|| Nepean Girls Hockey Association
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in doubt if you have a current valid PRC, please email me at email@example.com
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.
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.
The NGHA is now accepting coaching applications for the upcoming DS season. Please email DS@ngha.ca.
Registration for the 2016-17 season is now closed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
NGHA Director of Policy, Risk and Safety
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/
Wildcats Christmas Cheer Challenge
56 Teams x 5 cards per team = 280 $5.00 Tim Horton's Cards
Acts of charity seldom evolve without the generosity of many. This photo was taken Christmas morning 2014 at the Ottawa Men's Mission. This was one of 3 stops we generally make on Christmas Day; the others are the Cornerstone Women's Mission and The Salvation Army. In 2015 we were able to distribute over 300 - $5.00 Tim Horton's cards and 100 winter toques and gloves (generously donated by Shawn Rivers of Gunn Media), to the less fortunate. It was lovely to hear from the staff at the Mission that those who rely on their wonderful services have started asking in the days leading up to Christmas whether the folks who bring the Tim's cards will be coming again this year. It is our hope we will be able to carry on this small tradition for many years to come but as mentioned, it cannot occur without the thoughtful generosity of people such as you. So here we find ourselves, a frosty nip in the air and Christmas 2016 fast approaching with a significant challenge ahead. If you can find it within your heart and charitable budget to donate a little something to this initiative it would be very much appreciated. As described to me by a representative at the Mission, these small gift cards allow a homeless person to enjoy a sense of normalcy they seldom get to savour in the comfort of a Tim Horton's restaurant. Something you and I perhaps take for granted. There are 56 teams within the NGHA. If each team donates 5 cards (that is roughly $1.50 per player) we would have a minimum of 280 cards. Come on Wildcats, I saw your spirit at the Season Kickoff Dance so let's see it again. Please help us towards our goal!
Ron, Tracey, Amy and Adam Graham
Please email Ron Graham for details or to arrange delivery of the cards.
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.
The deadline for AA application submissions is January 31st, 2017.
NGHA Goalie Program
The NGHA is pleased to announce the return of the weekly goalie development training program for the 2016-2017 season. The goal of the program is to further develop the key fundamentals of the modern goalie position while breaking down each repetition into pre-save, save, and post-save movements. Each goalie will be registered for at least 10x 1-hour clinics beginning around 14 September 2016 and running until 15 February 2016 such that they are on the ice approximately once every two weeks.
This year we will be offering three different training streams:
1) EXPOSURE TRAINING GROUP: The EXPOSURE LEVEL is open to Novice (All) and Atom House League goalies/teams only. For teams without a designated goalie, coaches or a team representative can purchase a "Team Package" wherein targeted players can be rotated through the sessions at the discretion of the team. Please make note of this within the comments section of the online registration.
Total Cost: $195 (+HST) per goalie
EXPOSURE GROUP REGISTRATION LINK:
*** 2 SPOTS REMAINING ***
2) REGULAR TRAINING GROUP: The REGULAR LEVEL is open to all remaining goalies who are NOT competing at the Novice (All) or Atom House League level. This is a substantially large group requiring registrants to be separated into two Groups that will train on alternating weeks. Total Cost: $245 (+HST) per goalie
REGULAR GROUP REGISTRATION LINK:
*** 4 SPOTS REMAINING ***
3) ELITE TRAINING GROUP: The ELITE LEVEL will be initially offered to AA athletes and then subsequently extended to A-level athletes bases on availability. This group will train every week for a total of 20 sessions and is a perfect complement for a team looking for a steady dose of goaltending instruction. Total Cost: $475 (+HST) per goalie
ELITE GROUP REGISTRATION LINK:
*** FULL - PLEASE REGISTER TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST ***
Each group will be further divided into subgroups based on age and level of play at the discretion of the instructor to best suit the needs of each individual and the dynamics of the overall program. All sessions will be provided by Complete Goaltending Development and will be held at the Complete Hockey Development Centre (CHDC) located at 145 Iber Road. Specific group assignments and any related information will be formally communicated to each individual NO LATER THAN Saturday, 10 September 2016.
Please do not hesitate to contact Greg Bowles with any comments, question or concerns at email@example.com
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.
Hockey Canada Bulletin – Bauer Recall
This recall involves the following goal masks and cages:
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.
- 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.
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!