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By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 10/09/13, 11:15AM EDT


40 Lucky OMHA Associations Awarded a Set of Goalie Equipment

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) are pleased to announce this season’s 40 minor hockey association recipients of a set of brand new goalie equipment as part of the “OMHA IBAO Goalie Assist Program”.  75 applications were accepted.

The OMHA IBAO Goalie Assist Program is an effort to support children who have dreams of becoming a hockey goaltender, by providing a set of hockey goaltending equipment to 5-7 year old players interested in trying the position. In addition, the IBAO will provide minor hockey associations with goaltending resources to aid coaches.

The 40 minor hockey association recipients are:

Amherstburg MHA Minor Oaks MHA
Barrie MHA Mooretown MHA
Beverly MHA Mount Brydges MHA
Bradford MHA Orillia MHA
Brampton MHA Oro MHA
Brock MHA Percy MHA
Caledonia MHA Peterborough MHA
Campbellford MHA Petrolia MHA
Colborne Cramahe MHA Plattsville MHA
Delhi MHA Port Hope MHA
Dorchester MHA Quinte West MHA
Douro MHA Saugeen Shores MHA
Elma-Logan MHA Seaforth MHA
Georgina MHA Stayner MHA
Highland Storm MHA Stirling MHA
Honeywood MHA Unionville MHA
Ilderton MHA Wainfleet MHA
Lambeth MHA Wallace MHA
Langton & Area MHA West Gray MHA
Lindsay MHA Woolwich MHA


“IBAO is so proud to support the OMHA and NOHA and sponsor this great initiative once again,” said IBAO CEO Randy Carroll. “Brokers are connected to the people in their communities and this donation is just a small example of the great work being done every day to give back.”

“I think that I can speak for all of the OMHA and its young participants in saying how appreciative we are being part of the IBAO Goalie Assist Program,” said Rob Ring, President of OMHA.  “By providing much needed goalie equipment, the IBAO Goalie Assist Program will allow 40 of our youngest hockey players to take the first step in achieving their dream of becoming a goaltender. This program will also help the local Minor Hockey Associations by providing them with goaltender resources to assist their coaches and in providing these young goalies with the best coaching available. This program can only be viewed as a win win for everyone.”

About the Ontario Minor Hockey Association
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association, founded in 1935, is the largest minor hockey association in the world and oversees a participant base of 300,000 consisting of players, coaches, trainers, officials, hockey volunteers and parents across the province. The OMHA has 246 active member minor hockey associations and annually coordinates 45 leagues and approximately 600 development clinics throughout Ontario.  For more information, visit

About the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario
The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of over 12,000 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario. For information about IBAO, visit or to receive timely news and information updates.  You can also follow IBAO on Twitter or join the IBAO Facebook Fan Page.