Reb B Information
Rep B hockey is considered Tier 3 competitive hockey which is one step above house league and one step below the Gloucester Rangers. The time commitment for competitive hockey is much greater than in house and families should expect to spend between 4-5 days per week involved in hockey activities. Once a player makes a Rep B team, families are expected to make the commitment to attend the vast majority of the hockey events.
The Rep B teams play in the Ottawa B Minor Hockey League (OBMHL) which has teams across the city and surrounding areas. Teams will play games within the City of Ottawa but also as far away as Carleton Place, Pakenham, Renfrew, Rockland, and St. Isidore. League games are played both during the week and on weekends and most teams will play 1-2 games per week for a total of a 30 game regular season. (10 more games that house) After the regular season, there are also playoffs, so families can expect their season to run until mid-March if they make the finals.
The teams will attend a maximum of 5 tournaments with no more than 3 of those being out of town. Families can expect to travel between 2 and 6 hours for the away tournaments. Most out-of-town tournaments will require travel on a Thursday night and it is likely every tournament will mean that the kids will miss school on the Friday.
In terms of ice scheduling, the Rep teams will receive 26 practice ice times from the association throughout the regular season. All teams will add more practices over and above what they are allocated by the Leitrim ice scheduler.
Playing Rep is a commitment so please make sure you are willing to put in the time!
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?
In addition to the registration fees, Rep B players are required to pay a top-up fee which covers the additional practice ice and extra games. There are also team fees that cover things like 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 will be set by the teams once they are 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
Mark Provenzano, Director Competitive
Amy Louisy, Rep B Convenor
Meet the coaches for 2022-23
|Age Group||Head Coach|
|U14||Ernie Checchetto (merged team hosted by Leitrim)|
|U18||Patrick Walsh (merged team hosted by Castor River)|
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 (all teams except U18) 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:
U14 (hosted by LMHA - for Metcalfe/Russell players ONLY): https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/324404/signups/new
U18 (hosted by Castor River): https://metcalfejets.ca/2020-21-rep-b-tryout-information-2/
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.