2023-24 BB Programming Update, News (Peterborough Hockey Association)

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Apr 21, 2023 | Paul Brown | 688 views
2023-24 BB Programming Update
Hello PHA Families:

We are still awaiting information/ direction from OMHA & Lakeshore League with respect to BB/ C designation. As mentioned in a previous post, BB will be non-contact (ie no body checking) moving forward, and C will have body checking.

Some options that have been discussed during recent league meetings are as follows:

-        - phase out body checking (ie U14 would be non-contact next season, but U15 & U16 would continue with body checking)

-        - leave BB teams with current designation for next season (ie no body checking next year);

-        - re-designate BB teams as C for next season (ie body checking allowed).


PHA’s intent is to follow Lakeshore League. If teams remain BB and Lakeshore does not have a BB division for that age group, that BB team would play in another loop (eg. York-Simcoe or Vic-Durham). The same would apply if teams change to C and Lakeshore does not have a C division.


In the event that PHA is left to make the decision (ie not directed by Lakeshore or OMHA), we need input from the membership. If you would like to share your opinion, please email [email protected]. In the email, list your player’s age group for the upcoming season (ie U14, U15, U16), & whether or not you would like to phase out body contact, eliminate body contact & remain BB, or keep body contact & re-designate as C. Please do not send the reasons for your decision.


Your responses will be kept confidential, and used to inform the PHA with any decisions moving forward.


In the event that the decision is to remain BB (no body checking) or phase out body checking, PHA will review the current tryout policy to allow players to skip AA & A tryouts in order to try out for non-contact Rep hockey. PHA fully intends on holding tryouts for U14, U15, & U16 BB/ C if enough players purchase passports. This does not however, guarantee that a team will be rostered.


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