OMHA and Alliance Announce Player Movement Details
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Richmond Hill, ON: -
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association [OMHA] and Alliance Hockey are pleased to announce details of a proposed player movement agreement. Both organizations are confident that this agreement will have a positive effect on player development by ensuring more opportunities for players.
This proposal is the culmination of over 18 months of consultation with stakeholders by the OMHA’s Made for Ontario Committee and in consultation with the ALLIANCE Hockey Governing Group. The mandate was to “Assess and review the current hockey landscape within the Ontario Minor Hockey Association and identify opportunities for potential change that will enhance the minor hockey experience of all the members”.
The OMHA/Alliance Facilitation Committee also worked diligently to ensure that the agreement addressed opportunities for players in both organizations.
ALLIANCE Hockey held a special Meeting of their Membership who ratified the agreement.
The OMHA has called an Additional General Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel, Mississauga at which the proposal will be presented to the Membership for ratification. Further details will be made available as they are confirmed.
Complete Details of the Proposed Player Movement Agreement
Tony Foresi, President of Alliance Hockey said “We are extremely pleased to work out an agreement with the OMHA that benefits minor hockey player in both organizations,” and thanked the OMHA for their vision and cooperation in reaching this agreement.
“Society has changed and the concept of player movement within hockey is part of that change. It made sense to incorporate Alliance Hockey into this change,” stated OMHA President Wayne Pries. “We feel this motion will meet the objectives of the OMHA and Alliance Hockey while maintaining the integrity of ‘Hometown Hockey’.”
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