To the Members of Grand Valley & District Minor Hockey:
At the request of the Grand Valley & District Minor Hockey Association (GVDMHA), the OMHA has approved a re‐categorization of Grand Valley from D to Local League. This will take effect in the 2016‐17 hockey season.
This means that Grand Valley will no longer offer any OMHA representative hockey, but will continue to offer development programming for Local League teams, and can also offer Rostered Select programming.
Players, whose home centre is Grand Valley per OMHA regulations, need to be aware of options available to them within the OMHA regulations. This document is meant to explain those options and you are encouraged to read it in full and consider the options available to you carefully. Parents are fully responsible for investigating programming in other centres as well as their registration &/or refund policies.
Representative Hockey Right of Choice (ROC):
Families who are resident to Grand Valley may have a ROC under OMHA regulation 3.4. There are currently no boundary agreements between Grand Valley and any adjacent centres. To determine if you have a ROC you can use Google maps to determine the mileage, using the shortest possible route, between your residence and the centre’s approved OMHA centre point (included below). If the mileage between your closest centre and another centre(s) is 8km or less, you can make a ROC to either centre. If the difference between the two mileage measurements exceeds 8km, you do not have a ROC, and your new home centre for programming that is subject to residential restrictions will be your closest centre. All mileage measurements will be confirmed by the OMHA. Any player, who is not eligible for a centre, will not be approved to an OMHA representative roster. Once a player makes a ROC to another centre, they will remain a member of that centre unless they are properly released under OMHA regulations.
Centres Adjacent to Grand Valley:
Orangeville – base category AA, centre point 216 Broadway Ave, Orangeville
Arthur – base category DD, centre point 150 George St, Arthur
Erin‐Hillsburgh – base category BB, centre point Erin Township 17th Sdrd & Wellington County Road #24
Shelburne – base category C, centre point 131 First Avenue E, Shelburne