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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.

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.

https://brunetfuneralhome.ca/obituaries/mr-michael-mike-foster/

Sincerely,

BMHA Board

HEO Policy on Serving Suspensions

24 October 2023

If a player or bench staff are suspended, please refer to the Policy on the Serving of Suspensions in HEO for all the requirements that must be followed to serve the suspension. Contact our Head of Discipline if you have any questions.

2022-24 Team Officials Meeting

17 October 2023

The BMHA Team Officials Meeting Presentation is now available.

HEO Dressing Room Policy 

12 October 2023

Please see the statement from HEO on the new Hockey Canada Dressing Room Policy announced last week.

HEO Rule of the Week

9 October 2023

In this video series, the Assistant Referee-in-Chief for Hockey Eastern Ontario (Sean Tobin) walks officials through a specific rule from the Hockey Canada Rule Book. Videos are updated weekly throughout the hockey season (October to March).

HEO Clinics are Open

14 September 2023

HEO clinics are open for registration: coaching, officiating, trainer, timekeeper, etc...

Go to the Hockey Canada Clinics page to register (select "Hockey Eastern Ontario" to see the clinics being offered).

2023-24 Team Officials Meeting

7 October 2023

The BMHA Team Officials Meeting will be held soon:

This meeting is mandatory for all Head Coaches. Assistant Coaches, Trainers and Managers should also plan to attend.

BMHA and Ottawa 67's Day

9 September 2023

It’s Blackburn Stingers Day at The Arena at TD Place on Sunday, October 22nd and we couldn’t be more excited to cheer on our Little Stingers… not to mention our Ottawa 67’s, who are set to battle the Soo Greyhounds at 2 pm.

Please read the full announcement for details and to get your tickets.

Let’s fill The Arena at TD Place to cheer on the 67’s, cheer on the Stingers and show off our local pride!

Go 67’s! Go Stingers!

We’ll see you at The Arena at TD Place,

BMHA Board

Rust-Off and Sort Out Dates Posted!

23 August 2023

Rust-Off and Sort Out dates are located here for all levels. Your convenor will contact you regarding the specific Sort Out hours your players should attend.

HEO Timekeeper Clinics

28 August 2023

HEO will be offering its Timekeeper Clinic again this season (on September 11, 18 and 25). To make things easier for the people taking the clinic, we have decided to keep the clinic Virtual. Clinics to be held Live through Zoom.

See announcement for details and to register.

Registration for the 2023-24 Season is Open!!!

19 August 2023

It may be hard to believe, but the Stingers will be back on the ice in just a few weeks. Please register now so you don't miss out!!!

Registrations have been coming in for our U21 team - we are excited at the prospect of icing a Stingers U21 team for the first time in a few years. Please pass on the news to any potential U21 Stingers.

Board Volunteer Needed

20 June 2023

The BMHA Board needs your help!!! We are looking for one more volunteer:

The Director of Fundraising & Sponsorships is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and sponsorships associated with the Association and/or individual BMHA teams. This role is described in the BMHA Rules, Duties and Regulations.

Please contact our president if you are interested or have any questions.

Blues Registration 2023-24

14 July 2023

Reminder the early bird fee for Blues Registration ends on July 31st.

Check out the Blues Tryout Registration for more information.

There is a Blues Hockey Info Night on August 15 for any interested parents and players.

Blues Executive

21 June 2023

Registration for the upcoming Minor Hockey season is now open!!!

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and register by July 16th.

NHL United By Hockey Tour

2 June 2023

The United by Hockey, Mobile Museum Experience, will be making a stop in Ottawa on June 10th , 2023.

The Museum celebrates hockey’s trailblazers, changemakers, business leaders and collectors across underrepresented and multicultural demographics. The purpose is to raise awarenessand education of diverse individuals within the game of hockey, truly highlighting that Hockey is for Everyone!

See announcement for more details.

Board Volunteers Needed

26 April 2023

The BMHA Board needs your help!!! We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:

These roles are described in the BMHA Rules, Duties and Regulations.

Please contact our president if you are interested or have any questions.

2023-24 D9RA Tryouts Are Coming Soon!

26 April 2023

Calling all prospective officials! D9RA has a need for additions to its staff next fall. If you’re a player, parent, or coach and you’d like to see hockey from a new perspective, you can register for our D9RA tryout and potentially don the stripes during the 2023-24 season.

An information session is coming up on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Please see announcement for more information.

Blues Now Accepting Coach Applications for 2023-24 Season

16 April 2023

Calling all Coaches. The Blues are now accepting Coach applications for the 2023-2024 season. We are planning on fielding teams at all age groups, from U10 to U18 (birth years 2006 to 2014). The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on May 26th, 2023. Interviews will follow shortly after the closing date. 

Download Blues Application Form

Blues Committee

24 March 2023

The 2023 Annual General Meeting is coming up.  Attendance is open to all members of the BMHA and all members have the right to vote. 

Date: April 25, 2023
Time:  6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Lois Kemp (Blackburn) Arena Meeting Room

Please see announcement for more information.

2022-23 Coaches Meeting

13 October 2022

The BMHA Coaches Meeting Presentation is now available. Note that there is a new Affiliation Procedure for this season.

Board Volunteers Needed

19 May 2022

The BMHA Board needs your help!!! We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:

These roles are described in the BMHA Rules, Duties and Regulations.

Please contact our president if you are interested or have any questions.

12 January 2023

January is in full swing and with that brings the 2023 Blackburn Stingers U13 Tournament 
…at our local Lois Kemp Arena! 

Come join us for a fun-filled 2 weekend event.

This weekend bring your best Stingers spirit to cheer on your Blackburn Stingers U13 A team.

Stingers games:

Please drop-by anytime! Watch some great hockey and check out the raffles, 50/50 etc…..
…and show your Stingers pride by wearing your Stingers gear! 

Stay-tuned for next weekend’s schedule to cheer on your Blackburn Stingers U13 B team…

The tournament schedule and results are available online.

U13 Tournament 2023

30 December 2022

The Blackburn Stingers U13 Tournament registration is now full. Thanks to everyone who registered - see you soon.

Hockey Canada Overhauls Leadership Team

11 October 2022

Chief executive officer departs effective immediately; Board of Directors steps down. See news release for more information.

Also see the Open Letter To HEO Participants from Hockey Eastern Ontario.

U13 Tournament 2023

14 October 2022

The Blackburn Stingers U13 Tournament registration is now open!!!

12 September 2022

The Sort Out Schedule has been posted. Please note: 

Hockey Canada Action Plan

29 August 2022

Hockey Canada has released a comprehensive Action Plan to address systemic issues in hockey and ensure greater safety and inclusiveness in and around Canada’s game. The Action Plan is an important step in upholding Hockey Canada’s responsibility to address toxic behaviours – both on and off the ice – that conflict with what Canadians expect hockey to be and to confront the culture of silence that exists in corners of the game.

Also see the statement from Andrea Skinner, interim chair of the Hockey Canada board of directors.

Blues Registration for 2022-23 Season

25 July 2022

Reminder the early bird fee for Blues Registration ends on July 31st.

Check out the Blues Tryout Registration for more information.

There is a Blues Hockey Info Night on August 23 for any interested parents and players.

Blues Executive

5 June 2022

Registration for the upcoming Minor Hockey season is now open!!! See the registration invitation for more information.

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and register by June 30th.

Blues Now Accepting Coach Applications for 2022-23 Season

17 May 2022

Calling all Coaches. The Blues are now accepting Coach applications for the 2022-2023 season. We are planning on fielding teams at all age groups, from U10 to U18 (birth years 2005 to 2013). The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on May 25th, 2022. Interviews will follow shortly after the closing date. 

Download Blues Application Form

Blues Committee

12 April 2022

Attendance is open to all members of the BMHA and all members have the right to vote. 

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 6:45pm
Virtual meeting via Google Meet: meet.google.com/zfu-opio-kje

Please see announcement for more information.

2022-23 D9RA Tryouts Are Coming Soon!

08 April 2022

Calling all prospective officials! D9RA has a need for additions to its staff next fall. If you’re a player, parent, or coach and you’d like to see hockey from a new perspective, you can register for our D9RA tryout and potentially don the stripes during the 2022-23 season.

Please see announcement for more information.

Last Week To Get Order In Before Holidays

25 November 2021

We have partnered with Blackburn by Shug, a lifestyle brand inspired by sports, music, culture and community. This company was founded in the community of Blackburn Hamlet by former Stinger and NHL Alumni, Mark Fraser.  

For every purchase made, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Blackburn Minor Hockey programming to help subsidize hockey fees for lower income families.

Orders placed before November 30th will arrive before Christmas. Orders placed after November 30th cannot guarantee Christmas delivery.