Blackburn Stingers Hockey
19 February 2024
With the season drawing to a close, the BMHA is doing what we can to make sure that your Stingers had a valuable and meaningful hockey experience this past year. Part of the process involves the coaching evaluations to be completed by parents.
This season, we will be using Google Forms so that families can complete the evaluation at their own convenience. Please take the time to complete the evaluation as honestly and as thoroughly as possible. The BMHA is committed to providing excellence for its members and these evaluations are a valuable tool in achieving that goal.
As always, we would like to thank our excellent volunteer coaches, managers, trainers as well as our parents for helping to create our wonderful Blackburn Stingers hockey community.
All the best and we’ll see you at the Kemp!
Hockey day in the hamlet.
16 February 2024
Come join us for the Blackburn Community Association (BCA) Family Day Hockey & Skate Event on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, FROM 11AM TO 4PM.
The event is for the entire family and will be held at the rink at Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate School, 2401 Cleroux Crescent.
Please see the announcement for details.
Ontario Dressing Room Policy
10 January 2024
Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO), the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and Hockey Canada have announced an updated Dressing Room Policy that applies to minor hockey participants and teams in Ontario, effective Feb. 1, 2024.
All participants in hockey should have the right to use the dressing room with their teammates. This updated policy ensures that everyone on a minor hockey team can use the same dressing room by removing barriers that have existed in the past without having to ask for individual accommodations.
The three Hockey Canada Members in Ontario - Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO), Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO), and the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) are hosting sessions open to anyone interested in learning more on the logistics of implementation and their roles and responsibilities. Multiple sessions are being offered. Please see the announcement for details.
Coach Kirk Parlee
9 January 2024
The Blackburn Minor Hockey Association is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our cherished family members, Kirk Parlee. The BMHA was fortunate to have Kirk share his passion for hockey with us - he coached for over 13 years with the BMHA. Kirk coached teams Novice through Bantam through those years.
Kirk's passion for hockey generated enthusiasm on the ice . Kirk was known to say, "If you learned something, then I've done something right". Kirk enjoyed seeing his players grow and succeed later in school and in their lives. Kirk was proud of the players even when he wasn't coaching them anymore. Players kept in touch and visited the house and continued to call him "Coach". Kirk always felt all kids should get to play the sport. It was their "field of dreams," he said.
Donations in memory of Kirk can be made here.
HEO Rule of the Week
9 January 2024
In this week's video, we are talking about protective equipment including providing examples of how facial protectors and neck guards can be worn improperly. This is important information for all coaches and players.
The referees in the GHA will be paying special attention as they have noticed players wearing their facial protectors and neck guards improperly. Players can receive penalties up to a 10 minute misconduct for violations.
Coach Mike Foster
29 November 2023
The Blackburn Minor Hockey Association is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our cherished family members, Mike Foster. Mike has been a coach with the BMHA since 2019 and previously coached for many years under CMHA.
With the heaviest of hearts, we send our love and condolences to Mike’s family and friends and want them to know that we are all thinking of them during this very difficult time. Mike, you made a difference in the lives of so many in the BMHA and beyond and you will be sorely missed. RIP, Coach Mike.