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    Body Checking Removed from LL Hockey starting next season

    Durham Crusaders OMHA Representative


    Effective the 2011 - 2012 season the Ontario Hockey Federation [OHF] determined that Body Checking would be removed from all age divisions of House League and House League Select hockey.

     At that time, it was clarified that the OHF ruling did not affect Local League hockey within the OMHA. The ruling applied to House League and Rostered Select only and did not impact regulations for Local League.

     The decision to include body checking in Local League programming remained that of the Local League/member associations. Many Local Leagues made the decision to remove Body Checking from their programming.

     At the OMHA Board of Directors meeting of February 22, 2015, a motion was approved that effective the 2015 - 2016 season, Body Checking will be removed from ALL OMHA recreational programming including Local League (LL) hockey.

     Effective with the 2015-2016 season, the OMHA will commence a two year pilot project removing Body Checking from recreational hockey.

      This pilot will affect the Durham Crusaders Local League Bantam and Midget divisions playing in the Three Counties hockey League.

     The OMHA seeks to provide programming to achieve objectives consistent with Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, and provide players with opportunities within the recreational stream of hockey best suited to their development. 

     Any questions pertaining to the Pilot should be directed to our OMHA representitive.

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      Local League Coaching Applications


      Durham Crusaders are now accepting Local League Coaching applications for the 2015-2016 season from January 23, 2015 - March 1, 2015.

      All existing and new coaches must fill in the Online Form Durham Crusaders Coaching Application Local League 2015-2016 link here

      Note all applications are tracked when submitted.


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      Durham Crusaders will be accepting Rep Coaching Applications from January 23, 2015 - March 1, 2015.  Please complete the online Coaching application.

      All existing and new coaches must fill in the Online Form Durham Crusaders Coaching Application - REP 2015-2016 link here

      Please note all applications that are submitted are tracked.