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Enter the “I love to play hockey because…” Essay Contest!

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 11/21/22, 12:00PM EST

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Grand prize of $1000 of CCM hockey gear

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association, in partnership with Respect in Sport, is excited to announce the topic for the 2022-2023 OMHA Essay Contest. 

All OMHA players are encouraged to enter the contest by completing a video essay with the topic: “I love to play hockey because…”

Whether its being part of an inclusive team, making new friends, feeling that cold air on your face as you skate down the ice or building life skills, such as hard work, dedication, perseverance, we want to hear from YOU!

Follow these three simple steps for your chance at $1000 in CCM Gear!

1. Record a video of you reading your essay that follows the theme of “I love to play hockey because…”
     a. Wear your jersey or apparel – we want to see your team’s logo!
     b. Remember to take the video in landscape format and use a quiet space
2. Your video essay should be no longer than 60-90 seconds.
3. Submit your essay using the form below.

The ninth annual OMHA Essay Contest presented by Respect in Sport is designed for players to be engaged in an educational manner while encouraging them to express their thoughts on why they truly love the sport of hockey!

The top five essays will be selected by a committee based on the creativity demonstrated in their submission. All finalists will be awarded an OMHA prize pack while the grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 worth of CCM Gear. Submissions will be accepted until December 23, 2022.

“Respect in Sport is about providing a positive environment for all, so that hockey players can enjoy the game, and learn from the positive adult role models around them, like parents, coaches, and officials,” said Co-Founder – Respect Group, Wayne McNeil. “Respect Group is very proud to support the OMHA Essay Contest this year.”

“We are proud to once again work closely with Respect Group on the OMHA Essay Contest. We know our players are passionate about the game and we are excited to hear why they love hockey in their own words,” said OMHA Executive Director, Ian Taylor. “It’s important to us to hear the experiences directly from participants and the lessons they learn along the way that they can carry with them for life.”

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