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OOAA 2nd Tryouts

OOAA IS ACCEPTING SECOND TRYOUTS IN U18AA


PLAYERS IN ALL DIVISIONS- NECK GUARDS ARE MANDATORY DURING ALL SKATES, NO EXCEPTIONS


DAYTIME TEAMS PRACTICE SCHEDULE

DAY 1 SCHEDULE IS: M/W/F 

DAY 2 SCHEUDLE IS:T/TH

U18AAA RAIDERS

M/W/F- 2:45PM TO 4:00PM

T/TH- 12:15PM TO 1:30PM

U18AAA BOWMARK OILERS

M/W/F- 8:30AM TO 9:45AM

T/TH- 10:30AM TO 11:45AM

U17AAA OILERS

M/W/F- 8:15AM TO 9:30AM

T/TH- 10:15AM TO 11:30AM

 

 


ROSTER SIZES

U13A Raiders and U13AA Oilers – 15 skaters and 2 goalies

U15AA, U15AAA, U16AA, U17AAA, U18AA, U15AA Raiders and U18AA Raiders – 17 skaters and 2 goalies

U18AAA Bow Mark and U18AAA Raiders – 18 skaters and 2 goalies


Note from AEHL to members

AEHL Memorandum 02 – 2022-2023

AEHL Members
Elite Male Hockey Committee
TRYOUT ELIGIBILITY FOR PLAYERS ATTENDING JUNIOR CAMPS

AEHL Members,

The Alberta Elite Hockey League, since its inception, has aimed to be the premier minor hockey league in Alberta in both quality of play and league operations. Recently, it has been brought to the attention of the committee that certain associations have communicated to players considering attending Major Junior and Junior A tryout camps that doing so would negatively impact their chances of making a AAA team.

The Elite Male Hockey Committee would like to reiterate that the AEHL, like the WHL and AJHL, is a part of the Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada ecosystem. As such, every AEHL member association is expected to conduct their operations, including the tryout process, in a fashion that supports any player looking to pursue Junior tryout and development opportunities. To be clear, under no circumstances may an association release a player from tryouts due to a player’s absence from tryouts from attending camps with a Junior A or Major Junior team. Any teams found to be in violation of this practice may be subject to sanction.

The Elite Male Committee acknowledges this may create logistical challenges with the evaluation and team formation process and encourages any association facing these challenges to reach out to a member of the Elite Male Committee or Hockey Alberta Staff Member for assistance.

In order to be the premier minor hockey league in Alberta, the AEHL requires the premier players; many of whom have deservedly earned invitations to Junior A and Major Junior camps and deserve to pursue these opportunities. These players, if returned to AEHL member teams, should be given every chance to earn their place on the team and ensure that the AEHL’s product is the best it can be.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Neil Robertson

Chair, Elite Male Committee – Hockey Alberta CC. Elite Male Committee

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OOAA Process implemented 2021-22 Season

Our system of posting both players attending camps and injured players is transparent to players, parents and coaches.

It is the parents responsibility to keep their respective Division directors updated throughout this process.

 

COMMUNICATION AND EMAIL ADDRESSES

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your division director between registration and team formation.

Please DO NOT contact the Head Coach or Coach Director.

Division Director contacts:

 Board Of Directors (ooaaoilerhockey.ca)

If the email addresses you used during registration is a HOTMAIL address  or a WORK email address please check your junk folders for emails from your division director. 

Conditioning camp groups and Tryout groups along with the scheduled will be posted to the website once they are finalized

Update to Members - Hockey Canada's National Equity Fund

The past few weeks have been challenging times for the hockey community across Canada, with intense attention from the federal government, the media, and participants in our sport.

Hockey Canada’s use of the National Equity Fund in the settlement of 2018 sexual misconduct allegations has been a key component of the ongoing public discussion. The media has reported some member organizations and participants are questioning whether their fees should go to Hockey Canada in the future.

Hockey Alberta has been working with the other 12 Member Branch partners across Canada to gain clarity for our member organizations and participants when it comes to the National Equity Fund.

Linked in this email is a Memo from Brian Cairo, Chief Financial Officer for Hockey Canada. Mr. Cairo put together this Memo at the request of the 13 Member Branches to answer questions on the National Equity Fund, how the dollars within that fund are collected, and how it will be used going forward.

 

Hockey Canada Memo - National Equity Fund

Also linked in this email is the Action Plan that Hockey Canada published recently, outlining the steps that will be undertaken by Hockey Canada to drive culture change within our sport.

 

Hockey Canada Action Plan

Please review both documents. They can be used internally and when speaking with your participants.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hockey Alberta Office so that we can work to obtain the clarity your organization is seeking.

email: info@hockeyalberta.ca

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association (OOAA) is recruiting coaches for the following volunteer positions: 

 

OILERS – Male Elite Program

RAIDERS – Female Elite Program

Head Coach U16 AA Oilers

Assistant Coaches U16 AA Oilers

Assistant Coaches U18 AA Oilers

Assistant Coaches U18 AA Raiders

Assistant Coaches U15 AA Raiders

Assistant Coaches U13 A Raiders

 

The U16 AA Head Coach must have, or be able to achieve the following qualifications and certifications:

  • Development 1 
  • Respect in Sport
  • Checking Skills

Assistant coaches will be required to complete the following: 

  • Development 1 
  • Respect in Sport

Why the Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association: 

  • Free Development 1 Coach Training
  • Potential for financial assistance with coach education outside of Development 1
  • Free completion of Development 1 and High Performance 1 Field Evaluations
  • Professional development opportunities throughout the season 
  • Coach Mentorship
  • Growth opportunities within the OOAA
  • Competitive Head Coach and Assistant Coach honorariums

The Okotoks Oilers Athletic Association is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all coaches.  If you are interested in any of these roles, please submit your expression of interest to mbara@okotokshockey.com along with a resume of your qualifications. 

OOAA Registration is now closed

OOAA registration is now closed. If you are interested in registering please contact your division director for approval.

Divisions Director emails: https://www.ooaaoilerhockey.ca/ooaa-contacts

All late registrations will be subject to a $100.00 late fee.

Late registrations for U15AAA, U17AAA/U18AAA Mainstream will not be accepted after the following dates.

U15AAA- Monday August 15th

U17AAA/U18AAA- Friday August 19th

Registration LINK: http://ooaa.rampregistrations.com/

Conditioning Camps and Tryouts are two separate registrations. Please select the camp and tryout you want during the RAMP registration.

*Hockey Alberta is not requiring out of Okotoks players to complete a notice of tryout form this season*

If your player is attending a AJHL or WHL camp at the same time as their scheduled tryout please STILL register and pay. The division director will be in contact with you regarding the process.

Please visit the 2022/2023 registration tab in the tool bar to learn more about your players options for registration based on their birth year and the tentative conditioning camp/tryout schedule.

 

Amanda McLeod moving onto SAIT Trojans Female Hockey Head Coach

https://www.saittrojans.com/general/2022-23/releases/20220718iavpqk

Bittersweet announcement to Congratulate Our U15AA Raider coach Amanda McLeod on her new Head Coach position with SAIT Trojans female hockey. We are sad to see you go but so excited with your bright coaching future in the ACAC with SAIT.

 

https://www.saittrojans.com/general/2022-23/releases/20220718iavpqk

New OOAA Team Treasurer Docment

Please see PDF document below with new OOAA Team Treasurer information. 

 

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