Our Representative hockey program offers kids the opportunity to play competitive hockey - while still making player development and fun a top priority. Rep teams provide the additional challenge of competitive play against other communities.
Rep hockey involves additional commitments in terms of cost and time, but provides the additional benefit of more ice time - both for practices and games.
What rep teams does Erin-Hillsburgh usually run?
In each age group we typically form: U9(Novice), U11(Atom), U13(PeeWee), U15(Bantam), U18 (Midget) EHMHA will typically field one BB team, and depending on the numbers of players available could look at Minor/Major divisions and/or run a second "Additional Entry" team known as an AE team.
The criteria for deciding to run an AE team in a division is informed by the AE team formation policy. All players wishing to play for the AE team must first tryout for the BB team and be released.
Why is the "first team" called the "BB team"
All minor hockey centres in Ontario are classified based on the size of population, hockey enrollment, etc.
Erin-Hillsburgh is classified as a BB centre, and in OMHA playoff rounds, they will compete against other similar sized centres.
When are Rep hockey tryouts?
New this year, tryouts for U9(Novice) and U11(Atom) tryouts for all rep teams will take place in the fall. U18(Midget) will also take place in the fall. Tryouts for U13(PeeWee) and U15(Bantam) will take place in May.
Who can try out for EHMHA Rep hockey teams?
Any registered player within the EHMHA boundaries as defined by the OHMA is eligible to be part of an Erin-Hillsburgh Rep team. Players in outlying areas (i.e. near Caledon, near Acton) may have to confirm their geographic eligibility. If you are unsure, please contact [email protected] or use the website http://wheretoplay.hockeycanada.ca/
How much does Rep hockey cost?
In addition to a player's basic registration fees at the local league level, once your player has made the rep program an additional $400-$600 is paid to the EHMHA to cover the cost of regular season additional ice and referees. With the approval of the players’ families team fees may also be charged to cover additional expenses that might consist of additional ice, tournament fees, team apparel, team functions, etc. Each team manager is responsible to provide players and families with a detailed budget for approval.
What is the time commitment for Rep hockey?
Most rep players will be on the ice approx 3 – 5 times per week; generally 1 and sometimes 2 practices, plus 1 home and 1 away game per week including and up to 3 tournaments.
Games and practices could take place both during the week and on the weekend, and because of the requirement to coordinate with out of town teams, a Rep team’s schedule is less consistent then that of a Local League team.
What leagues do our Rep teams participate in and how far do they travel?
Our rep teams participate in the tri-county league, traditionally in the Harrison loop as well as in OMHA playdowns
https://tcmhl.ca/ - Tri-County
https://www.omha.net/page/show/884941-playdowns - OMHA playdowns