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Nominations Open for OMHA Awards

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 10/02/19, 9:30AM EDT


Recognize a deserving member of your hockey community

Do you know someone in your hockey community who deserves to be recognized?

Nominations are open for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association Awards, presented yearly at the Annual General Meeting. The OMHA recognizes excellence in various areas of minor hockey with distinctive awards. Descriptions and nomination forms for each award can be found below.

Excellence in Development Award

An award established to recognize and honour an individual (1-3 per year) who has made an outstanding contribution to hockey development programming in minor hockey in the OMHA.

Nominees can be from any area of hockey development, including:

  • Player development
  • Coaching
  • Officiating
  • Safety
  • Program Administration
  • Other related categories

Patricia Hartley Administrators Award

Given in recognition of exemplary service in the field of sports administration. This award reflects the achievements of a local executive board member or volunteer staff person towards the efficient operations of an association and the betterment of hockey. Recipients of this award will be selected for outstanding leadership within their own association, commitment to their organization and overall involvement in minor hockey.


  • Must be nominated by a local minor hockey association
  • Must be a member in good standing of their local minor hockey association
  • Must be a current unpaid volunteer
  • Must have been involved in their association for a minimum of seven [7] years
  • Must have held a volunteer administrative position of importance for a minimum of five [5] years
  • Must have held one of these positions during the current season

George H. Carver Media Award

The George H. Carver Media Award is designed to show appreciation for the invaluable coverage of minor hockey in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association provided by local media outlets. During the course of any minor hockey season, players and their parents rely on local media for coverage of their teams and leagues. For this reason the OMHA has elected to profile one media outlet for their excellent coverage of minor hockey during the minor hockey season.


  • Must be a local media outlet and/or their reporters located in OMHA centres
  • Must be nominated by a local minor hockey association
  • Coverage must have taken place in the current season
  • Nominations may be for continuing coverage of a team
  • Nominations may be for continuing coverage of the hockey centre
  • Nominations may be for in-depth coverage of a tournament, hockey event, or Playdowns

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