President Message, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BBQ, Goalie Program, COACHES NEEDED, SCHEDULES, News (South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association)

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Aug 20, 2022 | Sarah Geer | 864 views
Hello Bear Families! We hope you have been enjoying the summer.  By now, you should have registered and are looking forward to the season ahead.  At this point, there are no Covid protocols in place which will make scheduling and logistics so much easier.  With that said, the province always encourages wearing masks if you are so inclined and we will be a mask friendly association.......

...Members of the board have been working all summer to prepare for this season and I cannot thank them enough.  When/If you see them, please give them a high five for the commitment they show.  They are all so dedicated to making sure everyone gets on the ice, learn, develop and have fun.  


SEPT 10th - Bracebridge Arena - We are hoping to provide a fun venue with BBQ, games, 50% off clothing etc...We need help. I have created a spreadsheet of things to do so if you are interested, please email me and I will share it with you.  Any help is amazing.


We have a growing list of coaches who have shown interest in helping this season but we are looking for many more.  Coaches and bench staff are imperative to the program and if you are interested, please reach out to Kristin @ [email protected]


We have a couple initiatives that we are working on implementing.  First, we are focusing on our goalies.  We were extremely grateful to receive a donation from Jess Kaye from the Griff Hookings Golf tournament last year.  The donation is strictly for our NEW goalie program.  It starts with offering the OMHA GOALTENDING 1 - Coach Course right here in Bracebridge.  This is for ALL SMMHA coaches and bench staff (LL,AE,REP) on SEPTEMBER 10th in BRACEBRIDGE (5PD points).  For more details, please click on this link - OMHA GOALTENDING 1 - COACH COURSE

We will be offering 3 goalie clinics throughout the beginning of the season which will be run by our newly trained and skilled player development crew, goalies and coaches.  We will also be providing one on one goalie training during player practices.  Last year, we were able to purchase goalie equipment for each team in U7 & U9 so that we can start the interest early.  We will evaluate other initiatives with goalies and are open to feedback.


Our scheduler has been working to get the month of September on the WEBSITE CALENDAR so everyone knows the plan for that month.  By Thanksgiving, the final schedule and teams will be set to go for the season.

We are focusing on limited interruptions to schedules this year. We know that has been an issue in the past.  We have heard your feedback and are committed to making sure this is addressed. 

Our Potential Regular Season Schedule (after Thanksgiving) is as follows:

You can also find the SCHEDULE HERE!

Please SUBSCRIBE to the website for updates.

Please Note:

U15 & U18 (tryout cards only) have a warm up skate, checking clinics and development the week of Aug 28th. 

Tryouts for them will start the week of Sept 6th.  U11 & U13 will focus on development until September 24th at which time, those with tryout cards will start their tryouts.  

U9 will be part of the development program as well.  More details will be given to the U9 parents/coaches in the coming weeks about the program. 

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