News & Updates
3rd Annual MMHA Rookie Camp
Saturday, September 6th
August 27, 2014
The Rookie Camp is organized under our Yes, You Can Play! initiative and is aimed at making minor hockey accessible and inviting to new participants. Walking into an arena for the first time can be intimidating not only to the kids, but also to the parents. Our goal for the day is to put everyone at ease and give them a positive start to their first ice hockey season. Working with both players and parents, we present the following sessions to help both prepare for the season over the course of a couple of hours.
Rookie Camp will be held at the Mt. Joy Community Centre on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Players new to hockey or the MMMA will receive an invitation email indicating which of the three sessions they should attend.
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. 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 Markham Waxers Tyke Selects Tryouts
August 27, 2014
Tryouts for the Markham Waxers Initiation Rostered Select team (formerly Tyke C) and Tyke Rostered Select team (formerly Tyke B) will take place the weekends of September 20th and 27th. You must reside in the City of Markham to try out for the Markham Waxers Selects team. There is a $20 fee for each tryout. Please wear full equipment including mouth guard and neck guard.
New This Season
The OMHA is requiring that all players must be registered in the Markham Minor Hockey Association to participate on a Markham Waxers Selects team. Players registered with the Unionville Minor Hockey Association are no longer eligible to play on a Markham Waxers Selects team.
You must show proof of house league registration in order to try out for the team.
All tryouts are at the Mt. Joy Community Centre.
|Initiation||Saturday||September 20||4:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|Initiation||Saturday||September 27||4:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|Tyke||Saturday||September 20||3:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Tyke||Saturday||September 27||3:00 PM||4:00 PM|
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.The Bantam Waxers Select team fished their season by winning the West Hill Shamrock tournament over the Easter long weekend. Winning all 5 of their games in the tournament, the boys played a fast paced final against the North York Knights and came out on top in a well contested 3-1 game. Over the course of the weekend, the Markham side had a tournament leading 26 goals for and only 6 goals against.
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.
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.
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.