News & Updates
Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration
February 28, 2014
The Opening Ceremony of the
2014 Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration
The 2014 Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration (TRMHC) took place between February 19th and 23rd. During the celebration week, house league players played their regular schedule within their home association, but with a twist.
On Thursday, February 20th, we celebrated and thanked the volunteers who make minor hockey in Markham possible with the annual Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration Coach’s Night. Emcee Rod Black started off the night by displaying his Hockey Canada jersey in support of our boys in Sochi. Coach Paul Titanic and Stephen Gaunce regaled us with stories from their time with the Waxers 1999 team that included Stephen Stamkos, Cameron Gaunce, Michael Del Zotto, Cody Hodgson, and Jeff Skinner.
Just as the NHL does during their All-Star break, the MMHA TRMHC featured a skills competition during each team’s practice. Mite through Novice teams competed against each other in four events: relay race, accuracy shooting, Superman slide, and goal celebration. Atom through Bantam teams competed against each other in five events: relay race, accuracy shooting, Superman slide, goal celebration, and goaltender challenge. We even had some colourfully dressed fans cheering on the teams!
On game day players experienced what it is like to play a big league game.
- Players were introduced prior to puck drop
- National anthem was played before the game
- Music was played between whistles
- All goals, assists and penalties were announced
Thanks to Regional Councillor Gord Landon, the staff from the City of Markham and the volunteers from the three participating Markham minor hockey associations that made the fun-filled weekend possible.
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.
House League Goalie Clinic
MMHA is very pleased to announce a FREE Goalie Clinic to all MMHA registered players. The FREE Goalie clinic will run every Sunday at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Mt Joy Arena.
We are happy to introduce Jamie Bruno as our MMHA Goalie Instructor. Jamie has a wealthy of goalie experience and knowledge that he will to share each week.
Please email Jamie if you plan to attend each week. This will allow him to ensure that the appropriate number of resources are available to provide a rewarding experience.
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.