KAMHA is pleased to announce our U9MD program for the 2022-2023 season
In the spring of 2022, the Ontario Hockey Federation in conjunction with the OMHA, announced the elimination of Representative hockey at U9 and below.
U9 and below programming is only permitted at the House League, Local League or MD (Minor Development) levels, across the OMHA and its member Associations.
This decision was deferred from the 2021-2022 season and will be in place for the 2022-2023 season.
Effective for the 2023-2024 season, the OHF will be in full compliance with Hockey Canada Pathways and eliminate all tiering at U9 and below.
The KAMHA executive has made a concerted effort to provide our U9 and below players with multiple opportunities to meet the needs and skill level of our young hockey players. KAMHA must also align itself with OMHA guidelines and adhere to OHF policies.
After consultation with our Lakeshore partners, KAMHA will be offering the following programming at U9 and below for the 2022-2023 season:
At minimum, KAMHA will field one (1) MD team comprising between 15-18 players. The MD teams may compete against Lakeshore opponents and transition to full ice hockey after January 15th, 2023.
MD Jamborees/Tournaments will also be inclusive of the MD program.
Please note, the number of MD teams at U9 is contingent on registration numbers.
Team Selection/Evaluation Process
Families interested in MD at U9 first must register with KAMHA House League. Only players registered for our House League program will be considered.
To register for KAMHA House League please click here
U9MD will not hold traditional tryouts where players will be released. We will have multiple evaluation skates where players will be selected by a panel composed of coaches, and our development team that will be appointed by our VP of House League and VP of Rep to participate on the U9MD team. The evaluation skates will run at the same time as our U9 House League evaluation skates.
If you are interested in having your child participate in the U9MD evaluation skates Please Complete This Form deadline to register is September 2nd, 2022
Dates and times for Evaluation Skates will be made available later in August. Please continue to look for updates on the KAMHA website. For more information on how the U9MD season will look Click Here
We are still in search of a dedicated individual with the passion to help with the development of one of our younger age groups to coach and lead this team. If you are interested in coaching the U9MD team or one of our House League Select teams please click here (deadline for coaching application is August 25th, 2022)
If you have any questions on our U9MD, Select Teams or any other KAMHA programming see below on the volunteer to contact:
VP House League - Kris Kehoe U9MD, and any House League Program
VP Rep - Enrico Caruso U9MD and any Rep programming
Select Convenor - Jeff Ovens House League Select programming
Registra - Bonnie Denna Registration issues or questions
President - Steve Walker Any questions or concerns regarding KAMHA