Travel Program (Port Colborne Minor Hockey)

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Tryout fee: $75

  $ 425 REP FEE 

Representative Hockey is offered from Novice through Juvenile Divisions. 


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 2019
     Tryouts are held at The Vale Centre
     For the tryout schedule for your division, click on the calendar                                
     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 $425 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 possible
for the change in ice time allocation. 

                 MIDGET and JUVENILES do not pay the tryout fee as it is included in to the registration cost.

                                                                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.


- Each team is allocated approximately six (6) full ice 50 minute practice times, for a total of 40 practices per season.

  -  Each team is allocated a game time per week,  a meeting with the coaches is upcoming to confirm game nights.  
  -  We anticipate three (3) teams will be playing on Monday nights, and two (2) teams to play on Thursday nights. 
             This could change.
- Each team will participate in 14 home games, and 14 away games during the regular season. 

Our Niagara District Hockey League (NDHL) REP teams travel to many of the same centers as our local league teams including:
Fort Erie, Welland, Grimsby, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Glanbrook, Pelham, Niagara on the Lake, West Lincoln, Dunnville,  Thorold, Wainfleet, Lincoln, and Dundas

OMHA Play-Downs : centres with a BB classification will playoff using the format outlined in the Niagara District Hockey League By-laws (tournament style) set for a weekend in the beginning of February.  Winners of the tournament will continue to play a best 3 out of 5 series. 

Niagara District Playoffs begin in February also using the model outlined in the By-laws.   

  14 Home Games
  14 Away Games
    3 Exhibition Games
  OMHA play-downs
    2 Home / 2 Away Niagara District round robin playoff games

   40 to 44 full ice practices during the season (Novice to Midget)

If there is sufficient interest in a juvenile program, the game and practice schedule will be discussed with the coaches at that time.

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 $5200 budget which permits the full-ice practices. 
Teams who carry less players will have a smaller budget for practices.   

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.  

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