HAMILTON, ONTARIO - The Hamilton Huskies and Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs have partnered for a three-year pilot project within the City of Hamilton. Launching for the 2023-2024 season and lasting for three hockey seasons, the project will form a new AAA association under the name “Hamilton Steel Hockey Club.” The program will offer teams from U10 – U18 at the AAA level within the South-Central AAA (SCTA) league of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).
One competitive AAA program per age group will be offered with the hopes of keeping players within the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Steel Hockey Club also aims to help place players in the proper hockey category (A/AA/AAA). By doing so it’s more likely players will find enjoyment in the game which in turn will keep them in the game longer.
Those who can join Hamilton Steel Hockey Club include players currently residing within the geographical area of the Hamilton Huskies or the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs. This includes all City of Hamilton residents as well as Hagersville and Caledonia residents. Players looking to join the program will require a permission to skate form.
The organizations are currently in a position where they are competing for coaches and development coaches. By partnering together Hamilton Steel Hockey Club will eliminate the competition allowing for the best high-performance coaches and player development.
"The OMHA is excited to welcome the Hamilton Steel into our AAA loop," said OMHA President Craig Lane. "We appreciate the work of the Jr. Bulldogs and Huskies in helping to launch this pilot project. The players in the Hamilton area will benefit from stronger programming in their community."
The board for the new AAA hockey club will include current executives from both the Hamilton Huskies and Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs.
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