The OGHA is pleased to announce our first female head coach for the competitive program, Shannon Donnelly. Shannon has accepted the role of head coach for our Bantam 67’s AA team for the upcoming 2017/18 season. In addition to playing NCAA Division III hockey with the Neumann University Knights, Shannon has significant and extensive experience coaching and developing young female hockey players in the OGHA and other associations. She has assembled a knowledgeable and capable female coaching staff to make the upcoming season a success. We at the OGHA wish her the best and are there to support her (and ALL our coaches, house league and competitive)!
For more information about Shannon and her coaching staff, please click on the biography document.
The OGHA Novice 1 "IceBreakers" worked hard all weekend to win their home tournament in dramatic fashion. Faced with a 2-0 deficit in the final against Gatineau, the IceBreakers battled back to tie the game with the net empty before winning it in 4v4 OT. A hockey weekend par excellence !!!
OGHA Peewee AA win 3-1 over Durham West in the Championship game to bring home gold.
OGHA's success at Durham continued in the BB division with hard-fought 3-2 victory over host Durham, followed by a 2-0 effort against Flamborough in the finals. The girls worked hard all weekend and were rewarded with the gold. Great work by all the girls, coaches and parents !
Congratulations to Ottawa Ice Atom A on their 5th gold medal this season. The team has championship wins at Smiths Falls, Clarington, Whitby, Nepean and Durham West. Consistent teamwork has been the key to success for the girls this season. Well done to the team and coaches on this great achievement.
Congratulations Ladies, you have just entered the big league!
As president of the OGHA, I am pleased to announce that the OGHA Intermediate 67’s AA have been accepted into the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) for the start of the 2017/18 season.
The JWHL was formed in 2007, with the goal to provide opportunities for young female hockey players to develop into collegiate student-athletes. The league has been in operation for 10 years, and has seen hundreds of players sign with NCAA Division-I or Division III schools during this period. The league started with 4 teams, and currently has 8 teams from the US and Canada.
The premier event for the JWHL is the JWHL Challenge Cup, which takes place in mid-February. The Challenge Cup brings together all of the JWHL teams as well as invited teams from across the US and Canada.
Joining the JWHL is an important milestone for the OGHA. It provides our players an excellent and challenging league to play in, and completes our competitive suite of teams at the senior level. Players will now have a better opportunity to develop and play at a high competitive level after midget.
This success was the direct result of Tim Belanger’s (VP of Operations) hard work and effort. For more information, please contact Tim directly by email at email@example.com. Also, for more information about the JWHL, please access the following link.
Go get ‘em!