Rep Hockey (Erin-Hillsburgh Minor Hockey Association)

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Program Overview

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 run?
In each age group division (Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget) EHMHA will field one BB team, and depending on the numbers of players available, will also run a second "Additional Entry" team known as an AE team.

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.
For reference, Orangeville, Halton Hills (Georgetown) and Centre Wellington (Fergus) are all AA centres with hockey registration of 1000+;  Arthur is a DD centre with hockey registration of >200;  EH is a BB centre with a hockey registration of approx 400.

What is an AE team and will there be one in my child's division?
If there are enough interested players in a division to field two teams, EHMHA will run a second "Additional Entry" team known as an AE team.  A Tyke rep team would be considered an AE team from the Novice division;  A Minor Midget team would be considered an AE team for the Midget division.
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. 

When are Rep hockey tryouts?
With the exception of the Midget age group, tryouts for all rep teams (BB and AE teams including Tyke RS) are held in May; Tryouts for the midget age group take place the first week after Labour Day.
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. Rep teams are open to both male and female players. Players in outlying areas (i.e. near Caledon, near Acton) may have to confirm their geographic eligibility. If you are unsure, please contact the Rep Director at [email protected]
How much does Rep hockey cost?
In addition to a player's basic registration fees, Rep hockey players also pay an additional Rep fee of approx $300-$500 to cover additional expenses – primarily additional ice. A coach, with the approval of the parents may request additional funds to cover tournaments and additional team costs. The Rep budget should be discussed and approved by parents before any fees are collected. Each team manager is responsible to provide players and parents with a detailed budget.
What is the time commitment for Rep hockey?
Rep hockey starts with tryouts in May and runs through to approximately March Break. 
Most rep players will be on the ice approx 3 – 4 times per week; generally 1 and sometimes 2 practices, plus 1 home and 1 away game per week, though some teams may choose to fundraise to cover the cost of additional ice time for additional practices.

In addition, Rep teams can participate in tournaments during the season;  the league allows for 2 tournaments during the regular season, plus the opportunity to enter an 'early bird' tournament in Sept, Christmas tournaments and/or end a tournament at the end of the season if they wish. The level of tournament commitment will be communicated to players and parents at the tryouts.

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 as well as in OMHA playdowns

Tri-county regular season consists of 26 games running from late September through to early January.
Generally BB teams compete in the "Harrison" tri-county division primarily against the "Additional Entry" teams from larger centres such as Brampton and Oakville.
Generally AE teams compete in the "Russell" tri-county division primarily against the "Additional Entry" teams from medium sized centres such as Hespler, plus the first teams from smaller centres such as Arthur.

The teams in our tri-county division could include Orangeville, Brampton, Acton, Georgetown, Dundas and Stoney Creek.

In late January, teams begin their OMHA playdowns.

If a team is eliminated in the first or second round of OMHA playdowns, they can then choose to participate in Tri-County playdowns.


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