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NGHA Coach Application for 2017-18 Season

The NGHA is now accepting competitive team coaching applications for the 2017-18 season. For details on submissions, please visit our site.


Online PRC Delayed

The Ottawa Police Services was scheduled to open their on-line system for Police Record Checks in September. I have just been informed that this launch has been delayed until mid-end of November at the earliest.

This is a reminder that anyone coming in contact with a NGHA player (coaches, on ice helpers, trainer, manager, den mom etc) must have a valid PRC, which includes a vulnerable sectors check. A PRC is valid for two years. You must provide either a valid PRC or proof of PRC application (receipt) to myself before November 15, 2016. After November 15, you will not be allowed to volunteer until such time that you have obtain a PRC.

If you require a volunteer letter in order to waive the PRC application fee, please email me at mjsjarmstrong@yahoo.ca

If you are in doubt if you have a current valid PRC, please email me at mjsjarmstrong@yahoo.ca

Information on where you can get a PRC and the form you need to fill out can be found at: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Request-a-Background-Check-or-Police-Report.asp

Please ensure that you are applying for a Police Record Check, which includes the vulnerable sectors check.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Monica Armstrong
NGHA - Director of Policy, Risk and Safety


2016-17 House League Coaches Announced

House league coaches are now listed on our Contacts page.

Thank you to all who applied.


DS Coaches

The NGHA is now accepting coaching applications for the upcoming DS season. Please email DS@ngha.ca.


2016-17 Registration

Registration for the 2016-17 season is now closed.


ImPACT Testing

The NGHA is committed to continued improvement in our capacity to identify, assess, eliminate or minimize risk on and off the ice, particularly in the area of head injuries. Current research in this area shows that at the forefront of proper concussion management is the implementation of baseline and post-injury neurocognitive testing.

As such, for the 2016-2017 season, the NGHA is partnering with the Carleton University Sport Medicine Clinic to implement a pilot project using ImPACT Concussion Management Software for voluntary baseline concussion testing for NGHA girls 12 years of age and older. ImPACT Concussion Management Software is a research-based software tool developed to help sports-medicine clinicians evaluate recovery following concussion for safe return to play. ImPACT evaluates and documents multiple aspects of neurocognitive functioning including memory, brain processing speed, reaction time, post-concussive symptoms, and has an injury documentation system. More information can be found at: https://www.impacttest.com/

Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic has been designated a Credentialed ImPACT consultant clinic, with clinicians undergoing specialized ImPACT training to offer state-of-the-art concussion care management to their patients utilizing the ImPACT Concussion Care Model to diagnose and manage concussion injuries.

This testing is not mandatory but we are encouraging all NGHA players 12 years of age and older to undergo baseline concussion testing, either individual or as a group, prior to, or early on, in the season. Testing takes approximately 20-30 mins. A short education session is given to all groups undergoing group baseline testing prior to starting the neurocognitive test.

Costs, which are the responsibility of the individual, are as follows:
$30.00 per athlete for supervised baseline testing (one time only) and $10.00 for follow-up tests (if baseline already completed) after player has sustained a concussion.

Coaches have been encouraged to arrange group testing for their team. However, players also have the option to arrange for individual testing through Chantale Harty at 613-520-3510. Individual testing is done at the Carleton University Sports Medicine Clinic, located at the Ice House, 1125 Colonel By Drive.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at mjsjarmstrong@yahoo.ca if you have any questions.

Monica Armstrong
NGHA Director of Policy, Risk and Safety


BeGameReady

New app focuses on young athlete mental health side.

The BeGameReady app was launched by the Royal, D.I.F.D. and the Ottawa Senators Foundation on Dec. 22, 2015. It focuses on the mental side of hockey, getting young players prepared before games and helping debrief them afterwards.

The free, bilingual app is designed to help children age 10 to 16 deal with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues before and after games.

Users can track their moods and get tips on how to manage their feelings, learn breathing exercises and meditation and send "power pucks" of encouragement to teammates who have done a good job.

For more information, go to http://begameready.ca/


Kraft Hockeyville

Cobden is in the Top 10 for Kraft Hockeyville, let's keep grassroots hockey alive in Canada. Visit www.khv2017.ca/ to vote for Cobden, Ontario.


Toni Guimaraes Bursary – for Determination On & Off the Ice

New this year - the Toni Guimaraes Bursary

Toni Guimaraes was a dedicated husband and father, a passionate hockey fan and a proud member of the Nepean Wildcats family. Toni passed away in September 2016 and this bursary has been created to recognize the characteristics and values that were important to him and provide financial support for NGHA players pursuing post-secondary education.

Toni's personal story is one of determination and overcoming hurdles to achieve success. Toni's passion for everything in life was felt by friends, family and colleagues and this bursary is being awarded to individuals who exhibit those same traits. To read more about Toni's story please on the link below.

The bursary is in recognition of determination on and off the ice, positive team spirit and academic effort. The Guimaraes and Thom families together will offer two deserving NGHA players a bursary of $1,000 each toward their undergraduate studies.

For further details and application forms click here.


Mary Lou Zywicki Bursary

The NGHA wishes to recognize its players who are advancing to college or university to pursue their academics.
A maximum of $2000.00 will be awarded to NGHA registered house league or competitive players who apply and best combine:
a) Sportsmanship and fair play
b) Hockey performance and quality of contribution
c) Academic achievement
d) Community participation
For further details and application forms click here.


Volunteers Needed

The NGHA is looking for volunteers to help support the growth and operations of our Associations. We always have a need for dedicated volunteers who are able to donate their time and skills to help make our association the best in the region.

We have an immediate need for an ICE SCHEDULER. If you are interested in this paid position please contact me directly and I will share the roles and responsibilities of this important position.

Thanks in advance for your help and support.
Phil Clarke
president@ngha.ca


Hockey Canada Bulletin – Bauer Recall

This recall involves the following goal masks and cages:

  • Bauer Concept C1 Goal Mask with Certified Titanium Oval Wire,
  • Bauer NME 10 Goal Mask with Certified Titanium Oval Wire,
  • Bauer RP NME Ti Titanium Cage.
Please click on the link below to obtain more information on this recall. Consumers should stop using the recalled goal masks with the affected wire cages and contact Bauer Hockey Corp.
http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/52703r-eng.php

2016/17 Congratulations...

Mar 20 - Congratulations to Darren McMann on being the HEO Volunteer of the Week

Mar 08 - BIG Congrats to BH3 on the league Bantam Division GOLD!!!!. The girls showed amazing determination, heart, excellent teamwork, and drive from start to finish. Awesome hockey played by the talented girls, great coaching, and supportive parents - a very enjoyable finale to a great year! We are all so proud of your spirits and accomplishments!!!!

Feb 27 - Congratulations to Nepean Wildcats PCB for winning GOLD in the BB division at the Clearview March Madness tournament. The girls only lost one game in round robin play to the host Clearview IceCats, but earned a rematch in the championship game. Playing some of their best hockey of the year, the girls won a decisive 4-0 victory to bring home the gold. WAY TO GO GIRLS. A shout out to our two outstanding goalies Tanya and Rosie, and a big thank you to all the coaches, and to parents who organized activities over the weekend. It was a terrific weekend all around!

Feb 22 - PCBB Capture Third GOLD Medal! The PCBB team participated in the 2017 DWGHA Bolts & Hearts Tournament, February 16th-19th, 2017. The Wildcats went undefeated with 13 goals for and 2 goals against in their three game round robin, earning them first place in their division. The Wildcats earned a spot in the semi-finals where they had a 5:1 victory over the Scarborough Sharks. The Championship game between the Wildcats and the Orangeville Tigers had the Wildcats down by a goal early on. The Wildcats never gave up and dominated the remainder of the game. The Wildcats fought back with two unanswered goals, resulting in their 2:1 victory over the Orangeville Tigers. A huge thank you to all the coaching staff, parents and players who made the weekend a great success. Congratulations to Alexis, Kallie, Macy, Francesca, Leigh, Talia, Victoria, Kate, Skylar, Taylor, Avery, Hannah, Annie, Chiara, Olivia, Jordyn and Alexandra! Wishing a speedy recovery to our injured teammate!

Feb 22 - Congratulations to AH8 for winning the A Division Championship at the Gananoque Tournament.

Feb 21 - Congratulations to PH4 Nepean Hurricanes for a tremendous effort to win the gold medal in the Peewee Division of the 2017 Ottawa Capital Classic Tournament on Family Day Weekend. The girls showed amazing resilience, heart, teamwork, and drive as they battled tough competition to capture the championship. Congrats to Adora, Alexa, Alexa, Charlie, Dominique, Emma, Hayley, Isabella, Jade, Jessica, Kyra, Maggie, Sahanna, and Sarah!

Feb 19 - Congratulations to the Atom DS team who went undefeated for 6 games to take GOLD at the DWGHA Bolts and Hearts Tournament. They had a great time both on and off the ice!

Feb 16 - Congratulations to Jennifer McGraw on being selected to represent Canada in the IIHF Global Game 2017. 40 players from across Canada will play in the global finale on Feb 19th in Toronto marking the end of the 38 game aggregate tournament from teams all over the world.

Feb 06 - PCBB Capture GOLD! - The PCBB team participated in the 37th Annual Nepean Girls Hockey Association Winter Tournament, February 3rd-5th, 2017. PCBB went undefeated with zero goals against in their three game round robin, earning them first place in their division. Another shutout Saturday night in the quarter-finals against the Smiths Falls Cubs gave them a 2:0 win and had them moving on to the semi-finals. Sunday morning's semi-final game against the Gloucester Stars was a nail biter. The game ended in a 3:3 tie forcing 4 on 4 OT, followed by 3 on 3 OT and finally being decided in a shootout. It was an intense shootout that required ten shooters before PCBB would come out victorious! The Championship game would be a show down between the Wildcats and the Whitby Wolves. The Wildcats dominated the play beating the Wolves 4:0, the fifth shutout for the Wildcats in the tournament. A huge thank you to all the coaching staff, parents and players who made the weekend a great success.

Feb 06 - GOLD for BCB at the NGHA tournament. The girls faced stiff competition in the round robin but they fought through two OT and a shootout in the final to bring the hardware home. The final was exciting and rewarding for the players and the parents. Way to go girls!!!

Feb 06 - Congratulations to BCC on winning Gold at the NGHA Tournament this Feb 3-5. Those were 5 tough teams to go through and our girls put on quite a display of teamwork out there. Fantastic hockey girls. We are so proud of you! Way to go Wildcats! Congrats to ALL NGHA teams on playing so great on the weekend. And a huge THANK YOU to the organizers, what a super job you did putting on a fantastic tournament. Well Done!

Feb 04 - ACA brought home gold from the Sherbrooke, Quebec tournament on Jan. 27-29th.

Jan 09 - Congrats to PH4 Nepean Hurricanes on capturing GOLD in the Peewee Division of the 2017 Kingston Girls HL Tournament. Matching up against tough competition, perseverance and determination were highlights of the outstanding team effort from start to finish, and what a finish! Down 3-1 in the third period of the championship game with bleak prospects, the Hurricanes showed remarkable heart and courage to rally back to beat Kanata on a Golden Goal with only 19 seconds remaining on the clock. Congratulations to Adora, Alexa, Alexa, Charlie, Dominique, Emma, Hayley, Isabella, Jade, Jessica, Kyra, Maggie, Sahanna, and Sarah!

Jan 08 - Congratulations BCC on winning the New Years Belleville Classic Jan 6-8. Clutch goaltending and playing with hearts of champions are what wins championships and you showed you have both. We are so proud of you!

Dec 17 - The Wildcats Peewee BB team participated in the Whitby Tournament of Heroes, December 2nd-4th, 2016. The Wildcats went undefeated in their four game round robin, earning them first place in their division. A win Sunday morning in the semi-finals against the Stoney Creek Sabres had them moving on to the championship later that day. The Championship game would be a show down between the Wildcats and the home team, the Whitby Wolves. The Wildcats dominated the play and outshot the Wolves 39-4 during regulation but ran into a hot goalie. The Wildcats dominated overtime but still couldn't sneak one in past the hot goalie. The game ended with a shootout victory for the Wolves, leaving the Wildcats as silver medalists. All the girls should have their heads held high as they played exceptional hockey all weekend long, ending with a nail bitter Championship. A huge thank you to all the coaching staff, parents and players who made the weekend a great success.

Dec 13 - Nepean Wildcats Peewee BB girls giving back to their communities and sharing the true meaning of the Holidays! On December 12th the Nepean Wildcats Peewee BB team found the time to share the holiday spirit by giving back to their communities. The girls brought joy and laughter to the residents of Carleton Lodge, when they spent the evening playing bingo and singing Christmas carols with them. A special thank you to Alexis, Kallie, Macy, Francesca, Leigh, Talia, Victoria, Kate, Skylar, Taylor, Avery, Hannah, Annie, Chiara, Olivia, Jordyn and Alexandra, the coaching staff and parents! You should all be proud of the great daughters and great members of the community you are raising.

Dec 12 - Congratulations to the Pee Wee DS team on their GOLD medal win this past weekend in the Kickin it in the Capital Tournament!! The Coaches and Parents are extremely proud of this group for their hard work! Way to go Wildcats!!

Dec 11 - Congratulations to the NCB Wildcats for winning silver at the Kickin' Ice in the Capital. Many thanks to the dedication of our coaches, den mom's and trainers.

Dec 04 - Congratulations to all of the girls on MH4 on winning a silver medal in the Gloucester-Cumberland tournament. We grew as a team in every game played and we can't wait to see what the rest of the season brings.

Nov 28 - ACA brought home gold from the Jay Peak, Vermont tournament this past weekend. The girls played great on the ice, even after hours in the waterpark each day.

Nov 28 - To the Graham family ... Ron, Tracey, Amy and Adam ... congratulations on spearheading your Christmas Cheer Challenge. We, the Nepean Knights of the NMHA would also like to be part of this worthwhile cause and have donated 15 Tim's card to this Christmas Challenge. To all NGHA families who have sons playing in the NMHA ... go your teams ... and match our donation. Thank you from Atom B - Team K.

Nov 15 - PH4 Nepean Hurricanes won all 6 games to capture the gold medal in the Peewee Division of the 2016 Cornwall Girls HL Tournament. A tremendous team effort from start to finish. Congrats to Adora, Alexa, Alexa, Charlie, Dominique, Emma, Hayley, Isabella, Jade, Jessica, Kyra, Maggie, Sahanna, and Sarah!

Nov 15 - The Wildcats PCBB team participated in the 34th Annual Kanata Girls Hockey Association Competitive Tournament, November 11th-13th, 2016. The Wildcats went undefeated in the three game round robin, with 2 wins and a tie, earning them top spot in their division. A win in the quarter finals against the Belleville Bearcats Saturday night had them moving on. It was a hard fought semi-final against the Sudbury Lady Wolves but the Wildcats came out victorious. The win saw the Wildcats facing the Kanata Rangers in the Championship game later that day. It was a very physical and competitive game in which the Wildcats did not shy away from the challenge. The game ended with a 3-1 victory for the Wildcats. This win had the Wildcats seeing GOLD! A huge thank you to the coaching staff, parents and players who made the weekend a great success. Congratulations to Alexis, Kallie, Macy, Francesca, Leigh, Talia, Victoria, Kate, Skylar, Taylor, Avery, Hannah, Annie, Chiara, Olivia, Jordyn and Alexandra!

Nov 14 - Congratulations to the Wildcats PCB team for winning Gold at the Kanata Girls Hockey Competitive Tournament. The girls faced some tough competition from Carleton Place in the semi-final, but pulled off a 1-0 victory to clinch a spot in the finals against Oakville. The Championship game started off as a nail biter, but through strong play and determination the girls persevered with a 3-1 win to clinch the trophy! Well done to all the girls. Coaches and parents are very proud!

Nov 07 - Congratulations to BCC on winning Gold at the Ice Boltz Tournament in North Bay. A nail biting Sunday where the girls faced two extremely tough teams in North Bay (semis) and Temiskaming Shores, coming down to a shoot-out win in the finals! Perseverance, great team play and outstanding goaltending. Way to go Wildcats!

Nov 03 - ACB - Winners of the 2016 Applefest Clarington Tournament, October14-16. Wildcats won the final game 1-0 against Gloucester-Cumberland Stars . The girls had a great weekend with team building activities. GO WILDCATS!

Nov 02 - Wildcats Give Back! The Nepean Wildcats PCBB team participated in the Cleaning Up the Capital campaign on September 25th, 2016. The girls took time out of their busy weekend schedule to give back to their community by helping clean it up. As a team the girls collected over ten bags of garbage at the Barrhaven Minto Recreation Complex. The PCBB team continues to pay it forward by giving back to their communities.

Oct 17 - Congrats to the PCC girls for bringing home gold at the Etobicoke Pink the Rink Tournament...You girls worked hard - your coaches and parents are proud of you...Keep up the good work!!!

Oct 17 - Congratulations to BCC on winning Gold at the Pink the Rink Tournament in Etobicoke. A great weekend of hockey for a great cause. Way to go, girls!

Oct 17 - Congratulations to the Wildcats PCB girls for winning GOLD at the Etobicoke Pink The Rink tournament this past weekend. The girls played terrific hockey, allowing only one goal in five games! A special shout out to Tanya and Rosie for terrific goaltending, and a big thank you to the Etobicoke Dolphins for again hosting a terrific tournament in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund. Way to go Wildcats!

Oct 17 - Congratulations to the ACAA girls who captured Gold at the Clarington Flames Applefest tournament! It was a great character building weekend. The coaches and parents could not be more proud!

Oct 08 - ACB - Champions - 6TH MARKHAM STOUFFVILLE STARSFEST September 16, 2016 - September 19, 2016 Nepean Wildcats 3 vs Finalists North York Storm 0.

Sep 24 - Congratulations to the BWA Wildcats on winning the Bantam BB Gold Medal at the Oakville Harvest Classic last weekend! Combined with some awesome hockey by the girls, great coaching, and supportive parents - a very enjoyable weekend was had by all!!!!

Sep 21 - ACA went 5-0 in the Oshawa tournament to capture gold. Congrats girls!

Sep 20 - Over the September 16th weekend, the Nepean Jr Wildcats won gold in what is regarded as the premier university showcase hockey tournament in North America. This event brings together 64 of the top U21 teams from around the world. Teams from China, Alberta, Quebec, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington State, California and Ontario all gathered for this challenging competition. Congratulations to the Wildcats who finished first in their pool then defeated Stoney Creek and Mississauga in the playoff round ultimately prevailing over the Toronto Aeros in the Gold Level final. Congratulations girls. An outstanding effort! View Team Photo

Sep 19 - Congratulations to the Nepean Wildcats PCB for winning GOLD at the Oshawa Lady Generals Fall Classic. After a terrific team effort and going undefeated in the round robin, the girls faced the Nepean Wildcats PCC in the semis in a real nail biter! PCB won the hard-fought battle and advanced to the finals against the Ottawa Ice. The girls played their hearts out, showing grit and determination and clinching gold with a 2-0 victory! Coaches and parents are super proud! What a terrific start to the season!

Sep 19 - GOLD for BCB in Oshawa! Undefeated in five games, with 24 GF and 2 GA, the girls played some exceptional hockey. Way to go girls!

Sep 18 - Congratulations to the 2016 NCB Wildcats for capturing GOLD in the Oshawa Fall Classic a mere 7 days after the team was formed. The team finished the tournament a perfect 6-0. Congratulations to Annie, Ava, Avery, Cameron, Carly, Elizabeth, Jordan, Kylie, Mallea, Molly H., Molly C., Rebecca, Samantha A., Samantha K., Sophia, Zoe and a very proud coaching staff. Great start girls!


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