retirement, John. You’re irreplaceable, and will be missed!

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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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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