Travel Program (Port Colborne Minor Hockey)

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Tryout fee: $75

  $ 495 REP FEE 

Representative Hockey is offered from U11 to U18  Divisions. 
U8 and U9 MD  may be an option if sufficient interest.  NDHL will decide the format of the league. 
Games for the MD teams would not begin until late November in compliance with Pathways.  


Players must reside in Port Colborne to play on a Port Colborne Rep Team under the Residency Rule of the OMHA Manual of Operations. 

All Port Colborne players are encouraged to participate in the September tryouts. 


     A tryout fee of $75 can be paid in playpay and must be paid on the first night of tryouts in September.  
     Tryouts are held at The Vale Centre
     Each division tryout schedule is posted on the website.                               
     Each player attending the tryouts is guaranteed 3 ice times. 

Players selected to play on the representative team must pay their fees to offset the extra costs of the program. 
       (socks are included this year)   

The REP FEE for all players, NOVICE through to MIDGET, is $495 REP FEE.  This fee is based upon a minimum of 16 players being selected for the team.  If teams do not meet the 16 player requirement, a surcharge may be necessary or a change in ice time allocation. 
                                                                FEES ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 16th

The REP Program (often referred to as travel team) is designed for players who desire a higher level of competition and are able to make a serious commitment to that team.  Competitiveness and development of players to their full potential is the integral part of the Representative Hockey Program.

-    Team will participate in the League schedule,   a meeting with the coaches to confirm game nights.  
-    Each team will participate in a series of home games, and away games during the regular season. 

Our Niagara District Hockey League (NDHL) REP teams
Port Colborne is classified as a B Centre and will compete in the  Robinson Division, travelling to Fort Erie B,  NOTL B, Pelham B, Thorold B,  and the centres with BB teams: St. Catharines AE, Stoney Creek AE, West Lincoln (Grimsby AE)  and Niagara Falls AE.   

Tournament style   

  - home and away games as per the league schedule
  - 3 Exhibition Games
   - full ice practices during the season
   - participation in OMHA playdowns if the team qualifies

Each team is budgeted to carry 2 goalies, 14 players and 3 AP's. 
The revenue collected (REP fees/ AP fees) is equal the expense of the additional practice time for the team. 
This represents a $8000 budget which permits the full-ice practices. 
Teams who carry less players will have a smaller budget for practices and may need to contribute additional funds.   

The representative teams adhere to the FAIR PLAY CODE which is based on everyone participating regardless of ability level. During the regular season games,  coaches strive to provide fair ice time, period by period, with the exception of
1)  the last three [3] minutes of a closely contested game 
2)  during a power play or penalty kill situation in a closely contested game 
3)  for disciplinary reasons resulting from an event considered to be unsportsmanlike.  
The emphasis of the regular season is on the development of all players regardless of ability and level.    

Due to various situations in OMHA play-downs and NDHL playoffs, equal ice time is difficult to maintain on a game to game basis. Player ice time during these final games may be earned based on skill, performance, attitude, commitment, and attendance.  
In the over-all season, however, each player should have benefited from his or her fair share of ice time, excluding time loss due to injuries and suspensions.