What kind of hockey programming does BLOMHA offer? What are the different programs?
1. House League - Non-Competitive Hockey Program
The foundation of BLOMHA has always been our House League Program. We offer a fun and exciting House League Program for children aged 4-18. These programs are community run and operate on the principles of good sportsmanship, discipline, team work and the fair treatment of others under all circumstances and all conditions. In existence since 1951, BLOMHA has seen many of Burlington's youth graduate to enjoy healthy and happy lifestyles through the lessons they learned while playing hockey with BLOMHA. Many return as volunteers to work with the next generation of our youth hockey players.
BLOMHA is also the proud host of an Annual House League Tournament that is run during the school March Break. This tournament attracts teams from across Ontario. 2023 marks the 43rd year of our popular House League Tournament.
BLOMHA also provides an introductory hockey program for 4/5, 6 and 7 years old. Get friends together and when they register we will endeavour to have them placed on the same team. They just need to fill out the Team and Specific Coach Request Form.
These players learn the game of hockey in a fun and safe environment. No scores are kept and the em phasis is on having fun while improving hockey skills. This program is called the Initiation Program as it is named by Hockey Canada. For players that are 4 to 7 years of age, please check the tab "Initiation Program U8" on our main page for more information regarding this program.
2. House League SELECT - House League Competitive Program - Non-contact
Registered House League players are eligible to tryout for our House League SELECT teams. There is no body checking in our Select program. House League Select teams play up to an additional thirty (30) games in conjunction to the weekly House League schedule. The Select teams may also enter and participate in tournaments. For the 2022-2023 season we will have teams in age categories from U10 to U18 (dependent on Coaches).
3. REP MD (Minor Development) - Competitive Hockey Programming - Non-contact + Full Ice Practices
BLOMHA also runs a level of REP hockey that is called (Minor Development) for players from age 7 to 17 years old. There is no body checking in our Rep program. These teams compete in regular season play against other Minor Hockey Alliance centres in Southwestern Ontario such as Hamilton, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Stratford, Woodstock and St. Catharines. This program is offered from Under 8 through U18 and requires many hours of commitment from coaches and families. These are stand-alone teams receiving up to four (4) ice events each week U10 - U18, U8 - U9 teams receive two to three ice times per week. Players do not participate in any House League programming.
I want to register my child with BLOMHA, where do I go to register?
To register or for further programming information for any of the above programs please go to the appropriate division listed under our organization menu.
How skilled does my child have to be to play House League SELECT or Rep MD?
The House League SELECT and Rep teams are picked through tryouts, however anyone is welcome to register and participate in the tryout sessions. Head Coaches with the assistance of the Director of Coaching choose players from the tryouts for their SELECT or Rep teams. Unfortunately not everyone who attends these tryouts will be offered a position on a SELECT or Rep team.