FAQ (Port Stanley Minor Hockey)

  • When does registration occur?
    Registration opens in April. It will remain open until July 1st. Registrations received after July 1st are subject to a $100 late fee and spot on a roster cannot be guaranteed. Registrations after Aug 1st will only be accepted if there are spots available in the specific division.

  • If my son/daughter decides not to play, can I get a refund?
    Please see the Registration Refund Policy.
  • What qualifications are required to become involved on my son/daughter's team?
    Pt. Stanley Minor Hockey follows the OMHA qualifications for all rostered staff. Depending on the age level and type of hockey (rep or local league) different qualifications apply. For more specific qualifications, please visit the OMHA website or contact Port Stanley Minor Hockey. All individuals involved with our teams are required to have a current police check on file.

  • I would like to help out with my son/daughter's team but not be a coach?
    Beyond I/P it is at the discretion of the head coach, how many assistants he requires during a practice. All on ice assistants above I/P must be Bench Staff PRS certified. Bench staff for games can consist of 1 certified Head Coach, 1 or 2 certified assistant coaches, 1 or 2 HTCP certified trainers and 1 only PRS certified Manager (to a Maximum of 5 Bench Staff). At the I/P level all on-ice helpers must be Bench Staff PRS certified and sign insurance form at the beginning of the season. The I/P convenor will direct the number of parents on the ice for I/P practices. Parents are encouraged to go on ice with I/P aged players who need assistance.
  • All Players must have at least one parent complete the Parent PRS Certification before that player can be rostered to a team

  • I am unhappy about my child's coach. What can I do?
    If a parent is unhappy with their child's coach we ask that you first wait 24 hours before approaching the team manager or Parent Rep, who would take the matter to the specific coach or coaching staff. Should the matter not be solved to your satisfaction, you may take it further by approaching your division convenor. Failing that, you can file a complaint, in writing, directly to the PSMHA Executive.

  • What is the difference between Local League and Rep Hockey ?
    For some, the difference is minimal, while others believe it to be substantial.Simply speaking the Rep league is a competitive league that a player must reside within PSMHA restricted boundaries or shared boundaries and have made their Right Of Choice to PSMHA and be selected by the Head Coach of the Rep team. While players wishing to play local league are guaranteed a spot on a team no matter their skill or place of residence. While both leagues enjoy the sport at its fullest, rep team players tend to be more skilled and tend to travel further distances for games. Rep team players also are required to pay an additional Rep fee over and above the base registration fee that Local League team players pay.

  • When is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held and who can attend and vote at this meeting?
    The Annual General Meeting is held at the end of each year.All of the members are entitled to vote at the AGM.Proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws are presented to the members along with elections for the Executive board.

Important things to remember:

· Kids cannot go on the ice without the neck guard and mouth guard
· Make sure the equipment fits properly. If it doesn’t, it won’t properly protect your child, and your child will struggle unnecessarily. Any sports store can help you with this, to ensure proper fitting for maximum protection.
· A stick should come up to the child’s chin on skates. If you don’t know which way your child shoots, most stores offer straight sticks that will be sufficient until they decide for themselves.
· Skates that are too small may result in sore and cold feet.
· Blade Sharpening
a. New skates do not come sharpened, so get them done before first ice.
b. Frequency of sharpening depends on frequency of use. (~once per 4-6 ice times).
c. If your child walks on concrete without guards, their skates will need to be sharpened immediately.
· Make sure your child comes to practice or a game with a bottle of water.
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