To begin preparations for the 2016-2017 Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is soliciting applications for Coaches and Trainers interested in the Under-16 Program of Excellence.
The OMHA will have two teams participate in the 2016 OHL Gold Cup, May 5 – 8, 2016, at the Activa Sportsplex, Kitchener, Ontario. Positions available include Head Coach (2), Assistant Coach (2) and Trainers (2).
The OHL Gold Cup is an annual event created to feature Ontario’s top Under 16 players. This event will not only showcase Ontario’s talent, but serves as an evaluation and selection process for Hockey Canada and forms part of the continuum of development through camps and competitions for players in their selection and preparation to participate in international events in the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence.
The top players as identified at the OHL Gold Cup will attend Hockey Canada’s Under 17 Camp where Hockey Canada staff will select players to represent Canada at the World Under 17 Challenge held annually in November.
“The OHL Gold Cup is an opportunity for coaching staff to work with some of the top hockey minds in the province," said Ian Taylor, Director of Hockey Development at OMHA. "The event features some of the best hockey players under the age of 16 and works closely with Hockey Canada throughout the weekend.”
All interested applicants are asked to complete the application form and submit on or before January 29th, 2016.