The 2019-20 season for IP is going to start on Saturday October 12th. These sessions will be held on Saturdays at Carlisle Arena, at 8:00am and 9:00am. These times will be set for the season, so you can get to the rink and then enjoy the rest of your day. The initial division will be by age group with girls born in 2013 (IP3) starting at 8:00am each week. The 9:00am group will be the IP2 (2014) and IP1 (2015) groups.
The FGHA provides a jersey and socks for each player. Please note, uniforms will be distributed 30 minutes before the start of the first sessions, so please arrive in time to be able to get your uniform.
Knowing that parents will have to help the kids with skates and getting ready, the IP Program is run as an open door program, meaning the dressing room doors are to remain open at all times. As the open dressing rooms are a public space, the FGHA encourages all kids to arrive at the rink wearing their gear (minus skates, helmet and gloves of course).
We are still looking for some additional parent volunteers to help in both the IP3 and IP1/2 sessions. If you're able to help out, please contact Pete Fletcher and he can let you know what's needed.
As part of our continuing commitment to offer skills development for our House League (Novice to Bantam) players, please review the following information. The FGHA is excited to be working with Jeremy Bloomfield of 3D Hockey Development to offer this as an investment in our Falcon's development.
These sessions are included as a part of your House League Registration Fees for players in Novice, Atom, Peewee and Bantam. No additional registration is necessary, and all players are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible. The additional ice time, and professional instruction is designed to help raise the skill level of our House League players.
Development sessions will be held on Friday evenings at Harry Howell Arena at the following times:
Should there be any Midget players wishing to participate, they are invited to contact Mark Thompson our Director of Player Development. For those players, there will be a one-time cost of $50.00 for the program. We will not be offering a per-session drop in cost.
Please note that all OWHA players, as well as their parents/guardians (for players under 18), coaches, trainers and other rostered individuals MUST review the OWHA Concussion Awareness Resource annually. Click here to access the Rowan's Law Document.
The content of this document MUST be read by parents and players before a player will be eligible to play any games. Additionally, all required individuals must have signed and returned the Acknowledgement Form before they can play in a game.
Please take the time to review this content before the evaluation skate and return your signed acknowledgement form when signing in. More information is available here. Completed forms should be handed to your team's coach for collection and recording. Once all required forms are gathered, they should be provided to the appropriate Director (House League or Rep) for retention by the FGHA.
Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.
Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.
The OWHA in conjunction with Hockey Canada has crafted new policy for developing hockey players at the youngest of ages. They will be implementing the new policy attached below mostly in the 2019/2020 season.
Please take a moment to review the new policy if your daughter would be within this age group when this takes effect.
Registration is open for the 2020 FGHA Winter Chill Tournament.
Dates: January 10 - 12, 2020
OWHA Sanction #1920063
Let's stay in touch and stay connected by filling out the form in the link below!! Stay up-to-date on all things FGHA!!