SSMHA U8/9 Update, News (Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey)

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Sep 16, 2023 | JA Smith | 301 views
SSMHA U8/9 Update
Hello U8 & U9 Families!

Welcome to the SSMHA 2023/2024 hockey season!  The September schedule is in motion and details below will help answer some questions for you.

We will be starting off the year with some pre-skates.  You will be able to view the skate times on the SSMHA website Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey (
These pre-skates allow the kids the opportunity to ‘bust the rust’ and get back out on the ice. There will be 4 pre-skates and all U8/U9 skaters are welcome to attend.  Only bring your skater to the sessions that they are assigned to by Last Name. 
They will be organized as follows:
Group 1: U8 Last Name A to Mc
Group 2: U8 Last Name Md to Z
Group 3: U9 Last Name A to Ma
Group 4: U9 Last Name Mb to Z
The pre-skates start on Saturday September 16th.  All skates are at the Plex in Port Elgin.  Your player will need full gear including a mouth guard to participate.
SSMHA will have 1 U9 MD team for this season.  Hockey Canada, the OMHA and the WOAA have changed the programming for U9 and below this year and no longer offers a Tier 1 and a Tier 2 loop like last year.  The WOAA is only offering a single Tier 1 MD loop this year focused on development.  Therefore no association in the WOAA is offering 2 MD teams. More details will follow shortly regarding the U9 MD team.   
Please continue to monitor the SSMHA website and your emails (check your junk mail as well) to stay in the loop regarding anything scheduling related.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!
Ashley Tuttle
U8/U9 Coordinator
[email protected]