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Nominations Open for 2023-24 OMHA Honour, Development & Admin Awards

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 11/21/23, 9:00AM EST


Tell us about the deserving members 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.

Associations are encouraged to submit nominations for their members.


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

Excellence in Development Award

An award established to recognize and honour an individual 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

Honour Award

The OMHA Honour Award was established to honour a person who has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to minor hockey for a considerable period of time doing so of their own free will and not as part of a job or position for which they receive or received monetary consideration.

Volunteers are an extremely dedicated group of parents, community members and administrators that give their time to ensure a positive minor hockey experience for our young athletes. This outstanding group across the OMHA are the backbone of our centres.

Every bit of volunteerism makes an impact. Associations rely on a few to do the work of many.

Any OMHA minor hockey organization in good standing may nominate a person for the Honour Award by completing the nomination form stating the services the nominee has contributed to minor hockey.

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