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Seasonal Calendar Updates for 2023-24 Season

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 03/17/23, 10:00AM EDT

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Key dates for Spring, Fall Evaluations

With Spring Evaluations for the U10-U18 age groups for the 2023-24 season approved earlier this year, more details have been released on specific dates and timelines. For information on U9 and Below, please click here.

The seasonal calendar includes the key concepts and principles of the Canadian Player Pathways framework, and closely mirrors the current structure and format implemented for the 2022-23 season for a smoother planning process for Associations and coaches.

With OHF Championships scheduled for April 21-23, 2023, Spring Evaluations will begin the following Monday – April 24, 2023.

Regardless of when teams were selected, Associations can provide sanctioned individual skills training or hockey schools beginning August 28. Tournaments may begin on September 22 with the Regular Season starting as soon as October 2. All teams must be engaged in meaningful competition until March 1, 2024 – no teams may be eliminated from competition before this date.

SPRING PLAYER EVALUATIONS | U10-U18 (excluding U18 AAA)

EVALUATION PHASE

  • Player Evaluations are delivered in 7-day windows 
  • All Players participate in minimum three (3) On-Ice Player Evaluations.
  • AAA Evaluations begin April 24     
  • AA Evaluations begin May 1        
  • A & below Evaluations begin May 8
  • Through the end of the school year (June 30) teams can participate in skill development sessions (1-2X/week over 6-7 weeks) – no games are permitted

DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Teams selected in the Spring may begin sanctioned team activities Aug. 28 through Oct. 1

 

U18 AAA will continue to follow OHF Regulation K: U18 AAA (page 151).


FALL PLAYER EVALUATIONS

Associations with teams AA and Below (outside the LOR) may choose to deliver Player Evaluations in the Fall.

PREP PHASE

  • May begin Aug. 28 through Sep. 8
  • All players have access to a minimum of four (4) sessions prior to formal player evaluations.

EVALUATION PHASE

  • All Evaluations may begin Sep. 9
  • No Evaluations the first week of school 
  • Player Evaluations are delivered in 7-day windows 
  • All Players participate in minimum three (3) On-Ice Player Evaluations

DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Must be a minimum of 14 days regardless of start date. 

HOCKEY CANADA PLAYER PATHWAY - RESOURCES


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