Rep B Information

Program Overview

Rep B hockey is Tier 3 competitive hockey. One step above house league and one step below the competitive A programs, like Gloucester Rangers.

What to expect

  • Time commitment - Rep B players are expected to spend 4-5 days a week participating in hockey activities. Games, practices, team activities, training and team building
  • Family Support - supporting our Rep B players and families is a priority for the Hawks association, we ask you make it a priority for your family to ensure your player(s) can participate
  • Player Development - our players are on the ice or training 4-5 times a week with other, equal skilled, competitive players. We want to focus on player development, and being able to attend keeps our teams competitive in the OBMHL
  • Travel - Games are played within the City of Ottawa, but can also be out of town in areas like Carleton Place, Pakenham, Renfrew, Rockland and St. Isidore
  • Competitive Game Play with Playoffs - Expect to play 30 regular season games, 1-2 games per week. Season will run until mid-march if your team makes the finals
  • Tournaments - Max of 5, with no more than 3 being out of town. Travel for tournaments is generally between 2-6 hours and start on Thursdays. Missing school on Friday to attend tournament games may be a requirement.
  • Ice, ice, baby - Rep teams receive 26 practice ice times during the regular season. It can be expected that there will be more practices added throughout the season, when ice is available.

To learn more about the Ottawa B Minor Hockey League (OBMHL), the teams that play and where they are located - visit the Ottawa B Minor Hockey League website.

Playing Rep is a commitment so please make sure you are willing to put in the time!

Tryout Process

Tryouts are held in early September before the house league sort out process.  During the tryouts, players and parents are not permitted to have contact with the coaching and evaluation staff.   We want our coaches and evaluators to focus on selecting the right players for their team.

Each coach will have a team of independent evaluators as well as evaluation criteria that they will use to assist them in selecting players for their team, and the association will also have representatives on hand at all sessions. They will be assessing things like skating ability, puck handling, game sense and other intangibles such as adaptability and attitude.

Each player will be guaranteed a minimum of 2 tryout sessions before the first releases are made.

 

How much does it cost to play for the Rep Hockey?

  • Top-up fees (in addition to registration) which covers the additional practice ice and extra games.
  • Team Fees - supporting the team participate in tournaments, extra ice, water bottles, player development, and various other items.
    • Team fees are capped at $1,000
    • These fees are payable in instalments, and are confirmed at the Parent Team Meeting once the team is formed

Rep B Fees are listed under the registration page.

Coaching Application Process

Please refer to the coaching application process under our Team Officials Resource section for full details and application form.

Important Contact Information

Kendall Giberson, Director Competitive

Competitive@leitrimhockey.ca

Chris Kingsbury, Rep B Convenor

RepBconvenor@leitrimhockey.ca

Tryout Registration & Dates

All players trying out for Rep B must register with their home association first and pay their main registration fee. LMHA players playing for any Leitrim-hosted team should register for tryouts on the main LMHA registration form.

For players on merged teams hosted by another association, you must register for tryouts with the host association. See below for links:

U12 (hosted by OMHA - for Leitrim players ONLY): http://blueshockey.ca/page.php?page_id=111085

U16 (hosted by LMHA - for Metcalfe/Russell players ONLY): https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/324404/signups/new

Tryout dates can be found under the individual age groups under the menu options. For planning purposes, tryouts generally begin on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend.

Coach Selection Process

'A good coach can change a game; a great coach can change a life' - John Wooden, Head Coach, UCLA Bruins basketball

Submission Process

Application Deadline: May 21, 2024

Interviews are expected to be conducted in late May.

  • Candidates will be contacted by the selection committee with their interview times.
  • Coaching positions will be offered conditionally on successful police criminal record check being carried out.
  • The successful candidates will be expected to hand in a list of their team staff to the committee for approval once tryouts are over.

Minimum Requirements for all Applicants:

  1. All applicants must have previous coaching experience.
  2. All applicants must have, or must obtain by specified deadlines, the required training/certification for the Division they coach. Please see below for current requirements.

 

U10/U11 Coaches U12-U18 Coaches
Head Coach Coach 2, Respect in Sport, GIOT Development 1, Respect in Sport, GIOT
Assistant Coaches Coach 2, Respect in Sport, GIOT Development 1, Respect in Sport. GIOT

 

Please see these links for more information:      HEO Certification Requirements                 Hockey Clinic Registration