Travel Program (Port Colborne Minor Hockey)

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REP Program


Tryout fee : $60
  $ 325 REP FEE 

Representative Hockey is offered from Novice through Juvenile divisions.

Players must reside in Port Colborne to play on a Port Colborne Representative team under the residency rule of the OMHA manual of operations.  All Port Colborne players are encouraged to participate in the September tryouts. 

TRYOUT FEE  :         A tryout fee  of $60 must be paid on the first night of tryouts in September 2018
                               Tryouts begin on Tuesday September 4th at  6:00 p.m. and run to 9:00 p.m. 
                               Second session is Thursday September 6th  starting at 5:30 p.m. and running to 9:30 p.m.            
                                7 ice times have been set aside for the tryouts per division
                               each player attending the tryouts is guaranteed 3 ice times.


NOVICE -2010 and 2011 Tyke aged players may attend the tryouts. 

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

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

NOVICE through to Midget
$ 325 REP FEE   when a minimum of 16 players are 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. 

Fees  are due by  Oct 16th

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

For the 2018-2019 season

- each team is allocated approx. 6 (six) 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 3 teams will be playing Monday nights, two on Thursday night.  This could change.

GAMES will most likely be Monday or Thursday nights 
Novice -         (10 - 10- 15)     -    practice   Saturday &  a weeknight
Atom             (10 - 10- 15)     -    practice   Saturday &  a weeknight
Bantam -       (10 - 15 -15)     -    practice   Sunday   &  a weeknight
Peewee -        (10 - 15 -15)    -    practice   Saturday & a  weeknight
Midget           (10 - 15 -15)     -    practice   Friday   &  a  weeknight
Midget AE      (10 - 15 - 15)    TBA                      
Juvenile         (15 - 15 -15)     TBA

- each team participates in 14 home and 14 away games during regular season 

Our Niagara District Hockey League 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 : centers 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.   

Total ice times:
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 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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