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Submitted By Stephen Ballard on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
For the 2018-2019 season, the Ontario Women's Hockey Association has implemented changes to Initiation Programming in minor hockey across the province.  Amidst the changes, there have been many questions arise.  To summarize, Novice has been cut to one year (formerly Major Novice or Second Year Novice), Tyke has been reduced to one year (formerly Minor Novice or First Year Novice) and the Initiation Program (IP) has taken over what was formerly Tyke (6 years of age and younger).  

If your female player falls into any of these categories, please take a moment to look over the information below in hopes of clarifying these changes.  

2012 born girls are not permitted to register for OWHA Novice, as per OWHA regulations.  2012’s must register into the IP program.  Efforts are being made to establish a girls’ only squad for IP at each age category.  Presently, there is no guarantee that there will be enough female players to form the teams, but I assure you, we are making every effort to make this happen.  If a girls’ team is formed, they will be playing against boys teams within the IP system.  In the instance that we are unable to satisfy the numbers required for a girls’ only team, female athletes will be mixed in with the boys.  During your registration, please indicate if you would like your athlete to play on the girls’ only squad so that we can do our best to satisfy the needs of the player.   2011 born girls will be permitted to play with the OWHA Novice girls team (2010’s, full ice games) for the 2018-19 season or they may participate in the OMHA Tyke program (half ice games with 2011 boys).  Either option is available in an effort to fulfil your player’s preference.   

For any further questions pertaining to female players in IP, please contact:   Jami Smith IP/Tyke  

Or  
For any further questions pertaining OWHA Novice, please contact:   Shawn Nelson OWHA Town Contact
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