History (Oshawa Minor Hockey)


The original “Oshawa Hockey League” was organized in 1933, operating out of the old Oshawa Arena. This organization became known as the “City League”, and then evolved into the Oshawa Minor Hockey Association, with the slogan Hockey for All.

The Oshawa Arena, also locally known as Hambly’s, was located on the west bank of the Oshawa creek, immediately north of Bond Street, approximately on the present site of Ontario Motor Sales and part of the Kinsment Stadium. This arena was home base for Oshawa Minor Hockey from the early 30’s until it burned in September 1953.

Our present base of operations is Legends Centre. Legends Centre opened to the public in 2006, and is Oshawa's newest recreation facility. The facility includes a 4-pad arena, leisure pool with lazy river and waterslide, fitness centre and indoor track. An accessible playground opened in 2012. The Legends Centre is also home to branches of the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres and the Oshawa Public Libraries.

Today, Oshawa Minor Hockey encompasses Rep teams at Triple ‘A’ (Eastern Triple ‘A’ League), Double ‘A’ (Lakeshore League), Single ‘A’ (Lakeshore League), and ‘AE’ (Lakeshore League). Beginning with the 1997-98 season, the minor hockey recreational House Leagues of the Neighbourhood Associations Sports Committee (NASC), and the Oshawa Church Hockey League (OCHL) were affiliated to Oshawa Minor Hockey.

The total registration for all branches of the organization is in excess of 3400 players, with ice time in all 6 current City of Oshawa Arenas.

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association Manual of Operations is rich in listings of Championships and Runners-Up for Oshawa teams at all age levels.

There is a lengthy list of Oshawa hockey graduates, players and coaches, who have gone on to excel at higher levels in OHA Junior, the OHL, Collegiate Hockey in both Canada and the U.S.A., as well as to the highest level of NHL stardom!  Check out our Alumni Page and Wall of Excellence at Legends Centre.  The tradition continues.

Oshawa Minor Hockey Association… BUILDING CHARACTER THROUGH SPORT.