New/First Time Player/Parent Information (BLOMHA)

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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. 2020 marked the 40th year of our popular House League Tournament.

BLOMHA also provides an introductory hockey program for 4/5, 6 and 7 year olds. These players learn the game of hockey in a fun and safe environment. No scores are kept and the emphasis 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 between 4 and 7 years of age, please click here 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 2020-2021 season we will have teams in age categories from U9 (Novice) to U18 (Midget).

3. REP MD (Minor Development) - Competitive Hockey Programming - Non-contact

BLOMHA also runs a level of REP hockey called MD (Minor Development) for players from age 7 to 17 years old. There is no body checking in our Rep MD 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 (Minor Novice) through Under 18 (Midget) and requires many hours of commitment from coaches and families. These are stand-alone teams receiving up to four (4) ice events each week. Players do not participate in any House League programming.

If you want to begin playing hockey with BLOMHA, where do you go to register?

To register or for further programming information for any of the above programs please go to the appropriate menu tabs.

Can I play House League and REP at the same time?

No! Rep MD is a high commitment program with players who are excelling in their age group. These teams may travel for their weekly games and tournaments and receive up to four (4) ice events each week.

To play House League SELECT or Rep MD does my child need to be very skilled?

The House League SELECT and Rep MD 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 MD teams. Unfortunately not everyone who attends these tryouts is guaranteed or offered a position on a SELECT or MD team.

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