Unionville Jets (Unionville Minor Hockey Association)

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April 25th, 2018 - UPDATE

The UMHA has received new information from the OHF regarding re-affiliation.  The OHF states that the issue regarding our re-affiliation is a jurisdictional change and requires an amendment to the OHF By-laws.  A meeting to discuss this would take place mid-Feb, 2019 at the OHF's Semi-Annual meeting.  

The UMHA is asking that any parent interested in sending a message to the OHF regarding the re-affiliation process to please complete this online form.  This online form will be used as a means to petition the OHF, letting them know that this decision is affecting programming for players and the viability of the Unionville Minor Hockey Association.  UMHA Jets Program - Messages to OHF

The UMHA continues to look at all options available to us in order to play in the NYHL next season.  At this time, we will continue to be a member partner of the OMHA and create programming that abides by the rules and regulations of the governing body.  



April 4th, 2018 - UPDATE on RE-AFFILIATION PROCESS


The Unionville Jets Select program has been an integral part of the UMHA for many years.  The mission of this program is to provide added development opportunities for house league hockey players interested in upgrading their skills, and to give these players the opportunity and the enjoyment of representing their hometown in a more competitive environment.


For the past decade, the UMHA has participated in the North York Hockey League (NYHL) through permission granted from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).  In September of 2017, the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) sent a letter to the UMHA stating that in order to participate in the NYHL , all Centres must now affiliated with the GTHL.  As a result, the UMHA is no longer eligible to participate in the NYHL as a member of the OMHA.


The UMHA’s participation in the NYHL is an integral part of our programming and something we have enjoyed offering to our membership for the past decade.  As a result, the UMHA Board voted unanimously at our February Board meeting to seek re-affiliation from the OMHA to the GHTL in order to continue to have our Select program participate in the NYHL.


This page is designed to provide our membership with information on the re-affiliation process and to answer any questions you may have.  


What has happened so far:

  1. February 27th - Re-affiliation letter was sent to the all governing bodies (GTHL, OHF and OMHA) stating that 1) the UMHA is looking to re-affiliate to the GTHL in order to continue to participate in the NYHL and 2) is looking for information on the re-affiliation process

  2. Mid-Feb to April 4th - Emails and phone calls have been exchanged between the three governing bodies and the UMHA.  

  3. March 29th  - The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) sent an email stating that, “..they (OHF) will be reviewing some information...and will provide direction and rationale next week as to the process.”

  4. April 4th - The UMHA received a note from the GTHL stating that, “They (GTHL) are waiting for direction from the OHF as to what process, if any, is required for the UMHA to move its membership from the OMHA to the GTHL. Until we have that information, we (GTHL) is not able to finalize any decision in regards to your (UMHA) request.”


Therefore, until further information is available, the UMHA remains an OMHA member partner.  Once we receive information from the OHF and/or the GTHL we will update it to this page.


The UMHA is committed to both our House League program and to our Select program.  Under no circumstances will this request to move to the GTHL affect our players in house league.  The UMHA has always put our players first and we will continue to create the best house league program possible.   

In order to ensure our players have the opportunity for added skill development and competition throughout the season, the UMHA will be holding tryouts for our Select program starting in May.  All players who tryout for and make teams in Novice and above will be participating in the OMHA Select Program until further notice.  Please refer to our Tryout Page for more information.


If you have any questions regarding this situation please contact [email protected].


Sincerely,

The UMHA Board of Directors


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