MHL April Newsletter

 

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

 

CONCLUSION TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HOCKEY SEASON!

To all the players and parents who participated in the 2015-16 hockey season – thank you for sharing your hockey passion with others in your community!  Thank you to all the volunteers (coaches, managers, team parents and Association participants) who help keep the fun in the game while helping keep control of the costs.

Championship Weekend, held April 1-3, was full of excitement and great hockey.

Registration opens for the 2016-17 season on May 1st.  Check your Association’s website for details and remember to register early to ensure your spot.

Next season sees some milestones for our hockey community:

  • The Meadowvale Hockey Association celebrates their 40th anniversary
  • The Erindale Hockey Association and the Mississauga Hockey League celebrate their 70th anniversaries

Stay tuned for notice of special events to recognize these celebrations!

Have Some Respect!

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), in conjunction with the GTHL, Alliance Hockey, NOHA, OMHA and MHL, will implement a MANDATORY Respect in Sport program for parents from all Minor Member Partners effective for the 2016-17 season. The online resource addresses the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination within the hockey community. 

One parent from each player’s family MUST have completed the program prior to the player being added to the Team Roster and being able to play.

For more details, Respect-in-Sport Program.

To complete the 90-minute online course any time, Respect-in-sport-parent-program .

OHF LogoErindale logo

ERINDALE HOSTS OHF CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

On the weekend of April 7th to 10th 2016, the Erindale Spitfires hosted the Peewee A OHF Championships at Vic Johnston Arena in Mississauga.  The five teams competing at the event were the hosts from MHL Erindale Spitfires, from the GTHL the Leaside Flames, from the OMHA the Grimsby Kings, from the Alliance the Jr Mustangs Purple and from the NOHA the Temiskaming Puckhounds.

The weekend began with a Gala on Thursday evening with guest speaker Cheryl Pounder, two time Olympic Gold Medalist for Canadian Women’s Hockey.  As she shared her experiences you could hear a pin drop in the room as her passion, motivational advice really intrigued all the players. 

The games began at 10am on Friday morning with the Opening Ceremonies Friday night at 6:15pm.  In attendance to participate in the ceremonial Puck Drop was Bob Delaney MPP, Matt Mahoney Councillor Ward 8, our very own Hazel McCallion, along with Erindale Spitfires hockey player Daniel Caberlin and the Captain from the Temiskaming Puckhounds. The Mississauga Fire and Emergency Honour Guard and the choir, Dynamic Sound & Dynamic Fusion directed by Miranda McDonald Butler, were also in attendance to help make the event even more special.

The weekend was full of exciting events – the kids loved the decorated change rooms, snacks, media wall to pose for pictures but most of all it was filled with amazing hockey played by each team. Our theme was ‘Bring Your Game’ and these players sure lived up to that!!

We thank our many sponsors for their generous support, we thank the Community of Mississauga. A big thank you goes out to those on our organizing committee for all their hard work and dedication that they put forth to ensure the event would be remembered by these players for the rest of their lives.

Sincerely

 

Tammy Walling

 

Host Chair Peewee A OHF Championships

cheryl pounder

 

Cheryl Pounder at the OHF Dinner

Hazel drops the puck

 

Hazel Drops the Puck for the OHF Start

City Champions!

City Champions

The Meadowvale Minor Bantam “A” Mohawks won two “nail-biters”  1-0 and 1-0 over a solid North Toronto team to win the City Championships!

Congratulations!

Erindale Midget A Sr Spitfires

represent MHL/GTL at OHF Championships!

The Erindale Midget A Spitfires defeated Duffield Devils 4-1 on April 1 to win the GTHL “City Playdowns” 2 games to 1. Coach Craig McInnes and the team persevered after 6 years of losses in the MHL Finals with series wins over Applewood and Port Credit to earn the right to play in the GTHL Playdowns for the first time. Erindale won Game 1 of the series 2-0 before losing a 2-1 heartbreaker in overtime in Game 2.  Game 3 saw Duffield score early in the second period to lead but Erindale responded with 4 goals in the next 4 minutes.

Erindale Midgets Bronze

A great effort at the OHF’s resulted in them winning Bronze!

Congratulations!

 

Playon

Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On!

We are the world’s largest street hockey tournament and outdoor sports festival and have been recognized as so by the Guinness World Records. Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is a tournament that can be enjoyed by all; men, women and children of all ages. These large-scale, highly organized street hockey events which draw in hundreds of teams per event and 10’s of thousands of people at every event, help celebrate the game of hockey in its purest form, in a wholesome, fun-filled atmosphere that makes kids feel like NHL pros and helps adults feel like kids again.

For more information click here www.playon.ca

House League Championship Weekend – Congratulations!

Day of champions

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Association Mergers!

Get the Story!        

 

We are pleased to announce that a new merger of MHL Area Associations has been worked out.  On the one hand, it is with a certain amount of disappointment that we have to report that the proposed merger between the Applewood Hockey Association and the Credit Valley Hockey Association has been officially called off.  Certain conditions that were required could not be met, and both parties have agreed that they would be unable to move forward as originally proposed.

However on the other hand, given the significant benefits available through the merger of two of the MHL’s smaller organizations, Credit Valley has arranged a merger with the Cooksville Hockey Association, effective for the 2016-2017 hockey season.

The benefits of this merger are at least two-fold:

  • The combined organization can offer better value through a range of hockey opportunities with multiple House League teams at each age.
  • The new organization plans to offer “A”, Select Six, and a Tyke Program with more teams that will combine the key strengths of both existing programs.

Combining Associations will also provide a deeper pool of energized volunteers to move the new organization forward.  This will result in better management of all association responsibilities including top level coaching at each level.

This merger has the following key elements:

  • Dan Tanaka will be the inaugural President of the new organization.
  • The new team name will be the Phantom Wolves.
  • The team colours will be maroon, white, red & black.
  • A combination of the old to create the new!

Phantom Wolves

Further details regarding status of House League coaches, registration, etc. will be posted on the respective Credit Valley and Cooksville websites shortly.

Both organizations, the MHL, and the other Area Associations are excited about this new opportunity for new and returning players in Mississauga.

call for volunteers

I am writing on behalf of the City of Mississauga, to thank you for volunteering with the City of Mississauga, and to invite your volunteer involvement again when the City of Mississauga will be hosting the Ontario Summer Games from August 11-14.

The Ontario Summer Games will bring almost 4,000 athletes, ages 13-17, from across Ontario. They will go for gold in 34 events across Mississauga and in the GTA. The Ontario Summer Games Organizing Committee is looking for 1,000 dedicated volunteers, 16+ years of age and able to pass a police vulnerable sector record check. A variety of roles will be required: including accreditation, information booths, site set-up and logistics, food services, opening ceremonies, medal presentations, general customer service and more! We hope to provide a fun and enjoyable volunteer experience as we showcase Mississauga and extend a warm welcome to all Games participants and their families.

If you would like to apply to become part of our City’s OSG team, please click on our online application form below. The form outlines all sports activities, locations, and range of volunteer roles required.

Volunteer Application Form

Thank you for considering our invitation. We hope to hear from you, and we will correspond again in the near future with Volunteer updates! We encourage you to follow us on Twitter @osgmississauga and get up to date Games information at www.osgmississauga.ca !

Russ Pooley

Chair, OSG Volunteer Committee

City of Mississauga

Golf Tournament invite

For more information or to register: http:/hockey.on.ca/MHL-Golf-Tournament
MHL Challenge Tournament 2016

A fantastic wrap up to the season for the particpants of the tournament, with 43 teams participating.

 

Minor Novice House League: 

Applewood 21

  • Gold Medalist: Applewood Coyotes 021
  • Silver Medalist: Meadowvale Hawks 022

Minor Atom Select:

Leaside Flames

  • Gold Medalist: Leaside Flames
  • Silver Medalist: Halton Hills Thunder
Minor Atom House League:

Lorne Park 041

  • Gold Medalist: Lorne Park Ojibwa 041
  • Silver Medalist: Port Credit Storm 042
Atom Select:

 

Milton Winterhawks

  • Gold Medalist: Milton Winterhawks
  • Silver Medalist: Streetsville Stingers
Minor Peewee Select:

Barrie Colts

  • Gold Medalist: Barrie Colts
  • Silver Medalist: Whitby Wildcats

Peewee Select:

Oakville Icemen
  • Gold Medalist: Oakville Icemen
  • Silver Medalist: Port Credit Storm 071

MHL & Association  AGM’s

Come out and contribute. 

Learn what is happening at the MHL or in your Association.

MHL – Wednesday, May 4th, 7:00pm, Tomken Arena

Association AGM’s

  • Applewood – Monday, May 9th, 7:00pm, Tomken Arena
  • Cooksville – Thursday, May 19th, 7:00pm, Valleys Community Centre, Program Room #2
  • Credit Valley – Thursday, May 19th, 7:00pm, Iceland Arena
  • Meadowvale – Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00pm, Meadowvale Four Rinks
  • Port Credit – Thursday, May 12th, 7:00pm, Port Credit Arena, Credit Room

 

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