About (Northumberland Minor Hockey)

Nighthawk Teams
For the 2018-19 hockey season, Northumberland Minor Hockey will field "AA" and "AE1" teams in the Lakeshore League. Age groups are as follows;

Team Age Group Max.Tournaments 

Novice AA 2010 5
Minor Atom AA 2009 5
Atom AA, Atom AE 2008 5
Minor Peewee AA, Minor Peewee AE  2007 5
Peewee AA, Peewee AE  2006 5
Minor Bantam AA, Minor Bantam AE  2005 5
Bantam AA, Bantam AE  2004 5
Minor Midget AA 2003 5
Midget AA 1999-2002 5

*based on registration #'s & teams

Under OMHA regulation 5.1, a AA centre must field a AA REP team at both major and minor before an AE team can entered.

While it is the expectation of the NMHA to offer AE teams at every age group, OMHA regulation 2.3 d) Northumberland is required to enter a "major" team before a "minor" team can be entered.
REP Fees
Each REP team is responsible for paying a "team fee" to the organization.  This fee covers the additional ice used by the team.  Novice REP teams should receive approximately 3 ice slots per week (1-hr practices) for the season, the Team Fee for Novice; $10,600. Minor Atom to Midget teams should receive approximately 3 ice slots per week (1.5-hr practices) for the season, the Team Fee for these teams; $14,200

"Team" expenses such as tournament fees, team photos, trainer supplies etc, additional practice ice, etc are part of the team's operating budget.  The total expenses for the team are divided by the number of players on the team to calculate a cost per player. Unused funds left over at the end of the season must be returned to the parents.  Each team Manager is responsible to create a team budget.  

The budget must be approved by the NMHA and presented to the parents at a Parent/Coach meeting shortly after the team is formed. The parents must then approve the budget.

Below is a list of expenses that are mandatory to the team. One way to off-set fees is fund-raising activities, which is a team decision but must be pre-approved by the Executive by contacting the Director of Administration.  Teams should discuss fundraising at their Parent/Coach meeting.

Teams are permitted to set-up a monthly payment program for it's parents that can span from May to September.  Parents should anticipate that teams will require an initial payment to cover team tournaments.  Away tournaments are typically booked by the coach following tryouts.

NMHA Team fees are due to the Association by the following dates.
For teams formed in the Spring - 50% due on/before September 1, 50% due on/before November 1.
For teams formed in Aug/Sept - 50% due on/before October 15, 50% due on/before December 1.

 (For a sample budget - Click Here)  NMHA_Rep_Team_Sample_Budget

Mandatory Items   Novice   Minor Atom to Midget 
*All figures approximate,
may not include hst
Team Fee (ice, refs)   *$10,600   *$14,200
       Per Player (17)  
Other expenses         (strictly a sample)
Bank Fees         
Trainer Supplies        
Exhibition Game Refs.        
Additional Practice Ice      
Team Photos        
Team Apparel        
Year-end Banquet        

Individual expenses will include home/away jerseys, socks, team jacket and hockey bag which can all be purchased at Sommervilles in Cobourg.  To ensure delivery for August 1st, the player must be fitted at their store before June 1st.  

Required Items (New Rep Players)        
Home / Away Jerseys (with *name bars)        
Home / Away Socks        
Nighthawks Hockey Bag        
Helmet Sticker & Player Number        

Dress Attire (NMHA_Dress_Code_Policy)        
Nighthawks Team Jacket        
Black Dress Pants        
Dress Shirt & Tie        
Black Dress Shoes        

Name bars will cost 3.50 for each patch (home & away = $7 per player) plus $1.50 per letter (x2) - HST not included
2018 Tryouts
Most AA Tryouts will start April 22nd - AE Tryouts will commence following AA tryouts

Major Midget AA tryouts will be held in mid September

In order to participate in any tryout, you will need to;

1.  Register with NMHA.  This can be done online or in-person.
2.  Purchase a Tryout Passport.  This will cover all of your tryouts regardless or AA or AE.
Each AA and AE team may enter up to (5) tournaments for the season. 

AA and AE teams will participate in our Justin Williams Cup.

Should a team win a Silver Stick Regional, the team is permitted to enter the International Silver Stick Final as a 6th tournament.
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