News & Updates
2015-2016 Online Registration
Registration for the 2015-2016 hockey season is open!
Register by May 31st and save $50!
Fees for the year are the same as the 2014-2015 season but our Early Bird and Late Registration dates have changed (see below). Based on the results of our year-end survey, we will run single-age divisions where registration numbers allow it and separate Midget and Juvenile divisions in 2015-2016.
NEW! Full-time Goalie Registration
Full-time goalie fees for the 2015-2016 season are $300. If your child plays full-time goalie in the Minor Atom through Juvenile divisions, please choose the Full-time Goalie Registration option when you register. There is a limit to the number of goalies that will be accepted in each division, so register early!
Staggered Payment Option
MMHA is pleased to provide a staggered payment option for paying your child’s hockey fees. When you check out you will be given the option of paying in full or paying in installments. Depending on when you register, you will be able to pay your hockey registration fees over a number of months. All installments are due by September 1st. Get the full details on the staggered payment option.
NEW! Early Bird and Late Registration Deadline Change
Early Bird registration is now only available through May 31st. The Early Bird discount is $50.00. Registering during the early bird period will give you the option of paying your fees in five payments of $99.
Regular registration will close on July 31st. Late registration fee remains at $50.00.Registering early will give you the option of staggering your payments and will allow us to begin planning the season earlier.
NEW! Volunteer Registration Now Online
We are a volunteer organization and kids can't go on the ice unless you volunteer! This year our season will begin a week earlier in order to ensure we get in a full season of hockey. Easter falls early (March 27) and March Break runs from March 13-18. We need your commitment so that we can begin the planning process as early as possible. To facilitate this we are asking our volunteers to register online through HCR, using the same process you do when you register your child. There is no cost to register. Please register yourself as a volunteer at your earliest possible convenience.
MMHA 2014-2015 Season Survey
Preliminary results indicate that 92% of you were satisfied with you hockey experience this year. 86% of the players felt they improved, 92% would play for their head coach again, and 88% believed they received value for their financial commitment. We value your input and will use the results to help us make the 2015-2016 season an even better experience for you and your child.
If you have not already done so, please respond to our invitation to provide feedback on your experience during the 2014-2015 hockey season. A full summary of the results will be posted in the coming weeks.
Minor Bantam Selects Win Spring Thaw Tournament
April 14, 2015
The Waxers Minor Bantam Select team finished up their season by winning the Pickering Panthers Spring Thaw tournament. The Waxers put in a great team effort going undefeated and allowing only two goals against in the four games.
Markham started the tournament with a 5-0 win over Oshawa and followed that up with a tough fought 1-1 tie against Cambridge and a 0-0 tie against host Pickering. That set up a final game against Cambridge that saw Cambridge take a 1-0 lead in the first period. Nearing the end of the second period, Fred Wang and Eric Loeng scored 19 seconds apart to give the Waxers a 2-1 lead which they held onto until James Bull scored into the empty net to seal the win.
Congratulations to the team for a great season! The team members are: Ethan Bando, James Bull, Joseph Cinerari, Scott Dennis, Jeevan Dhiman, Alex Dobbin, Jack Ducheck, Terry Feng, Eric Loeng, Curtis McIntosh, Matthew McLeish, Matthew Mombourquette, Joseph O’Callaghan, Justin Page, George Sunga, Yaroslav Taranenko, Fred Wang, Christian Whang
Coaching staff: George Mombourquette, Mike Page, Gary Bando, David McLeish, Steve Dennis, Dave Ducheck, Bryan McIntosh
6th Annual MMHA Equipment Swap
The Markham Waxers will host its 6th annual Equipment Swap on August 15th at the Mt. Joy Community Centre and we need your help.
Are you looking to clean out some of that gently used equipment that is too small for your child? Would you like to see it put to good use in our community? Would you like to support those in our community who need a little financial help to play hockey? If you answered yes, please consider donating your gently used hockey equipment to the MMHA for use in our annual equipment swap. Last year’s swap was bigger than ever but we need more equipment for this year’s swap.
How do you donate?
- Drop off your equipment at the Waxers office before the swap (August 15th) any time during office hours, which are posted on the our website’s Contact page
- Drop off the equipment at the Waxers tryouts during April and May (that gets that smelly old equipment out of your house right now!)
The MMHA will sell the equipment at $10 or less per item (except goalie equipment), which provides our community with access to quality hockey equipment at bargain prices keeping the cost of playing hockey at as reasonable a level as possible. Proceeds made from the sale of the equipment go to the MMHA’s Yes, You Can Play! fund, which helps pay for registration fees for those in our community who otherwise would not be able to afford to play hockey. It’s a win-win situation!
Email us if you have questions or would like further information.
Waxers Tyke Minor Development Tryouts
April 8, 2015
Markham Waxers Tyke Minor Development (Tyke MD) is a team for players born in 2008 that is residence restrictive—you must reside in the City of Markham to try out. Players do not play house league. They play only in a minor development league.
Each tryout is one hour. There is a $20 fee for each tryout. Please wear full equipment including mouth guard and neck guard.
|Angus Glen West||Saturday||April 18||1:00 pm|
|Centennial||Wednesday||April 22||7:00 pm|
Markham Waxers Selects Tryouts
April 8, 2015
Markham Waxers Selects teams are residence restrictive—you must reside in the City of Markham to try out. Players play both house league and select.
You must show your receipt for 2015-2016 house league registration in Markham Minor Hockey Association as your "ticket" to attend the tryout—no exceptions. Online registration will open by April 30th.
Each tryout is one hour. There is a $20 fee for each tryout. Please wear full equipment including mouth guard and neck guard.
|Initiation (2009)||Mount Joy||Saturday||May 9||4:00 pm|
|Initiation (2009)||Centennial||Sunday||May 10||9:00 am|
|Tyke (2008)||Mount Joy||Saturday||May 9||5:00 pm|
|Tyke (2008)||Centennial||Sunday||May 10||10:00 am|
|Novice (2007)||Centennial||Sunday||May 3||3:00 pm|
|Novice (2007)||Centennial||Tuesday||May 5||6:00 pm|
|Minor Atom (2006)||Centennial||Sunday||May 3||4:00 pm|
|Minor Atom (2006)||Centennial||Tuesday||May 5||7:00 pm|
|Atom (2005)||Centennial||Wednesday||May 6||7:00 pm|
|Atom (2005)||Centennial||Thursday||May 7||7:00 pm|
|Minor Peewee (2004)||Centennial||Sunday||May 3||5:00 pm|
|Minor Peewee (2004)||Centennial||Friday||May 8||6:00 pm|
|Peewee (2003)||Centennial||Thursday||May 7||8:00 pm|
|Peewee (2003)||Centennial||Friday||May 8||7:00 pm|
|Minor Bantam (2002)||Centennial||Wednesday||May 6||8:00 pm|
|Minor Bantam (2002)||Centennial||Thursday||May 7||9:00 pm|
|Bantam (2001)||Centennial||Monday||May 4||8:00 pm|
|Bantam (2001)||Centennial||Tuesday||May 5||9:00 pm|
|Minor Midget (2000)||Centennial||Monday||May 4||9:00 pm|
|Minor Midget (2000)||Centennial||Wednesday||May 6||9:00 pm|
Waxers Selects Coaches for 2015-2016 Season
March 27, 2015
The MMHA is pleased to announce the selection of the following Waxers Select coaches for the 2015-2016 season. The remaining selections will be announced shortly.
|Initiation (Mite) Select||Kevin Holmes|
|Tyke Select (formerly Tyke B)||Danny Hamill|
|Tyke Minor Development (formerly Tyke A)||Matt McWatters|
|Novice (2007)||Greg Murphy|
|Minor Atom (2006)||Al Simpson|
|Atom (2005)||Peter Wonnacott|
|Minor Peewee (2004)||Ryan Krkachovski|
|Peewee (2003)||Joe DeKort|
|Minor Bantam (2002)||Michael Coombs|
|Bantam (2001)||George Mombourquette|
|Minor Midget (2000)||Richard Clark|
Minor Midget Selects win Christmas Tournament
January 15, 2015
The Minor Midget Select team had a successful run at the annual Faustina Christmas tournament winning the gold in a 2-0 final game over the Amsbury Avalanche. All the players came together very well and the boys lead all teams with a tournament low 3 goals against and a tournament high 12 goals for. Congratulations to the team!
MMHA Movember Moustache Madness 2014
November 18, 2014
The MMHA hosted the 3rd annual MMHA Movember Moustache Madness event for players and their families in the Mite through to the Bantam divisions . This event, in support of Prostate Cancer Canada, took place during games this weekend at Mt. Joy, Centennial, and Markham Village community centres.
A great big thank you to all who donned a moustache and donated so generously. Thanks to the generosity of MMHA families, we raised $1,206.26 for Prostate Canada this weekend!
We are working on a Movember 2014 Photo Gallery. If you have any pictures that you are willing to share, please email them to Atom Convener Jennifer Siemens so we can include them in the gallery on the website!
Thanks to all MMHA families for your part in making a difference to those in need!
New Requirement to Play: Parent RIS
May 1, 2014
Effective August 31, 2014, in addition to team officials, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) will require all on-ice volunteers, on-Ice officials and parents to take the appropriate “Respect” education.
At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in minor hockey in the OMHA will need to complete the online Respect in Sport Parent Program as a condition of participation. The program is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game.
Players cannot participate in association activities, including evaluations until the Parent Respect in Sport Program is completed. Please be sure to identify your child via the Child Management tab in the Respect in Sport system.
Completion of the Respect in Sport for Coaches/Activity Leaders does not satisfy this requirement.
Fee for the course is $12.00. You only need to complete the program once for all your children.
2014-2015 Certification Update
September 10, 2014
Hockey Canada is implementing a data transfer of current coach qualifications to new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) terminology on the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR). The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) working with the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), Hockey Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will see significant changes to Coach Education effective the 2014-2015 season. These changes will impact clinic delivery, terminology and qualification requirements for Coaches.
Read a summary of all updates and changes effective the 2014-2015 season and planning for the 2015-2016 season.
March 30, 2014
If you missed our Hockey Options Seminar in March, download the Hockey Options matrix for answers to frequently asked questions about the difference between rep hockey and select hockey.
Minor Bantam Selects Win Gold in Oshawa
March 20, 2014
The Minor Bantam Select team went into the Oshawa tournament on January 31st with a .500 record during exhibition games. Playing two games on Friday and two on Saturday as well as their house league game Saturday night, the boys were able to come away with 11.5 out of a possible 20 points with a 2-1-1 record.
This put us in 2nd place in the round robin and set us up to face the host team who had beat us 3-2 the day before. Outstanding defensive play and great goaltending allowed us to take the championship game with a 2-0 score despite 8-3 penalty difference.
Thanks to the support of all the parents and for the boys leaving it all on the ice every game.
Ajax Christmas Tournament Bantam Champs!
January 2, 2014
The Bantam Select team claimed the championship at the Ajax Christmas tournament with a closely contested 5-3 win over the Amesbury Avelanche in the final. The Waxers team played six games over four days and recorded five wins and a tie (with the tie coming in the opening game against the same Avelanche team in a 1-1 draw).
Over the tournament the Markham side lead all teams on both ends of the ice with a fantastic 1.5 GAA and an attack that generated 38 goals for.
Congratulations to the team on a well played tournament and thank you to the parents for supporting the boys during the holiday!
OHF Two-Deep Dressing Room Policy
October 31, 2013
The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) is introducing a new policy intended to provide a safe and comfortable dressing room environment with proper supervision for the player and team officials.
It will be the Policy of the Ontario Hockey Federation that, when any player under the age of 19 is in the team dressing room(s) before, during and after a game or practice, a minimum of two of the following shall be present in the dressing room(s) or immediately outside the dressing room(s) with the door ajar: two team or club/association officials, properly screened or one such official and an adult person associated with the team.
In the situation of Juvenile or U21 hockey the coach may use an adult player over the age of 19 to be the second adult associated with the team.
Any person found to be in violation of this policy will receive a warning for a first offence, a two week suspension for a second offence, and a one year suspension for a third offence.
The policy will be in effect beginning 2013-2014 season.
Waxers Junior A Team
September 1, 2012
Dear Players, Parents and Guardians,
You may have heard that the Markham Waxer Jr. A team is being pulled out of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) as of August 1, 2012. We have no official affiliation or financial involvement with this team and it in no way affects our operation under the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA). If you have any further concerns please contact the Waxer office via phone or email.