March, 2016 Newsletter… newly formatted

MHL Newsletter - Welcome To Your Team

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MHL Office
3065 Ridgeway Dr., Unit 34
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5M6
Phone: (905) 607-1118 

What’s Inside

  • Championship Weekend is Here!
  • MHL Charity Golf Tournament
  • Refs’ Corner … You Asked Us
  • MHL Scholarships
  • MHL “A” Tryout Schedule
  • ME Ice Puppy Coaches Charity Event
  • Hawks vs Hawks Part2
  • Erindale Surprise
  • Champs!  Tournament Winners

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

is Here!

Building on the fun of last season’s format change, the MHL will once again have our house league teams participating in Championship Weekend.  All teams who have finished in the top four of their Round Robins will complete on Friday, April 1 evening or Saturday, April 2nd in the semi-finals.  Gold, silver and bronze games will take place on Sunday, April 3 to cap off another season. Games will be played primarily at Iceland and Hershey arenas, with Meadowvale Arena being added for some Sunday games. Good luck to all our teams as they compete for medals!


Good luck to all our teams as they compete this weekend.  Have fun, play hard, and remember … it’s just a game.

 

MHL Golf Tournament Benefits MHL Play-More!playmore

golferThe 14th Annual MHL Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Georgetown, Ontario (a ClubLink course). The tournament is a shotgun start, scheduled to begin at 1:00pm, followed by a buffet dinner and prizes in the clubhouse. The tournament registration of $150.00 per golfer includes your round of golf, with power cart, buffet dinner, and a chance to win some great prizes. As in the past, all proceeds of the tournament will go towards the MHL Play-More Program, which helps reduce the cost of playing hockey for those children whose families are facing financial hardship. Support from these types of events means that the MHL will continue to be able to give youth a chance at hockey, life lessons and memories. There will be limited space for golfers and spots fill up quickly, so please register as soon as possible. To do so, please visit our website and either register on-line, or download the PDF form and send it our way. The MHL is also providing opportunities for hole sponsorship and prize donations. If you are interested in helping us out in this regard, we would greatly appreciate it.

To register or for any questions, please contact the MHL Office at 905-607-1118 or By Email

For information on Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Click Here

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There some particular penalities that address safety of our goaltenders.  Here’s a summary of what our referees are watching for in order to protect goalies.

Goaltender Interference:

The objective is to protect the Goaltender from injury and to prevent violence & retaliatory fouls.

A penalty shall be assessed when the goaltender is intentionally bumped or deliberately prevented from moving.

Hockey plays that go result in illegal contact are to be penalized. A Major + GM will be assessed when illegal contact that meets “significant” contact criteria occurs. Remember, hockey is a fast game and officials must make a decision on what he/she sees from a different perspective than anyone else in the arena.

Rules of Interest:

Puck out of s
ight

Officials are instructed to stop play once they lose sight of the puck.  In goal mouth scrambles, officials are encouraged to get into a position where they can try to see the puck.  It is mandatory for the Referee to stop play once he/she has lost sight of the puck.  The intent to blow the whistle is key in this situation, as it takes a couple of seconds for this action to occur.  Depending on where the front official is positioned on the ice, he/she might not be able to see the puck if it is loose on the other side of the goalie.

Five Goal Spread rule 3rd period

If there is a five or more goal spread at the start of the third period or anytime during the 3rd period, that period will be a “running time” period unless the goal spread comes within three.  The remainder of the period will be stop time until a team scores to gain a five-goal advantage at any time during the third period, then the remainder of the period will be “running time”.

 

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MHL Scholarships

MHL Scholarships Applications are now being accepted from MHL registered players going on to post secondary education in Sept. 2016.  Created in memory of Ed Armstrong, Life Member of the MHL, who devoted over 40 years of service to the MHL, the scholarships provide up to $1000 dependent on fulfillment of the criteria.

For more information and the application form: Click Here.

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2016.

Congratulations to this season’s scholarship award winners, who will be recognized at this year’s MHL Awards Banquet taking place on Thursday, May 5. We wish them every success in their continued studies!

Russell Graham- Credit Valley, Brett Cameron – Erindale, Cardinel Dizon- Erindale, Joshua Joyce- Erindale, Matthew MacLean- Erindale, Steven Mikus- Erindale, Adam Olmsted- Erindale, John Sparrow- Erindale, Nicholas Kozar- Lorne Park Sean McCann Port Credit, Bradley Simon- Meadowvale, Daniel Scarlett- MHL Timekeeper

MHL “A” Tryout Information for the 2016-2017 Season

The 2016-17 tryout schedules for the MHL ‘A’ teams is now posted on the MHL website with specific times posted on the association websites.  Tryouts for ‘A’ teams will take place from Thursday, April 21, 2016 to Sunday, April 24, 2016. Please be aware of the following important information regarding tryouts for an ‘A’ team within the Mississauga Hockey League:

Players registered in the MHL during the 2015-2016 season do not require a ‘Permission to Skate’ form from their current Association to try out for any MHL ‘A’ team.

Players registered in the MHL during the 2015-16 season wishing to sign with a team, do not require a ‘Release’ to sign with another Association in the MHL or GTHL.

All players from the MHL and GTHL minus those individuals being held for financial obligations will be released from their current team/organization following the OHF Championship Weekend and will be free to register with any other organization of their choosing.

Players registered in the MHL during the 2015-16 season wishing to tryout with another OHF member partner (ie. OMHA, Alliance, NOHA, etc.) will need to contact these member partners for their requirements for tryouts.       

Please be aware that under GTHL regulations, NO FURTHER FORMAL TRYOUTS CAN BE HELD AFTER THE MHL ‘A’ TRY-OUT PERIOD—Thursday, April 21, 2016 to Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Any team official that holds a formal tryout outside this period may be subject to disciplinary action. 

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MHL First Shift/Second Shift NewsFirst Shift on Ice

First Shift LogoThe spring session of MHL First Shift is now complete and registration for the Spring/Fall MHL Second Shift follow-up program has begun.

First Shift is a combination of on ice drills and providing proper equipment.  Second Shift comprises six (6) on ice sessions consisting of a combination of drills and hockey games.

Second Shift LogoThe MHL will also be running First Shift programs in the fall again for players wishing to try out hockey for the first time.  Stay tuned to the MHL website for more details.

 

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Canlan 3on3 Youth Hockey League

Registration NOW OPEN!

New for 2016!* Wednesday Night Midget Division & 1997-1999 Juvenile Leagues.  

Benefits:

  • FREE jersey and Bardown ball camp for every player
  • Online Stats & Schedule
  • Supplemental Accident Coverage Included
  • Champion & Finalist Prizing
  • All divisions play full ice including Tyke and Novice (which means the speed and thrill of the game will always be at its best!)
  • 2 referees for all Bantam, Midget & Juvenile games.
  • 2 full-time dedicated league management staff on-site

Games WILL be played May long weekend but WILL NOT be played Friday, Saturday, Sunday of the July or August long weekends

Coaches must submit background check prior to coaching in the league

Register now to secure your division and night of play!

As with all youth sports, volunteer coaches are the true heroes who make it possible for our children to play and enjoy sports at all levels. The 3on3 Youth Hockey League is no different, and in 2016 all Head Coaches will receive:  

  • Free piece of coaches apparel
  • All Head Coaches of Tyke – Peewee teams will receive a free week of summer camp at their facility*
  • All Head Coaches of Bantam, Midget and Juvenile teams will receive a free hour of ice at their facility**

* Free camp must be redeemed in a July camp.

** Ice time is subject to availability and is for one hour, non-prime to be used before December 31, 2016. The hour is for the coach to thank him/her for their time, the league will not require coaches to use for a team practice.

Season begins on April  25th – Check out our website for season details and registration information, or give us a call at 905-845-6989 today!

Canlan Ice Sports Oakville

905-845-6989

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TEAM TALK

ice puppy logo.jpgMeadowvale’s Ice Puppy Coaches Charity Eventmeadowvale coaches

Meadowvale’s 4thicepuppy pic 2016 03 2.jpg Annual Coaches Charity Game was a huge succeicepuppy pic 2016 03 1.jpgss! A total of $ 9,582 was raised to allow children in need the opportunity to play hockey next season. $2,052 will go to Meadowvale Hockey’s newly established Financial Assistance Program, while   $ 7,530 has been designated for the MHL’s Playmore Program.  We thank organizer Christi Scarrow and her team of volunteers, caring coaches and event donors.  The popular event featured an exciting game, snazzy MC, mascots, cupcakes and a Don Cherry  look alike.icepuppy pic 2016 03 1.jpg

MHL Executive Director Jeff Leavens confirmed that last year’s program helped 55 players and NO PLAYER WAS TURNED AWAY.  Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association is proud to contribute to this wonderful cause.  If you or someone you know needs financial assistance for a child to continue playing hockey, please apply to the MHL Playmore Program . Reported by Liz Wilson-Ciconte

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Hawks vs Hawks The True Meaning of Hockey Part 2

If you’ve been following David and Hunter’s story in the media, here’s the latest. ME51 Atom Red was invited to Cambridge to enjoy a scrimmage on Sunday, March 13th.  The Cambridge Hawks and the Meadowvale Hawks had a blast on the ice.  Click to read the full story as captured by the Cambridge Hawks: Hawks s Hawks The Meaning of Hockey 2   Reported by Liz Wilson-Ciconte

 

Erindale Surprise!

You may have also seen the facebook video about a Leaf surprising an Erin Mills practice.  🙂

It was part of the Ford Skills & Drills contest.

The video was posted on the Leafs facebook:  Toronto Maple Leafs   Reported by Liz Wilson-Ciconte

CHAMPS!
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Port Credit Storm Minor Atom White team recently won the Bradford Blue & Gold Tournament, held March 4-6, 2016.

Congratulations to the boys & girls on their perfect 4-0 record including a convincing 5-1 win in the Championship final! Coaches Andy, James, Stefan & Todd are super proud!

 

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