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Welcome to the 2021-22 minor hockey season!
Submitted By Rachael Torrance on Sunday, September 5, 2021
Information continues to come from the OHF, OMHA and OWHA but we are ready to safely return to playing Canada’s game!

The majority of our hockey players will begin to hit the ice the week after Labour Day. The upcoming season will be closer to traditional hockey. We will have Rep and Local League teams (i.e. BB, AE, LL for boys and BB, B, C for the girls), regular hockey rules, normal roster sizes, regular season, tournaments, and playoffs.



Health and safety requirements designed to keep everyone safe and enjoying the game will be in place. The OMHA and OWHA have implemented a mandatory full vaccination policy. Please take the time to review all safety (including mandatory vaccination) requirements posted on the SMMHA website. The SMMHA Health & Safety Committee will have additional information to share on these requirements and forms etc. our players, parents/guardians, and spectators will need to complete. 

The OHF has introduced a new on ice format to start the season. The start of the season is broken down into three phases.

- Phase 1 (Prep): players will return to the ice and begin working on hockey fundamentals and conditioning. This phase will last approx. 3 weeks.

- Phase 2 (Tryouts/Evaluations): Tryouts will be held for U11 and above Rep teams. U9 will go through evaluation skates to determine player placement. This phase will last approx. 2-3 weeks.

- Phase 3 (Development): With phase 2 complete, all players will be on a team and teams will prepare for the start of the regular season.

The new phased format applies to boys U9-U18 and girls U9-U11. During Phase 1, players will be on the ice by player birth year.
NOTE: The new phased format will not apply to U7 boys/girls. It will also not apply to U11-U18 girls as tryouts have started.

Please review the schedule to confirm your player’s ice times. Again, players will go on the ice during phase 1 according to birth year (with the exceptions noted above). The schedule will continue to be updated as we move through the phases to start the season. 

SMMHA staff and head coaches are working hard behind the scenes to get all our players back on the ice. This upcoming season will be new for some and familiar (with a few changes) for others. We are here to support our hockey players and families. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any SMMHA staff member or head coach if you have any questions.


Stay connected by regularly visiting the SMMHA website for all new updates, information, and resources.

See you at the rink!

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