Tryout Information (Oshawa Minor Hockey)

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Oshawa MHA Registration

Oshawa MHA requires that all interested participants register online by clicking “Online Registration”.  The Tryout Procedure is also documented and should be read as Oshawa MHA uses the Tryout Player List to select/release players from teams.  This means that you will receive a Unique Code at your first Tryout with team that will be used to identify you on the Tryout Player List webpage for that team. Click here for procedure.

In order for the Tryout process to run successfully, it is highly recommended that ALL players register by April 1, 2020. The registration will continue to be open after this.  If you cannot register online please contact:  Tryout Coordinator @ [email protected].

                             *****  Effective 2020-21 Season *****

If your birth year is 2020-21 Season Previously known as Tryouts scheduled for
2013 U8 Minor Novice Fall
2012 U9 Novice Fall
2011 U10 Minor Atom Fall
2010 U11 Atom Fall
2009 U12 Minor Peewee Spring
2008 U13 Peewee Spring
2007 U14 Minor Bantam Spring
2006 U15 Bantam Spring
2005 U16 Minor Midget Spring
2003,2004 U18 Midget Fall


All registered players will be contacted by the Head Coach of each team with tryout dates and ice times prior to their first scheduled ice time. Cost of tryouts in order to cover ice costs are $5 (1 hour) and $10 (> 1 hour). All Tryout Exhibition Games are $20 (regardless of home or away).

2020-21 Try-Out Policy

One of the primary objectives of Oshawa Minor Hockey (Oshawa MHA) is to encourage players to compete at the appropriate level of competition to maximize their development both as players and individuals. Meeting this objective will enable the association and its members to put forth competitive teams for all levels of play.

In addition, it is the responsibility of Oshawa MHA to meet level of play requirements in accordance with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) guidelines. These guidelines include that a AAA Association can not enter a team in a lower level of play if there is no team entered in the immediate level above.  For example, Oshawa MHA must enter (i)  a “AAA” team to enter a “AA” team.

Players must attend all of the tryout sessions for the team they wish to play for. Absences for extenuating circumstances (i.e. illness, injury, etc.) can be permitted at the discretion of the coach. Check with the relevant coach if you are not sure about what is acceptable.

All players are required to attend, within their appropriate age category, one level of play higher than the level of play in their just completed season. For example, returning players at the “A” level for the just ended season MUST attend at least the “AA” tryouts for the upcoming season (AAA->AAA,AA->AAA, A->AA, AE->A, HL->any level).

Players not attending appropriate tryouts or declining to play at the higher level will not be eligible for :

  • being signed as Alternate Player (AP) to another team roster

  • receiving any Oshawa MHA season awards

  • being named a Captain or Assistant

  • a Parent to be part of the team coaching staff

If it is your intent not to tryout at one level above your recently completed season you
must indicate your reason for your decision by sending an email to [email protected] (include player name, team played on previous season, and reason). You will be contacted by Oshawa MHA prior to the start of tryouts to further discuss your reason for not attending tryouts at the one level above your recently completed season. For players that choose not to attend the tryout level above and do not indicate their reason for not attending the level above on their registration form that player will not be permitted to attend the tryouts in the registered level of play until a meeting has occurred between Oshawa MHA and you.

Any coach who has been awarded a team, who also has a child at the same age group, MUST take his/her child to the tryouts for the immediate level above where the child played the previous season. If the coach from the team at the level immediately above where the child played last season would like to keep that child, the parent/coach of the child then has three options:

  1. Allow his/her child to play at the level above, and continue to coach the level below,

  2. Allow his/her child to play at the level above, but not coach the level below. Oshawa Minor Hockey will find a replacement coach for the team he was to coach,

  3. Allow his/her child to play at the level at which he played the previous season. In this situation, the parent will not be permitted to be part of the coaching staff/volunteer. This rule will also apply to all potential staff/volunteer positions associated with the team which may be added after the tryout process

Due to time restrictions there will be no individual parent meetings held during tryouts.

As always, please consult the convener for the appropriate division or the Rep Team Chair for any clarification of this policy.

‘Chair’ Rep Teams Lynn Jennings
[email protected]
‘AE’ Rep Teams Norah Warmuth   [email protected]
‘A’ Rep Teams Norah Warmuth   [email protected]
‘AA’ Rep Teams Colleen McGregor   [email protected]
‘AAA’ Rep Teams Colleen McGregor
[email protected]

Residency for Oshawa Minor Hockey Tryouts

Please note that all players coming for Tryouts in Oshawa must be residents within the boundaries of the City of Oshawa for the purpose of playing hockey; you will be asked for proof. If you are planning to move into Oshawa for the 2020-21 season, you must have a Residency Transfer approved by the OMHA.

The only exceptions will be players from U12 (Minor Peewee) to U16 (Minor Midget) AAA on the AAA OHF M1 waivers from an adjacent Centre or Zone. You must submit a copy of all AAA waivers between your HOME Centre or Zone and Oshawa before you can come on the ice. We do not accept LOR Permission to Skate.

All Non Resident Players wishing to tryout in Oshawa must contact:

Oshawa MHA Centre Contact (Adrian Vanhemmen): [email protected]

OHF AAA Waivers – Transferring IN to Oshawa. We will be accepting players on OHF AAA Waivers for tryouts.

OHF AAA Waivers – Transferring OUT of Oshawa

Players are to register and participate for AAA tryouts in their Home Centre.  If your child is not provided an Offer of Commitment by the end of the 4th day of tryouts (Thursday) then you are entitled to a AAA Waiver (Electronic_AAA_Waivers_2019_March_12) and are free to then tryout in an adjacent AAA centre. If player is not selected by another Centre then you must return to your home centre.

If a player requests a AAA waiver from the Coach prior to the end of the 4th day of tryouts, the Coach is to advise the Oshawa MHA Rep Committee. The Rep Committee will meet with the Coach to discuss the player. The Rep Committee will make the final decision. 
If a Player can be an asset to the team, he is offered a roster spot. An Offer of Commitment will be provided to the player/parent to sign indicating their acceptance, yes or no, of the offered roster spot. If the player declines, copies of the form will be sent by email to the Ontario MHA and our Rep Committee. Players declining the roster spot may appeal the Oshawa MHA decision through the Ontario MHA appeal process. The player may not go to tryouts outside of his Home Centre until the Ontario MHA hears the appeal.

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