In the 2017-18 season, there was a major change in hockey for our Initiation division (5 & 6 year olds) with the introduction of cross-ice hockey by Hockey Canada. With minimal direction from Hockey Canada, the OHF or the OMHA, our 4 Initiation head coaches have done an amazing job facilitating the new program!
The 2018-19 season will see our Tyke division (7 year olds) go to cross-ice hockey as well followed by our Novice division (8 & 9 year olds) for the 2019-20 hockey season.
The Hockey Committee within the OAAA Executive has spent a lot of time researching the best options for cross-ice hockey and at the February board meeting voted in favour of purchasing a new removable rink divider system to facilitate the new program.
The rink divider system is manufactured in Woodstock, Ontario by Riley Manufacturing and will be in place for the start of the 2018-19 hockey season.
Photos of the rink dividers can be seen below.
Anyone with questions or concerns about the changes being implemented should contact a member of the board to have their concerns addressed.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate our arena in the 2018 Kraft Hockeyville contest! The OAAA Executive appreciate your support!
The Hockeyville Top 4 will be announced on March 17th!
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the Orono Arena makes that Top 4!
The Orono Arena canteen is selling the 2018 BICK'S "PITS" calendars for $20.
All the proceeds of the sale of the calendars go to the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation
The calendars depict Chicago-area sports heros and actors with their dogs
Hunter's Sports is the official supplier of Orono Leafs apparel.
Orders can be placed anytime.
The link to the Orono Leafs apparel online store is below. Click on the link to see the great apparel offered by Hunter's Sports
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