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February Newsletter


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!

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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.



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